The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)’s achievements have propelled it to new heights on the global stage, cementing its reputation as a world-class institution of higher learning.

CUHK has achieved a significant milestone by ranking 36th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2025. This impressive 11-place leap from the previous year’s ranking marks CUHK’s best performance in the league table since its inception in 2010, placing the university among the top 3% among more than 1,500 institutions featured in the 2025 edition. This latest accolade adds to CUHK’s growing list of accomplishments, further enhancing its reputation and appeal globally. This impressive achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire CUHK community.

CUHK shatters records with 32 wins at the 49thInternational Exhibition of Inventions Geneva

Beyond the University’s overall rise in the rankings, CUHK also celebrated the impressive accomplishments of its distinguished researchers recently.

CUHK won a record 32 awards at the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva. This respected global event is one of the most important annual showcases solely dedicated to inventions. CUHK’s 31 innovative entries garnered an astounding array of accolades, including 1 special prize – the Prize of the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA), 1 Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury, 12 Gold Medals, 16 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.

CUHK achieved unprecedented success at the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, winning a stunning 32 awards.

CUHK professors honoured with prominent awards

Professor Yu Jun, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, and Assistant Dean (Mainland Affairs) at CU Medicine, recently received the prestigious Basic Medicine Award at the 24th Wu Jieping – Paul Janssen Medical and Pharmaceutical Award. She is the only scholar from a Hong Kong institution to be recognised this year.

Professor Yu Jun

Professor Dennis Lo Yuk-ming, Associate Dean (Research) at CU Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious Jiménez Díaz Lecture Award. This global accolade recognises his groundbreaking discoveries, including the detection of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood and the use of cell-free DNA as a non-invasive biomarker for cancer and other diseases. Professor Lo is the first Chinese scholar to receive this esteemed award.

Professor Dennis Lo Yuk-ming

Groundbreaking global partnership

Building on CUHK’s enviable reputation in research and innovation, the University has also expanded its global partnerships.

In a major milestone for scientific innovation in the Greater Bay Area, CUHK, CUHK-Shenzhen and the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology have joined forces in a groundbreaking new agreement. Through the “1+1+1” joint funding programme, the three parties will collectively invest more than HK$90 million to support deeper technological cooperation between the two universities. This includes establishing joint innovation platforms, exploring jointly built laboratories and facilitating participation in provincial research initiatives. By leveraging CUHK and CUHK-Shenzhen’s “one brand, two campuses” model, the partnership aims to cultivate top talent, attract global research teams and drive the Greater Bay Area’s development as an international innovation hub.

CUHK’s Shenzhen Research Institute (SZRI) and Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for strategic cooperation. The MOU aims to strengthen international exchange and collaboration between the two institutions in science, technology and innovation, contributing to the scientific and technological advancements of both China and Hungary. Under the MOU, CUHK SZRI and CUB will establish a joint research, knowledge and technology transfer, enterprenurship and startup incubation platform in multiple disciplines. They will also organise a range of activities, including academic forums, to explore the wide application of research results and technologies, as well as to nurture all-round talents with international perspectives.

Representatives from CUHK and Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB). From left: Professor Yam Yeung, Director of SZRI, Professor Peter Baranyi, Head of the Cognitive Info-communications Research Center at CUB, Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, Dr Péter Fehér, Vice President for International Relations at CUB and Professor Andrea Kő, Head of the Institute of Data Analytics and Information Systems at CUB.