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About College of Science

Considering that the society is moving towards an economy driven by innovation and technology, it is a natural progression to create a College of Science, as pure sciences make the root for technological advancement. Developing from the widely recognised College of Science and Engineering, the College of Science was established on 1 January 2019, comprising the Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Even before the inauguration of the new College, our Departments have been leading their fields in research, teaching and collaborative projects.  Our Mathematics Department continuously ranks in the top 40 mathematics departments in the world.  The Physics Department is particularly strong in theory and computational physics research and has been instrumental in the development of the spallation neutron source facility in Dongguan, China. The Chemistry Department’s strength in design and synthesis of novel molecules and materials has also continued to push the frontiers of our knowledge and understanding. On 1 July 2021, a new Department of Biostatistics, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, was established with a vision to advancing health data science, as well as enhancing collaborations with existing experts in data science, public health and veterinary epidemiology to synergise interdisciplinary education and research across the University.

With a dynamic and dedicated international team of faculty members, the College provides focused programmes that grow and nurture the next generation of creative and innovative specialists for the community. We offer both prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students a clearer, targeted trajectory into their areas of interest. With CityU’s joint-degree programmes with world famous universities, such as Columbia University in the United States, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and our summer internship and exchange opportunities in various parts of the world, we aim to broaden the horizons of our students. Through strong networks with alumni and industries that offer mentorship and career paths for our students, we also strive to expand and develop our students’ potential and cultivate their leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

Science is at the bottom of everything. It may begin small but can lead to infinite possibilities. The College of Science welcomes young scientists to explore the journey and make amazing accomplishments together.