Milestones

Milestones

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2022
CUHK and CUHK-Shenzhen introduced a collaborative double major programme spanning both campuses, training talents for the Greater Bay Area
2022
Flag-raising ceremony was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR
2022
Professor John Chai was appointed Council Chairman
2022
Achieved exceptional results in international university rankings: 38th in the QS World University Rankings and 49th in the THE World University Rankings

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2021
CUHK Medical Centre opened
2021
CUHK Strategic Plan 2021–2025 was implemented as the blueprint for University development that runs the gamut from education, student experience, research and innovation to global engagement, talent attraction and development, alumni engagement and institutional advancement, complete with sustainability.

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2020
Online teaching was adopted to ensure continuation of teaching and research. A fund was also set up to support University members affected by the pandemic.
2020
The Diversity and Inclusion Office was established to safeguard and promote the University’s core values of openness, civility and inclusivity
2020
Initiated the innovative APRU Virtual Student Exchange programme which enables students to receive international education without having to leave home

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2019
Celebrated the 55th anniversary
2019
Collaborated with five world-class institutions to offer Dual Degree Programmes

18

2018
Entrepreneurship & Innovative Hub (InnoHub) of CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute opened

17

2017
Professor Rocky S. Tuan was appointed the eighth Vice-Chancellor

16

2016
Ground Breaking Ceremony of the CUHK Medical Centre
2016
Dr Leung Nai-pang, Norman was appointed Council Chairman

15

2015
Establishment of the Stanley Ho Big Data Decision Analytics Research Centre (The first among all tertiary institutions in Hong Kong)
2015
Establishment of Centre for Chinese Classical Learning

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2014
Grand Opening of C.W. Chu College
2014
Wu Yee Sun College celebrated the opening of its new campus
2014
Establishment of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK (SZ)) approved by the State Ministry of Education

13

2013
Grand Opening of the Yasumoto International Academic Park
2013
Celebrated the 50th anniversary
2013
Grand Opening of Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

12

2012
CUHK had operated a four-year normative undergraduate curriculum from its establishment in 1963 up to the mid-1990s. In accordance with territory-wide educational reforms, the University reverted to a 4-year curriculum from September 2012.

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2011
Grand Opening of the teaching hotel and naming of Cheng Yu Tung Building
2011
Professor Poon Wai-yin, Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Science) and professor in the Department of Statistics, was awarded Inaugural UGC Award for Teaching Excellence
2011
Inauguration of the new campuses of S.H. Ho College and Morningside College
2011
CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute opened

10

2010
Professor Lawrence J Lau retired and Professor Joseph JY Sung was appointed the seventh Vice-Chancellor

09

2009
Dr. Vincent H.C. Cheng was appointed Council Chairman
2009
Former Vice-Chancellor Professor Charles K Kao was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
2009
School of Architecture was established

08

2008
CUHK’s teaching and learning was commended by Quality Audit Council of University Grants Committee

07

2007
C.W. Chu College, Wu Yee Sun College and Lee Woo Sing College were established

06

2006
The University adopted a ten-year strategic plan to guide its development for the coming decade
2006
Identified five areas for focused research investment
2006
Morningside College and S.H. Ho College were established

04

2004
Professor Ambrose Y.C. King retired and Professor Lawrence J Lau was appointed the sixth Vice-Chancellor
2004
The School of Law was established (upgraded to Faculty of Law in 2008)

03

2003
Dr Edgar W.K. Cheng was appointed Council Chairman

02

2002
Professor Ambrose Y.C. King succeeded Professor Arthur K.C. Li as the fifth Vice-Chancellor
2002
First conferment of honorary fellowships

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2000
The Institute of Chinese Medicine (ICM) was established

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1999
School of Public Health was established (renamed The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care in 2009)

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1998
The first batch of mainland students were admitted to undergraduate programmes
1998
School of Chinese Medicine was established (originally in the Faculty of Science, transferred to the Faculty of Medicine in 2013)
1998
School of Hotel Management was established (renamed School of Hotel and Tourism Management in 2002)

97

1997
Dr Lee Hon-chiu was appointed Council Chairman

96

1996
Professor Charles K Kao retired and Professor Arthur K.C. Li was appointed the fourth Vice-Chancellor

95

1995
HKIX was set up at CUHK to provide an interconnection point for local internet traffic

93

1993
School of Accountancy was established
1993
CUHK Convocation was established

92

1992
School of Pharmacy was established

91

1991
Department of Nursing was established (renamed Nethersole School of Nursing in 2002)
1991
Faculty of Engineering was established

89

1989
The Senate endorsed the adoption of a flexible credit unit system for undergraduate studies with effect from September 1991

87

1987
Professor Ma Lin retired and Professor Charles K Kao was appointed as the third Vice-Chancellor

86

1986
The undergraduate curriculum was restructured on a credit-unit system. General education was further strengthened.
1986
Shaw College was founded

84

1984
The Provisional Acceptance Scheme for undergraduate programme was implemented

82

1982
Sir Lee Quo-wei was appointed Council Chairman
1982
The first Doctor of Philosophy Degrees were conferred

81

1981
Faculty of Medicine was established
1981
Undergraduate Part-time Degree Programmes were introduced

80

1980
The first PhD programme was launched

78

1978
The first Vice-Chancellor, Dr Li Choh-ming, retired and Professor Ma Lin was appointed the second Vice-Chancellor

76

1976
The report of the Second Fulton Commission was completed. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Ordinance 1976, drafted in accordance with the recommendations of the Fulton Report, came into effect. The Report emphasised academic participation in the governance of the University and the integration of academic departments.

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1975
The Chancellor appointed the Second Fulton Commission

74

1974
Faculty of Business Administration was established

73

1973
New Asia College moved to the campus in Shatin

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1972
University Library opened

71

1971
Sir Yuet-keung Kan was appointed Council Chairman
1971
The University Student Union was inaugurated
1971
United College moved to the campus in Shatin

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1969
The Central Office moved to the campus in Shatin

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1967
Institute of Chinese Studies was established
1967
The first Master’s Degrees were conferred

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1966
Graduate School was established (Hong Kong’s first graduate school)

65

1965
First student exchange programme was launched
1965
School of Education was established (Upgraded to Faculty of Education in 1991)
1965
Department of Extramural Studies was established (renamed School of Continuing Studies in 1994 and School of Continuing and Professional Studies in 2006)

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1964
The motto of the University: 'Bo Wen Yue Li (Through learning and temperance to virtue)' was adopted
1964
The first Vice-Chancellor was installed and the first Honorary Degrees were conferred
1964
The first Bachelor’s Degrees were conferred

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1963
The Hong Kong Government accepted the recommendations of the Fulton Commission. The Provisional Council of the University was established. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Ordinance came into effect. The University Council, with the Honourable Sir Cho-yiu Kwan as the first Chairman, was set up. Dr Li Choh-ming was appointed the first Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
1963
Three Colleges amalgamated to form CUHK
1963
Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Science were established

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1962
Fulton Commission was established

61

1961
The Hong Kong Government appointed a University Preparatory Committee to advise on sites and buildings for The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with Chung Chi College, New Asia College, and United College as constituent colleges.

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1956
United College was founded

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1951
Chung Chi College was founded (Dr Leslie G Kilborn laying the foundation stone of Chung Chi College’s new campus on May 1956)

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1949
New Asia College was founded
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