Dear students, alumni and faculty colleagues,
On the eve of our 135th anniversary kickoff at the upcoming Congregation on November 20, I am most pleased, and proud yet humbled, to report to you that HKUMed has just been ranked amongst the top 20 medical schools in the world (figure 1).
We have been consistently improving in the past decade and moved up 8 places from last year. This is our best performance since the Times Higher Education World University Rankings was launched a decade ago (figure 2).
None of this would have been possible without your collective dedication and hard work. Your alma mater owes each and every one of you a heartfelt "thank you". Today's HKUMed has been able to aim a little higher and reached a little further because we stand on the shoulders of giants who have blazed the way - from Sun Yat-sen to the latest laureates of "China's Nobel," the Future Science Prize.
1st in Hong Kong, 3rd in Asia and amongst the top 20 in the world. Bravi friends and colleagues - well done!
With our rich heritage and present achievements, we must strive onwards and upwards ever more, ultimately for our patients, our communities and humanity.
Dean of Medicine