HKUST – A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science, technology, business and humanities, and educating the new generation of front-runners for the world. Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community’s transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time.


Welcome to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


As a globally-oriented university, we are committed to fostering academic originality, innovative spirit, open-mindedness, and a can-do attitude.


Established in 1991, our University strives to nurture a diverse and conducive culture to help all our members develop their talents and achieve their aspirations. HKUST is a leading institution in education and creation of new knowledge and, based on this foundation, offers innovative approaches to help address critical issues challenging Hong Kong, the region and beyond.


We are fortunate to have excellent and dedicated faculty, students and staff. Our University is widely regarded as among the best in the world, thanks in no small part to multiple measures gauging the outcome of our education, research and societal contributions. We are mindful of linking academic endeavors to societal challenges in both local and global contexts.


We value our pursuit of excellence in everything we do, and we are not afraid of trying, failing, and trying again until we feel satisfied. This devotion is what breeds the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of this University, and forms the foundation of HKUST’s identity and standing.


We are proud to be able to draw students and faculty from across the globe to join hands and develop a highly diverse and respectful campus. Students here are not only eager to be educated in their majors, but also immersed in different aspects of humanity to prepare them to become citizens ready to make an impact.


At HKUST, the opportunities are abundant. We welcome you to study, teach, and create on our beautiful campus where everyone can explore new horizons and change the world with passion and optimism.




Wei Shyy

HKUST at a Glance

HKUST at a Glance provides you with current information and statistics about the University. You can also know more about us.

Strategic Plan

In view of the global and regional context, and the challenges and opportunities ahead, we have identified five objectives for HKUST as priorities for our strategic development. These objectives are not meant to be comprehensive to cover all areas, but reflect desired emphasis and directions for the next five years.


Stipulated in the University Ordinance and Statutes are 3 major bodies in the University governance structure, namely the Court, Council and Senate.

Senior Administration

The University is led by President Prof Wei Shyy together with the Provost and VPs formed the senior administration.

Organization Chart

HKUST is led by senior administrators who oversee the University’s well-being and long term planning while Administrative Offices support the operations of the University. To have an overview of the structure of the University, visit the organization chart here.


HKUST has risen rapidly and matured into a dynamic, world-class university in a short period of time. Find out how HKUST is ranked recently amongst universities in Asia and in the world.


Among HKUST’s faculty and students are some of the recognized and decorated individuals in various fields and arenas. Learn about awards that our faculty and students gained.

Media Relations

As a focused elite research international university, HKUST constantly attracts keen media and public interest locally, regionally, internationally. Our veteran public relations and media team welcomes enquiries about the University.

About the Campus

The University campus occupies a 60-hectare (150-acre) site of sweeping natural beauty on the Clear Water Bay peninsula in East Kowloon, less than 30 minutes’ drive from Central Hong Kong.

HKUST Directory

The online directory provides the list of HKUST’s Schools, departments and offices. To learn more about each unit, click on the name of the unit.

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles serves as a directory for the university community and the external stakeholders to better understand our faculty.

Jobs in HKUST

Home to over 3,000 employees, the University is committed to providing a supportive and dynamic work environment and a learning culture. We offer professional opportunities that allow individuals to thrive and grow. We welcome people of the right caliber who share our vision and mission to joining the pool of talents.