The University of Hong Kong
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: China-Hong Kong
Found Year: 1911
Address: Pokfulam Road
Introduction

The University of Hong Kong, with its 100 year old history, has grown with and helped shape the city from which it takes its name. Today, HKU has a proud reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university, having been consistently ranked over the last decade as the top English-medium university in Asia. The University recruits excellent academic staff from around the world, 50% being from outside Hong Kong. Just as Hong Kong is a confluence of East and West, so HKU also offers researchers unique opportunities to bridge cultures and continents, and to explore more on China-related studies. In what the Times Higher Education termed an “extreme makeover”, HKU recently “rebuilt its curriculum from the ground up to embrace ‘experiential learning’ and internationalism so as to produce ‘global citizens’”. A recent report by an international panel of experts commended HKU for its "integration of local and international students", recognizing its "friendly and internationalized campus" and the "high student satisfaction with the HKU learning experience". Competition for admission is intense, with, for example, over 10,000 specific applications to HKU for undergraduate programmes each year from Mainland China alone, of whom less than 300 are admitted.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
101-150
Academic Ranking of World Universities
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101-150
2017
101-150
2018
101-150
2019
151-200
2020
101-150
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Dentistry & Oral Sciences
14
Civil Engineering
16
Education
19
Automation & Control
23
Mining & Mineral Engineering
24
Transportation Science & Technology
28
Finance
35
Geography
38
Key Statistics
18260
Total Enrollment
44.0%
International Students
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Undergraduate Enrollment
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International Students
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Graduate Enrollment
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International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Literary Studies) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education – Chinese Business and Economics
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education – English
Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Conservation Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Systems)
Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business and Global Management)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Law)
Bachelor of Business Administration/ Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and
Bachelor of Chinese Medicine
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Education (Liberal Studies)
Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Education in Language Education - Primary and Junior Secondary Chinese
Bachelor of Education in Language Education - Primary English
Bachelor of Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science
Bachelor of Journalism
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (Quantitative Finance)
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health
Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Surveying
Bachelor of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government and Laws)
Bachelor of Social Work
Engineering
Finance
Medicine
Graduate Programs
Advanced Diploma in Endodontics
Advanced Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Advanced Diploma in Orthodontics
Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry
Advanced Diploma in Periodontology
Advanced Diploma in Prosthodontics
Building Services Engineering
Certificate in Chinese Language
Doctor of Nursing
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Educational Psychology
Doctor of Public Administration Doctor of Social Welfare
Environmental Engineering
Executive Stream of the Master of Business Administration
Geotechnical Engineering
Infrastructure Project Management
Master of Architecture
Master of Arts
Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
Master of Arts in China Development Studies
Master of Arts in Chinese Historical Studies
Master of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature
Master of Arts in Comparative Asian Studies
Master of Arts in English Studies
Master of Arts in Linguistics
Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies
Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning
Master of Buddhist Studies
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (International)
Master of Chinese Medicine in Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Master of Chinese Medicine in the Stream of Internal Medicine
Master of Common Law
Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics
Master of Dental Surgery in Implant Dentistry
Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Master of Dental Surgery in Paediatric Dentistry
Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontolog
Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics
Master of Economics
Master of Education
Master of Finance
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in English
Master of Geographic Information Systems
Master of Housing Management
Master of International and Public Affairs
Master of Journalism
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Laws
Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Master of Laws in Chinese Law
Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Law
Master of Laws in Human Rights
Master of Laws in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
Master of Medical Sciences
Master of Nursing
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Health
Master of Research in Medicine
Master of Science in Applied Geosciences
Master of Science in Audiology
Master of Science in Chinese Medicines
Master of Science in Community Dentistry
Master of Science in Computer Science
Master of Science in Conservation
Master of Science in Construction Project Management
Master of Science in Dental Materials Science
Master of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing
Master of Science in Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering in Energy Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management
Master of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Environmental Management
Master of Science in Food Industry: Management and Marketing
Master of Science in Food Safety and Toxicology
Master of Science in General Dentistry
Master of Science in Implant Dentistry
Master of Science in Information Technology in Education
Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Design and Management
Master of Science in Library and Information Management
Master of Science in Materials Science
Master of Science in Real Estate
Master of Social Sciences in Behavioral Health
Master of Social Sciences in Clinical Psychology
Master of Social Sciences in Corporate Environmental Governance
Master of Social Sciences in Counselling
Master of Social Sciences in Criminology
Master of Social Sciences in Educational Psychology
Master of Social Sciences in Gerontology
Master of Social Sciences in Marriage and Family Therapy
Master of Social Sciences in Mental Health
Master of Social Sciences in Social Service Management
Master of Social Sciences in Social Work
Master of Social Work
Master of Statistics
Master of Urban Design
Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Studies
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Health
Postgraduate Diploma in Community Geriatrics
Postgraduate Diploma in Community Psychological Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation
Postgraduate Diploma in Diagnosis and Therapeutics in Internal Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma in Earth Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
Postgraduate Diploma in English Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems
Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases
Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs
Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Molecular and Diagnostic Pathology
Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering