City University of Hong Kong
|City University of Hong Kong|
|Motto||敬業樂群 (Traditional Chinese)
Officium et Civitas (Latin)
|Established||1984 (founded as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong)
1994 (assumed full university status)
|Chancellor||The Hon. CY Leung|
|President||Professor Way Kuo
Taught Postgraduates: 4,904
Research Postgraduates (MPhil and PhD): 1,113
Professional Doctorate: 173
|Location||Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, China, Hong Kong|
|Campus||Urban, 15.6 hectares (0.156 km2)|
|Colours||Blue and Green 
|Affiliations||ASAIHL, International Association of Universities, JUPAS, UGC|
City University of Hong Kong (Abbreviation: CityU; Chinese: 香港城市大學) is a public research university located in Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon which was originally founded in 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and became a fully accredited university later in 1994.
CityU offers over 50 bachelor's degree programmes within the three Colleges: Business, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and the School of Creative Media and School of Law. Postgraduate degree programmes are offered by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies.
- 1 Campus
- 2 Academic organisations
- 3 Library
- 4 Facilities and services
- 5 Student activities
- 6 Reputation and rankings
- 7 Alumni
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
City University of Hong Kong is located in Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. It is near to the MTR Kowloon Tong Station (East Rail Line / Kwun Tong Line), Shek Kip Mei Park, Nam Shan Estate and Festival Walk. The main campus area has around 15.6 hectares, including Academic 1, Academic 2 and Academic 3, Amenities Building, Mong Man-wai Building, Fong Yun-wah Building, Cheng Yick-chi Building, and Academic Exchange Building, To Yuen Building, Hu Fa Kuang Sports Centre, two senior staff quarters (Nam Shan Yuen, Tak Chee Yuen), Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre and the Student Residential Halls.
The initial buildings for CityU including Academic 1 were designed by Percy Thomas Partnership with Fitch and Chung, after winning an international design competition. The first phase of construction was completed in 1990 and the second phase (increasing capacity to 20,000 students) in 1993. The buildings had to be of low-rise because of airport height restrictions.
Opened in 2011, Academic 2 is a combined academic, administrative and amenities building for programmes of 20,900 sq.m. in net operational area, located near the Amenities Building and Hu Fa Kuang Sports Centre. It is a new 9-storey building with 12 lecture theatres, 45 classrooms, 11 computer rooms, a canteen with a capacity of 800 diners, staff offices, a number of multi-function rooms, and plenty of learning resources and common areas.
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
In November 2010 a new Creative Media Centre was completed. This was created by Studio Daniel Libeskind with Leigh & Orange Limited. The distinctive design includes a range of spaces, lighting and materials to inspire the students. The building was designed to house the School of Creative Media, the Centre for Media Technology and the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology.
Academic 3 is a new combined academic, amenities, and administrative building of 20,500 sq.m. in net operational area which consists of facilities such as classrooms, lecture theatres with one holding up to 600 people, teaching and research laboratories, multi-function rooms, a canteen, common areas, administrative offices and a roof garden. Ronald Lu & Partners is the designer and architect for Academic 3. 
Colleges and schools
The three Colleges: Business, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and the School of Law and School of Creative Media offer bachelors degree and postgraduate programmes. The newly established School of Energy and Environment currently offers postgraduate degree programmes. The Division of Building Science and Technology and the Community College of City University (CCCU) run government-funded and self-funded associate degree programmes respectively.
The School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) helps fulfil the University’s role as a centre for lifelong education by providing continuing educational opportunities for the community through diplomas, certificate and short programmes.
The overall academic organization structure is set out below:
Research institute / centres
- State Key Laboratories
- State Key Laboratory of Millimetre Waves
- State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution
- University Research Centres
- Centre for Prognostics and System Health Management
- Centre of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films
- Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences
- College/School Research Centres
- Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media
- Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks
- Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law
- Centre for Communication Research
- Centre for Functional Photonics
- Governance in Asia Research Centre
- Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre
- The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies
- Southeast Asia Research Centre
- Applied Strategic Development Centres
- Centre for Electronic Packaging and Assemblies, Failure Analysis and Reliability Engineering
- Centre for Innovative Applications of Internet and Multimedia Technologies
- Centre for Power Electronics
- Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation Law
- Shenzhen Applied R&D Centres
- Biotechnology and Health Centre
- Futian-CityU Mangrove R&D Centre
- Future Networking Centre
- Information and Communication Technologies Centre
The Run Run Shaw Library was established in 1984. In 1989, the Library moved to its current location in the Academic 1 of the University campus in Kowloon Tong and the following year it was named Run Run Shaw Library in recognition of a generous donation by Sir Run Run Shaw.
Located on Level 3 of Academic 1, the Library occupies a central location which is easily accessible to users. It has a total area of 11,550 square metres. The total number of seats available is around 2,200 during term time and 2,700 during the Revision and Examination Periods.
The Library's collection includes more than 955,500 volumes of print books and over 2 million volumes of electronic books. The collection also comprises around 202,900 volumes of bound periodicals and around 2,690 print serials titles. The Library maintains an expanding number of electronic resources including 365 electronic databases, around 69,500 e-journals, and around 54,400 media resources.
Facilities and services
Computer Services Centre
The Computing Servies Centre (CSC) is responsible for the provision of central computing facilities and technical services to support various aspects of computer and network within the University. Andy Chun, the Chief Information Officer, is currently the line manager of CSC.
Hu Fa Kuang Sports Centre is a five-storey sports center which houses a multi-purpose hall and four practice gymnasiums for badminton, basketball, volleyball, martial arts and dance, etc. There is a table-tennis room, six squash courts, an indoor sport-climbing wall, two physical fitness rooms and two golf driving rooms plus a golf simulation room. Besides, CityU has a 50-metre, Olympic-size swimming pool and a full-size outdoor basketball court. The off-campus Joint Sports Centre provides a variety of outdoor sports facilities, including an international standard 8-lane all-weather running track and field facilities, an 11-a-side natural grass football pitch, four tennis courts with a 200-seat spectator stand, a multi-purpose court and two-bay golf practice area.It is jointly owned by City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The CityU Students’ Union, established in 1986, has a high degree of autonomy in running its own affairs. Its 19 societies, approximately 40 affiliated clubs and seven residents’ associations organise regular functions throughout the year.
CityU is “One of the Best Universities in Sports” among 11 member tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. It is the only University that has captured Double Champions for 7 times in both Men’s and Women’s Overall Championship in the USFHK Sports Competition in the year 1996-97, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2012-2013. CityU now has over 400 athletes in 16 sports events. 
Proposed Off-Campus Student Hostel
There is a proposed student hostel to be built at Whitehead in Ma On Shan. It targets to provide 2,168 bed places. The construction is expected to be commenced in late 2014 and completed in mid 2017.
Proposed net operational area is approximately 24,000 sq. m2. Proposed construction floor area is approximately 44,000 sq. m2.
Reputation and rankings
|QS (World version)
QS (Asian version)
CityU has been regarded by several major university rankings to be among the top four higher education institutions in Hong Kong.
The university was ranked 104th in the world and 18th in Asia by the QS World University Rankings (2013/14), while the independent regional QS Asian University Rankings (2013) placed it at 12th. It was 4th in Hong Kong in both the rankings. CityU was also 5th in the QS world's under-50 universities in 2013, which is based on positions in the overall world ranking.
Moreover, the institutions above have also provided university rankings by disciplines. See list of subject rankings of Hong Kong tertiary institutions for some major subject rankings.
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|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2011)|
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