This Strategic Plan covers a period when Hong Kong is likely to experience major changes arising largely from the rapid development in the Mainland, both in its economy and international status. Our emphasis in the Strategic Plan on globalisation is a considered response to these changes. We seek to provide our graduates with the best career opportunities by anticipating and training for the rapid changes that lie ahead. The Plan emphasises our commitment to excellence in research and professional education. We have strong professional schools and we take the leading professional schools in North America as models for our future development to nurture a new breed of professionals to excel and lead in our fast changing global environment.
City University of Hong Kong is a vibrant university located at the centre of Hong Kong, one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The University prides itself on its close relations with the City. It has a strong sense of social awareness and of its responsibilities to the young people of Hong Kong in providing them with a strong foundation for their future endeavours. Complementing this close relationship with the City is the University’s global perspective and global connectivity reflected in both its educational and research activities. It has established itself as a leading international university and is well placed in all the international ranking tables.
The future of Hong Kong lies in identifying and establishing new niche areas and fostering new industries which will complement and respond to developments in the Mainland and the Region. Our learning and research strategies in the Plan reflect this fact. The professional education of our students and the resulting skills they develop are essential in meeting these demands. We believe that the sense of social awareness and engagement with the community inculcated in our work will enable our graduates to contribute their best for the betterment of society. We look forward to the next five years which, we believe, will be one of the most challenging and exciting periods Hong Kong has ever experienced. We are confident that City University will play a leading role in ensuring that this period will be one of the most successful and rewarding for Hong Kong.