University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

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established Established :

30 March 1911

campus University Type and Campus :

Urban 53.1 hectares

The University of Hong Kong (often abbreviated as HKU, informally known as Hong Kong University) is a public research university located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong. Founded in 1911, it is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong.

Today, HKU is organised into 10 academic faculties with English as the main language of instruction. It exhibits strength in scholarly research and education of accounting & finance, biomedicine, dentistry, humanities, law, social sciences, and political sciences, and is the first team in the world which successfully isolated the corona virus, the Causative agent of SARS.

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Motto: Wisdom and Virtue

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Administrative staff: 3,706

Students: 27,933

Undergraduates: 16,187

Postgraduates: 11,746

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