Our Role Our Role


Founded in 1956 as Hong Kong Baptist College and renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) in 1994, our University has maintained an enduring commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, service and discovery, all built upon the heritage of Christian higher education. 

Throughout our history, we have developed world-class strengths across various disciplines. Today, we take pride in being a leading publicly funded university in Hong Kong that embraces talents from across the world, regardless of race, nationality, gender, creed and religion. Our refreshed vision reaffirms our aspiration “to be a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture”.

We announced our Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 in 2017. In the plan, we would both re-dedicate HKBU to its historic mission and re-imagine the institution for its transformational future. We will offer the best student experience with emphasis on integrity, creativity and communication, and promote research excellence that advances knowledge, scholarship and academic leadership fit for the holistic development of Hong Kong, the nation, the region and the world.




To become a research-led liberal arts University of global significance.


To deliver the best student experience by preparing students for cultural understanding, global collaboration, leadership, service and employment in an increasingly interdependent, intertwined world.


To establish HKBU as a global university of impact and significance.


To deliver academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.


To attract the most talented students and scholars to HKBU from around the world.


To build a strategic platform to provide comprehensive support and to foster a vibrant ecosystem for faculty members and students across different disciplines to innovate and create for impact.



Our Aspirations Our Aspirations

1. A Leading University in Asia

2. For the World

3. Delivering Academic Excellence

4. A Caring Culture

5. A Creative Culture

6. A Global Culture



Strategic Priorities Strategic Priorities

1. Best Student Experience

2. Research Excellence

3. Capacity

4. Knowledge Transfer