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Quick facts and figures (academic year 2020-21)

Teaching and Learning

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


Number of students
Undergraduate2747 (70.1%)
Taught Postgraduate544 (13.9%)
Research Postgraduate628 (16%)


Internationalisation of students
Number of local students2587 (66%)
Number of non-local students1332 (34%)
Number of countries of non-local students42


student distribution

Teaching staff180
Professional services staff148

Number of professoriate staff* among teaching staff

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

Place of origin distribution of professoriate staff

Hong Kong & Mainland China (65%)

Australia & New Zealand (4%)

Other Asian Countries (4%)

European Countries (14%)

North American Countries (12%)

South American Countries (1%)

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  • 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 2020 (previously Thomson Reuters) as being among the world’s top 1% of scientists (based on the number of citations recorded for their publications): 23
  • 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 from 2012-19: 140