Today HKBU encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a range of undergraduate programmes, associate degree and higher diploma programmes as well as taught postgraduate programmes and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees. It prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students. Over the years, HKBU has remained committed to academic excellence and the development of the whole person, and has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning.


To be a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.


HKBU is committed to academic excellence in teaching, research and service, and to the development of the whole person in all these endeavours built upon the heritage of Christian higher education.


Founded 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong. Acquired present status and title 1994
Guiding Principles

Student success in academic achievement and career development
Excellence in learning and research, technology innovation and knowledge transfer
Benefit to the social and economic wellbeing of Hong Kong
Accountability in the use of public resources
Global outreach and international competitiveness

Vision: City University of Hong Kong aspires to become a leading global university, excelling in research and professional education.

Mission: To nurture and develop the talents of students and to create applicable knowledge in order to support social and economic advancement.