HKUST At A Glance

Founded in 1991, HKUST is an international research university with strong ties to global thought leaders, whilst having wide-ranging connections with Mainland China. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating well-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking – the necessary foundation and skills for the changing world. 

The University is housed in a hillside and waterfront complex overlooking the Clear Water Bay peninsula, less than 30 minutes’ driving time from Central Hong Kong.
 

ESTABLISHED

1991

MISSION

To advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research

VISION

To be a leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment

CORE VALUES
  • Excellence, Integrity and Academic Freedom
  • Global Vision and Local Commitment
  • Can-do Spirit
  • Inclusiveness, Diversity and Respect
  • 1 - HKUST
CAMPUS
  • Total campus area: 60 hectares
STUDENT ENROLLMENT (AS AT DEC 2016)
  • Undergraduates: 9,334
  • Postgraduates: 4,874
  • Local-Hong Kong students: 9,148
  • Non-local students: 5,060
RESEARCH (YEAR 2016-2016)
  • 969 new sponsored projects*
  • $578.4 (in HK $M) new funding**
*No. of projects dost not add up due to projects with multiple sponsors.
**Includes R&D projects administered by R and D Corporation and Mainland platforms. Excludes R-portion i.e. on-costs and HSS Premium provided by RGC for ERG projects.
 
FACULTY (AS AT JUN 2016)
  • 607 faculty members (regular)
PATENTS (YEAR 2015-2016)
  • Filed: 157
  • Granted: 162
PRINCIPAL OFFICERS
  • Chancellor – The Hon C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive, HKSAR
  • Council Chairman – The Hon Andrew Cheung-Sing Liao, GBS, SC, JP
  • Council Vice-Chairman – Professor John Yat-Chiu Chai, JP
  • Treasurer of the University – Professor Patrick Kai-Cheung Yeung
  • President – Professor Tony F Chan, JP, BS, MS, PhD
  • Executive Vice-President & Provost – Professor Wei Shyy, BS, MSE, PhD
  • Vice-President for Institutional Advancement – Dr Eden Y Woon, JP, BA, MA, MS, PhD
  • Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies – Professor Nancy Y Ip, JP, MH, PhD
  • Vice-President for Business and Administration – Mr Mark Hodgson, BSc(Hons), ACMA
SCHOOLS & PROGRAMS OFFICES
  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School/ HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute
  • Interdisiplinary Programs Office
  • HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
  • HKUST Institute for Public Policy