The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is proud to provide our students with a collegiate system. Each student is affiliated with one of our colleges so that students with different academic and cultural backgrounds may closely interact with one another. The Colleges uphold whole-person development and offer a wide range of opportunities that supplement academic education offered by Schools, creating a welcoming and diverse learning community for students.
Thanks to the donation from Shenzhen Hexi Industrial Co., Ltd., CUHK-Shenzhen established the sixth college, Minerva College, in 2022. “Houhan”, in Chinese, conveys the meanings of loyalty, tolerance, inclusiveness, benevolence, and generosity. The English name “Minerva” refers to the goddess of wisdom, art, and urban civilization in Roman mythology, who acts as the patron saint of artists and students.
Minerva College will uphold the principle of “Kindness, Inclusiveness, Dedication and Creativity”. With the donor’s enthusiasm for inheriting cultural heritage and the pioneering spirit of entrepreneurs, Minerva College will guide students to embrace an open attitude to encourage innovation. Students will be cultivated to become compassionate and responsible individuals with the ability to cope with the challenges in the rapidly changing society through various experiential learning activities and diversified student development programmes.