Welcome to City University of Hong Kong (CityU)! Established in 1994, CityU is one of two universities in the world that has achieved the fastest upward trajectory in global university ranking. It is a great honor for me to serve this energetic institution and its community as President.
Uniquely located in the heart of Hong Kong -- Asia's world city, CityU is an innovative hub for world-class research and education. We have 10 Colleges and Schools: Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, Creative Media, Data Science, Energy and Environment, Law, and Graduate Studies, together with 28 academic units. We nurture tomorrow’s global leaders through Inspirational Learning, Interactive Learning and Innovative Learning.
At CityU, we spark a passion that self-motivates our students to learn, help them work and learn within a team, and expose them to explore beyond academic boundaries and embrace inventions. Our students don’t just get a degree from CityU, but receive a wonderful education here.
Not just for our faculty but more so for our students, we need to encourage and even incentivise research that results in scientific, technological or social impact. We cannot do research in everything, but CityU will help whatever research we do have a higher batting average in translating into economic or social use.
CityU is a globally connected university. We actively engage with the local communities, transform challenges into opportunities, and lead in redefining the role of universities for a future world. We have the noble task of preparing Hong Kong’s young people – as well as others who join us – to be ready and full of hope for their tomorrow.
I sincerely invite you to explore CityU in person or through our website. Meet with our faculty, staff members and students. You will be impressed by their professionalism, dedication and unremitting efforts to be the best they can be.
Professor Freddy Boey
President and University Distinguished Professor
14 May 2023