City University of Hong Kong (Abbreviation: CityU; Chinese: 香港城市大學) is a public research university located in Kowloon, Hong Kong, in the affluent neighborhood of Kowloon Tong.
It was founded in 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and became a fully accredited university in 1994. It is one of the eight government-funded degree-granting tertiary institutions.
City University of Hong Kong is organized into three colleges and four schools, including College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, School of Creative Media, School of Energy and Environment, School of Law, and School of Veterinary Medicine which was established in partnership with Cornell University. CityU offers over 50 bachelor’s degree programmes through its constituent colleges and schools. It also offers dual degree programs with world renowned universities such as Columbia University. Postgraduate degree programmes are offered by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies.
City University of Hong Kong is globally recognised as a top institution of higher learning and research. CityU is ranked #57 in the world in the QS World University Rankings. In particular, the College of Business is well known for their cutting-edge research. It is ranked #57 in the world and #2 in Asia by the U.S. News & World Report. It is also ranked #33 in the world and #2 in Asia in the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Ranking.