The School was formed in 2007 following the merger of the Departments of Botany, Ecology & Biodiversity and Zoology. The School has produced many distinguished alumni.

The School’s research focuses on Molecular & Cell Biology and Ecology & Biodiversity. Our high impact research has attracted worldwide attention, and our staff and research students have won many awards within the University.

The School offers Major and Minor courses leading to a B.Sc. degree, with specializations in Biological Sciences, Ecology & Biodiversity, Food & Nutritional Science, and Molecular Biology & Biotechnology. The School also offers three taught postgraduate courses, namely, M.Sc. in Environmental Management, M.Sc. in Food Industry: Management and Marketing, and M.Sc. in Food Safety and Toxicology, which are highly relevant for the employment needs of Hong Kong and the region.

Our teaching and out of the classroom activities are specifically designed to produce creative, analytical and critical thinkers who are prepared to meet the challenges presented by the rapidly changing world. Careers of our graduates range from academic research to government, scientific organizations, conservation groups, management, healthcare, industry and teaching, both in Hong Kong and overseas.

The School enjoys excellent teaching and research facilities in the Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building, which was custom built and generously funded by the Kadoorie family. The School is also closely associated with the Swire Institute of Marine Science, a first class marine research facility funded by the Swire group.