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University of Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese: 香港大學
Simplified Chinese: 香港大学

The University of Hong Kong
香港大學 Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Map of eastern China and Taiwan, showing the historic distribution of Mandarin Chinese in light brown. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ... Jyutping (sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ...

Shield of The University of Hong Kong
Motto Sapientia Et Virtus
(Wisdom and Virtue)
明徳格物
(Illustrious Virtue and the Investigation of Things)[1]
Established 1887[2] / 1910[3]
Type Public
Chancellor Donald Tsang
Vice-Chancellor Lap-Chee Tsui
Students 21,508 (total)
Postgraduates 9,924
Location Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Colours Green      
Affiliations ASAIHL, Universitas 21
Website www.hku.hk

The University of Hong Kong (commonly abbreviated as HKU, pronounced as "Hong Kong U") is the oldest and most prestigious tertiary institution in Hong Kong. Its motto is "Sapientia et Virtus" in Latin, meaning "wisdom and virtue", and "明德格物" in Chinese. The official language of instruction is English. Image File history File links HKU_logo. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... The Honourable Sir Donald Tsang Yam-Kuen[1], GBM, KBE, JP (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: , born October 7, 1944) has been the Chief Executive of Hong Kong since 2005. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Professor Dr. Lap-chee Tsui BA, MA, PhD, O.C., O.Ont. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Pok Fu Lam is a residential area on Hong Kong Island, at the western end of the Southern District. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Green is a color seen commonly in nature. ... The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning or ASAIHL is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening themselves through a mutual self help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. ... Universitas 21 is an international network of research-intensive universities, established as an international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Tertiary education, also referred to as third-stage or third level education, is the educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education such as a high school, secondary school, or gymnasium. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Medium of instruction is the language that is used in teaching. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

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Reputation

According to the Times Higher Education Supplement 2007 World University Rankings, HKU is ranked 18th in the world, 2nd in Asia and 1st in People's Republic of China (PRC). HKU was also included in the 2006 Newsweek rankings of the Top 100 Global Universities. The THES - QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings around the world, published by The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


History

Coat of Arms of the University of Hong Kong
Coat of Arms of the University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong traces its origin to the former Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, founded by the London Missionary Society in 1887. The University itself was founded when Sir Frederick Lugard (later Lord Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard), Governor of Hong Kong, proposed to establish a university in Hong Kong. At that time, Lugard felt an urgent need to establish a university in China to compete with other Western powers, most notably Prussia, which had just opened Tongji University in Shanghai. Lugard laid the foundation stone of the Main Building on March 16, 1910 and hoped that the university would educate more Chinese people in British "imperial values", as opposed to those of other Western powers. The founding of the university was possible because of funding and support from the government and the business sector in southern China, which were both equally eager to learn "secrets of the West's success", referring to technological advances made since the Industrial Revolution. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2198x2339, 2883 KB) Summary Coat of Arms of the University of Hong Kong granted by the College of Arms, London Licensing This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2198x2339, 2883 KB) Summary Coat of Arms of the University of Hong Kong granted by the College of Arms, London Licensing This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... The University of Hong Kong (HKU) (Traditional Chinese: 香港大學; Simplified Chinese: 香港大学; pinyin: Xiānggǎng Dàxué) is an English-language medium university and the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong SAR. Its motto is the Latin phrase Sapientia et Virtus... The London Missionary Society was a non-denominational missionary society formed in England in 1795 by evangelical Anglicans and Nonconformists, largely Congregationalist in outlook, with missions in the islands of the South Pacific and Africa. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard, GCMG, CB, DSO, PC (Chinese Translated Name 盧押, or more rarely, 盧嘉) (January 22, 1858–11 April 1945) was a British soldier, explorer of Africa and colonial administrator, who was Governor of Hong Kong (1907–1912) and Governor-General of Nigeria (1914–1919). ... Flag of the Governor of Hong Kong, 1959–1997 The Governor of Hong Kong (Traditional Chinese: ; abbreviated 港督) was a British official who ruled Hong Kong during the colonial period between 1841 and 1997 and was ex-officio Commander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral of Hong Kong. ... For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ... Tongji University (同济大学) is one of the leading universities directly under the State Ministry of Education in China. ...


The University of Hong Kong opened with only a Faculty of Medicine which had evolved from the Hong Kong College of Medicine. But within a year of the official opening of the University, the Faculties of Engineering and Arts were established. On December 1916, the University held its first congregation, with just 23 graduates.


The University was founded as an all-male institution. Women students were admitted for the first time only ten years later. In 1937, the Queen Mary Hospital opened and has served as the University's teaching hospital ever since. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, there were four Faculties - Arts, Engineering, Medicine, and Science. During the Second World War, HKU was temporarily closed. Queen Mary Hospital, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, is the teaching hospital of the University of Hong Kong. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


After the war, the University reopened and underwent structural developments as post-war reconstruction efforts began in earnest. The Faculty of Social Sciences was established in 1967 and the Law Department in 1969. In 1982, the Faculty of Dentistry, based at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, was established. It remains to this day Hong Kong's only faculty training dental professionals. In 1984, both the School of Architecture and School of Education became fully-fledged faculties, and in the same year a separate Faculty of Law was created. The Faculty of Business and Economics was established in 2001 as the University's tenth and youngest faculty. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


HKU has nurtured the largest number of research postgraduate students in Hong Kong, making up approximately 10% of the total student population. All ten faculties and departments provide teaching and supervision for research (MPhil and PhD) students with administration undertaken by the Graduate School. About 45% of the University's academic staff are recruited from overseas.


The year 2001 marked the 90th Anniversary of HKU. Growing with Hong Kong: HKU and its Graduates - The First 90 Years was published by the University Press in 2002 as an impact study on HKU's graduates in different fields of Hong Kong. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


In January 2006, despite protest from some students and various alumni, the Faculty of Medicine was renamed as the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine "as a recognition of the generosity" of Mr. Li Ka Shing and his Foundation, who pledged HK$1 billion in support of the University "general development as well as research and academic activities in medicine". The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong is the oldest medical school in Hong Kong and among the oldest in the Far East. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 李 (Lǐ) Sir Li Ka Shing, GBM, KBE (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , Jyutping: Lei5 Gaa1-sing4, Li2 Gia1-sêng5 gdr, born July 29, 1928), is one of the most famous businessmen in the world for his wealth and his business... The Hong Kong Dollar (ISO 4217: HKD) is the official currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) within the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Campus and history

The university's main campus covers 160,000 square metres of land on Bonham Road and Pok Fu Lam Road in the Mid-levels of Hong Kong Island. HKU buildings are some of the few remaining examples of British Colonial architecture in Hong Kong. Bonham Road (般咸道, also 般含道) is a road in the Mid-levels on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ... Pokfulam Road (薄扶林道) is a four-lane road on Hong Kong Island running between Sai Ying Pun and Aberdeen, through Pok Fu Lam. ... Mid-levels (Traditional Chinese: ) is an expensive residential area on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiānggǎngdǎo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory...


The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine is situated 4.5 km southwest of the main campus, in the Southern District near Sandy Bay and Pok Fu Lam. The medical campus includes Queen Mary Hospital, the William M.W. Mong Building and research facilities. The Faculty of Dentistry is situated in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, Sai Ying Pun. The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong is the oldest medical school in Hong Kong and among the oldest in the Far East. ... The Southern District (南區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pok Fu Lam (薄扶林) is a residential area on Hong Kong Island, at the western end of the Southern District. ... Queen Mary Hospital Queen Mary Hospital (Traditional Chinese: 瑪麗醫院), Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, is the teaching hospital of the University of Hong Kong. ...


The university also operates the Kadoorie Agricultural Research Center, which occupies 95,000 square metres of land in the New Territories, and the Swire Institute of Marine Science at the southern tip of the d'Aguilar Peninsula on Hong Kong Island. A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ... The Swire Group is a transnational corporation headquartered in London, England. ... Cape DAguilar or Hok Tsui (Chinese: 鶴嘴) is a cape in the south of Shek O and DAguilar Peak on southeastern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ...


Main building

The oldest structure in the University of Hong Kong was sponsored by Sir Hormusjee Naorojee Mody and designed by Architect Messrs Leigh & Orange. Constructed between 1910 and 1912, it originally comprised two courtyards in the post-renaissance style built with red brick and granite. The main elevation is articulated by four turrets with a central clock tower (a gift from Sir Paul Chater in 1930). Two courtyards were added in the south in 1952 and one floor in the end block in 1958. It was originally used as classrooms and laboratories for the Faculty of Medicine and Engineering and is now the home of various departments within the Faculty of Arts. The central Great Hall (Loke Yew Hall) is named after Mr. Loke Yew, a benefactor of the University in its early years. It became a declared monument in 1984. Sir Hormusjee Naorojee Mody (12th October 1838 - 16th June 1911) was a Parsi successful businessman in Hong Kong. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Sir Catchick Paul Chater (1846-1926) was a businessman in Hong Kong. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Dr Loke Yew was born on 9 October 1857, at Canton, China. ... Dr Loke Yew was born on 9 October 1857, at Canton, China. ... As of March 26, 2004, there are 79 declared monuments in Hong Kong. ... This article is about the year. ...


Hung Hing Ying Building (孔慶熒樓)

Financed by Sir Paul Chater, Professor G. P. Jordan and others, it was opened in 1919 by the Governor of Hong Kong Sir Reginald Stubbs and housed the student union. After World War II, the building was used temporarily for administrative purposes. The East Wing was added in 1960. The building was converted into the Senior Common Room in 1974. It was named in honour of Mr Hung Hing Ying in 1986 for his family's donations to the university. The building was subsequently used again for administrative purposes, and now houses the Department of Music. This two-storey Edwardian style structure is characterised by a central dome and the use of red brick to emulate the Main Building opposite. The building was declared a monument in 1995. Sir Catchick Paul Chater (1846-1926) was a businessman in Hong Kong. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Flag of the Governor of Hong Kong, 1959–1997 The Governor of Hong Kong (Traditional Chinese: ; abbreviated 港督) was a British official who ruled Hong Kong during the colonial period between 1841 and 1997 and was ex-officio Commander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral of Hong Kong. ... Sir Reginald Edward Stubbs (1876 - 1947) was a British administrator. ... A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Within an undergraduate college, the Senior Common Room consists of the academic officers who hold a degree above the undergraduate degree. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Tang Chi Ngong Building (鄧志昂樓)

The idea to establish a school of Chinese was proposed between the two World Wars. Construction of the premises began in 1929 with a generous donation from Mr Tang Chi-ngong, father of the philanthropist Sir Tang Shiu-kin, after whom the building was named. It was opened by Governor of Hong Kong Sir William Peel in 1931 and since then further donations have been received for the endowment of teaching Chinese language and literature. The building has been used for other purposes since the 1970s but the name remained unchanged. At present, it houses the Centre of Asian Studies. This three-storey flat-roofed structure is surfaced with Shanghai plaster and was declared a monument in 1995. Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag of the Governor of Hong Kong, 1959–1997 The Governor of Hong Kong (Traditional Chinese: ; abbreviated 港督) was a British official who ruled Hong Kong during the colonial period between 1841 and 1997 and was ex-officio Commander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral of Hong Kong. ... Sir William Peel Sir William Peel (Chinese Translated Name 貝璐) was a British colonial administrator who became the Governor of Hong Kong. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


University Museum and Art Gallery

The three-storey Fung Ping Shan Museum was originally erected in 1932 as a library for Chinese books. Named after its donor, the building consists of masonry on the ground level surmounted by a two-storey red-brick structure with applied ornamental columns topped by a pediment over its entrance. Since 1962, the Chinese books collection, now known as the Fung Ping Shan Library, was transferred to the University's new Main Library and the whole building was converted into a museum for Chinese art and archaeology. Among its prized collections are ceramics, pottery and bronzes. In 1996, the lowest three floors of the new T. T. Tsui Building were added to the old building to form the University Museum and Art Gallery. University Museum and Art Gallery is located next to the Universitys main entrance on Bonham Road. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Administration

The University's Chancellor is the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the Honourable Donald Tsang, GBM, JP, KBE. The Pro-Chancellor is the Honourable Dr David Li, GBS, JP, OBE. The Vice-Chancellor is Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, the Deputy Vice Chancellor is Professor R. Y. C. Wong, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellors are Professor C. F. Lee, Professor J. G. Malpas, Professor J. H. W. Lee and Professor P. K. H. Tam. The academic staff population is over 800. Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Economy Education - Geography - History Hong Kong Portal The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: , pinyin: Xiānggǎng Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū Xíngzhèng Zhǎngguān; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dak6 bit6 hang4 zing3 keoi1... The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... The Honourable Sir Donald Tsang Yam-Kuen[1], GBM, KBE, JP (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: , born October 7, 1944) has been the Chief Executive of Hong Kong since 2005. ... The modern Hong Kong honours system was created by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government after the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997. ... A justice of the peace (JP) is a puisne judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... DR can refer to any of the following: Disaster recovery. ... The Honourable Doctor Sir David Li Kwok-po GBS JP KBE (in Chinese: 李國寶), born March 13, 1939 in London, England, with family roots in Hokshan, Guangdong Province, China, is the current Chairman and Chief Executive of the Bank of East Asia in Hong Kong. ... The modern Hong Kong honours system was created by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government after the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997. ... A justice of the peace (JP) is a puisne judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Professor Dr. Lap-chee Tsui BA, MA, PhD, O.C., O.Ont. ...


Professor Ian Davies was the Vice-Chancellor for two years before a worldwide search culminated in the selection of Professor Lap-Chee Tsui as the new head of the University in 2002.


Research and Endowment

The University of Hong Kong is a founding member of Universitas 21, an international consortium of research-led universities. HKU benefits from a large operating budget supplied by high levels of government funding compared to many Western countries. Since 1991, the Research Grants Council (RGC) has granted the University of Hong Kong a total of HK$893 million, the highest amount amongst all eight universities in the territory [1]. HKU professors were among the highest paid in the world as well, having salaries equalling or exceeding those of their U.S. counterparts in private universities. However, with the reduction of salaries in recent years, this is no longer the case. Universitas 21 is an international network of research-intensive universities, established as an international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance. ... A private university is a university that is run without input or control of any government entity. ...


39 academic staff from HKU are ranked among the world's top 1% of scientists by the ISI, by means of the citations recorded on their publications. [2]


Demographics

According to the latest profile indicators [3], the student population of the University was 21,508 in 2005-2006, comprising 11,584 undergraduates, 7,928 taught postgraduates, and 1,996 MPhil/PhD students. There were 1,278 non-local students studying at the university.


HKU attracts some of the best students in Hong Kong. For the last five years, the University has admitted around 50% of all the Hong Kong A-level Grade-A students. It accepts most of its undergraduate students from Form 7 graduates of local secondary schools through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). The University also operates an Early Admission Scheme (EAS) which allows Form 6 students with at least 6 Grade A in the HKCEE (local schools) or at least 6 A* in GCSE or IGCSE (international schools) results to join the University without sitting the Hong Kong A-Level Examination. In 2005-2006, over 50% of all students eligible to apply through the Early Admission Scheme chose HKU as their first choice. The Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) in Hong Kong is a unified system for applying to the eight universities for undergraduate admission. ... The Early Admission Scheme (or simply EAS), held by the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong SAR, China, enables students to enter the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong or the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology through a special and painless route. ... The HKCEE (Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination), conducted by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), is normally taken by a student at Form 5, the end of his/her five-year secondary education in Hong Kong. ... GCSE is an acronym that can refer to: General Certificate of Secondary Education global common subexpression elimination - an optimisation technique used by some compilers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an international qualification for school students. ... The Early Admission Scheme (or simply EAS), held by the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong SAR, China, enables students to enter the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong or the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology through a special and painless route. ...


Academic units

The university comprises 10 faculties and a number of non-faculty academic units, which provide study programmes and courses for students (source: http://hku.hk): This page describes the ten faculties (which is similar to School in the United States) and the academic centres of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). ...


Faculties

  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE)

SPACE was established in 1956 to provide different levels of amateur programmes on a wide range of subjects, for instance, Japanese language courses and Mandarin language courses. SPACE runs its programmes without subsidy from the government and it has recently evolved into a community college-type institution, somewhat similar to community colleges in the US. HKU SPACE stands for the University of Hong Kongs School of Professional and Continuing Education, the extension arm of the University which aims at providing learning opportunities for personal, professional and career advancement to people from all walks of life. ... This article is about the idea of space. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ...


HKU SPACE Community College

HKU SPACE Community College was established in March 2000. It mainly provides sub-degree programmes for Form 5 or Form 7 graduates to further their studies. There are three main streams of programmes provided, they are Higher Diploma Programmes (2- or 3-year full time), Pre-Associate Degree (1-year full time) and Associate Degree (2-year full time).


Libraries

HKU Libraries (HKUL) was established in 1912 and is the oldest academic library in Hong Kong with over 2.3 million holdings. While the total stock in physical volumes has been growing, the electronic collection has also expanded rapidly. A web-based library catalogue, DRAGON, allows one to search HKUL's books, journals and other resources.


HKUL now comprises the Main Library and six specialist branch libraries, the Dental, Education, Fung Ping Shan (East Asian Language), Yu Chun Keung Medical, Lui Che Woo Law and the Music Library. They are located in buildings around the campus with varying opening hours.


Student services

The university provides other services to meet students' personal needs, including

  • Career Education and Placement Centre
  • Computer Centre
  • Centre of Development and Resources for Students
  • Personal Development and Counselling Centre
  • Sports and Recreation Programmes/Facilities
  • University Dental Service
  • University Health Service
  • University Museum and Art Gallery (formerly Fung Ping Shan Museum)

University Museum and Art Gallery is located next to the Universitys main entrance on Bonham Road. ...

Student life

Student accommodation and hall education

"Hall education" is encouraged by HKU, giving students a chance to learn through participating in hall-based activities. However, recent scandals about bullying within the halls and indecent orientations have raised public skepticism on the value of hall culture. This page describes each residential hall at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). ...


Residential halls

  • St. John's College (mixed undergraduates and mixed postgraduates)
  • Morrison Hall (male undergraduates and mixed postgraduates)
  • Ricci Hall (male only)
  • Lady Ho Tung Hall (female only)
  • University Hall (male only)
  • Robert Black College (postgraduates and visitors only)
  • Swire Hall (Swire Hall)
  • Simon K. Y. Lee Hall
  • Lee Hysan Hall
  • R.C. Lee Hall
  • Wei Lun Hall
  • Madam S.H. Ho Residence for Medical Students
  • Pokfield Road Residences
  • Graduate House (postgraduates only)
  • Starr Hall
  • Patrick Manson Student Residences
  • Lee Shau Kee Hall
  • Suen Chi Sun Hall

Swire Hall (太古堂; pinyin: tàigǔtáng) is an undergraduate, coeducational dormitory located on the University of Hong Kong (HKU) campus that opened November 30, 1980. ...

Non-residential halls

  • Hornell Hall (male only)
  • Duchess of Kent Hall (female only)
  • Lee Chi Hung Hall (co-educational)

(See also: Official Information on HKU's student residences)


Student organisations

There are two officially recognised student bodies, giving opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities.


The Hong Kong University Students' Union (HKUSU) principally serves the undergraduate students. This organisation is renowned amongst student activists, having been the main driving force behind evicting a chancellor in recent years. The Postgraduate Students Association (PGSA) represents the postgraduate students. The Hong Kong University Students Union (HKUSU) (Traditional Chinese: 香港大學學生會) is one of the two officially recognized student organizations in the University of Hong Kong. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ...


People affiliated with HKU

Being the oldest and the only university in Hong Kong for decades, the University of Hong Kong has educated many notable people. One of them was Dr Sun Yat-sen, father of modern China, who was a graduate of the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, the predecessor of HKU. Over 40 principal officials, permanent secretaries, and Executive Council/Legislative Council members of the Hong Kong SAR Government are HKU graduates. HKU graduates also form the senior management teams of many large organisations in the private sector, covering many business and professional fields. Sun Yat-sen (November 12, 1866 – March 12, 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary and political leader often referred to as the father of modern China. Sun played an instrumental role in the eventual overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in 1911. ...


See also:

This is a table of famous graduates of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). ... This page describes the ten faculties (which is similar to School in the United States) and the academic centres of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). ... This is a list of Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong. ...

Criticisms

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Bias toward medical disciplines

Humanities and social science disciplines have long suffered from chronic underfunding. University spending has long focused on the medical subjects. Medical students, owing to the nature of their studies and the structure, number and duration of the courses, receive the highest subsidies from the University. However, the Centennial staffing plan will see an increase in research staff across the university and help expand research activity further beyond the medical disciplines.


Academic freedom

The University faced one of its biggest crises in 2000 when Dr. Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the Public Opinion Programme at HKU, alleged that he had received political pressure from Chief Executive of Hong Kong Tung Chee-hwa through Vice-Chancellor Prof Cheng Yiu-chung and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Wong Siu-lun to discontinue his public opinion polls on Tung and his government. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Dr. Robert Chung is the Director of Public Opinion Programme (POP) at The University of Hong Kong. ... Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Economy Education - Geography - History Hong Kong Portal The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: , pinyin: XiānggÇŽng Tèbié XíngzhèngqÅ« Xíngzhèng ZhÇŽngguān; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dak6 bit6 hang4 zing3 keoi1... Tung Chee-hwa (Traditional Chinese: 董建華 Simplified Chinese: 董建华 Pinyin: Dǒng Jiànhuá) (born July 7, 1937, or the 29th day of the fifth month in the Chinese calendar) is the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ...


Although the allegations were denied by Tung and HKU, a controversy erupted over the question of political interference in academic freedom. HKU set up a three-member panel led by Justice Noel Power to investigate Chung's claims. After 11 days of open hearings in August, the panel concluded that there were what it called "covert attempts" to pressure Chung into discontinuing his polls. The panel concluded that Dr. Chung is "an honest witness who was telling the truth in relation to the matters he is complaining about", but "neither Lo [The Chief Executive's Senior Special Assistant] nor the vice chancellor disclosed the full and truthful extent of what was said in [the] meetings". Two professors resigned just before the University Council met on September 9 to vote on whether or not to accept the panel's report. At the end, Dr Chung's Public Opinion Programme continues to function and is growing from strength to strength in the years subsequent to that crisis, and becoming arguably the most authoritative source of public opinion information and assessment in Hong Kong. Academic freedom is the freedom of teachers, students, and academic institutions to pursue knowledge wherever it may lead, without undue or unreasonable interference. ... Sir Noel Plunkett Power is a semi-retired senior judge in Hong Kong. ...


Future development

In 2003, the HKU management panel put forth a strategic development plan with the goal of placing HKU even higher among the world's best universities in the next decade or so.


The University will build a new campus, the Centennial Campus, west of the Main Campus. The construction of the Centennial Campus will begin in 2008, and will be completed by 2011.


In addition to increased academic research and development, HKU also aims to promote continuing education to the public, through improved links between the University and the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE). HKU SPACE stands for the University of Hong Kongs School of Professional and Continuing Education, the extension arm of the University which aims at providing learning opportunities for personal, professional and career advancement to people from all walks of life. ...


HKU is also trying to better its alumni and external network for financially sustainable development [4]


Notes

  1. ^ The Great Learning
  2. ^ as Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese
  3. ^ as The University of Hong Kong

The Great Learning (大學, Dà Xué) is the first of the Four books which were selected by Zhu Xi in the Song Dynasty as a foundational introduction to Confucianism. ...

See also

The Hong Kong University Students Union (HKUSU) (Traditional Chinese: 香港大學學生會) is one of the two officially recognized student organizations in the University of Hong Kong. ... Education in Hong Kong has a similar system to that of the United Kingdom, in particular the English education system, as Hong Kong was colonised by the British from 1841 to 1997. ... The following is a list of universities in Hong Kong: Government-funded Degree-granting Institute The Chinese University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong Institute of Education - dedicated solely to teacher education Hong Kong Polytechnic University The Hong Kong University of Science... Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Economy Education - History - Politics Hong Kong Portal This is a list of buildings and structures in Hong Kong. ... Map of medieval European universities This is a list of the oldest extant universities in the world. ...

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