The academic vision of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is to pursue excellence in professional education. This is in response to the needs of society and the aspirations of our students for career paths which extend beyond Hong Kong to Mainland China and the region.
In 2017, CityU strategically integrated the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Sciences to establish the College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences (the “College”). The College provides an expanded platform to enhance collaboration and synergy between the disciplines of life sciences and veterinary medicine at CityU to pursue excellence and innovation to benefit society, particularly in the prevention of infectious diseases, the study of physiological and pathological processes, and the development of veterinary and human disease diagnostics and therapeutics for improving quality of life.
The College offers world-class veterinary and biomedical education, advanced training, cutting-edge research in biomedical and veterinary sciences, and first-rate veterinary services under the “One Health” concept. The latter recognizes the interconnectedness of human and animal health. It will enable Hong Kong and the region to improve the management and prevention of existing and new diseases originating from animals, thereby protecting health and wealth.
The College will create new growth points for our society and new career paths for our young people by expanding opportunities for Hong Kong’s professional services to extend beyond the confines of the local community to take advantage of China’s fast-growing industries and knowledge transfer opportunities. It will enable CityU to become an international public health hub with significant local and regional impact.