The newly released prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology 2014-15 ranked HKUST first in Greater China and 21st globally. HKUST climbed 6 places to World’s No. 51 up while its Engineering continues to propel forward at the forefront of the league table as World’s 21. HKUST has hit the No. 1 spot in Engineering and Technology in Greater China for four straight years.
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) co-hosts My Toy Design Competition 2014-15 with the Hong Kong Toys Council (HKTC) and the Toys Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong Limited (TMHK), aiming to nurture creativity of students, recruit exceptional design talents and maintain the sustainable development of the toy industry in Hong Kong.
Samantha Wing Man Kong, BEng in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (Class of 2014), is one of the 10 representatives from all over the world to work at the United Nations Headquarters in summer 2014. She reflected on how the valuable experience inspired her to work as a Graduate Environmental Engineer at an international consultancy now.
Micky Chan Chi Yee, final year student of Computer Engineering Program, was one of the first participants of the HKUST-Harvard Undergraduate Summer Exchange Research Program, which was pilot run in summer 2014. A total of eight students (four from each university) spent one month each at HKUST and Harvard to work on joint research projects on visible light communication. He shared his rewarding experience in the program.
Prof Ricky Shi-wei Lee, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of Center for Advanced Microsystems Packaging (CAMP) at HKUST was selected as the winner of the 2014 Calvin W Rice Lecture Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his contribution to the mechanical engineering society across the world.
Among near 200 global submissions and 42 final candidates, the demo system "gMission: a General Spatial Crowdsourcing Platform" by a team from Computer Science and Engineering was awarded the Excellent Demonstration Award in the 40th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 2014 in Hangzhou, China.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has collaborated with Google, Inc. to establish a joint competition of “Solve For X” to be held at HKUST. To promote cutting-edge research and innovation, the School of Engineering (SENG) has been sparing no effort to make the competition a big success.
According to the just released QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2014 – Engineering and Technology, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has continued to shine and was ranked No. 15, its highest ever position in this league table. HKUST made an impressive jump of 4 places from No. 19 in 2013 and has been No. 1 in Hong Kong for 5 years in a row.