The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong


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Established in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-class international research university dedicated to cutting-edge education and research. The University was founded with a mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies complemented by humanities and social sciences, and to assist Hong Kong's socio-economic development. In just over 25 years, this young and high-achieving University has risen with miraculous speed to take its place among elite institutions, climbing to the peaks of international esteem and receiving numerous honors and accolades. HKUST was ranked No.41 globally among 1,000 universities and No.1 in the world’s top 350 young universities by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2019. Our Schools also fly high individually. The School of Engineering is ranked No.23 in the THE World University Rankings by Subject – Engineering and Technology (2019) and No.3 in Greater China. HKUST Business School's sought-after Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) program has also topped the Financial Times EMBA global rankings nine times in the past 12 years. At HKUST, we are committed to achieving excellence in education and research and to ensuring we contribute to solving the great challenges of our time, including sustainability, energy, healthcare, and more. Our research culture nurtures and facilitates collaboration and innovation, which is why our campus is a magnet for some of the best and brightest minds. Researchers at the University are encouraged to take a multidisciplinary approach, to explore and collaborate across scientific and geographical frontiers, and to engage with decision-makers, industry, and the public in pursuit of improving people’s lives. The diverse discoveries made by our researchers across the Schools of Engineering, Science, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science have led to many ground-breaking additions to the global knowledge base as well as practical technologies and applications transferrable to the world. We frequently partner with leading industries, and support and facilitate entrepreneurship among our students and faculty. Faculty Awards 2017 IEEE Electron Devices Society Education Award 2017 Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching 2017 Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation 2017 Research Article of the Year in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2017 Telford Premium Award 2017 Prix R M Quigley Award (Honorable mention) 2018 Chemical Research in Toxicology Young Investigator Award 2018 Doctor of Science honoris causa 2018 Rolf Landauer Medal 2018 University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award 2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award Croucher Innovation Awards 2018 Croucher Senior Research Fellowship Award for 2018-19 Fellow of the Society for Financial Econometrics First Prize of 2017 Hong Kong Construction Industry Council (CIC) Innovation Award First-class State Natural Science Award 2017 Inaugural President of the International Chinese Sociological Association Invisible Silent Superheroes by the Institution of Civil Engineers Hong Kong Association President of Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) US National Inventors Hall of Fame All faculty awards: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HKUST With our strong ties to global institutions and wide-ranging connections with Mainland China; our championing of interdisciplinary studies; a dedication to educating well-rounded, innovative and entrepreneurial students who flourish in today’s world; our role as a meeting point for the world’s top minds as crystallized in the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study; and our spectacular and inspirational coastal campus, HKUST is a key destination for students and faculty members seeking to achieve excellence within a supportive, multicultural and high-powered environment. Going forward, HKUST is continuing to nurture future innovators, forge new frontiers, lead the way locally, nationally and globally, and make a meaningful difference, under the guidance and directions defined in the HKUST five-year Strategic Plan 2020. Schools, Programs Offices and Institutes School of Science School of Engineering School of Business and Management School of Humanities and Social Science Interdisciplinary Programs Office HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School/ HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study HKUST Institute for Public Policy Download the HKUST Corporate Brochure
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