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World-class university in Hong Kong and Asia|HKUST

As one of the top universities in Hong Kong and Asia, HKUST is a world-class international research university dedicated to cutting-edge education and research.

HKUST - Striving to be the Best among Universities in Hong Kong

Why the Universities of Hong Kong?

As an internationally renowned city exhibiting vibrance and cultural heritage, Hong Kong has long been a top destination for international travellers. The unparalleled modernity and advancement of the city are also manifested in the universities of Hong Kong. Whether it is to experience a completely different culture or to advance in studies and research, enrolling in the universities of Hong Kong would be a wise choice to feel the momentum of the city by living and spending a wonderful time in Hong Kong.

Overview of the Universities of Hong Kong

Universities of Hong Kong are popular among international students, both from the East and the West, as the Universities of Hong Kong are renowned for their academic excellence, multicultural school life and promising learning opportunities. The 11 universities of Hong Kong include the Hong Kong university of Science and Technology(HKUST), the university of Hong Kong, the Chinese university of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic university, the City university of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist university, the Hong Kong Metropolitan university, the Hong Kong Shue Yan university, Lingnan university, the Education university of Hong Kong and the Hang Seng university of Hong Kong. Together with the other higher education institutions, the universities of Hong Kong offer a wide range of quality programmes from sub-degree to doctoral levels for local and international students.

Universities of Hong Kong - World-class Institutions for Higher Education

The oldest among the universities of Hong Kong have been engaging in high education programmes for over a century. With younger universities of Hong Kong burgeoning in the last 50 years, the landscape of tertiary education in Hong Kong has been painted substantially with many more colours. It is not to be omitted that the younger universities of Hong Kong are highly competitive as these universities of Hong Kong can often be seen on the list of the Quacquarelli Symonds(QS) World university Rankings.

Three of the above-mentioned universities of Hong Kong were ranked within the top 50 of the QS World university Rankings 2022 in which 1,300 universities from around the world were featured. The universities of Hong Kong among the top 50 included the Hong Kong university of Science and Technology(34th), the university of Hong Kong(22nd), and the Chinese university of Hong Kong(39th). The other two universities of Hong Kong that were listed in the top 100 were the City university of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic university,

The universities of Hong Kong offer a wide range of academic programmes that cover various disciplines, covering fields science research to language expertise, and from hospitality to business administration.

HKUST - the university with Academic Excellence

The Hong Kong university of Science and Technology(HKUST) was established in 1991. It was founded with a vision to build a new, research-focused university to support Hong Kong’s goal as a hub of finance and technological advancement in Asia. To sustain and further enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness among other Asian major cities such as Tokyo, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei, the city had to bolster its thriving industries with new blood. Backed by the unique status of Hong Kong as a special administrative region of China, HKUST and other universities of Hong Kong were developed to fuel the country’s reform.

As of today, HKUST has earned major achievements in world rankings and become a global powerhouse in tertiary education. The university continues to make substantial contributions to Hong Kong’s realm of life science, engineering, business education, humanities and social science, and much more.

The Hub for Scientific Breakthrough

As suggested by its name(Science and Technology), HKUST is a leading institution in education and the creation of new knowledge through scientific breakthroughs. Many new research and projects of the university focus on the solutions for critical issues challenging Hong Kong, the region and even the world. Researchers, teachers and students at HKUST work hand in hand to develop innovative approaches to help address such issues with results not only benefiting themselves but the whole of mankind.

Some of the latest research outcomes include studies on the COVID-19 pandemic. In view of the pressing need of the city to control the spread of the virus, HKUST has made contributions to the prevention, mitigation, treatment and policy-making to curb the situation of the pandemic in Hong Kong.

Apart from local research, HKUST has joined hands with many institutions of China, especially those in the Greater Bay Area. The Greater Bay Area, including Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Foshan, is the main powerhouse in the present age of innovation. The Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute, the HKUST Shenzhen Research Institute, the HKUST LED-FPD Technology R&D Center at Foshan, HKUST (Guangzhou) Campus and the HKUST Shenzhen–Hong Kong Collaborative Innovation Research Institute (SHCIRI) are the up and coming partnerships that elevate the university’s significance in innovative research.

A Vibrant university Life at HKUST

As a globally-oriented university, HKUST houses more than 14,000 students from all walks of life and all corners of the world. HKUST is committed to fostering academic originality, innovative spirit, open-mindedness, and a can-do attitude. With a vision of being a leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment, HKUST invests much of its effort in talent development to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research.

Built on the Clear Water Bay Peninsula with a world-class view of the seafront, HKUST offers students and staff an ideal environment for knowledge exchange. The location of HKUST allows its members to enjoy the beauty of nature without missing the city’s dramatic life. The university provides plenty of opportunities for students to relax and enhance their well-being with facilities and amenities. Such student-centred philosophy has fostered a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle to effectively manage life, learning, and work.

Enrol in the degree programmes and experience the fun and fruitful student life today at HKUST. For more details about the programmes offered and life at HKUST, visit the university’s official website at

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Our latest endeavors to make a difference in the ever-changing world

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) held the Sixth Inauguration Ceremony of Named Professorships today to honor eight outstanding faculty members and their donors. Officiating
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Prof. FAN Zhiyong (Electronic & Computer Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering) was named an awardee of the Xplore Prize 2022.
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We offer a wide variety of study options to let you acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise to reach your full potential

With cutting edge research and an insatiable curiosity for scientific discovery, our innovative minds open the door to infinite possibilities and change what we know about the world.

We solve human problems, big and small, by blending creative ideas and novel applications into practical engineering solutions which will improve the way we live.

We develop visionary and principled leaders who aspire to build businesses with impact and shape the future of work in ways that meet society’s evolving needs.

By gaining a profound understanding of the world’s social, economic, and environmental complexities through an interdisciplinary approach, we tackle global challenges with creativity and critical thinking skills.

We develop new knowledge, skills, perspectives, and ways of thinking required to understand multifaceted issues of today and solve them in a multidisciplinary way.

Bringing together the world’s foremost scientists and scholars to spearhead and publicize fundamental and applied research, we can push the limits of human knowledge further.

We contribute to better decision-making in the public sector on key challenges confronting the region, through rigorous interdisciplinary and evidence-based approaches to policy research and education.


A vibrant and colorful student life goes far beyond classrooms and textbooks

Fitness and Lifestyle
Fitness and Lifestyle

Mental health is equally important just as our physical fitness. Learn how to maintain a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle to manage our life, learning, and work effectively.

Living on Campus
Living on Campus

From housing to dining and all the socializing that goes on in between, get to know your life and surroundings, facilities and resources for the time outside of the classroom.

Community Outreach
Community Outreach

We aim to build civic awareness and develop sustainable partnerships with the wider community, deepening student learning while promoting a benevolent world. Students will learn to apply knowledge and skills to serve the public good.


We provide a breeding ground for nascent entrepreneurs who aspire to become the global leaders of tomorrow and create a positive impact on the world
Students Participated in Entrepreneurship Center’s Programs (2017-2018)
Affiliated Start‐up and Spin‐off Companies
Entrepreneurship Center’s Programs (2017-2018)


We harness technology and innovation to solve today’s critical global issues


There’s a lot going on at our University. From academic to leisure activities, it’s all happening here

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We provide a breeding ground for innovative global leaders of tomorrow
World’s Top 50 Young Universities Under 50 2021 in QS World University Rankings
Global University Employability Ranking 2021 (No.2 in Greater China, No.1 in Hong Kong) in Emerging/Trendence, published by Times Higher Education
World’s Top 1500 Universities 2023 (No. 3 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings

global connections

We actively forge global partnerships to encourage academic and research collaborations, knowledge transfer, and cultural exchanges
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