City University of Hong Kong

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Raymond Chan - Director of Communications and Public Relations

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Recent News from City University of Hong Kong

Key facts about City University of Hong Kong

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Network member since 2013

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CityU has recently completed an ambitious development project, adding three iconic buildings and 60% new space to campus

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International students account for 20% of the total student population

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CityU has a dedicated team of 3000 faculty

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Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Building was Selected as one of the 10 most spectacular university buildings in the world in 2014, this iconic piece of architecture was designed by the renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, who was appointed as the master plan architect of the new World Trade Centre in New York

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City University of Hong Kong's Mission & Vision

Vision: City University of Hong Kong aspires to become a leading global university, excelling in research and professional education.

Mission: To nurture and develop the talents of students and to create applicable knowledge in order to support social and economic advancement.

About City University of Hong Kong

With an emphasis on professional education and research, CityU produces graduates with the ability to anticipate and precipitate change in a rapidly-evolving, globalised world. 

In recent years, CityU has performed strongly in university rankings and is currently among the top 50 in the world and the top 10 in Asia. It is a fast-growing institution with 20,000 students, including 6,500 postgraduate students, and about 1,000 academic staff in science and engineering, business, creative media, law, the humanities and social sciences, energy and environment, and veterinary medicine and life sciences. 

The unique Discovery-enriched Curriculum and its emphasis on innovation and creativity underlies all aspects of the University's professional education and problem-driven research. Supported by novel learning spaces and facilities in new buildings, the curriculum embodies CityU's Strategic Plan for a new era of growth. 

International Partnerships

CityU's proximity to, and close ties with, mainland China, as well as its international partnerships and outlook, make the University ideally positioned to provide a dynamic learning and research environment for students and faculty from all over the world. Both the stature and sheer volume of CityU's relationships with global institutions continue to grow. 

CityU has about 350 partner institutions in more than 40 countries/regions around the world while more than half of CityU students go on exchanges. Joint bachelor’s degree programmes between CityU and other world class universities, such as Columbia University, have been launched.

Notable Research Areas

CityU has identifi­ed several niche areas in which they can play a major role in producing graduates and research, including veterinary medicine, energy and environment, and creative media, among others.

CityU's research initiatives focus on problem-driven research with direct local and regional relevance. The research success is embodied in both the amount of funding received and the number of projects funded, as well as the quality of the research output.

CityU ranked second in Hong Kong in terms of the number of researchers named in the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2016, published by Thomson Reuters. These highly cited scholars work in the ­fields of computer science, engineering, materials science, and mathematics.

In 2015-16, the University received over HK$260 million in external research funding.