Ministry of Education approves the official establishment of City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan).


City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education officially approved the establishment of City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan), hereinafter referred to as “CityUHK (Dongguan)”, on April 16. This important milestone marks a new chapter in higher education cooperation within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and further strengthens CityUHK’s leading position in innovative education and talent development.

Mr. Lester Garson Huang, Chairman of CityUHK Board, expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Education, the Guangdong Provincial Department of Education and the Dongguan Municipal People’s Government for their continued support to CityUHK (Dongguan). He stated: “CityUHK (Dongguan) is strategically located in the Songshan Lake High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Science City), a comprehensive state-level high-tech industrial development zone. CityUHK (Dongguan) is poised to become a crucial hub for industry, academia and research collaboration.”

Professor Freddy Boeychairman of CityUHK, affirmed that “CityUHK (Dongguan) will uphold the educational philosophy of CityUHK and promote an educational environment that is inspiring, interactive and innovative under the principle of ‘two schools, one quality’, aiming to nurture innovative talents. ”

In early 2020, the Dongguan Municipal People’s Government, CityUHK and Dongguan University of Technology signed an agreement to jointly establish CityUHK (Dongguan). CityUHK (Dongguan) is located in the Songshan Lake Science City, surrounded by an abundance of major scientific facilities, Guangdong provincial laboratories, leading technology companies and other high-quality innovative resources.

The establishment of CityUHK (Dongguan) will inject new vitality into the construction of a high-level international talent center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, raise the level of higher education development in Dongguan and contribute to the leading Strategy of the Comprehensive National Science Center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Earlier this year, in January, CityUHK was honored by Times Higher Education as the Most International University in the World 2024. As one of the top 100 globally renowned higher education institutions, CityUHK is committed to research and professional education, and strives to find solutions for global problems. CityUHK (Dongguan) will focus on areas such as computer science, artificial intelligence and data science, high-end electronic communications, biomedical technology, intelligent manufacturing, advanced materials, new energy, civil engineering and architecture, and digital economy, with the ambition to grow into an institution world-class in research, education and innovation.

CityUHK (Dongguan) will initially offer four bachelor’s programs in computer science and technology, intelligent manufacturing engineering, materials science and engineering, and power and energy engineering, along with ten master’s programs in computer science, electronic information engineering, materials science and nanotechnology, mechanical engineering, energy and environment , business information systems, civil and construction engineering, technical management, biomedical technology and data science. The academic year starts in September this year.

The CityUHK (Dongguan) campus is located in Songshan Lake Science City. The first phase of campus construction began in early 2022 and was inaugurated earlier this year. The first phase of the campus includes administrative buildings, academic buildings, student dormitories, international exchange centers, extended buildings and other residential facilities. The second phase of campus construction is expected to be completed in 2026.