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University of Hong Kong

Did you know that the University of Hong Kong was opened in 1911, and it is known for being the country’s oldest university? One of its famous graduates is Dr Sun Yat-sen, the founder and first President of the Republic of China. This university is located on the hillsides above Western district. There are four internal courtyards, with two of which have palm trees over 9m tall.

There are 10 faculties in the University of Hong Kong:

  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Libraries are available here. Built in 1912, the university’s library is the oldest academic library in the country with over 2.3 million holdings. Students taking Masters and PhD programmes can always log on to the university’s web-based library catalogue, called DRAGON that allows them to search books, journals and other resources.

Students are also provided with lots of great services such as:

  • Career Education and Placement Centre
  • Personal Development and Counselling Centre
  • Sports and Recreation Programmes/Facilities
  • University Dental Service
  • University Health Service
  • University Museum and Art Gallery (formerly Fung Ping Shan Museum)
  • Computer Centre
  • Centre of Development and Resources for Students
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