The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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President: Professor Tony F Chan

APRU Senior Staff Contact: 
Dr Sabrina Lin, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement


Established in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a young, dynamic research-intensive university, conceived with the goal of propelling Hong Kong towards a knowledge-based economy. The University has already won a global reputation and presence.

The teaching faculty is organised around four Schools: science, engineering, business & management, and humanities & social science. A fifth school, the HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School in Nansha, Guangzhou is now opened and is expected to be fully operational in the near future. The University has a student population of about 9,000, with 64 per cent in undergraduate programs, 23 per cent in taught masters programs and 13 per cent in post-graduate research. About 1,500 (17 per cent) are non-local students.

The University has 3,200 postgraduate students and its EMBA program, run jointly with the Kellogg School of Management, is consistently ranked among the best in the world.  The University has an international faculty mix, with 450 faculty members from 28 countries.

HKUST laboratories have made many groundbreaking discoveries, including the fabrication and characterisation of the world's smallest carbon nanotubes, genetic associations in schizophrenia, anti-aging drug development, and fast motion estimation algorithms for the MPEG4 standard. Two departments in the engineering school are ranked among world's top leaders in the number of papers published in key international journals.