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A New Collegiate Website for CUHK

— The Chinese University of Hong Kong has emerged in the last few years as the leading proponent of the residential college idea in Asia, adding five new colleges to the four which are already in place.

Now CUHK has established a website that introduces its college system and provides links to further details:

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has a residential college system with a long and treasured tradition. The four constituent colleges are widely acknowledged for their important role in enriching students’ learning experience. They do this by creating intimate and congenial communities and providing whole-person education.

To cater for the increased student enrolment upon the reversion to a four-year curriculum, we need more colleges to maintain the quality of education. With the generous support of benefactors, CUHK has established Morningside College, S. H. Ho College, C. W. Chu College, Wu Yee Sun College and Lee Woo Sing College. These five new colleges, to cater for 3,600 students in total, are expected to admit students before 2012. The establishment of new colleges is an important milestone in the University’s development, one that demonstrates its commitment to strengthening the college system.

Congratulations indeed to everyone at CUHK as their collegiate system moves from strength to strength. I hope other growing universities in Asia will follow their fine example.

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