The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the territory's first university, established in 1911. Today, it is recognized globally as a world-class comprehensive research-led university and is consistently highly ranked in international higher-education league tables.
HKU has consistently been ranked as one of the best universities in Asia. The QS World University Rankings places it as 1st in Asia and 23rd in the world.
You'll find the largest international university student population at HKU. In 2010-2011, we have some 6800 students (undergraduates, taught postgraduates, and research postgraduates combined) with a foreign nationality and they come from more than 80 countries.
For the 6th consecutive year, HKU graduates secured virtually full-employment with 99.7% of graduates employed in Hong Kong or internationally for the class of 2012.
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.