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Quick facts and figures (academic year 2017-18)

Teaching and Learning

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


Number of students
Undergraduate2322 (74.5%)
Taught Postgraduate334 (10.7%)
Research Postgraduate462 (14.8%)


Internationalisation of students
Number of local students2179 (69.9%)
Number of non-local students939 (30.1%)
Number of countries of non-local students42


student pie chart

Teaching staffaround 200
Professional services staff154

Number of professoriate staff* among teaching staff

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

around 150
Place of origin distribution of professoriate staff

Hong Kong & Mainland China (63%)

Australia & New Zealand (4.6%)

Other Asian Countries (4.6%)

European Countries (13%)

North American Countries (14%)

South American Countries (0.8%)





  • Cumulative number of Research Grants Council (RGC)’s Areas of Excellence (AoE) projects directed by HKU investigators since its inception in 1996 : 5
  • Number of HKU Science professoriate staff ranked by Clarivate Analytics' Essential Science Indicators 2018 (previously Thomson Reuters) as being among the world’s top 1% of scientists (based on the number of citations recorded for their publications) 2017: 22
  • One State Key Laboratory on Synthetic Chemistry (HKU)
  • Cumulative number of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) academician: 4
  • 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 from 2012-17: 97