University of Hong Kong: Statistics

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#127 of 14,131 In the World
#12 of 5,830 In Asia
#5 of 960 In China
#1 of 11 In Hong Kong
#4 of 1,033 For Urban and Regional planning
Top100 For 73 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
21,652
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
hku.hk
Languages
English;Chinese
Acceptance rate
26%*

* The University of Hong Kong is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsHong Kong Certificate of Education (HKCEE) or equivalent, and Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) or equivalent, or other qualifications as equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to June
Enrollment21,652
Full time employee2,250
Student:staff ratio10:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
88,028
Citations
3,315,775

University of Hong Kong majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
25,388 / 1,220,168
Engineering
15,753 / 506,474
Biology
15,289 / 963,143
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
13,159 / 436,642
Chemistry
11,457 / 479,758
Physics
10,843 / 361,287
Computer Science
9,347 / 298,019
Psychology
7,664 / 295,989
Materials Science
6,629 / 211,083
Environmental Science
6,555 / 306,958
Business
6,533 / 216,811
Mathematics
5,227 / 150,436
Economics
4,643 / 111,203
Demography
3,496 / 234,040
Oncology and Cancer research
3,375 / 177,404
Surgery
3,170 / 163,075
Political Science
2,711 / 22,635
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,690 / 62,208
Sociology
2,258 / 44,822
Health Science
1,983 / 72,600
Immunology
1,964 / 164,391
Geology
1,876 / 108,747
Pathology
1,733 / 78,664
Automation and Control engineering
1,694 / 68,620
Art & Design
1,661 / 27,227
Virology
1,591 / 183,646
Geography and Cartography
1,451 / 56,933
Condensed Matter Physics
1,426 / 59,235
Social Psychology
1,422 / 72,215
Public Health
1,415 / 87,890
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1,348 / 91,283
Genetics
1,328 / 130,691
Ecology
1,285 / 73,542
Molecular Biology
1,276 / 62,569
Education Majors
1,273 / 58,578
Math Teachers
1,249 / 39,683
Child Psychology
1,238 / 41,116
Clinical Psychology
1,164 / 32,722
Biochemistry
1,149 / 61,074
Physical Therapy
1,127 / 38,555

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 527 3472
1992 530 4161
1993 612 4563
1994 664 5352
1995 858 6130
1996 1016 7166
1997 1222 8792
1998 1388 10982
1999 1561 13172
2000 1891 17476
2001 2133 22142
2002 2077 28649
2003 2406 38820
2004 2717 51580
2005 2860 62317
2006 3000 74992
2007 3013 88939
2008 3247 106963
2009 3438 123119
2010 3952 138771
2011 4089 158654
2012 4166 181951
2013 4469 207546
2014 4758 229234
2015 5122 243612
2016 5463 244006
2017 6110 263322
2018 5890 261289
2019 6577 305944
2020 7789 443811
2021 8463 504344

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $6,250$6,250
International students $11,250$11,250

The University of Hong Kong has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Bachelor's Degree Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Master's Degree Accountancy, Acupuncture, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Asian Religious Studies, Business Administration, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Criminology, Dentistry, Development Studies, E- Business/Commerce, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Management, Finance, Food Science, Gerontology, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, International Studies, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Medicine, Nursing, Orthodontics, Pharmacy, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Real Estate, Social Sciences, Social Work, Town Planning, Transport and Communications, Writing
Master of Philosophy Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Doctor's Degree Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

University of Hong Kong alumni

  1. Carrie Lam

    Carrie Lam
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    justice of the peacepolitician
    Biography

    Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is a Hong Kong politician serving as the fourth and current Chief Executive of Hong Kong since 2017 and Chairperson of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security since 2020. She served as Chief Secretary for Administration from 2012 to 2017 and Secretary for Development from 2007 to 2012.

  2. Stanley Ho

    Stanley Ho
    Years
    1921-2020 (aged 99)
    Enrolled in the University of Hong Kong
    Studied in 1939-1941
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneur
    Biography

    Stanley Ho Hung-sun was a Hong Kong-Macau billionaire businessman. His original patrilineal surname was Bosman, which was later sinicized to 何 (Ho). He was the founder and chairman of SJM Holdings, which owns nineteen casinos in Macau including the Grand Lisboa.

  3. Eileen Chang

    Eileen Chang
    Years
    1920-1995 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    screenwriterjournalisttranslatorwriter
    Biography

    Eileen Chang, also known as Chang Ai-ling or Zhang Ailing, or by her pen name Liang Jing (梁京), was a Chinese-born American essayist, novelist, and screenwriter. She is a well-known feminist in Chinese history, known for portraying life in the 1940s Shanghai and Hong Kong.

  4. Sam Hui

    Sam Hui
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in the University of Hong Kong
    Studied in 1969-1972
    Occupations
    actorsingerfilm actorsongwritermusician
    Biography

    Samuel Hui Koon-kit, usually known as Sam Hui, is a Hong Kong musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is credited with popularising Cantopop both via the infusion of Western-style music and his usage of vernacular Cantonese rather than written vernacular Chinese in biting lyrics that addressed contemporary problems and concerns. Hui is considered by some to be the first major superstar of Cantopop, known as the God of Song. As an actor, he is well-known for portraying the main character King Kong in five installments of Aces Go Places film series.

General info

Alternative names HKU
香港大學
Founded 1911
Accreditation Education Bureau
Motto Sapientia et Virtus
Wisdom and Virtue
Academic structure 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
Graduate School
Affiliations and memberships Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
Universitas 21 (U21)

Location and Contacts

Address Pok Fu Lam Road
Hong Kong
China
City population 7,501,000
Phone +852 2859 2111
Fax +852 2858 2549

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