The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
The University of Hong Kong, Asia’s Global University, delivers impact through internationalisation, innovation and interdisciplinarity. It attracts and nurtures global scholars through excellence in research, teaching and learning, and knowledge exchange. It makes a positive social contribution through global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China.
The University of Hong Kong is a public research university in Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong. Founded in 1887 as the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, it is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong.
As of December 2022, HKU ranks 21st internationally and third in Asia by QS, and 31st internationally and fourth in Asia by Times Higher Education. It has been ranked as the most international university in the world as well as one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. Today, HKU has ten academic faculties with English as the main language of instruction.
About Hong Kong
From conquering mountain trails to exploring neon-lit streetscapes, Hong Kong is a city that offers myriad possibilities and experiences. Go from ancient temples to glistening skyscrapers, then dip into bustling city markets before decamping to seaside villages. The only question is — where to start?
Gaze across Hong Kong and Kowloon from The Peak
Hike up the Morning Trail to the Peak Galleria, where refreshments await — along with classic picture-postcard skyline views across both sides of Victoria Harbour. Alternatively, the Peak Tram offers a scenic sprint up to the top with stellar views along the way. For a different view, come at sunset when the sky erupts into brilliant reds before blinking back to life with a million lights below.
Devour local delicacies
Hong Kong’s restaurants serve up flavours from across Asia and the West. But don’t leave town without trying bamboo steamers piled high with dim sum at classic all-day spots. Elsewhere, try local favorites like char siu fan (barbecue pork and rice) and pineapple buns with butter at a cha chaan teng.
Hike Hong Kong’s great outdoors
You can easily hike or hit the beach and be back for dinner. Or, do all three with Dragon’s Back: a breathtaking trail finishing with a meal on Big Wave Bay or Shek O beach. Adventurous hikers can try Sai Kung’s 100-kilometre MacLehose Trail, explore the Unesco Global Geopark’s unique rock formations or scale Lantau Island’s stunning Sunset Peak.