• A new day in Hong Kong
    The new location, perched on historic Mount Davis, features restored heritage buildings. Photograph by Gavin Tun.
  • A new day in Hong Kong
    The University of Chicago celebrated the grand opening of its Hong Kong facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 30. Photograph by Nick Yip.
  • A new day in Hong Kong
    The UChicago shield emblazons the entrance at the new location. Photograph by Nick Yip.
  • A new day in Hong Kong
    The campus and facility design, by Revery Architecture (formerly known as Bing Thom Architects), combines modern functionality with the preservation of and respect for the site’s history, featuring the adaptive reuse of existing heritage buildings. Photograph by Nick Yip.
  • A new day in Hong Kong
    The campus and facility design, by Revery Architecture (formerly known as Bing Thom Architects), combines modern functionality with the preservation of and respect for the site’s history, featuring the adaptive reuse of existing heritage buildings. Photograph by Nick Yip.
  • A new day in Hong Kong
    A portion of the Mount Davis site was previously part of the Victoria Road Detention Center, and many heritage features have been preserved. Permanent and rotating exhibits with guided tours highlighting the unique history of the site are open to the public free of charge by online appointment. Photograph by Nick Yip.
  • A new day in Hong Kong
    A portion of the Mount Davis site was previously part of the Victoria Road Detention Center, and many heritage features have been preserved. Permanent and rotating exhibits with guided tours highlighting the unique history of the site are open to the public free of charge by online appointment. Photograph by Nick Yip.
  • A new day in Hong Kong
    A reception area at the new location. Photograph by Nick Yip.
  • A new day in Hong Kong
    Several timber and stone features from heritage buildings on the site have been preserved in what are now classrooms and student lounges. Photograph by Nick Yip.
  • A new day in Hong Kong
    Portraits of UChicago Nobel Prize laureates are on display at the new campus. Photograph by Nick Yip.
    • A New Day in Hong Kong

      This past November, the University of Chicago officially opened The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong. A regional hub for ambitious research, education, and collaboration, the new location is an important addition to the university’s international presence and engagement, expanding its intellectual contributions and academic collaborations in Hong Kong, China, and Asia while bringing new opportunities for community partnerships and social impact.

      The location is home to Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA Program and Booth Executive Education nondegree courses for local professionals, as well as The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation, which is operated by Chicago Booth with support from the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation.

      Click the arrows in the photo gallery above to see photos of the new location and highlights from the grand opening.

       

    • A NEW DAY IN HONG KONG

      On November 30, 2018, more than 250 guests—including alumni, friends, and leaders from The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the university, and the community, as well as neighbors—attended a ribbon-cutting and opening celebration. Activities began in parts of the facility earlier in the year.

      The Honorable Mrs. Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, attended the ceremony and congratulated the university in strengthening its engagement in Hong Kong and Asia.

      “Higher education institutions are essential to creating the talent we need to succeed in the global economy. They are also essential in connecting people, institutions, business, and governments. That is indeed the case today, as we formally welcome one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the University of Chicago, to Hong Kong,” said Lam in her speech as the ceremony’s guest of honor.

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      “We are proud to open the Hong Kong campus, which represents a long-term commitment by the University of Chicago to a wide range of academic collaborations and other efforts that will make a positive social impact in Hong Kong and Asia,” said University of Chicago president Robert J. Zimmer during the ceremony. “It will be the next intellectual destination in the region, where scholars, researchers, students, and alumni from around the world can benefit from many forms of intellectual exchange and engagement with the most pressing issues of our time.”

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      As part of the grand opening celebration, a series of academic panels was held in December, where faculty members from the university were joined by scholars from educational institutions in Hong Kong and other parts of the world to discuss a broad range of topics, such as cultural change brought by immigration as well as the impact of technological advances to financial markets.

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      Built on a historically important site at Mount Davis, the campus is supported by a grant received from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the site revitalization, by a leading gift from university trustee Francis Tin Fan Yuen, AB ’75, and his wife, Rose Wai Mun Yuen, as well as by gifts from alumni, parents, and friends.

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      In addition, with a grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Heritage Preservation Project supported the restoration of the heritage buildings at the site and located on The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Heritage Campus, where tours and exhibitions highlighting the history of the site will be available to the public.

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