The University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong was opened when the Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program relocated its Asia campus from Singapore to Hong Kong in summer 2014. In March 2015, the Center launched its university programming activities and it now hosts workshops and conferences for scholars from across the academic spectrum. It is home for UChicago faculty, graduate students and undergraduates working and studying in Hong Kong. It also serves as a gathering space for alumni throughout Asia and acts as a resource for researchers and students. It represents all parts of the University including the College, the academic divisions and the professional schools, and it plays an important role in facilitating academic collaborations and partnerships among universities and institutions in the region.
Located in Cyberport on the Hong Kong Island, the 3,300 square-meter center provides state-of-art auditorium, function room and meeting rooms in a range of sizes for conferences and seminars. There are office spaces for visiting faculty, study rooms and convivial areas for informal meetings. Staff based at the Center are available to assist in the planning and organization of various kinds of events. They also provide onsite and logistics support to faculty and others conducting work in Hong Kong and the region.
University’s Engagement Around the World
The Center in Hong Kong is an important addition to UChicago’s international presence. Hong Kong joins the University’s Center in Delhi, opened in 2014; Center in Beijing, opened in 2010; and the Center in Paris, opened in 2004, in bringing together researchers and students to collaborate across the academic spectrum. Hong Kong is the first University of Chicago global center that houses a Chicago Booth School of Business Executive MBA program as well as other University programs.
Chicago Booth also has a campus in London, where UChicago faculty teach in degree–granting programs, and a Chicago Booth Center in Singapore. The University’s Oriental Institute has a presence in Luxor, Egypt, founded in 1924 and known as “Chicago House,” which documents ancient Egyptian inscriptions and works with Egyptian scholars on conservation, restoration, and site management. The University’s UChicago Research Bangladesh includes medical and research facilities in Dhaka and throughout Bangladesh that serve more than 100,000 people. The University’s global engagement also extends to hundreds of programs and initiatives in more than 40 countries and on all seven continents.
Learn more on the Global Engagement website.