University of Hong Kong, known informally as HKU among students and professors, is a public research university founded in 1911, making it the oldest college in Hong Kong. It was founded by the British colonial administration. One of the most prestigious universities in Asia, it is ranked 22nd internationally (fourth on the continent) by QS.
Academic sessions are led by prominent researchers and lecturers at the University of Hong Kong. Students have also paid visits to leading technology companies.
Activities in years past have included visits to the top of Victoria Peak, travel by Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to the Big Buddha, bike tours through the city, visits to sacred sites such as the Ten Thousand Buddhas monastery, outings to Stanley Market and Beach, strolls down Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade for the Symphony of Lights, rides on the Star Ferry, and hiking Dragon's Back Ridge.
Social events include high table dinners at St. John's College of HKU, dim sum, shopping at Hong Kong's many malls and markets, and a pineapple bun making workshop.