In 1963, New Asian College, Chun Chi College and United College were merged together to form the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Today CUHK offers a variety of bachelor, master and PhD programs, which are divided into the following faculties: Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences.
Besides the broad spectrum of classes the CUHK offers, it is also home to a wide range of research programs. The following projects are granted preferential funding from Hong Kong's University Grants Committee: the Institute of Network Coding, Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society, the Center for Research into Circulating Fetal Nucleic Acids, Chinese Medicine Research and Further Development, the Centre for Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology and Information Technology.
In 2013, CUHK made it to the 12th rank in the Times Higher Education Asia Ranking as well as 124th in Times Higher Education World Ranking.
CUHK and Freie Universität Berlin started their partnership in 2005.