The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is Hong Kong’s oldest tertiary institution, with a history that stretches back over a hundred years. Since its beginning, HKU has been a forward-looking university, teaching throughout in English. It continues to foster internationalisation through an open academic environment and scholars from around the world.
At HKU, students can join the diverse student body hailing from 91 nationalities around the world including USA, Australia, Chile, Sweden, Estonia, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, Britain, Korea, Portugal, and Pakistan. More important than the diversity of students, is their academic excellence. Today, the University admits the best students in Hong Kong, and Mainland China, and an increasing number of highly talented students from across Asia and the rest of the world.
HKU has been regarded as the best international university in Asia (the “Oxbridge of East Asia”, according to the Times Higher Education). The University has been ranked:
- Ranked 26th Best University in the World (Qs World University Rankings, 2013)
- No. 1 in Hong Kong in 17 out of the 30 subjects including Medical Science, Law, Social Sciences, Science, Arts, Architecture, Engineering, Economics & Econometrics, etc. (QS World University Subject Rankings 2013)
- 14th in the world for Computer Science and IT systems in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014)
- 10thin the world for Civil Engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014)
- 18th in the world for Accounting and Finance in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014)
- 17th in the world for Modern Languages in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014)
- 16th in the world for Education and Politics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014)
It currently attracts tens of thousands of applications worldwide for undergraduate study, and has highly competitive academic admissions standards on a global scale.
HKU’s reputation as an international centre of excellence continues to develop because of the highly qualified and diverse staff and students that make up the HKU population. HKU maintains high quality of academic and research standards, with half of its renowned professors coming from across the globe.
HKU graduates are in high demand and have achieved a virtually full employment rate every year for the last seven consecutive years. In 2013, HKU graduates achieved an employment rate of 99.8% (CEDARS, HKU, 2013).