Facts & Figures

HKUST is an elite international university that offers a world of opportunity. Consistently ranked among the top-tier universities in Asia, our success is clear from the numbers.

STUDENT ENROLLMENT (AS AT DEC 2016)
Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
Science20108572867
Engineering327221195391
Business & Management327714654742
Humanities & Social Science221234455
HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School/HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research InstituteN/A11
Interdisciplinary Programs554198752
Total9334487414208
POSTGRADUATES FIGURES (AS AT SEP 2016)
Research Postgraduate Taught PG Total
MPhil PhD
Science106430328864
Engineering28889310532234
Business and Management396912881396
Humanities and Social Sciences5228154234
Interdisciplinary Programs Office153154100
HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School/HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute1001
Total501145128774829
NON LOCAL STUDENTS (AS AT DEC 2016)
Number of Students
Local9148
Non-local5060
Total14208
TEACHING STAFF (AS AT JUN 2016)
Regular Visiting Total
Science137 17 154
Engineering176 18 194
Business & Management136 13 149
Humanities & Social Science145 6 151
Interdisciplinary Programs13 2 15
Total60756663
The teaching staff of the Center for Language Education are included following its merger with SHSS on 1 July 2012.
RESEARCH FUNDING
Funding (HK$M)
2007 - 2008369.6
2008 - 2009447
2009 - 2010432.6
2010 - 2011409.3
2011 - 2012 444.1
2012 - 2013 548.4
2013 - 2014 485.2
2014 - 2015 521.8
2015 - 2016 578.4*
*Includes R&D projects administrated by R&D Corporation and Mainland platforms. Excludes R-portion i.e. on-costs. PI costs and HSS Premium provided by RGC for ERG projects
FACULTY PROFILE
100% with doctorate degree and majority from the following universities
CaltechCambridgeCarnegie-MellonChicago
ColumbiaCornellDukeHarvard
IllinoisImperialLondonMaryland
MichiganMITNew YorkNorthwestern
OxfordPennsylvaniaPrincetonPurdue
StanfordTorontoUBCUC Berkeley
UCLAWashingtonWisconsinYale