Our Story


December 2023
HKUST and Tsinghua University Jointly Organize International AI Forum
November 2023
China Manned Space Delegation Visits HKUST
November 2023
HKUST & GBAAA Jointly Organized Inaugural AI Symposium
October 2023
Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Continues its Reign as World’s Top Program for the 12th Time
September 2023
HKUST Unlocks AI’s Potential with Young Global Leaders
August 2023
HKUST Successfully Launches "HKUST-FYBB#1" Satellite
July 2023
HKUST Elevates Interdisciplinary Education and Research with Launch of Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS)
March 2023
HKUST Unveils its Official University Anthem
February 2023
Prof. Harry SHUM Appointed HKUST Council Chairman and the Hon Mr. Andrew LIAO Cheung-Sing appointed HKUST Court Chairman
November 2022
HKUST Held First Industry Engagement Day to Showcase Innovations and Venture Collaboration
October 2022
Prof. Nancy Y. IP was appointed as the fifth University President
September 2022
HKUST(GZ) Celebrates its Opening
July 2022
HKUST announced its plan to build MetaHKUST – the world’s first physical-digital twin campuses in the metaverse
July 2022
President Xi Visits HKUST’s Hong Kong Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
June 2022
HKUST(GZ) Formally Established Opening in September 2022 to Build the World’s First Cross-Disciplinary University
January 2022
HKUST Among Three of the World’s Most International Universities
December 2021
HKUST establishes the new Sustainability/Net-Zero Office towards its carbon-neutral goal by 2028
November 2021
HKUST celebrates its 30th Anniversary
November 2021
Opening of Shaw Auditorium to Promote Diversity through Arts and Culture
September 2019
Groundbreaking Ceremony of HKUST(GZ) in Nansha
April 2019
Groundbreaking ceremony of Shaw Auditorium.
February 2019
Opening ceremony of Tsang Shiu Tim Sports Center.
December 2018
HKUST signs collaboration agreements with Guangzhou Government and Guangzhou University to establish Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST (GZ)).
October 2018
The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No.1 by the Financial Times for the ninth time.
September 2018
Prof. Wei Shyy was appointed as the fourth University President.
November 2017
HKUST was ranked 12th worldwide in Global University Employability Ranking, 1st in Greater China for five years in a roll.
October 2017
HKUST held The Fourth Inauguration Ceremony of Named Professorships.
October 2017
The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No.1 by the Financial Times for the eighth time.
February 2017
Launch of the 25th Anniversary Book, Prometheus In The Sky, and final event of 25th Anniversary celebration event.
November 2016
HKUST was ranked 13th worldwide in Global Employability University Ranking.
November 2016
Opening ceremony of Academy for Bright Future Young Engineers.
October 2016
The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No.1 by the Financial Times for the seventh time.
July 2016
HKUST jointly hosted with International Mathematical Olympiad Hong Kong Committee Limited The 57th International Mathematical Olympiad.
June 2016
In celebration of HKUST 25th Anniversary, 30 university presidents across Asia, Europe, China and North America attended the Inaugural Times Higher Education Asia Universities Summit held in HKUST.
June 2016
HKUST celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
May 2016
HKUST hosted first Asian Physics Olympiad in Hong Kong.
May 2016
HKUST held CMA Lecture Theater Naming Ceremony.
March 2016
HKUST held The Third Inauguration Ceremony of Named Professorships.
February 2016
Opening ceremony of Cheng Yu Tung Building.
November 2015
HKUST was ranked 14th worldwide in Global Survey on Employability of Graduates.
September 2015
Kick off of 25th Anniversary Celebration by Prof. Steven Chu’s Distinguished Speakers Series Talk.
September 2015
Groundbreaking ceremony of Water Sports Center Phase 1 project.
July 2015
HKUST Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program enters its 10th Anniversary.
March 2015
The Hon Andrew C S LIAO, GBS, SC, JP was appointed the fifth Council Chairman.
January 2015
HKUST attained the highest proportion of internationally excellent research work in the University Grants Committee (UGC) Research Assessment Exercise 2014.
December 2014
Opening ceremony of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute Building.
December 2014
HKUST was ranked 16th worldwide in Global Survey on Employability of Graduates.
October 2014
Opening ceremony of the New Mr. & Mrs. Ho Ting Sik Visitor Information Center.
November 2013
HKUST held Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Naming Ceremony and Inauguration of HKUST Jockey Club IAS Named Professorships.
October 2013
The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No.1 by the Financial Times for five straight years.
September 2013
HKUST’s State Key Laboratory of Advanced Displays and Optoelectronic Technologies was established.
September 2013
Opening ceremony of Lee Shau Kee Campus.
July 2013
“Photonic and Phononic Advanced Materials Research” and “Signaling Mechanisms Research in Neuro-disorders” were awarded as HKUST’s Area of Excellence by the University Grants Committee.
June 2013
HKUST was ranked Asia No.1 for third straight year.
October 2012
The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No. 1 by the Financial Times for fourth straight year.
July 2012
“Stem Cell Strategy for Nervous System Disorders” and “Cost-effective and eco-friendly LED system-on-a-chip” were funded by the Theme-based Research Scheme under the Research Grants Council.
April 2012
Groundbreaking ceremony of Cheng Yu Tung Building.
September 2011
Opening ceremony of HKUST Shenzhen Industry, Education and Research (IER) Building.
May 2011
HKUST was first ranked Asia No. 1
April 2011
HKUST celebrated its 20th Anniversary.
September 2010
HKUST hosted The first UC RUSAL President’s Forum.
July 2010
Chow Tai Fook Cheng Yu Tung Fund donated $90 million to support the construction of HKUST’s new research and academic building.
June 2010
Construction commencement of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School Building in Nansha.
June 2010
HKUST’s first State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience was established.
October 2009
The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No. 1 by the Financial Times for the second time.
March 2009
Prof. Tony F Chan was appointed as the third University President.
December 2008
The ground-breaking ceremony of the HKUST Shenzhen Industry, Education and Research Building.
April 2008
Dr. Marvin K T CHEUNG, GBS, JP was appointed the fourth Council Chairman.
December 2007
The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was first ranked world’s No. 1 by the Financial Times.
March 2007
HKUST received HK$400 million from the Lee Shau Kee Foundation Limited.
January 2007
Opening ceremony of the HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School with its research centers in Nansha.
June 2006
Prof. Stephen Hawking delivered the inaugural lecture for the Institute for Advanced Study.
May 2006
The University Library was named after Dr. Lee Shau Kee in 2006 in recognition of his contribution to the University.
July 2005
Fok Ying Tung Foundation donated HK$ 800 million to support university’s strategic development and its initiatives in Mainland China.
October 2003
The Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program was ranked world’s No. 9 out of 75 by the Financial Times.
September 2003
The University’s Institute of NanoMaterials and NanoTechnology was inaugurated.
May 2002
Dr. John Cho-Chak CHAN, GBS, JP was appointed as the third Council Chairman.
November 2001
Prof. Paul Ching-Wu Chu was appointed the second University President.
September 2001
Molecular Neuroscience: Basic Research and Drug Discovery' was awarded as HKUST’s second Area of Excellence by the University Grants Committee.
April 2001
HKUST celebrated its 10th Anniversary.
November 2000
HKUST developed the world's smallest single-walled carbon nanotube with a diameter of 0.4nm (nanometer).
September 1999
“Information Technology” was awarded as HKUST’s first Area of Excellence by the University Grants Committee.
April 1999
Dr. the Hon Sze-Yuan Chung, retired from the Council and was appointed the University’s first Pro-Chancellor. Dr. Vincent Lo became Chairman of the Council.
April 1999
The School of Business and Management was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
January 1999
HKUST Entrepreneurship Center was established.
December 1997
The official launch of the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program.
January 1996
Prof. Chia-Wei Woo, President of HKUST, initiated the Association of East Asian Research Universities.
January 1995
Bill Gates talked about the future of the digital revolution at HKUST.
February 1994
HKUST was granted its first patent in U.S. for a technique of producing diamond film from polymer sources through laser deposition.
October 1993
HKUST held its First Congregation.
January 1993
A $118.7 million contract was signed with the HK Government to develop an Operational Windshear Warning System for the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok.
October 1991
HKUST held its official opening ceremony.
January 1991
The Senate of HKUST was established.
November 1988
Dr. the Hon Sir S.Y. Chung, the Council Chairman of HKUST, triggered the first rock-blast at the campus ground-breaking ceremony.
September 1988
Prof. Chia-Wei Woo was appointed as the founding University President.
June 1987
The Hong Kong Jockey Club donated HK$1500 million to fund the construction of the HKUST campus.
September 1986
Planning Committee of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was formed.
March 1986
The third university in Hong Kong to be built was first announced by the Hong Kong government.


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