The University has a range of facilities and resources aimed at making academic inquiry as smooth, invigorating and pleasurable a process as possible. These University facilities also add extra dimensions to life on campus - from the artistic and cultural, to the recreational and athletic. And at CUHK, you can enjoy all the conveniences of Hong Kong's urban centre without the hassle.
The whole campus, including classrooms, student hostels, teaching blocks, academic and administrative buildings, are connected to the University Campus Backbone Network via high-speed Gigabit Ethernet links. Connections within the campus network are via high speed 10 Gigabit or Gigabit Ethernet links.
Students enjoy round-the-clock access to the personal computers in the Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC). Some faculties and departments also provide personal computers to students.
Computer Account and Resources
All registered staff and students with a valid CU Link card are eligible to open a computer account in various ITSC-run computer systems. They can also access the campus network (through wired connections in student hostels and classrooms, and wireless connections in lecture theatres, canteens, libraries and outdoor areas) on campus using their own computing devices.
CUHK Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Programme
After registration, staff and students are provided with a free Wi-Fi Internet access at over 5,000 hotspots throughout Hong Kong and in many eduroam participating universities.
Hong Kong Internet eXchange (HKIX)
Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) plays a crucial part in the provision of Internet services in Hong Kong. It manages both the Hong Kong Internet eXchange (HKIX) and the Hong Kong Internet eXchange 2 (HKIX2), which serve as neutral interconnection points for switching of intra-Hong Kong and intra-Asia-Pacific Internet traffic without routing through US, allowing a faster and less expensive access to local sites.
Three high-performance computing platforms play a versatile role in facilitating research users and sustaining a fast, reliable problem-solving engine.
Software License for CUHK Community
Each year ITSC negotiates a number of deals with software vendors. This gives departments an economical way to acquire and update the software.