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2021-07-27
HKUST researchers have unravelled the genomic riddles of the tubeworms that thrive deep in the ocean, paving the way for previously unthinkable biological applications.
HKUST Researchers Unlock Genomic Secrets of Gutless Deep-sea Tubeworm
2021-07-27
Researchers from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) decoded for the first time the chromosomal-level genome of a deep-sea gutless tubeworm and how the worm’s co-living
Expert Series: Into the Darkest Mystery
2021-07-28
Sixty years ago, the whole world was gladly amazed when the first human blasted into space; over the years, hundreds of exploration missions have been deployed to extend our knowledge and
Adversity is Opportunity
2021-07-26
Life’s hardships come much early for HKUST’s third-year Data Science and Technology (DSCT) student Kevin LEUNG, who, despite coming from an underprivileged background, has not sold himself short.
2020-04-07
COVID-19: Info Portal for HKUST Community
A Feast for the Eyes, Ears, and Mind
2021-07-20
Holistic education is the key to nurture all-rounders to navigate the challenges facing the ever-changing 21st century. While HKUST has served as a breeding ground for science and technology
Universities Can Be 'Living Labs' For Sustainability
2021-07-14
President Prof. Wei SHYY contributed an article to the World Economic Forum where he discusses the role of universities in creating a sustainable future. Below is the full article. Cross-
2020-05-18
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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.

Life@HKUST

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.

Entrepreneurship
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
3,565
Students Participated in Entrepreneurship Center’s Programs (2017-2018)
220+
Affiliated Start‐up and Spin‐off Companies
80+
Entrepreneurship Center’s Programs (2017-2018)
GLOBAL CHALLENGES
We harness technology and innovation to solve today’s critical global issues
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About HKUST
We provide a breeding ground for innovative global leaders of tomorrow
2nd
World’s Top 50 Young Universities Under 50 2021 in QS World University Rankings
26th
Global University Employability Ranking 2020 (No.2 in Greater China, No.1 in Hong Kong) in Emerging/Trendence, published by Times Higher Education
34th
World’s Top 1300 Universities 2022 (No. 2 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
80+
Nationalities of Students
300+
Partnerships
~40%
Graduates with Exchange-out Experience
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