Top 60s of CUHK

Top 60s of CUHK

Since 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has been reimagining education, innovating and delivering lasting impact. In celebration of the university’s diamond jubilee in 2023, we will highlight 60 fascinating facts from our 60 years of history and tradition.

Our firsts

  1. CUHK was the first (and only) collegiate university in Hong Kong. In 1963, our university was founded as a federation of three existing colleges – Chung Chi College, New Asia College and United College.
  2. CUHK established Hong Kong’s first graduate school in 1966. The first batch of master’s degrees was awarded the following year.
  3. The University offered several first-of-its-kind business administration programmes in Hong Kong. It launched the first two-year MBA programme in 1966, followed by a three-year part-time MBA programme in 1977, integrated BBA programme in 1986, and Executive MBA programme in 1993.
  4. Established in 1972, CUHK’s Department of Translation was the first of its kind in Hong Kong and Asia.
Best on campus

5. CUHK has the largest university campus in Hong Kong, stretching 138.4 hectares and housing 169 buildings!

6. CUHK’s luxuriant campus boasts the highest greening ratio among local universities, with 60% of our campus is covered by vegetation.

7. The Fok Ying Tung Remote Sensing Science Building at United College is the highest point on campus, as well as one of the most important satellite remote sensing research facilities in Southern China.

8. Route H has the greatest number of stops out of all shuttle bus routes – 21 in total!

Architectural wonders

9. Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, established at CUHK, was the first museum of its kind in the world!

10. New Asia Water Tower and United College Water Tower are sometimes known as the most ‘mysterious’ buildings at CUHK. They were built in the 70s to store and supply freshwater and saltwater to hostels and buildings on the hillside. 

11. The first building on the central campus was the Benjamin Franklin Centre, built in 1969.

12. CUHK’s Herbal Garden has a total area of 100,000 sq ft. It is the largest herbal garden for teaching and research in Hong Kong

We can’t wait to share the other top 60s of CUHK with you in the upcoming months. Stay tuned to our social media!

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