The City University of Hong Kong is one of the universities in Hong Kong, located in Kowloon Tong which can be reached by the Mass Transit Railway and Kowloon Canton Railway at the Kowloon Tong station.
Originally founded as "City Polytechnic of Hong Kong" in 1984, City University of Hong Kong was granted university status on 1 January 1995.
During the past 20 years, it has grown from a small institution, housed in temporary premises, offering 9 academic programmes to less than 1,000 students, to a major University with an international reputation for teaching and scholarship, enrolled over 20,000 students on programmes of all levels from associate degree to postgraduate research. CityU ranks among the best 200 universities and its social sciences departments/programs have been ranked 61st of the top 100 in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement in UK signifying the growing international standing of the University. The university's School of Law is the first in Hong Kong to offer a J.D. degree programme.