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Launch of the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence We are extremely excited to announce the launch of the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence, which is an elite degree programme to be first offered by HKU with only 15-20 first-year places. The new degree programme emphasises the intellectual underpinning of AI applications in diverse areas, with a philosophical and ethical dimension. It aims to give students both fundamental and practical knowledge in the design and construction of intelligent systems so that they can apply their skills in a variety of career settings. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) was ranked 22nd among the top 1,000 global universities in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021. HKU was ranked No.2 worldwide and No.1 in Asia based on research contributions from the top 4 actuarial journals


APR 7, 2021
Congratulations to Professor Guosheng Yin who has been elected as Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics for demonstrating distinction in research in statistics or probability


FEB 18, 2021
In Memoriam: Professor Saw Swee Hock, Founding Professor and Head of the Department of Statistics (1969-1971) and Honorary University Fellow (2013)


DEC 23, 2020
Congratulations to our PhD student Mr Huaqing Jin on receiving the Hung Hing Ying Scholarship. This competitive scholarship is awarded to outstanding research postgraduate students in physical sciences on the basis of academic merit.


JUN 3, 2020
HKU statisticians develop online diagnostic system for screening COVID-19 with AI technologies based on chest CT dataset.


Job Opening

MAR 26, 2021
Senior Executive Assistant/Executive Assistant (at the rank of Clerk I/II) in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (Ref.: 503657)


MAR 8, 2021
Postdoctoral Position in Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science


NOV 6, 2020
HKU Professoriate Recruitment (Computational, Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence fields for Research Division for Mathematical and Statistical Science, Faculty of Science) (Ref.: 502567)


NOV 6, 2020
HKU Professoriate Cluster Recruitment (Data Science and/or Big Data Related fields) for the Institute of Data Sciences (Ref.: 502558)




         The HKU Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers numerous Bachelor, full-time/part-time Taught Master, and Research Postgraduate programmes.

To support outstanding students to pursue studies of their respective fields, we provide various scholarships, such as Dr Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Actuarial Science, Dr Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Statistics, Saw Swee Hock Statistics Scholarship, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SAAS) Scholarships, etc.

BSc(Actuarial Science)       BASc(Applied AI)
BSc (Major in Decision Analytics)
BSc (Major in Risk Management)
BSc (Major in Statistics)       Master of Data Science
Master of Statistics       MPhil       PhD

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