The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia and the world.
Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community's transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time.
An innovator in research and teaching, HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong, and the only one to offer an all-PhD faculty. Its groundbreaking work in science, engineering, business, humanities and social science is successfully pushing back the boundaries of the information age. Such advances are assisted by the University's top-class facilities.
Locally, the University is active in society through science camps, online
courses for secondary school students, and lifelong learning programs; just some
of the activities that bring HKUST and the community together. Nationally,
alliances with Mainland universities and collaborative work with municipal
governments are setting the pace for future cooperative efforts.
Globally, connections with leading institutions are actively pursued through academic partnerships with the world's top universities, and memberships in such organizations as the Association of East Asian Research Universities and Association of Pacific Rim Universities.
There were 9,881 students (6,172 undergraduates, 3,709 postgraduates) as of January 2011.
The University's schools of Science, Engineering, Business and Management and Humanities and Social Science offer a wide array of academic programs. The University promotes interdisciplinary studies and nurtures well-rounded graduates characterized by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, innovative thinking and relevant skills to thrive in a knowledge economy.
(Source: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)