Welcome from the Provost

Thank you for visiting this page. For visitors from afar, we very much appreciate your interest in the University.

CUHK is a comprehensive research university. Founded in 1963, the University has come a long way in establishing itself as a destination of choice for both local and non-local students. With eight Faculties and a Graduate School, CUHK has strengths in diverse research fields, and is known for its commitment to achieving excellence with purpose and responsibility.

In 2023, CUHK celebrates its 60th anniversary, which holds special significance in Chinese culture. The dedication of generations past has prepared the University to scale new heights, especially in areas highlighted in “CUHK 2025,” the University’s Strategic Plan. New academic programmes aimed at preparing our students for a rapidly changing future have been developed. These include new core courses in digital literacy and understanding China. A new Co-op Programme has also been introduced. The University offers many learning and knowledge transfer opportunities in China, especially the Greater Bay Area. Strategic research areas have been identified and developed, including China Studies, Innovative Biomedicine, Information and Automation Technology, and Environment and Sustainability. Recognizing the need to address the growing climate crisis, CUHK is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2038, when we celebrate our 75th anniversary.

Talent attraction and development will form a key focus as the University embarks on a second sexagenary cycle, called a “jiazi (甲子)” in Chinese. As a small, open economy, Hong Kong is committed to investing in its people and serving as an international education hub, and CUHK plays a central part in that effort. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowships, CUHK Postdoctoral Fellowships and the CUHK Vice-Chancellor Early Career Professorships are some of the initiatives the University has taken to strengthen “team CUHK” and “team Hong Kong.” Deepened collaboration with CUHK Shenzhen, which was established in 2014 and has since become a top university in mainland China, and our international partners marks another strategic goal in our work ahead. “Combining tradition with modernity; bringing together China and the West (結合傳統與現代, 融會中國與西方)” has stood at the heart of the mission of CUHK since its inception and will continue to guide our aspirations.

In these pages, you will find a synopsis of the work of the Office of the Provost and links to other webpages that will provide a fuller view of the University. We are the only collegiate university in Hong Kong, with nine colleges providing residential and non-formal learning and pastoral care for all our undergraduate students. The work we have been doing to promote diversity and inclusion, which are core values of the University, may also be of interest.

I invite you to explore CUHK through these pages and better still, for new friends and old, to visit CUHK in person. I dare say we have the most beautiful and greenest campus among all the universities in Hong Kong. Please feel free to get in touch if we may be of help in introducing you to CUHK further.

Yours sincerely,

Alan K.L. Chan
Provost and J.S. Lee Professor of Chinese Culture

Latest Updates

[20 May 2024] 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong 22nd Honorary Fellowship Presentation Ceremony

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held its 22nd Honorary Fellowship Presentation Ceremony today (20 May 2024) on campus. Seven distinguished people, listed below in alphabetical order by family name, were appointed honorary fellows in recognition of their remarkable accomplishments in their respective fields and their exceptional contributions to the University and the wider community.

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[1 Jan 2024] 

CUHK holds flag-raising ceremony on New Year’s Day

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held a New Year’s Day flag-raising ceremony on campus today (1 January). CUHK’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Chan Wai-yee, Council members, the University’s management, staff, students and friends participated in the ceremony.

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[10 Dec 2023] 

CUHK holds its 60th Anniversary Banquet Over 2,000 guests mark major milestone in Asia’s higher education 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong held its 60th Anniversary Banquet tonight (10 December), bringing together over 2,000 CUHK students, staff, alumni, mainland and international partners, and friends to celebrate the institution’s achievements, culture and academic spirit.

The honourable Mr Paul Chan Mo-po, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong government and CUHK alumnus attended as Guest of Honour. Mr Chan delivered an address and congratulated the University on its diamond jubilee. Professor John Chai Yat-chiu, CUHK’s Council Chairman, Professor Rocky S. Tuan, CUHK’s Vice-Chancellor and President, and Ms Lina Yan Hau-yee, Chairperson of CUHK’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Steering Committee, also addressed the Banquet and spoke passionately about CUHK’s history and its future development.

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[9 Nov 2023] 

CUHK holds 92nd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held its 92nd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees today (9 November). Professor John Y. Chai, Chairman of the CUHK Council, presided at the Congregation, while Acting Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Alan K.L. Chan delivered an address. The day’s celebrations began with a formal flag-raising ceremony where the national flag of the People’s Republic of China, the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the CUHK flag were raised to a rendition of the national anthem.

CUHK confers honorary doctorates on three distinguished people

Three distinguished people were awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to economic development, scientific and educational progress in Hong Kong and around the world (in alphabetical order of family name): Dr Norman Chan Tak-lam, Dr Norman Leung Nai-pang and Professor Helga Nowotny. Professor Nowotny was unable to attend the Congregation. The University conferred the degree on her in absentia.

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