About Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Baptist College was founded in 1956 as a post-secondary college committed to the provision of a whole person education. In 1983, it became a fully-funded public tertiary institution, and the College gained university status just over a decade later. It was renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) in 1994.

Today, the seven faculties/schools and the Academy of Visual Arts offer a range of undergraduate programmes, taught and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as associate degree and higher diploma programmes.

HKBU is dedicated to nurturing future generations of civically engaged community members, and it provides them with a broad-based, transdisciplinary and creative education. As one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning, HKBU has remained committed over the years to the pursuit of excellence across a wide range of disciplines, from the arts, business, and social sciences to science and technology, Chinese medicine and sport.

With its fundamental strengths in the arts and humanities, HKBU offers an education and research environment that focuses on the human dimensions of technological progress, and at the same time, the University is using technology to push the envelope of human imagination in the arts and cultural sphere in our quest to build a more compassionate society.