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The Department of Computing (COMP) has a proud history of over 40 years. It was established in 1974 as the first department offering computing education in the territory, nurturing professional talents to support the society's advancement. Today, COMP has gained international recognition in world-class research and high quality education. It is ranked 51-100 in the QS World University Rankings 2018 by Subject – Computer Science & Information Systems and ranked 34th in Computer Science in the “Best Global Universities Rankings” released by the U.S. News and World Report 2019. Looking into the future, COMP is determined to assert its position as the leader in interdisciplinary research and education in computing, generating worldwide impact and benefiting to mankind.

COMP is devoted to constructing a nurturing environment and creating excellent learning experiences for students, inspiring them to unleash their potentials into becoming future innovators. It delivers high quality research postgraduate programmes, taught master programmes and undergraduate programmes in computer science and multidisciplinary areas of IT and enterprise computing. Its programmes integrate theories, systems and applications, meeting the needs of students who wish to pursue their career in computing related technology.

COMP has made significant contributions to research that makes impact. It engages in extensive spectrum of research areas, with a strategic focus in big data analytics, human-centered computing and cyber security. It demonstrates its research capabilities through impressive records of winning competitive research grants, high quality publications in prestigious journals and conferences, and strong industrial collaborations.

COMP has established strong partnership with local and overseas institutions and industry players with joint labs and projects of high research and development values. It also advocates social commitment and responsibility as faculty members provide service and consultancy to a great number of local and overseas professional communities, committees and organisations, and students contribute their IT professional knowledge in community service projects.