The year of 2022 was a moment to celebrate our 135th anniversary; with that also came the invaluable opportunity for HKUMed to reflect on its successes, leverage its achievements, map the path ahead, and prepare for the future.

Founded as the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese in 1887 with just a handful of students, The University of Hong Kong’s LKS Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed) now stands in the top 20 medical schools globally.

On the occasion of our 135th anniversary year, we celebrated the tenacious spirit that has carried us from our humble beginnings to our current international standing. At the time, major campus expansion plans and recruitment drives were already well underway to ensure the Faculty’s capacity to train more healthcare professionals, and to continually enhance its reputation for research and innovation. In terms of research, our growth blueprint began to extend beyond the Sassoon Road campus, which included five new InnoHK laboratories based at Hong Kong Science Park that had received more than $2 billion in government funding altogether.

We are certain that this very same spirit will continue to support us as we embark on new and ambitious expansion plans in the foreseeable future.

Take a look back at the series of events and projects undertaken by the Faculty to mark this one-in-a-lifetime celebratory occasion.