Milestones

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2023

Interdisciplinary Data Analytics and X, the first collaborative double major programme with CUHK (Shenzhen), launched

2023

Science Faculty 60th Anniversary

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2022

Earth System Science programme and Environmental Science programme were integrated to form a new programme: Earth and Environmental Sciences

2022

Double Major Programme in Biology and Chemistry launched

2022

Three joint-faculty programmes, (i) Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship and Heathcare Management, (ii) Computational Data Science, and (iii) Learning Design and Technology, launched

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2017

Science, Technology and Research Stream (STARS) launched

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2014

Natural Sciences, the first programme at the Science Faculty for articulation of local Associate Degree/Higher Diploma Holders, launched

13

2013

Science Faculty 50th Anniversary

2013

The research facility was officialy renamed as the Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium for the extension of the legacy of the late Prof. Hu’s contribution in plant taxonomy

12

2012

SCIENCE broad-based admission scheme and Earth System Science programme launched

11

2011

The centralised laboratory building of CUHK was officially named as the Run Run Shaw Science Building

10

2010

Establishment of the School of Life Sciences by merging Biochemistry and Biology departments, and four programmes, Cell and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Food and Nutritional Sciences and Molecular Biotechnology, under the Faculty of Science

2010

Science Academy for Young Talent established

09

2009

Interdisciplinary Major Programme in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science launched (jointly administered by the Faculties of Science and Business Administration)

2009

Cell and Molecular Biology Programme launched

08

2008

State Key Laboratory (SKL) of Agrobiotechnology (CUHK) established, the first SKL of CUHK Science

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2006

Double Degree Programme in Mathematics and Information Engineering launched (jointly administered by the Faculties of Science and Engineering)

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2001

Applied Chemistry with Management Studies programme launched, which was subsequently phased out by 2007

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2000

UGC-AoE Centre for Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology established under the support of first round of UGC AoE scheme launched in 1999; the first Areas of Excellence (AoE) project in CUHK and Faculty of Science

2000

Centre for Promoting Science Education established

2000

Risk Management Science programme launched

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1999

Chinese Medicine programme launched and administered under the School of Chinese Medicine
(The School of Chinese Medicine migrated to the Faculty of Medicine in 2013)

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1998

Materials Science (later renamed Materials Science and Engineering in 2001) and Molecular Biotechnology programmes launched

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1994

Environmental Science and Food & Nutritional Sciences, first two out of seven new undergraduate interdisciplinary programmes, launched

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1990

Second part-time programme, in Biology and Chemistry launched
(phased out between 1995 – 1998 to redeploy the resources to developing new full-time programmes)

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1989

First part-time programme, in Mathematics and Statistics launched
(phased out between 1995 – 1998 to redeploy the resources to developing new full-time programmes)

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1982

Department of Statistics established

81

1981

The first Ph.D. programmes introduced

73

1973

Department of Computer Science established
(Left the Faculty of Science to form the new Faculty of Engineering in 1991)

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1972

University Science Centre opened

71

1971

Department of Biochemistry – a joint venture of the Faculties of Science and Medicine – established

70

1970

Department of Electronic Engineering established
(Left the Faculty of Science to form the new Faculty of Engineering in 1991)

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1969

The first M.Phil. programmes introduced

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1963

Faculty of Science founded, with the Departments of Mathematics (1954), Chemistry (1956), Physics (1956) and Biology (1957) coexisting in the respective Colleges as independent yet closely affiliated units

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