University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong, opened in 1911, is the city’s oldest university. Among its distinguished list of graduates is Dr Sun Yat-sen, the founder and first president of the Republic of China.

Located on the hillsides above the western end of Hong Kong Island, the university is best approached from the Mid-Levels. The campus includes the University Museum and Art Gallery, which is the oldest museum in Hong Kong. It houses Chinese art and antiquities, principally ceramics, bronzes and paintings. The bronze collection includes the world's largest collection of Yuan dynasty (1271–1368) Nestorian crosses.

The oldest structure on the campus is the university’s Main Building. Completed in 1912, this imposing colonial-style structure is supported by granite colonnades and surmounted by a tall clock tower and four turrets. The campus also includes four declared monuments: Exteriors of the Main Building, University Hall, Hung Hing Ying Building, and Tang Chi Ngong Building. There are four internal courtyards, two of which have palm trees over nine metres tall.

Info
Address:
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong Island
Tel:
+852 2859 2111
Website:
hku.hk
How to get there
MTR HKU Station Exit A.
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