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University of Hong Kong

The campus of the University of Hong Kong boasts some of the best examples of British colonial architect on the island. The main buildings are Edwardian and Neoclassical in style, and are attractively disposed on the hillside along the western end of Bonham Road.

Universities were founded in China from the 1880s onwards and were usually started by Christian missionaries. But in Hong Kong a group of businessmen felt that there should be a secular university following those found in Britain. Governor Sir Frederick Lugard set aside land for the campus, and with donations for local philanthropists, the UK government, the Viceroy of Canon, and overseas Chinese communities, the establishment of the University of Hong Kong quickly gained momentum, and in 1912 it formally opened and took in the first cohort of student.

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