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The University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong is abbreviated as HKU (香港大學 in Chinese). They have more than 23,000 students who major in medicine, biological sciences, political sciences and humanities. They were successful in identifying the agent that causes outbreaks of the dreaded SARS virus.

Established in 1912, HKU is the oldest educational institution in the country. It emphasized scientific fields, rather than the humanities. The Japanese invaded Hong Kong in 1941 and damaged some of the buildings on campus. The school would not re-open until 1945. 

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This university is ranked as #30 Top University in the world by QS World University Rankings.

University Profile

University Name University of Hong Kong
Name in Local Language 香港大學
Acronym HKU
Year Established
Motto Sapientia et Virtus (明德格物)
Motto in English Wisdom and virtue


Address Pok Fu Lam Road
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Phone +852 2859 2111
Fax +852 2858 2549
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