Talent Attraction and Development

Bringing in the best and bringing out the best in all our people are key to CUHK's continued success

The measure of a university is always the quality of its people. The quality of human capital impacts not only the core business of the University but also the future growth of Hong Kong. In providing education, research and service of the highest standards and quality, the University seeks to nurture future leaders, contribute to Hong Kong's economic development, help strengthen the fabric of society and address complex global challenges. These are the reasons for achieving academic excellence, for which a strong ‘Team CUHK’ is needed.

Team CUHK at Present

  • 8,140 full-time staff in June 2020
  • 41% in teaching and research positions
  • 48% of the faculty members at present hail from outside Hong Kong, spanning the globe from over 40 countries
  • CUHK has been rated the third most international university in the world in 2021 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Enhancing our Human Capital

In the next phase of the University’s development, strengthening Team CUHK in qualitative terms will be a priority and major challenge.

  • Concerted effort to recruit the best academic and research as well as professional and administrative staff — members of Team CUHK play different but equally important roles
  • A flagship Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Recruitment Programme will compete for the best talent and announce to the world our aim and ambition
  • Enhanced Staff Development Schemes
Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Recruitment Programme

Staff Retention and Development

Diversity and inclusion is a key initiative of ‘CUHK 2025’, as the University continues to grow as a world-leading university. The University has zero tolerance for any form of harassment. Just as biodiversity is essential to the health of nature, a diverse and inclusive campus environment is vital to realizing excellence with purpose and responsibility.

  • Building a diverse and inclusive work environment conducive to the flourishing of excellence with purpose and responsibility
  • Staff development through attentive mentorship
  • Dedicated training programmes to develop teaching and professional skills, and to nurture future leaders of the University
  • Business process enhancements to raise competitiveness and standards
  • Breaking down silos and creating pathways for cross-disciplinary and inter-departmental collaboration

In a knowledge community, hierarchical barriers should give way to a collegial culture that values the contributions of all its members. Coupled with open communication channels, this will go a long way in steering CUHK towards an even brighter future.

Enhancing the Academic Environment and Campus Life

  • College residential capacity will be expanded. Academic facilities will also be enhanced, especially laboratory space, and several new building projects will be developed. IT infrastructure and capacity will not be neglected.
  • The University will develop more programmes to increase campus vibrancy, e.g., continual upgrading of staff housing on campus, curated events to facilitate faculty and staff gathering in relaxed settings to promote cross-fertilization of ideas and community building.

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