HKUST Milestones
2017
  1. February 2017
    Launch of the 25th Anniversary Book, Prometheus In The Sky, and final event of 25th Anniversary celebration event.

    Launch of the 25th Anniversary Book, Prometheus In The Sky, and final event of 25th Anniversary celebration event.

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2016
  1. November 2016
    HKUST was ranked 13th worldwide in Global Employability University Ranking.

    HKUST was ranked 13th worldwide in Global Employability University Ranking.

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  2. November 2016
    Opening ceremony of Academy for Bright Future Young Engineers.

    Opening ceremony of Academy for Bright Future Young Engineers.

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  3. October 2016
    The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No.1 by the Financial Times for the seventh time.

    The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No.1 by the Financial Times for the seventh time.

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  4. July 2016
    HKUST jointly hosted with International Mathematical Olympiad Hong Kong Committee Limited The 57th International Mathematical Olympiad.
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  5. June 2016
    HKUST jointly presented with Times Higher Education Inaugural Asia Universities Summit.
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  6. June 2016
    HKUST celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
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  7. May 2016
    HKUST held CMA Lecture Theater Naming Ceremony.
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  8. May 2016
    HKUST hosted first Asian Physics Olympiad in Hong Kong.
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  9. March 2016
    HKUST held The Third Inauguration Ceremony of Named Professorships.
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  10. February 2016
    Opening ceremony of Cheng Yu Tung Building.

    Opening ceremony of Cheng Yu Tung Building.

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2015
  1. November 2015
    HKUST was ranked 14th worldwide in Global Survey on Employability of Graduates.

    HKUST was ranked 14th worldwide in Global Survey on Employability of Graduates.

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  2. September 2015
    Groundbreaking ceremony of Water Sports Center Phase 1 project.

    Groundbreaking ceremony of Water Sports Center Phase 1 project.

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  3. September 2015
    Kick off of 25th Anniversary Celebration by Prof Steven Chu’s Distinguished Speakers Series Talk.
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  4. July 2015
    HKUST Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program enters its 10th Anniversary.

    HKUST Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program enters its 10th Anniversary.

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  5. March 2015
    The Hon Andrew C S LIAO, GBS, SC, JP was appointed the fifth Council Chairman.

    March 2015 The Hon Andrew C S LIAO, GBS, SC, JP was appointed the fifth Council Chairman.

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  6. January 2015
    HKUST attained the highest proportion of internationally excellent research work in the University Grants Committee (UGC) Research Assessment Exercise 2014.

    January 2015 HKUST attained the highest proportion of internationally excellent research work in the University Grants Committee (UGC) Research Assessment Exercise 2014.

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2014
  1. December 2014
    Opening ceremony of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute Building.
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  2. December 2014
    HKUST was ranked 16th worldwide in Global Survey on Employability of Graduates.

    HKUST was ranked 16th worldwide in Global Survey on Employability of Graduates.

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  3. October 2014
    Opening ceremony of the New Mr & Mrs Ho Ting Sik Visitor Information Center.

    October 2014 Opening ceremony of the New Mr & Mrs Ho Ting Sik Visitor Information Center.

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2013
  1. November 2013
    HKUST held Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Naming Ceremony and Inauguration of HKUST Jockey Club IAS Named Professorships.

    HKUST held Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Naming Ceremony and Inauguration of HKUST Jockey Club IAS Named Professorships.

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  2. October 2013
    The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No.1 by the Financial Times for five straight years.

    The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No.1 by the Financial Times for five straight years.

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  3. September 2013
    HKUST’s State Key Laboratory of Advanced Displays and Optoelectronic Technologies was established.
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  4. September 2013
    Opening ceremony of Lee Shau Kee Campus.
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  5. July 2013
    “Photonic and Phononic Advanced Materials Research” and “Signaling Mechanisms Research in Neuro-disorders” were awarded as HKUST’s Area of Excellence by the University Grants Committee.
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  6. June 2013
    HKUST was ranked Asia No.1 for third straight year.
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2012
  1. October 2012
    The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No. 1 by the Financial Times for fourth straight year.
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  2. July 2012
    “Stem Cell Strategy for Nervous System Disorders” and “Cost-effective and eco-friendly LED system-on-a-chip” were funded by the Theme-based Research Scheme under the Research Grants Council.
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  3. April 2012
    Groundbreaking ceremony of Cheng Yu Tung Building.
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2011
  1. September 2011
    Opening ceremony of HKUST Shenzhen Industry, Education and Research (IER) Building.
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  2. May 2011
    HKUST was first ranked Asia No. 1
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  3. April 2011
    HKUST celebrated its 20th Anniversary.
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2010
  1. September 2010
    HKUST hosted The first UC RUSAL President’s Forum.
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  2. July 2010
    Chow Tai Fook Cheng Yu Tung Fund donated $90 million to support the construction of HKUST’s new research and academic building.
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  3. June 2010
    HKUST’s first State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience was established.
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  4. June 2010
    Construction commencement of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School Building in Nansha.
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2009
  1. October 2009
    The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No. 1 by the Financial Times for the second time.
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  2. March 2009
    Prof Tony F Chan was appointed as the third University President.
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2008
  1. December 2008
    The ground-breaking ceremony of the HKUST Shenzhen Industry, Education and Research Building.
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  2. April 2008
    Dr Marvin K T CHEUNG, GBS, JP was appointed the fourth Council Chairman.
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2007
  1. December 2007
    The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was first ranked world’s No. 1 by the Financial Times.

     

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  2. March 2007
    HKUST received HK$400 million from the Lee Shau Kee Foundation Limited.

    HKUST received HK$400 million from the Lee Shau Kee Foundation Limited.

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  3. January 2007
    Opening ceremony of the HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School with its research centers in Nansha.
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2006
  1. June 2006
    Prof Stephen Hawking delivered the inaugural lecture for the Institute for Advanced Study.
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  2. May 2006
    The University Library was named after Dr Lee Shau Kee in 2006 in recognition of his contribution to the University.
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2005
  1. July 2005
    Fok Ying Tung Foundation donated HK$ 800 million to support university’s strategic development and its initiatives in Mainland China.
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2003
  1. October 2003
    The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No. 9 out of 75 by the Financial Times.
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  2. September 2003
    The University’s Institute of NanoMaterials and NanoTechnology was inaugurated.

     

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2002
  1. May 2002
    Dr John Cho-Chak CHAN, GBS, JP was appointed as the third Council Chairman.
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2001
  1. November 2001
    Prof Paul Ching-Wu Chu was appointed the second University President.

     

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  2. September 2001
    'Molecular Neuroscience: Basic Research and Drug Discovery' was awarded as HKUST’s second Area of Excellence by the University Grants Committee.
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  3. April 2001
    HKUST celebrated its 10th Anniversary.
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2000
  1. November 2000
    HKUST developed the world's smallest single-walled carbon nanotube with a diameter of 0.4nm (nanometer).
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1999
  1. September 1999
    “Information Technology” was awarded as HKUST’s first Area of Excellence by the University Grants Committee.
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  2. April 1999
    Dr. the Hon Sze-Yuan Chung, retired from the Council and was appointed the University’s first Pro-Chancellor. Dr. Vincent Lo became Chairman of the Council.
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  3. April 1999
    The School of Business and Management was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
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1997
  1. December 1997
    The official launch of the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program.
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1996
  1. January 1996
    Prof. Chia-Wei Woo, President of HKUST, initiated the Association of East Asian Research Universities.
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1995
  1. January 1995
    Bill Gates talked about the future of the digital revolution at HKUST.
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1994
  1. February 1994
    HKUST was granted its first patent in U.S. for a technique of producing diamond film from polymer sources through laser deposition.
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1993
  1. October 1993
    HKUST held its First Congregation.

    The University held its First Congregation

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  2. January 1993
    A $118.7 million contract was signed with the HK Government to develop an Operational Windshear Warning System for the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok.
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1991
  1. October 1991
    HKUST held its official opening ceremony.
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  2. January 1991
    The Senate of HKUST was established.

    The Senate of HKUST was established.

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1990
  1. October 1990
    HKUST Entrepreneurship Center was established.

    HKUST Entrepreneurship Center was established.

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1988
  1. November 1988
    Dr the Hon Sir S.Y. Chung, the Council Chairman of HKUST, triggered the first rock-blast at the campus ground-breaking ceremony.
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  2. September 1988
    Prof. Chia-Wei Woo was appointed as the founding University President.

    Professor Chia-Wei Woo took up his appointment as University President

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1987
  1. June 1987
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club donated HK$1500 million to fund the construction of the HKUST campus.
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1986
  1. September 1986
    Planning Committee of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was formed.
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  2. March 1986
    The third university in Hong Kong to be built was first announced by the Hong Kong government.
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