About the Critical Incident Management Team (CIMAT) for Students [CIMAT (Students)]

CityU offers diversified professional education for its students in which they may participate in learning activities on campus, elsewhere in Hong Kong or out of Hong Kong. Hence, ensuring a safe learning environment is of prime concern to the University, and it is our responsibility to protect the students in the event of critical incidents.

With such a large university population, we realise that emergencies occur, and it is imperative that prompt and appropriate action is taken to handle these incidents effectively.

The Critical Incident Management Team (CIMAT) for Students [CIMAT (Students)] established for this purpose in July 2007 advises on the formulation of policies for the management of critical incidents involving students, oversees the implementation of such policies, and supervises the University's critical response.

CIMAT (Students) is chaired by the Associate Provost (Student Life) and comprises members from different offices, including the Academic Regulations and Records Office, Facilities Management Office, Communications and Public Relations Office, Global Engagement Office, Student Development Services, Student Residence Office, and any other departments/offices as and when necessary.

The team is also responsible for raising awareness on campus about potential crisis situations and providing training on established protocols and guidelines to ensure a smooth, efficient and speedy response to any emergency arising.

For reporting critical incidents, please call the University emergency number: 3442 8888.

Terms of Reference

  1. To advise the President, on the formulation of policies on the management of critical incidents involving students, and to oversee the implementation of such policies;
  2. To establish protocols and specific guidelines for dealing with particular types of incidents;
  3. To manage and coordinate the university's response to critical incidents involving students; to provide guidance and appropriate support, with the aim to protect the safety and security of the university community;
  4. To offer necessary support to the Communications and Public Relations Office in devising a communication strategy in case of critical incident involving students;
  5. To provide training on the established protocols and specific guidelines as required; and
  6. To arouse the awareness of the university community towards potential critical incidents so that the risks of potential crisis can be properly managed.