In 1967, the Department of Statistics and Actuarial
Science (then Department of Statistics) was established in The University of Hong Kong.
Growing from originally a special teaching unit to now one of the most established statistics and actuarial
science departments in the world, the Department has unquestionably come a long way throughout the years with
only one senior lecturer and one lecturer to begin with. Now the Department has expanded to 86 teaching members,
supporting staff and research students altogether.
On the voyage of teaching and learning, the Department's determined mission to provide state-of-the-art
education has led to the respective offering of the Bachelor of Science (Majors in Decision Analytics, Risk
Management, and Statistics), Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, Master of Statistics, MPhil and PhD
programmes, which have never stopped evolving for the betterment of our students.
As ranked No.11 for the subject of Statistics and designated as one of the only two Centers of
Actuarial Excellence2 in Hong Kong, we will continue to look beyond the challenges and competition
ahead. We reaffirm our commitment to academic excellence with relentless dedication and unflagging efforts in
research and scholarship.
The year 2017 is a special year, for it marks the
Golden Jubilee of the Department. Over the past 5 decades, the Department has shown to the world
its strengths and resolutions.
With your support, we believe that our international renown in the science disciplines can be heightened to a
new level, bringing the Department to the next milestone. As the name of this special anniversary suggests, the
Department will undoubtedly continue to shine like a golden sun and blossom with dynamic developments in the
years to come.
We are looking forward to reuniting with all our friends, alumni and supporters. Kindly join us on this memorial
occasion and share the joy together.
Professor Wai-keung Li
Chair of Statistics
Head of Department
1 According to the QS Would University Rankings by Subject 2016, HKU Statistics ranks No.1 in
Hong Kong and No.23 worldwide overall.
2 The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science has been designated as a Center of Actuarial
Excellence by the Society of Actuaries since 2011.