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Results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020 Launch of the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence is an elite degree programme first offered by HKU with only 15-20 first-year places each year. It emphasises the intellectual underpinning of AI applications in diverse areas and consists of five focus areas, including AI technology, AI in business and finance, AI in medicine, AI in smart cities, and AI in neurocognitive science. Students will be well-equipped with 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 21st among the top 1,500 global universities in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2023.


DEC 5, 2022
Congratulations to Dr Eddy Lam and his team including Dr CW Kwan on receiving the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2022! They have developed a comprehensive assessment tool, MDS-HC(HK), to evaluate the health outcomes and care needs of Hong Kong Chinese elders to facilitate the prioritisation of services to the neediest and most effective allocation of public resources.


NOV 6, 2022
【明報新聞】港大團隊研辨表情AI 偵虐兒偵拔喉偵面試表現


NOV 5, 2022
【商業電台雷霆881 與時並進】港大首設全港第一個AI元宇宙校園,打破網上教學界限回應STEAM人才培育!


NOV 3, 2022
Congratulations to Dr Eric Li on being awarded Fellowship of Advance HE in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and learning support in higher education.


SEP 5, 2022
Congratulations to our PhD candidates, Mr. FENG Yufan, Ms. LI Lan & Mr. MIAO Yan on receiving the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship plus the HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship and Mr. LI Lan, Ms. LIANG Zhuo on receiving the HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship. For the recent awards of our RPGs, please click HERE.

Job Opening

OCT 4, 2021
Data Science and/or Big Data Related fields for the Institute of Data Science


NOV 6, 2020
Computational, Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence fields, Faculty of Science



FEB 15, 2023 RPG Research Award Workshop


MAR 27, 2023 Seminar


MAR 28, 2023 Seminar


MAR 29, 2023 Seminar


DEC 5, 2022 Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award


         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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