About united college
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Message from the College Head

Professor Jimmy C M YU


Welcome to the United College website. I am delighted that you are interested in the College and hope you will find your journey through our website informational, inspirational and well worth your time.

More than five decades have passed since its establishment, United College was founded by farsighted leaders to nurture young talent for the Hong Kong community. It has been my great honour to serve as the Associate Head and Dean of General Education of United College since 2010, and to be entrusted with the duty of the College Head. It is my privilege to build on the solid foundation laid by my predecessors and to bring the College to a new height.

Unswerving in its mission, United College has successfully served our rapidly developing society in an ever-changing world. The College leadership has been instrumental in founding a number of pioneering departments in response to the needs of Hong Kong society. Shining examples include the Department of Social Work in 1964, the Department of Government and Public Administration and the Department of Electronic Engineering in 1970, and the Department of Biochemistry in 1971. These examples reflected College’s strive for innovation and its heart for Hong Kong.

Putting student first is the conviction of United College. Flourishing under the unique college system of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, United College has set out to provide whole-person education outside the lecture room. The quality non-formal education offered by the College enables students to maintain a balanced approach to personal growth. The College also encourages students to participate in various social services to reinforce their social awareness.

In the future, United College will continue to nurture young talents to serve the Hong Kong society, under our motto, ‘Make One’s Virtues Shine and Renew the People’.