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Strategic Moves, Quick Facts and Achievements

Quick facts and figures (academic year 2021-22)

Teaching and Learning

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


Number of students
Undergraduate2736 (69.6%)
Taught Postgraduate545 (13.9%)
Research Postgraduate648 (16.5%)


Internationalisation of students
Number of local students2460 (62.6%)
Number of non-local students1469 (37.4%)
Number of countries of non-local students41


student distribution

Teaching staff188
Professional services staff146

Number of professorial staff* among teaching staff

*All professorial staff have a PhD degree in their field of expertise

Place of origin distribution of professorial staff

Hong Kong & Mainland China (~60%)

Overseas (~40%)



  • 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 2021 (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: 5
  • 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