Chinese University of Hong Kong

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (Traditional Chinese: 香港中文大學) is the second oldest of the eight universities in Hong Kong. CUHK was founded in 1963 when New Asia College ( (1949), Chung Chi College ( (1951) and United College (1956) were amalgamated. Shaw College joined in 1986. The University is the only tertiary institution in the region accommodating British style college system.

Albeit the name, English and Chinese (referring to both Mandarin and Cantonese) are both official teaching media of the University. CUHK is a comprehensive research university offering 53 full time honours degrees, 2 part time programmes, and 37 undergraduate level minor options. The provision of postgraduate level education has long been core to the University's strategy as there are 12 Postgraduate Diploma programmes, 132 master's level degrees including both taught and research programmes, and 62 Doctor of Philosophy programmes. All undergraduates, besides one major and at most two minor(s) at their choosing, have to fulfil the composition of general education courses, two sports options, language benchmarks, and information technology proficiency test.

The University Motto, in Chinese, is ( 博文約禮 ), which means "broaden one's intellectual horizon and keep within the bounds of propriety". The words come from the Analects of Confucius. The motto suggests both the intellectual and moral aspects are the emphases of its education.

The campus is located at the bay of Tolo Harbour just north of the town of Shatin in the New Territories. It occupies a total area of 1.344 square kilometres; with more than 130 state-of-the-art buildings and is the biggest in Hong Kong.

CUHK hosts one of the only two medical schools in Hong Kong, the other being at the University of Hong Kong. The Law School will admits its first batch of LLB student in 2006. Postgraduate programmes like PCLL, JD, LLM, MPhil and PhD will open for application not later than 2007.

The University owns its press, the Chinese University Press, by which wide range of academic literatures and journals have been published.

Ordinary undergraduate degree programmes in all Hong Kong tertiary institutions last at least 3 academic years, that is six terms, including CUHK. The University offers 1 to 2 years long taught postgraduate's programmes, except few 3 to 4 years taught-cum-research doctorate programmes. For master of philosophy's programmes, it requires students spending at least 2 full years in residence, whilst 3 full years for doctor of philosophy candidates.

The Kowloon Canton Railway train service runs through the University main campus in Ma Liu Shui, the New Territories at the specially serving University Station. There is a town centre in the central business district at Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, specializing for continuous study programmes, MBA programmes, as well as occasional academic activities. The University's Community College, offering pre-degree (Associate Degree) training, situates in the heart of Mong Kok district, Kowloon Peninsula. Prince of Wales Hospital in Shatin, the New Territories is the teaching hospital and medical research base for the Medical Faculty.



Chancellor The Honourable Henry Tang, GBM, KBE, JP, the Acting Chief Executive of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Vice-Chancellor Professor LAU, J. Lawrence

Pro-Vice-Chancellors Professor YOUNG, Kenneth (cum Dean of Graduate School), Professor LIU, P. W., and Professor CHENG, C. Y. Jack

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors Professor HUI, K. M. Michael, and Professor SO, K. L. Billy

Treasurer Mr. LUK, K. H. Roger

Head of Chung Chi College Professor LEUNG, Y. S.

Head of New Asia College Professor WONG, N. C. Henry

Head of United College Professor FUNG, K. P.

Head of Shaw College Professor CHING, P. C.

Secretary Mr. LEUNG, S. K. Jacob

Libarian Dr. STOREY, Colin

Bursar Mr. CHAN, C. W. Terrence

Dean of Students Professor HO, P. P.

Dean of Arts Professor LAW, P. L. Daniel

Dean of Business Administration Professor LEE, T. S.

Dean of Education Professor LEE, C. K. John

Dean of Engineering Professor YUM, T. S. Peter

Dean of Medecine Professor FOK, T. F.

Dean of Science Professor LAU, W. M. Leo

Dean of Social Science Professor LEE, S. N. Paul

Chairman of the Planning Committee for the School of Law The Honourable Sir Ti Liang Yang, GBM, KBE, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong


Number of undergraduate students (full-time and part-time): 9,381, whom are evenly distributed in the 4 constituting colleges

Number of postgraduate students: 6,882

Total number of enrolment (post-graduate and undergraduate): 16,263 (figures as at 31 March, 2004)

The University has about 4,900 staff members in which over 1,800 are full time teaching and research staff. (figures as at 30 June, 2002)

Academic Units

At present, there are 8 main faculties, in which 73 schools, departments or academic programmes are accommodated, at the University offering 53 full-time undergraduate programmes and 2 part-time degree programmes leading to bachelor's honours degrees.

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Chinese Language and Literature
  • Department of Cultural and Religious Studies
  • The Divinity School of Chung Chi College
  • Department of English
  • The English Language Teaching Unit
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of History
  • Independent Learning Centre
  • Department of Japanese Studies
  • Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Translation

Faculty of Business Administration

  • The School of Accountancy
  • Department of Decision Science and Managerial Economnics
  • Department of Finance
  • The School of Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Marketing

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Department of Educational Administration and Policy
  • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Department of Sports Science and Physical Education
  • The Physical Education Unit

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Information Engineering
  • Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

The School of Law

Faculty of Medicine ( (Faculty eNews (

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • The School of Chinese Medicine
  • Environmental Science Programme
  • Food and Nutritional Science Programme
  • Material Science and Engineering Programme
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Molecular Biotechnology Programme
  • Department of Physics
  • Risk Management Science Programme
  • Department of Statistics

Faculty of Social Science

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Economics
  • Gender Studies Programme
  • Department of Geography and Resource Management
  • Department of Government and Public Administration
  • The School of Journalism and Communication
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology

Professional Education Units

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Community College
  • The School of Continuing Studies
  • The Graduate School

Non-Faculty Units

  • Information Technology Services Centre
  • International Asian Studies Programme
  • Leadership Development Programme
  • Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research
  • New Asia Yale-in-China Chinese Language Centre
  • Office of University General Education
  • University Service Centre for China Studies

Research Units

  • Asia-Pacific Institute of Business
  • Hong Kong Cancer Institute
  • Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology
  • Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research
  • Institute of Chinese Studies
  • Institute of Chinese Medicine
  • Institute of Human Communicative Research
  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • Institute of Science and Techonology
  • Institute of Optical Science and Technology
  • Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering
  • Research Institute for the Humanities

And 66 other research centres

Undergraduate Honours Degree Programmes

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in

  • Anthropology
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Theology
  • Translation

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in

  • Integrated BBA
    • Business Economics
    • Global Business Studies
    • Management Information Systems
    • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
    • General Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics
    • General Finance
    • Financial Engineering
    • Management of International Business
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing
  • Global Business Studies (also a specialised stream in Integrated BBA)
  • Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis
  • Professional Accountancy

Bachelor of Education (BEd) in

  • Language Education
  • Sports Science and Physical Education

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in

  • Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Science
  • Information Engineering
  • Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
    • E-Commerce
    • Information Systems
    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Financial Engineering

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)

Intercalated Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)

Bachelor of Nursing (BNur)

Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Mathematics
    • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Risk Management Science
  • Statistics

Bachelor of Social Science (BSSc) in

  • Architecture
  • Economics
  • Geography and Resources Management
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Journalism and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Minor Programmes (Many non-laboratory major programmes offer minor options)

  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Gender Studies
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Leadership Development Programme (General Eduation option for selected elite students)

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Clinical Gerontology
  • Community Geriatrics
  • Ecotoruism
  • Education
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Exercise Science and Physical Science
  • Family Medicine
  • Applied Geoinformatics
  • Health Education and Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Public Health
  • Occupational Health Practice
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Prehospital and Emergency Care
  • Primary Education
  • Primary Health Care
  • Professional Accountancy
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Life Adversities
  • Psychology of Family Violence
  • Sports Medicine and Health Science
  • Social Work
  • Sustainable and Environmental Design
  • Womens Health Studies

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (AdvPgD) in

  • Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)

Jurist Doctorate (JD)

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Master of Architecture (MArc)

Master of Arts (MA) in

  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Chinese Society
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Christian Studies
  • Comparative and Public History
  • Computer-Aided Translation
  • Cultural Management
  • East-West Drama
  • English Applied Linguistics
  • English Language Teaching
  • Family Counselling and Family Education
  • Global Communication
  • Information and Technology in Education
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Putonghua Education
  • Religious Studies
  • School Guidance and Counselling
  • School Improvement and Leadership
  • Social Service Management
  • Sociology
  • Sports Studies
  • Student Activities in Education
  • Translation
  • Trauma Psychology
  • Womens Studies

Master of Business Administration (MBA) includes

  • Executive MBA (EMBA)
  • MBA
  • MBA in Health Care
  • OneMBA Global Executive MBA (GMBA)

Master of Chinese Medicine

Master of Clinical Pharmacy

Master of Divinity (DivM)

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Family Medicine

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Master of Music (MMus)

Master of Occupational Medicine

Master of Public Health

Master of Science (MSc) in

  • Acupuncture
  • Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Business Economics
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Chinese Medicines and Herbal Drugs
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Business Statistics
  • E-Business Management
  • E-Commerce Technologies
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • Geoinformation Science
  • Global Business
  • Health Education and Health Promotion
  • Information and Technology Management
  • Information Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • New Media
  • Nutrition, Food Science and Technology
  • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Physics
  • Prehospital and Emergency Care
  • Risk Management Science
  • Sports Medicine and Health Science
  • Sustainable and Environmental Design
  • Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Womens Health Studies

Master of Laws (LLM)

Master of Nursing (MNur)

Master of Social Work

Master of Social Science (MSSc) in

  • Advertising
  • Applied Social Research
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Corporate Communication
  • Social Work

Doctor of Education (DEd)

Doctor of Music (DMus)

Doctor of Psychology (DPsy) in Clinical Psychology

Research Postgraduate Programmes

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in

  • Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Japanese Studies
  • Risk Management Science
  • Sports Science and Physical Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (including MPhil level qualification) in

  • Accountancy
  • Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Anatomical and Cellular Pathology
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Communication
  • Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronic Engineering
  • English Applied English Linguistics
  • English Literary Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • History of Chinese Art
  • History
  • Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography and Resource Management
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Information Engineering
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Laws
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Statistics
  • Social Medicine
  • Social Welfare
  • Sociology
  • Surgery
  • Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Translation


The University Library System ( coordinates the collection and library services in its 6 libraries:

  • The University Library
  • Elisabeth Luce Moore Library
  • Ch'ien Mu Library
  • Wu Chung Multimedia Library
  • Li Ping Medical Library
  • Architecture Library

Among many invaluable collections, the University Library System houses the Hong Kong Studies Archive, Hong Kong Literature Collection, Chinese Overseas Collection, Nobel Laureate GAO, Xingjian Collection, Nobel Laureate CY Yeung Archive, American Studies Resource Collection and Modern Chinese Drama Collection which highlight the distinctive CUHK stock of literatures in Hong Kong. The Chinese Medicine collection and Law Collection are being developed and will open to public soon. Till 2002, the System has the possession of more than 1.8 million.

Student Accommodation

Chung Chi College, New Asia College, United College and Shaw College
Chung Chi College, New Asia College, United College and Shaw College

1,040 graduate students can be dwelled in 8 designated fully furnished residences:

  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Postgraduate Hall
  • Postgraduate Halls No.2 to No.6
  • Inter-Varsity Hall
  • Chiang's Building

Chung Chi College provides 1,434 hostel places in its ten hostels:

  • Ming Hua Tang
  • Wen Lin Tang
  • Ying Lin Tang
  • Hua Lien Tang
  • Theology Building
  • Madam S. H. Ho Hall
  • Wen Chih Tang
  • Lee Shu Pui Hall
  • Pentecostal Mission Hall Complex High Block
  • Pentecostal Mission Hall Complex Low Block

New Asia College can accommodate 1,070 students in its four hostels:

  • Chih Hsing Hall
  • Xuesi Hall
  • Grace Tien Hall
  • Daisy Li Hall

United College provides students with more than 1,100 places in its four hostels:

  • Adam Schall Residence
  • Bethlehem Hall
  • Hang Seng Hall
  • Chan Chun Ha Hostel

Shaw College provides 1,160 places in its three hostels:

  • Kuo Mou Hall
  • Student Hostel II High Block
  • Student Hostel II Low Block

And 248 places are specially assigned for medical students in the Madam S.H. Ho Hostel for Medical Students, situated within the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Notable CUHK Alumni

See also

External link

ja:香港中文大学 zh:香港中文大學


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