About The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong ( HKU) is the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. There are ten Faculties and numerous research centers. HKU is a research driven university, with 111 professors ranking in the top 1% scientists globally with a modern campus. There are more than 30,000 students, including 9,000 international students from 104 countries. The university is ranked 43rd in World University Rankings 2017 and 45th in World Reputation Rankings 2016
Hong Kong is located in eastern Asia. It borders the South China Sea to the south, west, and east, and shares a land border with mainland China to the north. It consists of 4 main areas: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and the Outlying Islands. - The city which is a major gateway to China, is vibrant, colorful and attractive and becomes the favored city of China for science and technology as it has a robust intellectual property protection and legal system. - Hong Kong is a city full of impressive high rises, and a fusion of eastern and western cultures. Over the years, the city is remembered and known as ‘Asia’s World City'. Hong Kong is the world's most popular tourist destination. It is crowded but exciting for all visitors. As so many tourists say; is the most popular place to involve both eastern and western cultures, and participate traditional and modern life. - City’s some great attractions are; Victoria Peak- the highest point of Hong Kong islands, Lamma Island, Ocean Park, Man Mo Temple which is the oldest temple of Hong Kong, International Finance Centre, Po Lin Monastery located in Lantau Island. - There are so many shopping malls, department stores, boutiques, and street markets which bring all the world famous- brands together. In addition to this, there are so many leading international financial centers improving the global mobility and supports job creation and growth. -Hong Kong is also home to most popular universities such as Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong. Students from abroad can join so many activities from visiting temples to shopping. English is widely spoken in the country. Public transportation via bus, ferry or train is efficient, relatively inexpensive and user-friendly.
English, except for courses offered by the Department of Chinese (course codes start with CHIN – e.g. CHIN2013)