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GBIA: About the University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong, as a leading international institution of higher learning in Asia, strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, contributing to the advancement of society and the development of leaders through a global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China.

HKU is an international institution and English is the medium of teaching and learning. About 50 percent of the academic staff and 25 percent of the student body are from outside Hong Kong. In the 2009-2010 academic year, there were 22,139 students (11,589 undergraduates, 10,550 postgraduates), of which around 6,388 were Mainland Chinese and international students.

HKU is ranked 22 worldwide (and the highest in Asia) in the “2011 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking”, while the “2011 The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking” puts HKU as 34 worldwide and second in Asia. It is no doubt that HKU has emerged as one of the top universities both globally and regionally. More information on HKU today can be found at: http://www.hku.hk/about/.

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