United College was founded in 1956 through the amalgamation of five post-secondary colleges which were originally private universities in Guangzhou and its vicinity and which were closely related to higher education in Hong Kong. Through its various programmes, the College promotes innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. College life places emphasis on moral education, environmental protection and health awareness. Its exchange programmes enable students to benefit from contact with their counterparts across the globe.
'United College has always been at the forefront of academic pursuits and social development. The departments of electronic engineering, biochemistry and social work were first established here. Our teachers in government and public administration are highly visible public intellectuals. Come join this family whose members are united by a commitment to make our society a better place.'