Science education is the key to technological innovations, which not only fuel economic growth in modern society, but also benefit humanity in our daily lives.
Since coming into existence in 1963, the Faculty of Science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has taken pride in providing an ideal environment for active scientific learning and research. With two Schools (Chinese Medicine and Life Sciences) and four Departments (Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics) , the Faculty offers 15 undergraduate programmes and 25 research postgraduate programmes. A quarter of the 2,800 students at the Faculty are working towards their postgraduate degrees. Our teaching curricula value a liberal arts science education for our students, while emphasizing their development of independent and critical thinking, problem solving skills, and creativity.
Over the past several decades, the Faculty of Science has been building up to be a world-class Faculty aiming to lead scientific innovations across a wide range of disciplines. Our impressive list of faculty members and distinguished alumni attests to the fine level of research as well as teaching and learning at our Faculty. Between 2009 and 2011, our faculty members secured over HK$166 million of competitive external funding for research, with the aim of expanding the frontier of human knowledge.
The Faculty of Science is not only engaged in a relentless strive for education and research excellence on the CUHK campus; we are active leaders of teaching and learning development projects to enhance the training of Hong Kong citizens and support the education reform in secondary schools. As the University marches forward, our Faculty is determined to stay in the forefront of scientific education and pursuits. Realizing that truly novel results in higher education and academic research require great efforts and can only be achieved by inspired and passionate students and faculty members, we seek to provide a fun, stimulating, and inspiring environment for our students and teachers to fulfill their scientific aspirations.