We are fully committed to actualizing technological innovations to tackle pressing global challenges. By aligning our efforts with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forward by the United Nations (UN), we are working to create a better future for all.

Our multidisciplinary smart city solutions are designed to lower per capita environmental impact, mitigate climate change-related damage, and cultivate safer, more resilient cities that reflect the SDG target of more sustainable urban communities.

AI-powered Weather Prediction System  image

An international and multidisciplinary research team has developed a real-time AI-powered extreme weather and landslide warning system to mitigate the risks and damage of landslides in Hong Kong, setting a benchmark for landslide-prone regions around the world.

Air Purification Technology  image

Our researchers have developed an air purification system that removes 99% of airborne bacteria and viruses, including influenza (H1N1, H3N2), EV71 and deadly MERS-Cov. The technology can be incorporated into a wide range of products and applied to areas such as the purification of sewage discharge.

PRAISE-HK Air Quality App image

The newly-launched mobile app provides real-time air quality and health risk information and 48-hour forecasts down to street level, helping users reduce their exposure to outdoor air pollutants.

Smart Urban Water Supply Systems image

The aging urban water supply systems (UWSS) are challenged by urban growth and climate change worldwide. Our theme-based research program aims to develop pioneering methodologies that will assist the design, operation, monitoring, and diagnostic repair of UWSS, potentially benefiting 3 billion people globally.

Sustainable Smart Campus as a Living Lab  image

This new initiative transforms our campus into a testing ground for learning, experimenting, and advancing innovative ideas to address real-life sustainability challenges. Multiple smart and cross-disciplinary projects developed by our faculty, staff, students, and alumni will contribute to building Hong Kong into a world-class sustainable and smart city.

Promoting Carbon Neutrality image

In pursuit of achieving carbon neutrality and upholding the UN Sustainable Development Goals, HKUST proactively fosters partnerships with a wide spectrum of stakeholders to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration. With the joint effort and commitments, HKUST strives to work closely together with our engaged partners to secure a sustainable future.