The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a research-oriented comprehensive university whose scholarly output and contributions to the community achieve the highest standards of excellence. Founded in 1963, CUHK has been guided by its mission to assist in the preservation, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge and a global vision to combine tradition with modernity and to bring together China and the West. As a civic university, CUHK aspires to serve the needs and enhance the well-being of the citizens of Hong Kong, China, and the wider world community. CUHK’s new Strategic Plan seeks to capitalise on its distinct advantages and navigate challenges with a desire to pursue ‘Excellence with Purpose and Responsibility’.
CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialised knowledge and wisdom for life. Academic programmes in an array of disciplines are offered by eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science, and the Graduate School. It is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a college system, providing a wide range of non-formal learning opportunities and delivering pastoral care to students.
CUHK attaches great significance to promoting sustainability. Apart from conducting cutting-edge research into environmental issues and sustainable development, sustainability principles are also incorporated into many aspects of the University, including teaching and learning, campus planning, and community outreach.
The University adopts a holistic and strategic approach for integrating sustainability into its future developments and daily operation, with a series of policies developed to guide its long-term commitment to environmental stewardship, enhance sustainability performance, protect the campus ecosystem, foster engagement and reduce its environmental footprint.
CUHK co-hosts the Hong Kong chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). SDSN Hong Kong seeks to mobilise expertise, information and resources from different sectors to address the most pressing environmental, social and economic issues in Hong Kong and advance sustainable development. The University is also home to the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, the first museum of its kind in the world, to offer an interactive, multimedia exhibition that showcases valuable collections and information about climate change.