Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025


As Hong Kong’s first private university, founded on Confucian values, imbued with a spirit of service to the community, committed to excellence in teaching and research and dedicated to preparing our graduates for their future careers through a personalised, transformative campus learning experience, HKSYU seeks to differentiate itself from other providers on the basis of the quality of the experience and the relevance of the outcomes that we provide for our students, by reinventing liberal arts education for the Digital Era.


  • Respect: We treat all people with dignity and respect
  • Stewardship: We honour our Confucian heritage by promoting traditional Chinese values
  • Ethics: We strive to meet the highest ethical standards
  • Excellence: We challenge each other to strive for excellence and to continually learn
  • Innovation: We embrace continuous improvement, creativity and change
  • Knowledge Creation and Transfer: We research and bring to light new knowledge and ideas and apply them for the betterment of society
  • Service: We deliver the highest quality programmes and services that meet the needs of our students, graduates and the community
  • Openness: We seek local, regional and international engagement to ensure our continued relevance in a globalized world.
  • Financial Sustainability: We continue to exercise financial prudence in all aspects of our operation in support of our long-term commitment to the provision of educational opportunities in Hong Kong


HKSYU strives to:

  1. Preserve and disseminate traditional Chinese culture;
  2. Enable students to cultivate a whole, balanced personality including moral character and to realize their full
    potential as individuals, as scholars and as good citizens;
  3. Provide rigorous intellectual training to enable students to become independent critical thinkers;
  4. Deliver programmes that combine academic theory with the acquisition of professional and practical skills to
    produce graduates who can immediately be of service to meet the needs of the community; and
  5. Conduct research in the Humanities and Social Sciences for the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of


  1. Programmes – we will continue to develop and offer innovative, digitally enabled inter-disciplinary programmes attuned to industry and market needs.
  2. Practices – we strive to improve our systems and practices to develop a service-oriented and outcomes-focused culture.
  3. Profile – we seek to further develop our reputation for excellence in teaching and learning and the profile and impact of our research.
  4. People – we aim to promote commitment, agility and responsiveness across the whole university community, and to engage all our stakeholders in our ongoing development.
  5. Place – we will constantly improve campus facilities and amenities for the enrichment of campus life for students and staff and to provide opportunities for collaboration with and the offer of services to the wider community.