Excellent Academic Reputation

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is the second oldest university in the city. CUHK has remarkable achievements in medicine and in many other disciplines. We are the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong that boasts Nobel Prize Laureates as faculty members:

Charles K. Kao
Chen Ning Yang
James Mirrlees
Robert Alexander Mundell

CUHK consistently comes top as a world-class university. In 2018, it is ranked as the No. 8 higher institution in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings and the No. 10 higher institution in Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings. We have a rich cultural heritage and outstanding educational background with world-class research achievements. The University aims to stimulate East-meets-West diversity at cultural, educational and interpersonal levels through bilingualism and multiculturalism.

First-Class Institute

The Master of Science in Gastroenterology programme is brought to you by the Institute of Digestive Disease (IDD). Living up to CUHK’s reputation, IDD has earned international prestige in research, education and training. The institute was established in 2006 by Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung, the former Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK. He assembled experts from various specialties to create a productive multidisciplinary research environment. Since then, IDD has been rapidly developing into a giant institute comprised of 7 units/centres.

Under this towering roof, a multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, molecular biologists, pharmacologists, pathologists, microbiologists, psychiatrists, public health specialists and radiologists work closely together and contributed to a breakthrough in research and clinical practice that include endoscopic therapies, minimally invasive surgery, research on molecular diagnostic tools for cancers, novel treatments for acid-peptic disease, just to name a few.


The Master of Science in Gastroenterology programme is the best education IDD has to offer. The courses grant you full access to the strengths we are proudest of: expertise of an enviable multidisciplinary team, superior research capacity, extensive network, and skillful management of digestive diseases.

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