Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong

  • #=252 QS Global World Ranking
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 6,851Total Students
  • 865Faculty
  • 3,978Int'l Students

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In 1956, Hong Kong Baptist College was founded as a post-secondary college committed to the provision of whole person education. In 1983, Hong Kong Baptist College became a fully funded public tertiary institution. It gained university status in 1994 and was renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) .

Today, the six Faculties/Schools and the Academy of Visual Arts offer a range of undergraduate programmes, taught and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees, as well as associate degree and higher diploma programmes. HKBU is dedicated to nurturing future generations of civically engaged community members, providing them with a broad-based, creativity inspiring education. HKBU has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning and leverages its excellence in teaching and research for the betterment of society.

In November 2017, HKBU announced its 10-year Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 and refreshed its vision to “being a leading liberal arts university in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.”

At the heart of the vision lies a commitment to enhancing world-class interdisciplinary research that would influence public thinking and policy making. To maintain its relevance to society and ensure continuance of its contributions to the creation and transfer of knowledge for the benefit of all, HKBU is purposefully investing resources to implement a comprehensive plan of action, and will focus on three strategic research clusters, namely: Creative Media and Practice, Health, and Drug Discovery, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Dedicated to driving cutting-edge discovery and scholarship to meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s world, HKBU has established six unique interdisciplinary laboratories to create a platform for great minds to pursue enduring knowledge to meet global challenges. It champions collaborative research across disciplines and faculties, and nurtures young talents to explore their potentials. It coalesces experts and professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, leading to tremendous opportunities for collaborative research and knowledge transfer.

In 2020, HKBU launched the Talent 100 PhD Scholarship Scheme to provide comprehensive and practical doctoral training, in particular interdisciplinary research training. Students admitted will be hosted under the   Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies .

About

In 1956, Hong Kong Baptist College was founded as a post-secondary college committed to the provision of whole person education. In 1983, Hong Kong Baptist College became a fully funded public tertiary institution. It gained university status in 1994 and was renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) .

Today, the six Faculties/Schools and the Academy of Visual Arts offer a range of undergraduate programmes, taught and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees, as well as associate degree and higher diploma programmes. HKBU is dedicated to nurturing future generations of civically engaged community members, providing them with a broad-based, creativity inspiring education. HKBU has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning and leverages its excellence in teaching and research for the betterment of society.

In November 2017, HKBU announced its 10-year Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 and refreshed its vision to “being a leading liberal arts university in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.”

At the heart of the vision lies a commitment to enhancing world-class interdisciplinary research that would influence public thinking and policy making. To maintain its relevance to society and ensure continuance of its contributions to the creation and transfer of knowledge for the benefit of all, HKBU is purposefully investing resources to implement a comprehensive plan of action, and will focus on three strategic research clusters, namely: Creative Media and Practice, Health, and Drug Discovery, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Dedicated to driving cutting-edge discovery and scholarship to meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s world, HKBU has established six unique interdisciplinary laboratories to create a platform for great minds to pursue enduring knowledge to meet global challenges. It champions collaborative research across disciplines and faculties, and nurtures young talents to explore their potentials. It coalesces experts and professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, leading to tremendous opportunities for collaborative research and knowledge transfer.

In 2020, HKBU launched the Talent 100 PhD Scholarship Scheme to provide comprehensive and practical doctoral training, in particular interdisciplinary research training. Students admitted will be hosted under the   Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies .

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University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #=271
  • 2014
    #288
  • 2015
    #=318
  • 2016
    #281
  • 2017
    #=278
  • 2018
    #=299
  • 2019
    #=277
  • 2020
    #261
  • 2021
    #264
  • 2022
    #287
  • 2023
    #=281
  • 2024
    #=295
  • 2025
    #=252

Student & Staff

Total students
6,851

49%
51%

International students
3,978

72%
28%

Total faculty staff
865

394
471

Total students
6,851

49%
51%

International students
3,978

72%
28%

Total faculty staff
865

471
394
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Hong Kong Baptist University advanced Very High 8 no 3978 M EN