City University of Hong Kong is a rapidly growing institution with a burgeoning local and global reputation for professional education and research. As a modern, international university, we emphasize diversity, inter-cultural learning and global vision. We are delighted that international rankings place CityU at the 4th in the world's top 50 universities under 50 years of age and 7th in Asia, while our world ranking is currently placed at around the 55th mark. Our steady rise in international ranking exercises is due to our strong commitment to creating an internationalized space for professional education, our dedication to pursuing a research agenda designed to better society, our desire to establish a culture of innovation and discovery, and our mission to nurture the talents of our students.
On the education front, our programmes reflect the needs of society and we prepare students for today’s world of work. Our unique Discovery-enriched Curriculum (DEC) has the goal of giving all our students the opportunity to make an original discovery while at CityU. Its emphasis on discovery, innovation, and creativity lies at the heart of our academic strategy and four-year curriculum for teaching and learning, advanced scholarship, and community-related activities at CityU. CityU’s students are favored by recruiters worldwide not only because of their outstanding academic knowledge but also the well-developed transferable skills in all aspects.
It is of our top mission to pursue applicable and problem-driven research. The establishment of the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China in March 2008. It is the first laboratory of its kind in the engineering discipline in Hong Kong. The State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution follows on from the success of the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves. The laboratory is made up of a consortium of six partnering universities in Hong Kong, of which CityU is the lead institution. The Ministry of Science and Technology of China has approved the establishment of the Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Centre at CityU in 2015. The Hong Kong branch aims to promote research and the applications of precious metal elements and nanomaterial engineering technology, professional training and academic exchange.
Our Corporate Video "Professional • Creative • For The World" showcases our top-notch facilities, professional teaching and research, faculty and students, and recent achievements. To attain a basic understanding of our university, you can view the video here.