The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) is the oldest local institution of higher education in Hong Kong. It was founded as the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese in 1887, was renamed the Hong Kong College of Medicine in 1907 and became the premier founding Faculty when the University was established in 1911. From its modest beginnings, the Faculty has grown to become the largest faculty of the University.
HKUMed admits about 560 students to our six full-time undergraduate programmes each year. They are part of the contingent of about 2,900 undergraduate students studying in our Faculty. We also count about 1,700 postgraduate students in our student body.
Teaching is conducted by more than 400 full-time, highly-qualified teaching staff, alongside about 3,000 honorary teachers, most of whom are doctors in public hospitals or private practitioners. The excellence of the education we provide can be seen in our graduates, who have gone on to be leaders in their fields, in Hong Kong and the world.
HKUMed is comprised of 14 departments and 4 schools -- namely, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Chinese Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health (home of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole (PRP)) -- and a number of strategic centres of research excellence.
The School is committed to protecting and enhancing health for all people, through the synthesis of state-of-the-science research, the dissemination of knowledge through education and training and effective evidence-based public health advocacy.
Goals of the School of Public Health
To provide education and training for public health practitioners and scientists, and the medical, nursing and allied health professions
To conduct cutting edge scientific inquiry into important public health issues locally, regionally and globally
To translate empirical findings and research innovations into public health advocacy and action
To partner with a broad spectrum of service and community organizations from the local level to supranational agencies, to promote health, strengthen capacity and effect improvements