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City University of Hong Kong

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Overview

The City University of Hong Kong is one of the universities in Hong Kong. The university motto is "敬業樂群 / Officium et Civitas", implicating the education phyilosophy of the university and also its role as educating and training up professional-oriented students.

The university has got a community of more than 12,000 undergraduate and 3,000 postgraduate. International students account for around 5% of the student population.

Location

The university is located in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China, which can be reached by the Mass Transit Railway and Kowloon Canton Railway at the Kowloon Tong station. Being in the centre of Hong Kong's territory, it is hoped that it would become one of the university focus in Hong Kong tertiary education.

History and development

Originally founded as "City Polytechnic of Hong Kong" in 1984, City University of Hong Kong was granted university status on 1 January 1995.

During the past 20 years, it has grown from a small institution, housed in temporary premises, offering 9 academic programmes to less than 1,000 students, to a major University with an international reputation for teaching and scholarship, enrolled over 20,000 students on programmes of all levels from associate degree to postgraduate research. CityU ranks among the best 200 universities and its social sciences departments/programmes have been ranked 61st of the top 100 in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement in UK signifying the growing international standing of the University. The university's School of Law is the first in Hong Kong to offer a J.D. degree programme.

Faculties and departments

  • Faculty of Business
    • Department of Accountancy
    • Department of Economics and Finance
    • Department of Information Systems
    • Department of Management
    • Department of Management Sciences
    • Department of Marketing
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Department of Asian and International Studies *
    • Department of Applied Social Studies
    • Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
    • Department of English and Communication
    • Department of Public and Social Administration
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
    • Department of Biology and Chemistry
    • Department of Building and Construction
    • Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Electronic Engineering
    • Department of Manufacturing Engineering & Engineering Management
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Physics and Materials Science
  • School of Creative Media
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Law

* Proposed

Students life

The Students' Union (http://su.cityu.edu.hk/) of the university is one of most independent tertiary student bodies. Being registered as an independent association in Hong Kong, it represents more than 12,000 undergraduate students in CityU. Meanwhile the CityU Postgraduate Association (CUPA) is representing the postgraduate students in the university.

Students Residence

There are totally 9 buildings in CityU and they are still in progress of construction. The name of the halls are named after donours. For those who have not been named yet, donours are always welcome. Interested parties should contact the [CityU] directly as a way of supporting the development of the university.

  • Jockey Club House
  • Jockey Club Humanity Hall
  • HSBC Prosperity Hall
  • Hall 3
  • Jockey Club Academy Hall
  • Hall 5
  • Hall 6
  • Hall 7
  • Hall 8
  • Hall 9

Facilities

  • 18 lecture theatres, each can accommodate between 100 to 200 students.
  • 1 theater
  • 1 standard swimming pool
  • 1 sport complex, including basketball, badminton, squash courts, climbing and virtual golf facilities
  • 1 Academic Building complex
  • 1 Amentities Building
  • 1 international conferencing facility

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