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.44 globally among 1,000 universities and No.2 in the world’s top 200 young universities by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2017. Our Schools also fly high individually. The School of Engineering is ranked No.18 in the THE World University Rankings by Subject – Engineering and Technology (2018) and No.2 in Greater China. HKUST Business School's sought-after Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) program has also topped the Financial Times EMBA global rankings eight times in the past 11 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.
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.