The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a public research university in Ma Liu Shui, Hong Kong, formally established in 1963 by a charter granted by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It is the territory's second-oldest university and was founded as a federation of three existing colleges – Chung Chi College, New Asia College and United College.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. Today, it has become a regional leader with a global reputation and is consistently ranked among the best and most international in the world.
CUHK’s eight Faculties and Graduate School provide robust and substantive academic training to over 20,000 students, while it’s unique college system brings together teachers, students and alumni in a closely-knit community to learn, share and grow.
CUHK has long been promoting interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national, and international scale. In its latest strategic plan, CUHK has identified four strategic research areas to build on its strengths and leading advantages in those areas to address some of the most pressing issues of the world today. These areas are China: Tradition and Modernity; Innovative Biomedicine; Information and Automation Technology; and Environment and Sustainability.
CUHK is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, biotechnological improvement of rice strains, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications. The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its 5 State Key Laboratories, 6 InnoHK Centres, 11 Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions.
CUHK boasts a galaxy of distinguished scholars and researchers who are highly regarded authorities in various specialties, including 1 Nobel Laureate, 1 Fields Medalist, 1 Turing Award winner, 7 Academicians and 1 Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2 Academicians and 1 Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 36 IEEE Fellows.
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