Deepening connections with Hong Kong

2020 is a year of recognising Birmingham’s longstanding relationship with Hong Kong. This year we will be sharing alumni stories and recognising their achievements, following a gala launch in October 2019 - were you there?

The University of Birmingham takes pride in being a truly global institution, with alumni located in 178 countries throughout the world.

The University’s links with Hong Kong are particularly strong, with connections going back decades. Records suggest our first student from the territory graduated in 1962*, with many going on to successful careers in business, engineering, and the social sciences in the years since.

Nearly 3,000 graduates are now based in Hong Kong and many retain strong connections with their alma mater by attending events, offering their expertise as volunteer mentors, or supporting the University as donors.

*Please get in touch with the alumni communications team if you or a member of your family from Hong Kong graduated from Birmingham before 1962!

Launching a year of recognition

Share your memories

This year we are celebrating your successes and achievements by collecting your stories and memories of Birmingham. If you’re a Birmingham graduate living in Hong Kong, we’d love to hear your memories from your time at the University.

Complete an alumni profile on the website, highlighting your achievements, and also honour alumni whose achievements you feel should be celebrated (these may be current alumni, or alumni of the past). We'll be profiling some of you online and via email through the spring and summer, ahead of a special celebratory event this autumn - make sure your contact details are correct so we can let you know more details nearer the time!