President's Welcome


Welcome from the President and Vice-Chancellor

Welcome to HKU!

The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognized, research led, comprehensive university. While recognising the strength of its heritage and traditions, HKU also engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world.

There is one thing about the University that will not change: the importance of its people. HKU’s greatest assets have always been, and will always be, its staff, students, alumni and friends. I look forward to exploring, as a community, the opportunities we already have and those that we can newly create. Together, we can stride confidently into the future, with HKU making ever-greater contributions in education, research, leadership and public engagement, locally and globally.

President and Vice-Chancellor
Peter Mathieson