THE UNIVERSITY PROFILE

THE UNIVERSITY PROFILE

THE UNIVERSITY PROFILE

Students*

Student Admission (New Intakes)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Academic Level
Male
Female
All
% International
(Based on Nationality)
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
Undergraduate
2,027
1,918
2,323
2,411
4,350
4,329
22.5%
25.3%
Taught Postgraduate
2,405
2,212
3,777
3,583
6,182
5,795
51.0%
50.2%
Research Postgraduate
400
402
397
389
797
791
80.1%
79.5%
All New Intakes
4,832
4,532
6,497
6,383
11,329
10,915
42.1%
42.4%

Enrolment of Students on All Programmes

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Faculty
Undergraduate
Taught Postgraduate
Research Postgraduate
All Levels
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
Architecture
739
723
685
673
112
103
1,536
1,499
Arts
1,887
1,933
768
673
211
208
2,866
2,814
Business and Economics
2,998
3,031
1,715
1,391
119
96
4,832
4,518
Dentistry
402
375
69
52
80
73
551
500
Education
992
1,011
1,513
1,534
211
202
2,716
2,747
Engineering
2,567
2,551
1,720
1,731
670
608
4,957
4,890
Law
565
559
1,111
1,093
76
67
1,752
1,719
Medicine
3,131
3,053
869
834
760
750
4,760
4,637
Science
2,416
2,355
521
444
552
530
3,489
3,329
Social Sciences
1,537
1,515
1,403
1,388
230
235
3,170
3,138
All Faculties
17,234
17,106
10,374
9,813
3,021
2,872
30,629
29,791
In % Distribution
56.3%
57.4%
33.9%
32.9%
9.9%
9.6%
100%
100%

Enrolment of International Students (Based on Nationality)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Region
Undergraduate
Taught Postgraduate
Research Postgraduate
All Levels
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
Headcount
Mainland China
1,874
1,785
3,510
3,159
1,975
1,835
7,359
6,779
Other Asian Countries
1,654
1,515
366
378
192
186
2,212
2,079
Australia and New Zealand
80
108
74
75
18
21
172
204
European Countries
249
293
245
251
101
113
595
657
North American Countries
184
207
219
230
59
64
462
501
Others (e.g. Central
and South America,
African Countries)
12
12
26
40
25
24
63
76
All Regions
4,053
3,920
4,440
4,133
2,370
2,243
10,863
10,296
%
Mainland China
46.2%
45.5%
79.1%
76.4%
83.3%
81.8%
67.7%
65.8%
Other Asian Countries
40.8%
38.6%
8.2%
9.1%
8.1%
8.3%
20.4%
20.2%
Australia and New Zealand
2.0%
2.8%
1.7%
1.8%
0.8%
0.9%
1.6%
2.0%
European Countries
6.1%
7.5%
5.5%
6.1%
4.3%
5.0%
5.5%
6.4%
North American Countries
4.5%
5.3%
4.9%
5.6%
2.5%
2.9%
4.3%
4.9%
Others (e.g. Central
and South America,
African Countries)
0.3%
0.3%
0.6%
1.0%
1.1%
1.1%
0.6%
0.7%
All Regions
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
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.

HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)

Enrolment of Students in Local Programmes Run by HKU SPACE in 2019–20

83,888

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Enrolment of Students in Mainland Programmes Run by HKU SPACE in 2019–20

5,396

Graduates*

Cumulative Number of Alumni as of August 2020

242,700

Graduates of All Programmes

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Academic Level
Male
Female
All
% International
(Based on Nationality)
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
Undergraduate
1,740
1,801
2,174
2,188
3,914
3,989
20.0%
19.3%
Taught Postgraduate
2,209
2,071
3,539
3,394
5,748
5,465
52.6%
51.9%
Research Postgraduate
276
312
278
282
554
594
74.7%
77.9%
All Graduates
4,225
4,184
5,991
5,864
10,216
10,048
41.3%
40.5%

Distribution of International Graduates (Based on Nationality)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Region
Undergraduate
Taught Postgraduate
Research Postgraduate
All Levels
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
Headcount
Mainland China
343
313
2,554
2,261
338
382
3,235
2,956
Other Asian Countries
319
263
192
223
34
39
545
525
Australia and New Zealand
20
42
36
39
4
4
60
85
European Countries
52
79
124
154
23
19
199
252
North American Countries
46
69
105
131
15
11
166
211
Others (e.g. Central
and South America,
African Countries)
2
2
12
30
-
8
14
40
All Regions
782
768
3,023
2,838
414
463
4,219
4,069
%
Mainland China
43.9%
40.8%
84.5%
79.7%
81.6%
82.5%
76.7%
72.6%
Other Asian Countries
40.8%
34.2%
6.4%
7.9%
8.2%
8.4%
12.9%
12.9%
Australia and New Zealand
2.6%
5.5%
1.2%
1.4%
1.0%
0.9%
1.4%
2.1%
European Countries
6.6%
10.3%
4.1%
5.4%
5.6%
4.1%
4.7%
6.2%
North American Countries
5.9%
9.0%
3.5%
4.6%
3.6%
2.4%
3.9%
5.2%
Others (e.g. Central
and South America,
African Countries)
0.3%
0.3%
0.4%
1.1%
0.0%
1.7%
0.3%
1.0%
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
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
Professoriate
798
786
296
298
1,094
1,084
Research and Non-Professoriate Teaching
1,425
1,284
1,543
1,487
2,968
2,771
Other Academic
39
42
25
18
64
60
Administrative and Support
729
704
2,219
2,156
2,948
2,860
Technical
764
733
514
470
1,278
1,203
All Staff
3,755
3,549
4,597
4,429
8,352
7,978

Distribution of International Professoriate Staff (Based on Nationality)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Region
Headcount
%
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
Mainland China
279
254
39.6%
37.5%
Other Asian Countries
96
100
13.6%
14.7%
Australia and New Zealand
51
52
7.2%
7.7%
European Countries
126
125
17.9%
18.4%
North American Countries
148
144
21.0%
21.2%
Others (e.g. Central and South America,
African Countries)
4
3
0.6%
0.4%
All Regions
704
678
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)
%
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
Block Grant from University Grants Committee
2,505.6
2,350.0
55.3%
65.0%
Research Grants Council / University Grants Committee
557.8
366.8
12.3%
10.1%
Other External Sources*
1,094.0
769.0
24.1%
21.3%
Income from Research-related Endowment Funds
373.0
131.0
8.2%
3.6%
Total Research Funding
4,530.5
3,616.9
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)
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
2019-20
2018-19
Biology and Medicine
3,134
3,097
6,193.7
5,839.4
306
284
1,392.4
1,199.9
3,440
3,380
7,586.1
7,039.3
Engineering
684
709
868.3
770.2
122
114
160.3
143.2
806
823
1,028.7
913.5
Humanities,
Social Sciences
and Business
Studies
1,361
1,290
1,836.7
1,531.2
188
187
340.1
477.0
1,548
1,478
2,176.8
2,008.1
Physical Sciences
512
473
527.3
654.8
31
26
79.9
50.5
543
499
607.2
705.2
All Disciplines
5,691
5,569
9,426.1
8,795.5
647
611
1,972.7
1,870.6
6,338
6,180
11,398.8
10,666.1

Cumulative Number of Patents Granted (since 1998 and up to June 2020)

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# 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 2019–20

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E-resources 2019–20

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Total Number of Registered Library Users 2019–20

122,076

Student Learning Support Resources / Services 2019–20

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Type
Number
Total Library Seats
3,193
Group Discussion Rooms
54
Single Study Carrels / Rooms for Postgraduate Students
Main Library
60
Law Library
38
Medical Library
35
24 Hours Library Seats for All
297
Computer Workstations
480
Wireless Network Access Points
189
Postgraduate Library Workshops
117 Workshops
Information and Referral Service
55,975 Reference Transactions

Computer and Network Resources

Computing and Network Resources (as of June 2020)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Type
Number
Number of Wired Network Access Points
55,142
Number of Wireless Network Access Points
6,076
Total Bandwidth for Direct Connection to the Internet and Research / Education Networks
23.1 (in Gbps)
Aggregated Central Computing Power for Teaching and Research Purposes (Theoretical Peak Computing Speed)
132.6 (in TFLOPS)

Giving To HKU

Donation Facts 2019–20

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Total Number of Gifts Received
7,721
Total Amount of Donations
HK$1.27B
Total Number of Donors
5,543
Number of First-time Donors
4,110
Ratio of Alumni vs Non-Alumni Donors
83 : 17

Distribution of Donations 2019–20

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Finance

An Analysis of Consolidated Income and Expenditure for the Year Ended June 30, 2020

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Revenue
HK$’000
%
Government Subventions
6,103,359
48.8%
Tuition, Programmes and Other Fees
3,280,160
26.2%
Donations and Benefactions
1,232,274
9.8%
Auxiliary Services
394,497
3.2%
Interest and Investment Gain
533,223
4.3%
Other Income
970,626
7.8%
Total Revenue
12,514,139
100%
 
Expenditure
HK$’000
%
Teaching, Learning and Research
8,056,174
72.6%
Teaching and Research
7,141,147
64.4%
Library
267,883
2.4%
Central Computing Facilities
215,357
1.9%
Other Academic Services
431,787
3.9%
Institutional Support
3,035,558
27.4%
Management and General
581,370
5.2%
Premises and Related Expenses
1,591,150
14.3%
Student and General Education Services
587,901
5.3%
Other Activities
275,137
2.5%
Total Expenditure
11,091,732
100%

Space

Distribution of Space by Categories Based on Total Gross Covered Floor Area (as of June 2020)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Category
Gross Covered Floor Area (in sq. m.)
%
Academic Space
311,191
43.8%
Central Libraries
44,733
6.3%
Central Administration and Maintenance
27,838
3.9%
Student and Staff Amenities
29,865
4.2%
Sports Facilities
14,441
2.0%
Student Halls of Residence and Staff Quarters
275,627
38.8%
Others (Including HKU Museum and HKU Press)
6,554
0.9%
All Categories
710,249
100%

HKU SPACE Gross Covered Floor Area (as of June 2020)

40,553 sq. m.

Land Holdings (as of June 2020)

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
23.2
New Territories
Kadoorie Centre
9.6
All
54.7

Halls and Student Residences (as of June 2020)

Academic Level Male Female All % International
(Based on Nationality
Number of Places
Number
Existing
6,500
Planned
2,450