The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), a young and dynamic university founded in 1991, has in its short history established a global reputation for excellence. As a dynamic, front-running research university, HKUST focuses on both innovative teaching and learning, and pioneering research in the fields of science, engineering, business and management, humanities and social science. Its world-class faculty members and its well-designed research infrastructure have seen HKUST make many ground-breaking discoveries. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked HKUST as the No. 1 university in Asia (2011-2013) and 28th in the World's top universities (2015). Its full-time MBA Program has been ranked top in Asia, and its Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program has been ranked No. 1 for 7 times in the world in the past ten years by the Financial Times Global EMBA Rankings (2007, 2009-2013, 2016).

HKUST’s strong links with top universities, organizations and businesses, internationally and in Mainland China, can help create career opportunities. Financial assistance in the form of studentship awards is available to full-time research postgraduate students of HKUST to help them cover tuition fees and expenses for subsistence living during the course of their research studies.

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HKUST combines academic insights with innovative instruction to produce a unique environment for teaching and learning. Pioneering programs, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, contribute to HKUST's reputation for both academic excellence and relevance. All faculty members have PhDs and are drawn from leading research universities around the world. HKUST’s student community comes from Hong Kong, Mainland and overseas. This lively, multicultural mix creates a dynamic learning environment and a great opportunity for increased cross-cultural understanding.
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As a leading research institution, HKUST works hard to expand knowledge in both fundamental and applied areas and establishes partnerships with business and industry to promote technological advances and economic development. HKUST’s research breakthroughs and pursuit of academic excellence shape the campus identity and stimulate ideas exchange. In general, HKUST has benefitted from the establishment of its various research institutes in the following aspects:

  • promotion of interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • establishment of a critical mass of research capabilities in defined areas of priority
  • provision of an umbrella organisation to attract funding
  • assistance for departments to establish research directions
  • enhanced visibility of research efforts in particular areas
  • enriched interactions with industry

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

HKUST provides a wide range of facilities for students to develop and fulfill their academic skills and potentials. The 5-storey library houses in excess of 791,700 printed books and journals and 40,000 media materials. In addition to classrooms and laboratories, facilities on campus include halls of residence for both undergraduates and postgraduates, banking services, catering outlets of various types, a supermarket and a bookstore. Athletic facilities include an Olympic-size seafront outdoor swimming pool, an artificial turf soccer pitch, modern running tracks, tennis courts, a multi-purpose sports hall and a fitness center. There is also a health center providing an out-patient service and dental care for students and staff.

Office of Postgraduate Studies

Hotline: (852) 2623 1120
Address: Room 6418 (Lift 25/26)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong SAR