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Beyond Boundaries

Dear Colleagues,

CityU is very proud to have presented its first-ever official song. The theme of the Anthem is ‘Beyond Boundaries’, a refrain that reflects our desire for others to experience the CityU story.

As one of the world’s most rapidly rising universities, and one that embraces diversity and intercultural learning, our new Anthem is the perfect vehicle for delivering the CityU spirit, fostering a sense of belonging and emphasising our bold character. 

The lyrics are infused with ancient Chinese wisdom that establishes the song’s sense of place and destiny while the uplifting music conveys a sense of anticipation and promise for the future.

  • A noble person prefers harmony rather than conformity, whereas a villain conforms without harmony.
  • When feelings of pleasure, anger, sorrow or joy are unstirred, the mind is said to be in the state of Equilibrium. When these feelings do get stirred but are expressed in moderation, this may be called the state of Harmony. 

The inaugural version of the Anthem is arranged for orchestra and piano with lyrics in two languages. Later, there will be other languages as well as alternative arrangements, such as a pop version, for different CityU functions.

University is a new chapter in our lives, a place where we strive to achieve our dreams, blaze new trails and make the world a better place. 

I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making this CityU Anthem a reality, and most of all, I hope you enjoy it!

To view the CityU Anthem ‘Beyond Boundaries’, please go to

Way Kuo 
President and University Distinguished Professor

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