Dear colleagues,

A number of major projects are well underway on campus. These projects represent important
strategic developments for CityU.

First of all, construction work for the Jockey Club One Health Tower (JCT) is making excellent
progress. JCT will house Hong Kong’s first College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, which
is a strategic initiative of CityU developed in collaboration with Cornell University, our long-term
academic partner.

The aim is to create a world-class institution that will boost CityU’s research capabilities, train high-level
veterinary professionals, and address critical public health issues under the One Health paradigm.

The following activities relating to the JCT project will start soon:

  • the demolition of the flight of steps connecting University Circle and Lau Ming Wai
    Academic Building;
  • the diversion of underground utilities;
  • ground investigation and piling work adjacent to the swimming pool;
  • the removal of rooftop facilities at the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex;
  • the construction for the JCT project.

While the Campus Development Office will do its best to minimise any major interruption and
disturbance to daily operations, these activities will generate a certain amount of noise. We apologise
in advance for the inconvenience caused and we look forward to your patience and understanding.


Meanwhile, to address the housing needs of local and non-local students coming to study at CityU,
we are searching for suitable off-campus accommodation and service providers. Thus far, we have
been experiencing a severe shortage of space for students who wish to stay in halls of residence. It
is essential that we provide the best possible lodging options to enable these students to make the
most of their CityU experience.


We are currently sourcing rental space for these students, and we are looking for a long-term plan to
identify suitable locations for building more hostel places in the future.


I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a healthy and prosperous Year of the Pig!

Way Kuo
President and University Distinguished Professor