University of Hong Kong

The World100 Representative

Katherine Ma - Director of Communications

Katherine is in charge of the University’s communication strategies, stakeholder relationship management and holds the custodianship of the University’s reputation and brand. Her Office is responsible for the University’s international and local media relations, public affairs, ceremonies and events, the university website, social media, online and print publications, editorial services and productions. The office also lends support to the communication activities of the 10 faculties and 100+ departments and centres of the University.


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Key Facts about Hong Kong University

HKU is the only university in Hong Kong that officially uses English as its medium of instruction

The University has over 200 exchange partners around the world

Student body of over 27,000 strong

There are over 8,000 students from over 80 different countries on campus

3,000 academic staff, more than half of whom are international

About University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong, as a leading international institution of higher learning in Asia, strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, contributing to the advancement of society and the development of leaders through a global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China.

The University of Hong Kong was founded in 1911 and is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning. Today, it is an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university with 10 faculties. HKU also engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world.

International Partnerships

The University has a wide range of collaboration activities involving faculties, research centres and institutes at HKU and international world-class institutions, including collaborative research projects, visiting professorships, and joint doctorate programmes. The University is also committed to cultivating internationalism on campus and to supporting staff and student mobility projects and international programmes at all levels.

Notable Research Areas

The University is the only institution in Hong Kong with 5 nationally-funded State Key Laboratories, including Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Liver Diseases, Synthetic Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Thomson Reuters has ranked 115 HKU professoriate staff as being among the world’s top 1% of scientists, based on the number of citations recorded for their publications (June 2014).