To be acknowledged locally, nationally and internationally as a first-class comprehensive research university whose bilingual and multicultural dimensions of student education, scholarly output and contribution to the community consistently meet standards of excellence.
To assist in the preservation, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge by teaching, research and public service in a comprehensive range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of Hong Kong, China as a whole, and the wider world community.
The Chinese University lies on a spacious 134-hectare campus with more than 130 state-of-the-art buildings. It rises from Tolo Harbour just north of Sha Tin.
he University has its origin in three colleges — New Asia College (founded in 1949), Chung Chi College (founded in 1951) and United College (founded in 1956). In 1963, the three colleges were amalgamated to form The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a fourth College — Shaw College, was added in 1986.
At present, there are seven faculties: The Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science and Social Science. Fifty-three full-time undergraduate programmes and two part-time degree programmes leading to bachelor's degrees are offered by the sixty-one departments within the seven faculties.