Welcome to City University of Hong Kong (CityU). We are a dynamic university established in 1994 and uniquely located in the heart of Hong Kong, Asia's world city. Our goals are to pursue high levels of excellence, promote innovation and nurture creativity with the aim to improve people's lives. In a city where East meets West, our vision is to become globally recognised for professional education, one that emphasises the mutual enrichment of different cultures and intellectual traditions, and for research that makes a real difference.
CityU is growing. It comprises the College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, and the School of Creative Media, School of Data Science, School of Energy and Environment, and School of Law. Hong Kong's first-ever Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme at the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences commenced in the 2017/18 academic year in partnership with Cornell University, one of the world's top-ranked veterinary schools. Our curricula are designed to promote knowledge creation, original discoveries and innovative thinking by integrating teaching and research at all levels.
Our strategic plan for 2015–2020 titled Making a Difference through Excellence in Research and Professional Education serves as an extension of the high-level aspirations defined in our previous plan for 2010–2015. Our latest document sets out five strategic themes that elevate our academic excellence, international standing and societal contributions.
As an international university, we emphasise diversity, intercultural learning and a global vision. Our distinguished faculty are recruited from all over the world. We have established an excellent international network of academic collaborations and developed global agreements with about 450 prestigious institutions from more than 40 countries/jurisdictions. Our graduates are thoughtful, adaptable and open-minded professionals who make positive contributions to society.
CityU has performed strongly in international rankings. According to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for 2019, CityU is ranked 55th in the world and 5th among the world's top 50 universities under 50 years of age. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2019, CityU is ranked 1st for International Outlook.
I invite you to explore our website or visit us in person. You will be impressed by the harmony of our ancient Chinese garden set against more contemporary artistic architecture.
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