IN ASIA FOR 3 YEARS
IN A ROW(2011-2013, QS ASIAN UNIVERSITY RANKINGS)
The University is seeking to drive forward several key areas:
HKUST’s holistic approach provides an all-round student experience. Opportunities include interdisciplinary courses, student exchanges, early research experience, internships, and a co-op program.
Fully 100% of our faculty team holds doctorates, mostly from leading institutions around the globe. We are looking to keep a diverse international mix of motivated, high-achieving educators and researchers.
Students and faculty are encouraged to reach out to society via community service programs such as HKUST Connect and the REDbird Award Program. We are also expanding links with our global alumni communities.
The University undertakes proactive recruitment of top global researchers. State-of-the-art equipment and funding support are available. Areas of focus include nano-science and nano-technology; life science and biotechnology; electronics, wireless and information technology; environment and sustainable development; energy; and management education and research. Collaborative activities with government and industry help to develop science and technology in Hong Kong while
international and Mainland China partnerships extend HKUST’s research reach.
Straddling East and West, HKUST is well connected with Mainland China universities and enterprises while academically aligned with the West. The Fok Ying Tung Graduate School in Nansha, IER center in Shenzhen, Zhejiang Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Institute, and recently agreed Joint School of Sustainable
Development with Xi’an Jiaotong University are helping to build ties in different regions of China.
Strategic partnerships with top global universities are boosting education and research opportunities for HKUST students and academics.
INTERNATIONAL AND MAINLAND STRATEGY
Global EMBA Ranking for 5 years (Financial Times EMBA Ranking 2009-2013)
Global Employability University Ranking 2014 (1st in Greater China)
8,981* Undergraduate Postgraduate
HKUST FACTS AND FIGURES 2014
FIGURES AT A GLANCEOpening • October 1991 Faculty Members • 644 Academic Departments and Divisions • 20 Research Institutes • 12 Research Centers • 51
Schools, Programs Offices, Institutes • School of Science
• School of Engineering
• School of Business and Management • School of Humanities and Social Science • FYT Graduate School / FYT Reseach Institute
• XJTU-HKUST Joint School of Sustainable Development • Interdisciplinary Programs Office
• HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study • HKUST Institute for Public Policy and Administration
Student Enrollment Total 13,456* *Data as of Sep 2014 2,728 Science 648 5,201 Engineering 2,031 4,578 Business & Management
Humanities & Social Science
53 HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School
53 443 Interdisciplinary Programs 367 76 2,080 3,170 453
RECENT TRENDS IN THE NUMBER
OF NON-LOCAL STUDENTS
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Academic Year 1,677 7,323 1,995 7,132 2,137 7,134 2,395 7,120 2,677 7,204 3,012 7,224 3,625 3,826 9,454 9,630 1,299 7,524 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14
100% with doctorate degree 80% from the following universities: • Caltech • Cambridge • Carnegie-Mellon • Chicago • Columbia • Cornell • Harvard • Illinois • Imperial • London • Michigan • MIT • Northwestern • Oxford • Princeton • Purdue • Stanford • Toronto • UBC • UC Berkeley • UCLA • Washington • Wisconsin • Yale No. of New Research Projects
Sponsor Project Commencement Year
04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 HKSAR Govt (UGC / RGC) 375 384 379 377 414 373 418 509 467 527 Others 176 182 220 207 236 246 230 242 311 349 Total 551 566 599 584 650 619 648 751 753 855*
New Research Funding
Funding (in HK$M) 283.6 254.2 324.2 369.6 447 432.6 409.3 444.1 548.4 485.2** * No. of projects does not add up due to projects with multiple sponsors. ** Includes R&D projects administrated by R and D Corporation and Mainland platforms. Excludes R-portion i.e. on-costs, PI costs and HSS Premium provided by RGC for ERG projects.
(AS AT NOV 2014)
HKUST #1 World's Top 300 Asian Universities (3 years in a row) QS Asian University Rankings 2011-2013 #1 World's Top 50 Universities Under 50 (2 years in a row) QS Top 50 Under 50 2012-2013 #40 World's Top 800 Universities QS World University Rankings 2014
#51 World's Top 400 Universities Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014 / 2015 School of
Science #11 #12 Asia's Top 100 Universities in Natural SciencesAsia's Top 100 Universities in Life Sciences and Medicine (No. 2 in Hong Kong) QS Asian University Rankings 2014QS Asian University Rankings 2014 #65 World’s Top 400 Universities in Natural Sciences (No.2 in Hong Kong) QS World University Rankings 2014 School of
#8 Asia's Top 100 Universities in Engineering & Technology (No. 1 in Hong Kong) QS Asian University Rankings 2014 #15 World's Top 400 Universities in Engineering & Technology (No. 1 in Hong Kong QS World University Rankings 2014
for 5 years in a row)
#21 World's Top 100 Universities in Engineering and Technology (No. 1 in Greater China) Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014 / 2015 #1 Global EMBA Ranking (for the School's Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program) (5 years in a row) Financial Times EMBA Rankings 2009 - 2013
#14 Global MBA Ranking (for the School's Full-Time MBA Program) Financial Times MBA Rankings 2014 #8 Asia’s Top 100 Universities in Social Sciences & Management QS Asian University Rankings 2014
#20 Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (No.1 in Asia) University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Business School Research Rankings 2014 School of Business and Management School of Humanities & Social Science
#8 Asia’s Top 100 Universities in Social Sciences & Management QS Asian University Rankings 2014 #26 World's Top 400 Universities in Social Sciences & Management QS World University Rankings 2014
#38 World's Top 100 Universities in Social Sciences (No. 2 in Greater China) Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014 / 2015 #39 Asia's Top 100 Universities in Arts & Humanities QS Asian University Rankings 2014
#76-100 World's Top 200 Universities in Social Sciences (No. 1 in Greater China) Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2014
HKUST STRATEGIC VISION
(AS AT SEP 2014)
Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
HKUST IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
A focused elite research university with a global reputation for excelling in science, technology and business, complemented by humanities and social science An international university with strong ties to global thought leaders, whilst having wide-ranging connections with Mainland
A university that promotes interdisciplinary
studies, dedicated to educating
well-rounded students with a strong
entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking
A university with an Institute for Advanced
Study which seeks to become a global
premier knowledge hub and incubator of top scientific leaders
A university with a spectacular physical setting, conducive to the pursuit of intellectual and academic excellence
Founded in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is dedicated to fostering global leaders, critical thinkers, and new knowledge. Just two decades after establishment, we were repeatedly ranked the No.1 university in Asia.* Our pursuit of excellence centers on our uncompromising effort to hire the best educators and researchers from around the world, and to serve as a holistic learning arena through a wide range of academic and personal development opportunities and a lively mix of local and international students, vibrant campus life, and East-West perspectives.
*QS Asian University Rankings 2011-13
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, holding a distinctive status within China under the unique “one country, two systems” concept. The city is a global hub for financial services and business, and a top tourist destination. Hong Kong enjoys free flow of information and academic freedom. It also serves as a gateway to and from Mainland China and the international community.
Working individually and together across disciplines in education and research to fuel innovation and creative minds.
WHO WE ARE
THE HONG KONG ADVANTAGE
Programs in the biological sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics, with special emphasis on developing innovative curricula in areas of technological importance. The prestigious State Key Laboratory of Molecular
Neuroscience was established at HKUST in 2010.
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
The most comprehensive engineering school in Hong Kong. Includes all-round research opportunities and education programs in computer science, industrial engineering, logistics management, mechanical and aerospace engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electronic and computer engineering; and Hong Kong’s only chemical engineering department.
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS OFFICE
High-flying undergraduate programs in areas such as technology and management, risk management and business intelligence, and environmental management and technology.
The Division of Environment and Division of Biomedical Engineering leverage HKUST’s cross-disciplinary research strengths.
HKUST FOK YING TUNG GRADUATE SCHOOL
Situated in Nansha, Guangzhou, the School provides HKUST with a strong base in Mainland China for research, postgraduate education, and knowledge transfer.
A platform for HKUST faculty and students to participate in major Mainland research schemes.
HKUST JOCKEY CLUB INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
More than 50 Visiting Professors and International Advisory Board Members, including Nobel Laureates.
Close to 500 distinguished lectures, along with seminars, confer-ences, workshops and IAS Programs have been held since its inaugural lecture in 2006 by renowned theoretical physicist Prof Stephen Hawking.
The School’s programs are consistently ranked among the best in the world.
Network of over 120 undergraduate exchange partners and around 60 MBA exchange partners with leading business schools.
Largest interdisciplinary program in humanities and social science in Greater China.
Multi-perspective training and research in fields encompassing anthropology, economics, innovation studies, linguistics, music, philosophy, political science, sociology and visual art.