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The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) is well known for its range of expertise related to sustainable urban development, particularly with respect to construction and the environment. With some of the best staff and students from around the world, it is not only highly regarded in world university rankings, but also well recognized for its services to industry and society. FCE is now the biggest provider of higher education for the Hong Kong construction industry. Virtually all aspects of construction from land surveying to building and civil engineering design, to actual construction and its management, to repair, refurbishment as well as the operation and management of built facilities are covered by the Faculty's programmes and its research activities. Most of the programmes offered by its four departments have received formal recognition from professional bodies of the construction industry. Our graduates find good employment in a range of industrial, commercial, public and government organizations as professional engineers and builders, quantity surveyors, land surveyors, project managers, etc.

A major part of the Faculty’s success lies in the cutting-edge research we undertake, which has led to advances in knowledge in many areas and earned the Faculty international renown.  With eight research centres, the Faculty has the largest concentration of research expertise in Hong Kong in construction-related disciplines.  It is home to about 130 academic staff members at Lecturer and above levels, about 280 research staff, and roughly 320 research postgraduate students (including around 300 PhD students). Our research strengths underpin the Faculty’s commitment to contribute to the socio-economic development of Hong Kong and the region.