Hong Kong Photo Gallery - University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong was founded in 1910 by the British Governor, building on the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese which dates back to 1887. It is the city's oldest university and now has 10 faculties hosting over 29,000 students.

The Pillar of Shame is designed by Danish artist Jens Galschiot, consisting of 50 interwtwined victims from the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

The university is spread out across the hillside overlooking the harbour with beautiful views.

Getting to the university is now much easier with its own MTR station. Elevators bring visitors a long way underground to the Island Line.

The Faculty of Arts' Run Run Shaw Tower and this part of the campus was built thanks to a generous donation from the entertainment industry moghul.

Democracy and freedom of speech continue to be core values in Hong Kong, and are reflected on the Democracy Wall outside the library.

The Main Building is the university's oldest building. Designed by Alfred Bryer, construction started in 1910 and finished 2 years later. The cost was borne by a local Parsi businessman. During World War II, it became a hospital and its timber roof was eventually removed for fuel.

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