HKUST – A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science, technology, business and humanities, and educating the new generation of front-runners for the world. Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community’s transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time.
Welcome to HKUST, a young, elite research-focused university with a world-class reputation, global outlook, innovative spirit and an amazing story to tell.
In just two decades, we have established ourselves as a top university globally, rising fast through our leading research breakthroughs and top international faculty, our holistic education for undergraduates and postgraduates, and our drive to change lives for the better.
At HKUST, we don’t strive to be different. We simply are different.
Our University’s East-West educational ethos revolves around the core values of excellence, critical thinking and open-mindedness, can-do spirit and entrepreneurship, diversity and academic freedom.
Our ethos has drawn over 30 nationalities from six continents to our spectacular coastal campus situated in cosmopolitan Hong Kong on the southern tip of China and the heart of Asia. And such hallmarks of a HKUST education enable our graduates to fly high in careers and community activities around the world and as creators, researchers and entrepreneurs, who seek to realize dreams and improve all our lives.
I am proud to lead this truly enterprising University and to advance its unique outlook. I look forward to seeing you at our campus very soon.
Tony F Chan
HKUST at a Glance provides you with current information and statistics about the University. You can also know more about us.
Building upon our fifteen-year strategic vision, we have developed an updated Five-Year Strategic Plan for 2011 to 2016 that reaffirms our vision – to be a leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment.
Stipulated in the University Ordinance and Statutes are 3 major bodies in the University governance structure, namely the Court, Council and Senate.
The University is led by President Prof Tony Chan together with the EVPP and VPs formed the senior administration.
HKUST is led by senior administrators who oversee the University’s well-being and long term planning while Administrative Offices support the operations of the University. To have an overview of the structure of the University, visit the organization chart here.
HKUST has risen rapidly and matured into a dynamic, world-class university in a short period of time. Find out how HKUST is ranked recently amongst universities in Asia and in the world.
Among HKUST’s faculty and students are some of the recognized and decorated individuals in various fields and arenas. Learn about awards that our faculty and students gained.
Take a closer look at the latest development of HKUST through our publications, photos and videos.
As a focused elite research international university, HKUST constantly attracts keen media and public interest locally, regionally, internationally. Our veteran public relations and media team welcomes enquiries about the University.
The University campus occupies a 60-hectare (150-acre) site of sweeping natural beauty on the Clear Water Bay peninsula in East Kowloon, less than 30 minutes’ drive from Central Hong Kong.
The online directory provides the list of HKUST’s Schools, departments and offices. To learn more about each unit, click on the name of the unit.
Home to over 3,000 employees, the University is committed to providing a supportive and dynamic work environment and a learning culture. We offer professional opportunities that allow individuals to thrive and grow. We welcome people of the right caliber who share our vision and mission to joining the pool of talents.