University description (as per official university website)
CityU offers professional education that prepares its students for the challenges and exciting opportunities opening up in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region and throughout the world in business, science and engineering, energy and environment, law, creative media and social sciences. Through its extensive links with relevant industries, CityU provides real-life opportunities for students to work with and learn from professionals in the workplace, from bachelor degrees and postgraduate studies to associate degrees and continuing education.
At CityU, we strive to nurture well-rounded graduates, who are competent professionals, critical thinkers and life-long learners equipped to cope with a globalised work environment and positioned to capitalise on our extensive links to mainland China. Our approach to education is heavily influenced by the philosophy of “whole-person development”, a contemporary theory about learning and development that strongly resembles traditional Chinese educational philosophy. Subject to particular focus are the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic elements of education, coupled with the special attention paid to the emotional and career development aspects typical to Western educational philosophies.
Our teachers are recruited from around the world, each an expert in their profession. Employing interactive, IT-based teaching methodologies, students acquire a first-rate grounding in their chosen subjects and the life-long learning skills needed for the real world.
CityU offers state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities in a high-technology environment to create an ambiance that encourages intellectual curiosity, social interaction, selfexpression and mutual support.
CityU has achieved phenomenal growth since its establishment in 1984. To date, it has a student population of 20,000 enrolled in more than 130 programmes at the associate degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The three Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and the School of Creative Media and School of Law offer bachelors degree and postgraduate programmes. The newly established School of Energy and Environment currently offers postgraduate degree
The Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies strengthens the operation and development of all postgraduate programmes and fosters an ambiance for graduate studies.
The School of Creative Media, the Division of Building Science and Technology and the Community College of City University run associate degree programmes. The School of Continuing and Professional Education helps fulfil the University’s role as a centre for life-long education by providing continuing educational opportunities for the community through selffinancing degree, certificate and short programmes.
The overall academic organization structure is set out below:
College of Business
Economics and Finance
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Applied Social Studies
Asian and International Studies
Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Media and Communication
Public and Social Administration
College of Science and Engineering
Biology and Chemistry
Building and Construction
Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management
Physics and Materials Science
Division of Building Science and Technology
School of Creative Media
School of Energy and Environment
School of Law
Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies
School of Continuing and Professional Education
Community College of City University