About HKU

The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong, founded in 1911, is Hong Kong's oldest tertiary education institution.  The University, as a pre-eminent international university in Asia, seeks to sustain and enhance its excellence as an institution of higher learning through outstanding teaching and world-class research so as to produce well-round graduates with lifelong abilities to provide leadership within the societies they serve.

With the distinguished excellence in research and performance in teaching, The University of Hong Kong attracts first-class teaching and research staff as well as outstanding students from around the world.  In the academic year of 2022-2023, The University had a student population of over 36,000, including more than 18,000 undergraduates and 18,000 postgraduates.  Coupled with an active alumni network and generous endowments for programme research and development, the University is a dynamic and exciting institution.

The University of Hong Kong is one of the leading unversities in Asia and worldwide.  According to the latest QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Ranking 2024, HKU is placed as the 26th ranked university in the world.  These rankings are based on peer reputation, employer preferences, number of international staff and students, staff-student ratio and research quality.