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Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is one of the seven universities in Hong Kong, it is also one of the oldest. CUHK was founded in 1963 when New Asia College (1949), Chung Chi College (1951) and United College (1956) were amalgamated. Shaw College joined in 1986 to become one of the four member colleges of today's CUHK.
The university motto, in Chinese, is (博文約禮), meaning "broaden one's intellectual horizon and keep within the bounds of propriety". The words come from the Analects of Confucius. The motto suggests both the intellectual and moral aspects are the emphases of its education.
CUHK hosts one of the only two medical schools in Hong Kong, the other being at the University of Hong Kong.
In 2002, a controversial discussion about the amalgamation of CUHK with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was started by the government, but was later dismissed.
The University's Chancellor is Dr Donald Tsang, KBE, ,GBM, JP, the Chief Executive(Acting) of Hong Kong. The Vice-Chancellor is Professor Lawrence J. Lau, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellors are Prof. Kenneth Young, Prof. Liu Pak-wai and Prof. Cheng Chun-yiu, Jack.
Number of undergraduate students (full-time and part-time): 9,330
Number of postgraduate students: 6,178
Total number of enrolment (post-graduate and undergraduate): 15,508
(figures as of 31 March, 2003)
The University has about 4,900 staff members in which over 1,800 are teaching and research staff.
(figures as of 30 June, 2002)
At present, there are seven faculties: The Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science and Social Science. Fifty-three full-time undergraduate programmes and two part-time degree programmes leading to bachelor's degrees are offered by the sixty-one departments within the seven faculties.
There are a total of fifty-four graduate divisions in CUHK. The University offers ten postgraduate diploma programmes, one hundred and twenty-three master programmes and sixty-one doctoral programmes in the academic year 2002/03.
Postgraduate Hall Complex has around 1,040 places for graduate students in 6 units:
- Postgraduate Halls No.1 to No.6
Chung Chi College provides 1,434 hostel places in its ten hostels:
- Ming Hua Tang
- Wen Lin Tang
- Ying Lin Tang
- Hua Lien Tang
- Theology Building
- Madam S. H. Ho Hall
- Wen Chih Tang
- Lee Shu Pui Hall
- Pentecostal Mission Hall Complex High Block
- Pentecostal Mission Hall Complex Low Block
New Asia College can accommodate 1,070 students in its four hostels:
- Chih Hsing Hall
- Xuesi Hall
- Grace Tien Hall
- Daisy Li Hall
United College provides students with more than 770 places in its four hostels:
- Adam Schall Residence
- Bethlehem Hall
- Hang Seng Hall
- Chan Chun Ha Hostel
Shaw College provides 1,160 places in its three hostels:
- Kuo Mou Hall
- Student Hostel II High Block
- Student Hostel II Low Block
(figures as of 1 March 2003)
Notable CUHK Alumni
- Education in Hong Kong
- List of universities in Hong Kong
- List of buildings, sites and areas in Hong Kong
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