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Strategic Moves, Quick Facts and Achievements

Quick facts and figures (academic year 2022-23)

Teaching and Learning

7 undergraduate programmes and 9 taught postgraduate programmes are offered by our Faculty.


Number of students
Undergraduate2655 (65.6%)
Taught Postgraduate713 (17.6%)
Research Postgraduate678 (16.8%)


Internationalisation of students
Number of local students2226 (55%)
Number of non-local students1820 (45%)
Number of countries of non-local students44


student distribution

Teaching staff*
*All teaching staff have a PhD degree in their field of expertise
Professional services staff150

Number of professorial staff among teaching staff

Place of origin distribution of professorial staff

Hong Kong & Mainland China (~40%)

Overseas (~60%)



  • Cumulative number of Research Grants Council (RGC)’s Areas of Excellence (AoE) projects directed by HKU investigators since its inception in 1996 : 6
  • Number of HKU Science professoriate staff ranked by Clarivate Analytics' Essential Science Indicators 2022 (previously Thomson Reuters) as being among the world’s top 1% of scientists (based on the number of citations recorded for their publications): 25
  • One State Key Laboratory on Synthetic Chemistry (HKU)
  • HKU-CAS Joint Laboratories: 3

  • Cumulative number of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) academician: 6
  • Number of Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong founding member: 2
  • Cumulative number of Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong member: 1
  • Cumulative number of State Science and Technology Awards in the categories of State Natural Science Award: 9


Knowledge exchange

Patents issued for inventions for the past 3 years: ~60