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Strategic Moves, Quick Facts and Achievements

Quick facts and figures (academic year 2023-24)

Teaching and Learning

7 undergraduate programmes and 8 taught postgraduate programmes are offered by our Faculty.


Number of students
Undergraduate2763 (63.8%)
Taught Postgraduate846 (19.5%)
Research Postgraduate724 (16.7%)


Internationalisation of students
Number of local students2283 (52.7%)
Number of non-local students2050 (47.3%)
Number of countries of non-local students49


student distribution

Teaching staff*
*All teaching staff have a PhD degree in their field of expertise
Professional services staff151

Number of professorial staff among teaching staff

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 2023 (previously Thomson Reuters) as being among the world’s top 1% of scientists (based on the number of citations recorded for their publications): 28
  • One State Key Laboratory on Synthetic Chemistry (HKU)
  • HKU-CAS Joint Laboratories: 3

  • Members/ Foreign members of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS): 6
  • Memberships of foreign academies: 8
  • Members of Hong Kong Academy of Sciences: 4
  • Cumulative number of State Science and Technology Awards in the categories of State Natural Science Award: 9


Knowledge exchange

Patents granted for inventions for the past 3 years: 92