Back in 1956 Hong Kong Baptist University was a bold start-up, a private higher education institute born from nothing, save the funding support from the Baptist Convention plus the passion of a group of Chinese...
Back in 1956 Hong Kong Baptist University was a bold start-up, a private higher education institute born from nothing, save the funding support from the Baptist Convention plus the passion of a group of Chinese and American Christian educators. Like all start-ups, we encountered huge challenges in the early days, but for the last 60 years we constantly innovated, reinvigorated, and renewed. And so we succeeded, gaining an enviable reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the community around us and beyond.\\Today, HKBU is widely recognised for its distinctive education that prepares young people with the innovative impulse and creative thinking that the 21st century demands, and balances academic excellence with the development of the whole person.\\To sustain our success, we have to be future-ready. Our students have to be future-ready. This is why we set out a 10-year strategic plan to take us to new heights as a research-led liberal arts institution of global significance. We endeavour to offer the best student experience and promote research excellence that advances knowledge, scholarship and academic leadership fit for the development of Hong Kong, the nation, the region, and the world.\\At the heart of its strategic plan lies a commitment to enhancing world class interdisciplinary research that would influence public thinking and policy making. To maintain its relevance to society and ensure continuance of its contributions to the creation and transfer of knowledge for the benefit of all, HKBU is purposefully investing resources to implement a comprehensive plan of action, including the Talent100 initiative: seeking faculty and research talents from around the world regardless of race, nationality, creed, and religion to teach, conduct research, and advance humanity at our caring university in Hong Kong—Asia's World City.
In 1956, Hong Kong Baptist College was founded by the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong as a post-secondary college committed to the provision of whole person education. In 1983, Hong Kong Baptist College became a fully-funded public tertiary institution. It gained university status in 1994 and was renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).
Today HKBU encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a range of undergraduate programmes, associate degree and higher diploma programmes as well as taught postgraduate programmes and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees. It prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students. Over the years, HKBU has remained committed to academic excellence and the development of the whole person, and has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning.