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Message from Dean

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Our ambitious vision of being pre-eminent in Hong Kong, leading in Asia and highly competitive globally has set a high standard for all our works. To achieve our aspirations, we have deliberated and developed the Five-year Plan, which commenced in 2017. The plan is also formulated to align with HKU’s vision of ‘3 + 1’ Is, namely ‘Internationalisation’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Interdisciplinary’, and all three to make ‘Impact’ on society.


The Faculty is close to 80 years old, and we have achieved much in that time. This plan is designed to build on those eight decades and to aid our development for the next eight. We are not complacent, the world is a competitive and fast-moving place. We need to adapt what we do, and how we do it to remain in our leading position.   

‘Only the wisest and stupidest men never change.’



Professor Matthew R Evans
Dean of Science