University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong is abbreviated as HKU (香港大學 in Chinese). They have more than 23,000 students who major in medicine, biological sciences, political sciences and humanities. They were successful in identifying the agent that causes outbreaks of the dreaded SARS virus.

Established in 1912, HKU is the oldest educational institution in the country. It emphasized scientific fields, rather than the humanities. The Japanese invaded Hong Kong in 1941 and damaged some of the buildings on campus. The school would not re-open until 1945. 

Based on the QS World University Ranking of 2023, University of Hong Kong is positioned as the #21 top university in the world, which makes it the #1 top university in Hong Kong. The university's global rank is improved by 1 point from last year.

University Profile

Ranking #21 #1
University Name University of Hong Kong
Name in Local Language 香港大學
Acronym HKU
Year Established 1911
Motto Sapientia et Virtus (明德格物)
Motto in English Wisdom and virtue


Address Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Phone +852 2859 2111
Fax +852 2858 2549
Website University of Hong Kong Website
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