Facts
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology admitted its first students in October 1991. The University is housed in a hillside and waterfront complex overlooking Port Shelter on the Clear Water Bay peninsula, less than 30 minutes' driving time from central Hong Kong.
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Principal Officers
Chancellor - The Hon C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive, HKSAR
Council Chairman - Dr Marvin K T Cheung, GBS, JP
Council Vice-Chairman - Mr Martin Y Tang
Treasurer of the University - Mr John B Harrison
President - Professor Tony F Chan, BS, MS, PhD, JP
Provost - Professor Wei Shyy, BS, MSE, PhD
Vice-President for Business and Administration - Vacant
Vice-President for Institutional Advancement - Dr Eden Y Woon, BA, MA, MS, PhD, JP
Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies - Professor Joseph Hun-wei Lee, BSc, MSc, PhD
Students
  Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
Science 2,060 527 2,587
Engineering 3,096 1,691 4,787
Business & Management 2,995 1,329 4,324
Humanities & Social Science 134 255 389
HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School N/A 61 61
Interdisciplinary Programs 355 81 436
Total (as at 31 Dec 2012) 8,640 3,944 12,584
Non-local Students
  Number of Students
Local 8,958
Non-local 3,626
Total (as at 31 Dec 2012) 12,584
Teaching Staff
  Regular Visiting Total
Science 113 24 137
Engineering 158 16 174
Business & Management 136 12 148
Humanities & Social Science 60 7 67
Interdisciplinary Programs 9 3 12
Total (as at 31 Jan 2013) 476 62 538
Research Funding
  Funding (HK$M)
1991 - 1992 40.5
1992 - 1993 50.7
1993 - 1994 141.4
1994 - 1995 148.8
1995 - 1996 134.9
1996 - 1997 172.3
1997 - 1998 227.8
1998 - 1999 230
1999 - 2000 287.7
2000 - 2001 311
2001 - 2002 222.7
2002 - 2003 322.6
2003 - 2004 228.4
2004 - 2005 283.6
2005 - 2006 254.2
2006 - 2007 324.2
2007 - 2008 369.6
2008 - 2009 447
2009 - 2010 432.6
2010 - 2011 409.3
2011 - 2012 443.3