The Hong Kong University
The Hong Kong University (HKU) is a Hong Kong Public Research University. Established in 1911, it sprang from the Hong Kong College of Chinese Medicine, which was established in 1887. It is Hong Kong’s oldest tertiary institution. HKU was also the first British university founded in East Asia.
By 2020, HKU ranked third worldwide by QS in Asia and 22nd, and fourth worldwide by THE in Asia and 35th. It was widely recognized as one of the world’s most internationalized institutions as well as one of Asia’s most renowned universities. Today, HKU comprises eleven academic faculties, the primary language of teaching being English. In addition, HKU has a strong presence in the fields of science, dentistry, biomedicine, architecture, education, sciences, law, business administration, languages, political science, and social work and social administration.
The Hong Kong University was also the world’s first team to effectively identify SARS-CoV, the causal agent of SARS.
University of Hong Kong (HKU) Campuses
The University’s main campus spans an area of 160,000 square meters on Pok Fu Lam Road and Lung Fu Shan on Bonham Road.
Hong Kong Island, Central and Western District. There are also a few buildings at the university in Sandy Bay Gap. Some of the rare surviving specimens of British Colonial architecture in Hong Kong are HKU buildings. It names the HKU station, which connected the major public transport network to the campus on 28 December 2014.
The University also manages the 95,000 m2 (1,020,000 sqft) property in the New Territories Kadoorie Agricultural Research Centre and the Swire Marine Science Institute near the Southern point of the Aguilar Peninsula on Hong Kong Island.
University of Hong Kong (HKU) Main building
The Main Building is the oldest university facility and has been funded by Sir Hormusjee Naorojee Mody. It is in the post-Renaissance style and includes two courtyards with red brick and granite. Four towers with a central clock tower articulate the main elevation (a gift from Sir Paul Chater in 1930). In 1952, the two courtyards were built to the south and in 1958, another story was added to the last block.
The building was initially utilized for the faculty of medicine and engineering as classrooms and labs and was subsequently housed by departments at the Faculty of Arts. The center Great Hall (Loke Yew Hall) was named after the Malay university’s early donor, Loke Yew. In 1984, it was designated a monument.
Building of Swire University of Hong Kong (HKU)
The Swire Group funded the construction of a new residence hall in the eastern part of the campus about 1980. The building was formally inaugurated on 11 November 1980 by Mr. John Anthony Swire CBE. The color orange was selected as a hall color during the second Annual General Meeting in 1983 since on the first open day of Swire Hall the color was utilized as backdrop color and no other halls used orange as a hall color.
Hung Hing Ying Construction
The Hong Kong Governor, Sir Reginald Stubbs, funded by Sir Paul Chater, Professor G.P. Jordan, and others, inaugurated and hosted the Union of Students in 1919. The structure was briefly utilized for administrative functions after World War II. In 1960, the East Wing was built. In 1974, the structure was transformed into the Senior Common Room. He was named in 1986 in honor of Mr. Hung Hing-Ying for contributions to the institution from his family. The building was thereafter utilized for administrative functions again, and until early 2013 it housed the Department of Music and the Music Library.
Building Tang Chi Ngong
The proposal to set up a Chinese school was suggested during the interwar era. It was inaugurated in 1931 by Sir William Peel, Governor of Hong Kong and since then, contributions to Chinese language and literature have been received. Since the 1970s, the building has been utilized for various uses but the name has not changed. It now houses the Asian Studies Centre. This three-story, flat-roofed building is covered with plaster in Shanghai and in 1995 became a proclaimed monument.
The Centennial Campus was constructed at the West End of the main campus, formerly used by the Water Supplies Department, to offer extra room for students under the new four-year undergraduate program.
University of Hong Kong (HKU) Admissions
Admission to HKU is quite competitive. In 2016, the institution got approximately 40,000 study applications from outside the educational system in Hong Kong. For candidates from Mainland China, the registration rate for all 21 applications was 1 student. According to a study conducted by Education18.com (The Hong Kong Education Network), HKU enrolled students in the 2012 HKDSE Examination with the top achievement.
Internationally, candidates in their GCE A-Levels above 5 A*s, Taiwan’s A-Level 75/75s, IB 45/45, and the University’s 16 5** Zhuangyuan (the best Gaokao scoring students in their province and city in China). On the website of HKU, you may find the newest global admissions profile.
Information and information on admission last year and current international possibilities for admissions. As well as the International Admissions Brochure with information on admission applications.
University of Hong Kong (HKU) Based on their relative performance in the local public test (HKDSEE). Undergraduate applicants are chosen and apply online through JUPAS. Other candidates, including students from abroad or who take other exams, are classed as non-JUPAS. Applicants for which applications may also be submitted on the official website.
University of Hong Kong (HKU) Learning and teaching
University of Hong Kong (HKU) The majority of undergraduate programs take four years. Whereas medical and nursing studies take two and one additional years. English is the primary medium of education and the Senate of the University has approved English as a lingua franca campus.
Starting January 2012, local students are obliged to attend Academic English and Chinese language improvement, classes. However, students who are non-Chinese-language native speakers and students who did not study Chinese in their second course may be excused from the need for Chinese.
The Chinese Language Center, Chinese School of Chinese, offers Cantonese credit courses for Mainland Chinese students and Taiwanese students. And ab initio Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese credit courses to foreign and exchange students.
University of Hong Kong (HKU) Research
It is a founding member of Universitas 21, a consortium of worldwide research-led institutions, and the Pacific Rim Universities Association, the United States Commonwealth Universities Association, Washington University, and many more. In contrast to many Western nations, HKU benefits from a huge operational budget provided by significant levels of government financing.
In 2018/98, the Research Grants Council (RGC) provided HKU with a total research funding of HK$12,127 million. The highest of all institutions in Hong Kong (41,3 percent of the entire RGC budget). HKU teachers were also among the world’s best-paid, with incomes considerably surpassing those of their US colleagues at private institutions. However, this is no longer the case with the decrease in wages in recent years.
The HKU Scholars Hub is a profiled and publicly accessible research output, researchers, projects, patents, and thesis. The Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators, using citations collected in their papers, ranks a hundred academic staff (> 10% of faculty members) from HKU among the top 1% of scientists in the world. The institution boasts the highest number of postgraduate research students in Hong Kong, representing around 10% of the overall student body. All ten faculty and departments educate and supervise research students (MPhil and Ph.D.) conducted by the Graduate School.