I feel privileged to be in this enviable position to showcase HKUMed as a great place for scholars. We are dynamic, fast-growing, and recognised as world-class in the field of medicine and health sciences (Times Higher Education ranked us among the top 20 medical schools in the world in 2021). We are also positioned at the doorstep to mainland China, with major investments underway that will continue to expand our capacity and reach.

But there is a human dimension to the success of HKUMed, too! Coming to HKUMed means opportunities to interact with some of the brightest scholars in the world and with highly motivated students. It also means coming into a supportive environment that is rapidly growing. We are currently undergoing a major expansion of our physical premises and collaborative network that will greatly enhance teaching and research opportunities. The main campus at Sassoon Road is in the midst of a transformation to modernise our facilities that will be linked with the Queen Mary Hospital, our primary teaching hospital. A new cancer centre under our remit is also being built at the Grantham Hospital. And we have been growing our HKU Health System to solidify our interactions with a variety of hospital types and populations in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

HKUMed also has a rich and long tradition on our side. In 2027, we will celebrate our 140th anniversary and our history of providing quality medical education and research for Hong Kong and the region. All these make HKUMed a place of warm collegiality and vibrancy. I welcome you to strike your iron here and seize the chance to make an impact at the forefront of medical research.

Professor CS Lau
Dean of Medicine