HKUST has a clear positioning as a focused elite research and education institution with an international outlook, emphasizing interdisciplinary studies, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. The University’s achievements in research and innovation encompass world-class knowledge breakthroughs, as well as business, industry and government partnerships which facilitate the transformation of discoveries into novel technologies and solutions.

Office of the Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies

Check out some of the groundbreaking work that’s taking place at HKUST, and information about the policies, facilities, and offices that support all scholarly and research activities across HKUST.

About Our Research

HKUST is committed to excellence in research. The range and strength of its core academic disciplines provide a solid foundation for the development of interdisciplinary research initiatives. The University sustains its research vitality through proactively recruiting new faculty, providing central equipment and funding support to its research community, and focusing on strategic research themes.

Research Centers and Institutes

HKUST provides strong infrastructural support to foster frontier research and innovation. The institutes and research centers at the University create an interdisciplinary environment, helping to generate fresh ideas and allowing these ideas to be tested and realized.

Central Research Facilities

HKUST has long recognized the need to provide state-of-the-art central research facilities to support the research and development activities of its faculty, students and staff. These central facilities constitute a major portion of the infrastructural support behind HKUST’s research enterprise.

Mainland China Research Platforms

HKUST endeavors to bring the impacts of its research innovations to society, not only in Hong Kong, but also in Mainland China and beyond. Over the past decade, a number of Mainland platforms have been established.

Knowledge Transfer

HKUST has a strong tradition of technology transfer. The University has put in place a strong knowledge transfer infrastructure to facilitate collaborative research, contract research, consultancies, IP management, technology licensing, executive education, continuing education, professional training, and business incubation.

Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center at HKUST is dedicated to bringing out the entrepreneurial spirit in its well-rounded students and to encouraging them to think innovatively. It does so through its many educational programs, training courses and outreach activities.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is a HKUST signature program designed to provide undergraduate students with an exciting opportunity to engage in academic research, thereby helping them to develop insightful perspectives on their areas of interest and advance the frontiers of knowledge.