Our University Anthem

Released in 2023, the HKUST University Anthem was created through the concerted efforts of many talented individuals both within and outside of the University. Its melody and original lyrics in Putonghua were chosen by the selection committee from a variety of submissions in response to a call for entries. The Cantonese and English versions were created by talents within and outside of the University. The University Anthem represents the shared identity and innovative spirit of HKUST and fosters a greater sense of belonging and pride among all University members.

For more information on the University’s Anthem, please click here.

Composer: Prof. Kelvin YUEN
Lyricist (English): Ms. Edith SHIH, Dr. Isaac DROSCHA, Mr. Philip YEUNG
Lyricist (Cantonese): Mr. Chris SHUM
Lyricist (Putonghua): Mr. JIA Xianzhang
Arranger: Mr. NG Cheuk-Yin
Producer: Mr. Lawrence TSUI

Special thanks: University Anthem Working Group and Selection Committee


Red bird standing guard beneath the rising sun
That watches o’er the citadels 
of learning all as one


Leaping forward till each marathon is run
We're striving for a legacy like none 
we’re children of the sun


Fountain of knowledge lifts our flight 
Science and Arts scaling new heights
Engineering Business leading lights


Scholars and dreamers heed the call
reaching our goals and standing tall
bringing pride and honor to us all


Love for this land our heart imparts 
Spurring us to a brave new start
HKUST the beacon of our heart


Download the University Anthem


Download the University Anthem Orchestral version

Musicians of the University Anthem Orchestral version

Violin Clarinet
Lai Lai Louie Leung Hei Tung Athena
Leung Yik Hin  
Chan King Him Bassoon
Liu Zai Dong Marlon Leung Tak Wing
Wong Yin Lam Anthony  
Viola Dr. Ken Cheng
Ip, Ivan  
Lau Yuen Hei French Horn
Yan Chi Huen Au Yui Ki (1&3)
Wong, Brendan Yuen Yu Yung (2&4)
Cello Trombone
Chan Pak Chun Patrick So Kwok To Timothy (1st)
Chung Ching Nam Chiu Chun Yin (2nd)
Lau Cheuk Wing  
Tam Jedidiah Tuba
  Lai, James
Double Bass  
Victor Lee Percussion
  Kwan Cheuk Yin
Flute Wong Kin Hang, William
Ng, Jocelyn Wong Pui Hoi Harrison
  Yiu Cheuk Tung, Shadow
Ngai, Eugene Harp
  Melody Tam
Bass trombone  
Jason Wang  


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