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"The Global Lounge as an International Centre for Students is a symbol of our role as an education hub that provides support to all HKU students from around the world. This facility does not only benefit international students, we believe that through interaction our international students will also help our students in Hong Kong become truly global citizens,
HKU Vice Chancellor Professor Lap-Chee Tsui at the Global Lounge Inauguration Ceremony, November 7, 2005.

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HKU Global Lounge: A Place Where the World Meets

The HKU Global Lounge is an international centre that fosters intellectual exchange and a venue for HKU students to showcase their multi-cultural talents. Since opening its doors in November 2005, the Global Lounge has been received successfully not just by students, but also a wide range of collaborators. This facility benefits international students and creates an environment that allows our Hong Kong students to communicate in a reciprocal way.

The Global Lounge serves as a platform for cultural diversity elements that the University proudly embodies following its continued growth in international student population. Through providing a venue for all types of interactions, informal gatherings, and multi-cultural and international activities such as cultural nights, exhibitions, and concerts to take place, the Global Lounge has offered a unique experience to HKU students and has established itself as a hub of students' social and cultural life at HKU.

The Global Lounge is located on the ground floor of Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre and can comfortably seat around 100 people. It includes an outdoor patio area, resource library with international reading materials, indoor internet café, the International Admissions and Student Exchange office, and one 60" plasma TV and twelve 26" TVs tuned to various news stations from around the world. The centre is open to all HKU students.