The University Profile

Students*

Student Admission (New Intakes)

Academic Level Male Female All % Non-local
(Based on Nationality
Academic Level
Male
Female
All
% Non-local
(Based on Nationality)
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
Undergraduate
2,021
2,027
2,522
2,323
4,543
4,350
23.4%
22.5%
Taught Postgraduate
2,761
2,405
3,964
3,777
6,725
6,182
50.9%
51.0%
Research Postgraduate
426
400
383
397
809
797
79.2%
80.1%
All New Intakes
5,208
4,832
6,869
6,497
12,077
11,329
42.4%
42.1%

Enrolment of Students on All Programmes

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Faculty
Undergraduate
Taught Postgraduate
Research Postgraduate
All Levels
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
Architecture
729
739
727
685
121
112
1,577
1,536
Arts
1,918
1,887
802
768
218
211
2,938
2,866
Business and Economics
2,967
2,998
2,319
1,715
141
119
5,427
4,832
Dentistry
425
402
88
69
82
80
595
551
Education
993
992
1,478
1,513
225
211
2,696
2,716
Engineering
2,506
2,567
1,779
1,720
733
670
5,018
4,957
Law
551
565
1,145
1,111
80
76
1,776
1,752
Medicine
3,256
3,131
814
869
781
760
4,851
4,760
Science
2,560
2,416
544
521
594
552
3,698
3,489
Social Sciences
1,631
1,537
1,404
1,403
233
230
3,268
3,170
All Faculties
17,536
17,234
11,100
10,374
3,208
3,021
31,844
30,629
In % Distribution
55.1%
56.3%
34.9%
33.9%
10.1%
9.9%
100%
100%
* All student statistics shown above include students on UGC-funded, self-funded as well as outreach programmes. Exchange-in and visiting students are excluded.

Enrolment of Non-local Students (Based on Nationality)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Region
Undergraduate
Taught Postgraduate
Research Postgraduate
All Levels
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
Headcount
Mainland China
2,107
1,874
3,830
3,510
2,140
1,975
8,077
7,359
Other Asian Countries
1,598
1,654
371
366
197
192
2,166
2,212
Australia and New Zealand
81
80
68
74
15
18
164
172
European Countries
244
249
253
245
100
101
597
595
North American Countries
165
184
211
219
59
59
435
462
Others (e.g. Central
and South America,
African Countries)
18
12
22
26
29
25
69
63
All Regions
4,213
4,053
4,755
4,440
2,540
2,370
11,508
10,863
%
Mainland China
50.0%
46.2%
80.5%
79.1%
84.3%
83.3%
70.2%
67.7%
Other Asian Countries
37.9%
40.8%
7.8%
8.2%
7.8%
8.1%
18.8%
20.4%
Australia and New Zealand
1.9%
2.0%
1.4%
1.7%
0.6%
0.8%
1.4%
1.6%
European Countries
5.8%
6.1%
5.3%
5.5%
3.9%
4.3%
5.2%
5.5%
North American Countries
3.9%
4.5%
4.4%
4.9%
2.3%
2.5%
3.8%
4.3%
Others (e.g. Central
and South America,
African Countries)
0.4%
0.3%
0.5%
0.6%
1.1%
1.1%
0.6%
0.6%
All Regions
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%

HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)

Enrolment of Students in Local Programmes Run by HKU SPACE in 2020-21

88,372

Enrolment of Students in Mainland Programmes Run by HKU SPACE in 2020-21

4,328

Graduates*

Cumulative Number of Alumni as of August 2021

253,100

Graduates of All Programmes

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Academic Level
Male
Female
All
% Non-local
(Based on Nationality)
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
Undergraduate
1,896
1,740
2,253
2,174
4,149
3,914
22.6%
20.0%
Taught Postgraduate
2,453
2,209
3,802
3,539
6,255
5,748
51.6%
52.6%
Research Postgraduate
311
276
318
278
629
554
74.6%
74.7%
All Graduates
4,660
4,225
6,373
5,991
11,033
10,216
42.0%
41.3%

Distribution of Non-local Graduates (Based on Nationality)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Region
Undergraduate
Taught Postgraduate
Research Postgraduate
All Levels
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
Headcount
Mainland China
453
343
2,701
2,554
377
338
3,531
3,235
Other Asian Countries
337
319
217
192
43
34
597
545
Australia and New Zealand
26
20
38
36
7
4
71
60
European Countries
75
52
135
124
26
23
236
199
North American Countries
43
46
121
105
12
15
176
166
Others (e.g. Central
and South America,
African Countries)
3
2
17
12
4
-
24
14
All Regions
937
782
3,229
3,023
469
414
4,635
4,219
%
Mainland China
48.3%
43.9%
83.6%
84.5%
80.4%
81.6%
76.2%
76.7%
Other Asian Countries
36.0%
40.8%
6.7%
6.4%
9.2%
8.2%
12.9%
12.9%
Australia and New Zealand
2.8%
2.6%
1.2%
1.2%
1.5%
1.0%
1.5%
1.4%
European Countries
8.0%
6.6%
4.2%
4.1%
5.5%
5.6%
5.1%
4.7%
North American Countries
4.6%
5.9%
3.7%
3.5%
2.6%
3.6%
3.8%
3.9%
Others (e.g. Central
and South America,
African Countries)
0.3%
0.3%
0.5%
0.4%
0.9%
0.0%
0.5%
0.3%
All Regions
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%

All graduate statistics shown above include graduates on UGC-funded, self-funded as well as outreach programmes. 

Number of Programmes#

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# The number of programmes listed above include where applicable, programmes offered in the full-time and part-time modes which are counted as separate programmes. The counting of research postgraduate programmes is based on the academic departments with research postgraduate students enrolled in the year under reference.

Staff +

Number of Staff in Headcount

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Category of Staff
Male
Female
All
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
Professoriate
798
798
310
296
1,108
1,094
Research and Non-professoriate Teaching
1,458
1,425
1,641
1,543
3,099
2,968
Other Academic
38
39
21
25
59
64
Administrative and Support
759
729
2,276
2,219
3,035
2,948
Technical
777
764
558
514
1,335
1,278
All Staff
3,830
3,755
4,806
4,597
8,636
8,352

Distribution of Non-local Professoriate Staff (Based on Nationality)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Region
Headcount
%
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
Mainland China
305
279
41.6%
39.6%
Other Asian Countries
105
96
14.3%
13.6%
Australia and New Zealand
47
51
6.4%
7.2%
European Countries
125
126
17.1%
17.9%
North American Countries
147
148
20.1%
21.0%
Others (e.g. Central and South America,
African Countries)
4
4
0.5%
0.6%
All Regions
733
704
100%
100%

+ All staff statistics shown above include UGC-funded and self-funded staff. Honorary and visiting staff are excluded.

Research

Research Funding

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Fund Source
HK$ (in Million)
%
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
Block Grant from University Grants Committee
2,801.8
2,505.6
52.0%
55.3%
Research Grants Council / University Grants Committee
860.2
557.8
16.0%
12.3%
Other External Sources*
1,279.0
1,094.0
23.7%
24.1%
Income from Research-related Endowment Funds
449.0
373.0
8.3%
8.2%
Total Research Funding
5,390.0
4,530.5
100%
100%

* Includes the following fund sources: government, private, industry and HKU Foundation.

Research Projects (Ongoing and New)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Broad Disciplinary Area
Research Grants Project
Research Contract Project
All
No. of Projects
Value
(in HK$ M)
No. of Projects
Value
(in HK$ M)
No. of Projects
Value
(in HK$ M)
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
2020–21
2019–20
Biology and Medicine
3,860
3,134
7,224.7
6,193.7
357
306
1,330.5
1,392.4
4,216
3,440
8,555.2
7,586.1
Engineering
765
684
1,048.7
868.3
154
122
199.6
160.3
919
806
1,248.4
1,028.7
Humanities,
Social Sciences
and Business
Studies
1,544
1,361
2,163.8
1,836.7
197
188
363.1
340.1
1,741
1,548
2,526.9
2,176.8
Physical Sciences
588
512
713.4
527.3
39
31
86.4
79.9
627
543
799.8
607.2
All Disciplines
6,757
5,691
11,150.7
9,426.1
746
647
1,979.7
1,972.7
7,503
6,338
13,130.4
11,398.8

Cumulative Number of Patents Granted (since 1998 and up to June 2021)

# Multiple types refer to patent granted which covers more than one of those types specified.

Library Resources

Number of Bound Volumes in Main and Specialist Libraries 2020–21

E-resources 2020–21

Total Number of Registered Library Users 2020–21

122,599

Student Learning Support Resources / Services 2020–21

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Type
Number
Total Library Seats
2,982
Group Discussion Rooms
58
Single Study Carrels / Rooms for Postgraduate Students
Main Library
60
Law Library
38
Medical Library
33
24 Hours Library Seats for All
302
Computer Workstations
463
Wireless Network Access Points
189
Postgraduate Library Workshops
104
Information and Referral Service
68,838 Reference Transactions

Computer and Network Resources

Computing and Network Resources (as of June 2021)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Type
Number
Number of Wired Network Access Points
56,072
Number of Wireless Network Access Points
8,225
Total Bandwidth for Direct Connection to the Internet and Research / Education Networks
22.0 (in Gbps)
Aggregated Central Computing Power for Teaching and Research Purposes (Theoretical Peak Computing Speed)
901.7 (in TFLOPS)

Giving to HKU

Donation Facts 2020–21

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Total Number of Gifts Received
7,060
Total Amount of Donations
HK$639M
Total Number of Donors
4,844
Number of First-time Donors
4,041
Ratio of Alumni vs Non-alumni Donors
73 : 27

Distribution of Donations 2020–21

Finance

An Analysis of Consolidated Income and Expenditure for the Year Ended June 30, 2021

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Revenue
HK$’000
%
Government Subventions
5,917,304
40.4%
Tuition, Programmes and Other Fees
3,459,675
23.6%
Donations and Benefactions
579,719
4.0%
Auxiliary Services
345,805
2.4%
Interest and Investment Gain
3,301,846
22.5%
Other Income
1,044,264
7.1%
Total Revenue
14,648,613
100%
 
Expenditure
HK$’000
%
Teaching, Learning and Research
8,357,686
74.3%
Teaching and Research
7,389,199
65.7%
Library
240,778
2.1%
Central Computing Facilities
228,655
2.0%
Other Academic Services
499,054
4.4%
Institutional Support
2,893,230
25.7%
Management and General
536,966
4.8%
Premises and Related Expenses
1,509,766
13.4%
Student and General Education Services
586,118
5.2%
Other Activities
260,380
2.3%
Total Expenditure
11,250,916
100%

Space

Distribution of Space by Categories Based on Total Gross Covered Floor Area (as of June 2021)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Category
Gross Covered Floor Area (in sq. m.)
%
Academic Space
311,942
45.5%
Central Libraries
44,733
6.5%
Central Administration and Maintenance
27,838
4.1%
Student and Staff Amenities
31,713
4.6%
Sports Facilities
11,571
1.7%
Student Halls of Residence and Staff Quarters
250,832
36.6%
Others (Including HKU Museum and HKU Press)
6,554
1.0%
All Categories
685,183
100%

HKU SPACE Gross Covered Floor Area (as of June 2021)

40,553 sq. m.

Land Holdings (as of June 2021)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Site
Lot Area (in Hectares)
Hong Kong Island
Main Campus
17.7
Medical Campus
4.2
Other Sites on Pokfulam
23.4
New Territories
Kadoorie Centre
9.6
All
54.9

Halls and Student Residences (as of June 2021)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Number of Places
Number
Existing
6,200
Planned
2,450

Some percentages or figures in this section do not add up to 100% or total owing to rounding.