The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a research-based, comprehensive university with seven faculties - Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science and Social Science - and a School of Law. The University was established over 40 years ago with a mission to 'combine tradition with modernity; and to bring together China and the West'. We distinguish ourselves among local universities by virtue of our rich Chinese cultural heritage, a bilingual and bicultural tradition, and a unique collegiate system. Our faculty and students hail from the world over, and we maintain close ties with important seats of learning both in Mainland China and overseas. The quality of our research and teaching enjoys recognition worldwide.
The CUHK education aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. It is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. Our general education courses broaden students' interests, widen their perspectives, and develop their ability to face the challenges of contemporary life. Our seven faculties - Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science and Social Science - and the new School of Law, with the Graduate School, offer over 330 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.