City University of Hong Kong (CityU) 

IAU Member

China - Hong Kong SAR

top General Information


Street:83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon

City:Hong Kong

Province:Hong Kong SAR

Tel.:+852 3442-7654

Fax:+852 2788-1167


Institution Funding



Founded 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong. Acquired present status and title 1994.

Academic Year

September to May (September-December; January-May), Summer term, June-August

Admission Requirements

Meet general requirement, English and/or Chinese proficiency. Individual programmes may have additional entrance requirements. Consult university for details.



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Way Kuo

Job title:President

top Divisions

Centre : Chinese Civilisation

Fields of study:Architecture, Chinese, Literature, Music, Painting and Drawing, Philosophy, Sculpture, South Asian Studies

Centre : Electronic Packaging & Assemblies, Failure Analysis & Reliability Engineering (EPA Centre)

Fields of study:Electronic Engineering

Centre : English Language

Fields of study:English

Centre : Innovative Applications of Internet and Multimedia Technologies (AIMtech Centre)

Fields of study:Computer Networks, Multimedia

Centre : Maritime and Transportation Law (HKCMT)

Fields of study:Maritime Law

Centre : Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research (CSCR)

Fields of study:Energy Engineering

College : Business

Fields of study:Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Management, Marketing

College : Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Chinese, Communication Studies, East Asian Studies, English, Linguistics, Media Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Studies, Social Work, Southeast Asian Studies, Translation and Interpretation

College : Science and Engineering

Fields of study:Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Building Technologies, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Structural Architecture

Department/Division : Accountancy

Fields of study:Accountancy, Commercial Law, Information Management

Department/Division : Applied Social Studies

Fields of study:Criminology, Educational and Student Counselling, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

Department/Division : Asian and International Studies

Fields of study:East Asian Studies, International Studies, South and Southeast Asian Languages

Department/Division : Biology and Chemistry

Fields of study:Applied Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies

Department/Division : Building Science and Technology

Fields of study:Architecture, Building Technologies, Construction Engineering, Engineering Management, Surveying and Mapping

Department/Division : Chinese, Translation and Linguistics

Fields of study:Chinese, Cultural Studies, Heritage Preservation, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Translation and Interpretation

Department/Division : Civil and Architectural Engineering

Fields of study:Architecture, Building Technologies, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Management, Real Estate, Structural Architecture, Surveying and Mapping

Department/Division : Computer Science

Fields of study:Computer Education, Computer Science

Department/Division : Economics and Finance

Fields of study:Economics, Finance, Insurance

Department/Division : Electronic Engineering

Fields of study:Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunications Engineering

Department/Division : English

Fields of study:English

Department/Division : Information Systems

Fields of study:Business Computing, E- Business/Commerce, Information Management, Marketing

Department/Division : Management

Fields of study:Business Administration, Human Resources, International Business, Management

Department/Division : Management Sciences

Fields of study:Business Administration, Management, Statistics

Department/Division : Marketing

Fields of study:Business and Commerce, Marketing

Department/Division : Mathematics

Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Finance, Mathematics and Computer Science

Department/Division : Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

Fields of study:Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Department/Division : Media and Communication

Fields of study:Communication Studies, English, Media Studies

Department/Division : Physics and Materials Science

Fields of study:Applied Physics, Materials Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics

Department/Division : Public Policy

Fields of study:Administration, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Management, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Studies, Town Planning

Department/Division : Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Fields of study:Electronic Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Safety Engineering

Research Division : Ability R&D Energy (AERC)

Fields of study:Energy Engineering

Research Division : Advanced Structural Materials (CASM)

Fields of study:Materials Engineering

Research Division : Applied Computing and Interactive Studies (ACIM)

Fields of study:Computer Science, Media Studies, Multimedia

Research Division : Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre (GCCC)

Fields of study:Environmental Studies, Meteorology

Research Division : Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology (CBNN)

Fields of study:Biotechnology, Nanotechnology

Research Division : Chaos and Complex Networks (CCCN)

Fields of study:Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

Research Division : Chinese and Comparative Law (RCCL)

Fields of study:Comparative Law

Research Division : Communication Research (CCR)

Fields of study:Communication Studies

Research Division : East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP)

Fields of study:Philosophy

Research Division : Functional Photonics (CFP)

Research Division : Governance in Asia (GARC)

Fields of study:Asian Studies, Government

Research Division : Hong Kong Advanced Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Studies

Research Division : Intelligent Applications of Language Studies (HCLS)

Fields of study:Communication Studies, Linguistics

More details:The Halliday Centre

Research Division : Mathematical Sciences (LBJ)

Fields of study:Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics

More details:Liu Bie Ju

Research Division : Multimedia Software Engineering Research Centre (MERC)

Fields of study:Software Engineering

Research Division : Prognostics and System Health Management

Research Division : Robotics and Automation (CRA)

Fields of study:Automation and Control Engineering

Research Division : Social Media Marketing and Business Intelligence (CSMR)

Fields of study:Business Administration, Marketing

Research Division : Southeast Asia (SEARC)

Fields of study:Southeast Asian Studies

Research Division : State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution (SKLMP)

Fields of study:Environmental Management, Marine Science and Oceanography

Research Division : State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves (SKLMW)

Fields of study:Physics

Research Division : Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF)

Fields of study:Nanotechnology

Research Division : System Informatics Engineering (CSIE)

Fields of study:Computer Engineering

Research Division : Transport, Trade and Financial Studies (CTFS)

Fields of study:Business and Commerce, Finance, Transport and Communications

School : Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE)

School : Creative Media

Fields of study:Cinema and Television, Media Studies, Photography, Writing

School : Energy and Environment

Fields of study:Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies

School : Graduate Studies

Fields of study:Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering Management, Law

School : Law

Fields of study:Comparative Law, International Law, Law, Maritime Law

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree Honours

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Engineering, Law, Social Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma

Fields of study:Accountancy, Building Technologies, Computer Networks, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Information Management, Law

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Law, Natural Sciences

Master of Philosophy

Fields of study:Accountancy, Applied Mathematics, Building Technologies, Computer Science, E- Business/Commerce, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, International Business, International Economics, Law, Linguistics, Management, Materials Engineering, Technology

Doctor's Degree

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Construction Engineering, Economics, Engineering, Engineering Management, Law, Management, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling


Careers Guidance

Cultural Activities

Facilities for Disabled People

Foreign Studies Centre

Health Services

Language Laboratory

Social Counselling

Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals


Research Report

Main Press

City University of Hong Kong Press

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2010-2011

Full Time Male:859

Full Time Female:297

Full Time Total:1156

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Male:621

Full Time Female:161

Full Time Total:782


Statistics Year:2010-2011




Foreign Total:2853

Part Time:5803

Updated on 11-09-2013