- To advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly:
- in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies; and
- at the postgraduate level; and
- To assist in the economic and social development of Hong Kong.
To be a leading University with significant international impact and strong local commitment.
Global – To be a world-class university at the cutting edge internationally in all targeted fields of pursuit.
National – To contribute to the economic and social development of the nation as a leading University in China.
Local – To play a key role, in partnership with government, business, and industry, in the development of Hong Kong as a knowledge-based society.
The University is supported by a set of core values that form the guiding principles towards the advancement of the University’s mission and vision.
Excellence, Integrity, and Academic Freedom
The University is committed to be a leader in academic world through excellence in teaching, research and people, while placing utmost value in the freedom to conduct academic activities, subject to the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty.
Global Vision and Local Commitment
The University positions itself as a focused elite research university at the cutting edge in all target fields of pursuit with global influence. We bring together global thought leaders to foster interaction, and partner with government, business and industry, to make significant contribution to the economic and social development both locally and nationally. In addition, we encourage and commend our faculty, staff and students to dedicate themselves to service to the local community.
The University stands for the can-do spirit with responsibility and integrity. We cherish entrepreneurial and innovative thinking for solutions to problems in daily work. We cultivate a community characterized by the traits of risk-taking, willingness to overcome challenges, innovativeness, creativeness, and trust in one-self. This also implies that the University provides an environment for students and faculty to pursue entrepreneurship.
Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Respect
The University values and respects the differences of individuals, whether they are of different race, gender, cultural backgrounds, religion, personal interests and in other dimensions, and strives to embrace these diverse forces to foster an inclusive and caring environment. This will allow us to harness the richness of ideas and perspectives for the benefit of the whole community.
The entire HKUST family work together as an integrated and holistic team. By bringing together the different ideas and roles of our people (students, faculty, staff, alumni, Council/Court, and friends of HKUST) and strengths of different academic and professional disciplines, we strive to make the whole of our university’s mission bigger than the sum of its parts.
To give all students, undergraduate and postgraduate alike, a broadly based University experience that includes: superior training in their chosen fields of study; a well-rounded education that enhances the development of their creativity, critical thinking, global outlook, and cultural awareness; a campus life that prepares them to be community leaders and lifelong learners.
Faculty and Staff
To provide a dynamic and supportive working environment in which faculty and staff may continually develop intellectually and professionally.
To be a leading institution for research and postgraduate study, pursuing knowledge in both fundamental and applied areas, and collaborating closely with business and industry in promoting technological innovation and economic development.
To provide an open environment and atmosphere conducive to the exchange of knowledge, views, and innovative ideas among students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.
Commitment to Hong Kong
To promote and assist in Hong Kong’s economic and social development, and to enrich Hong Kong’s culture.