The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a university that is firmly rooted in Chinese culture and well positioned in modern society. It is a comprehensive research university with a unique mission ‘to combine tradition with modernity; to bring together China and the West’. Founded in 1963, it has become, after half a century of growth, a regional leader with a global reputation.
CUHK’s eight Faculties and Graduate School provide robust and substantive academic training to over 20,000 students, while it’s unique college system brings together teachers, students and alumni in a closely-knit community to learn, share and grow.
CUHK has long been promoting interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. In its latest strategic plan, CUHK has identified four research priorities to build on its strengths and leading advantages in those areas to address some of the most pressing issues of the world today. These areas are China Studies, Translational Biomedicine, Information and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability.
CUHK is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, biotechnological improvement of rice strains, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications. The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its five State Key Laboratories, nine Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions.
CUHK boasts a galaxy of distinguished scholars and researchers who are highly regarded authorities in various specialties, including one Nobel Laureate, one Fields Medalist, one Turing Award winner, 10 Members and Foreign Associates of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, four Members and Foreign Associates of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 30 IEEE Fellows.