HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong.
The School boasts its comprehensive range of engineering disciplines which are grouped under six departments and one division. We keep ourselves abreast of emerging engineering disciplines, which have seen the establishment of new units and renaming of departments to reflect our shift in focus over the past years. We are intent to align ourselves with the leading direction of engineering and technology of the future.
While faculty members belong to their own departments, linkages among the departments are strong and inter-departmental cooperation is frequent. Faculty members from each department work together in teams to facilitate multi-disciplinary research collaborations and to seek transformational solutions to global challenges.
In 2010, the School established the Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E2I), which aims to enhance student and faculty development by drawing on the latest findings in engineering education research. In 2011, the Global & Community Engagement Program (renamed as Center for Global and Community Engagement (GCE) in 2013) was launched to create and facilitate educational and leadership opportunities for students. Committed to providing a total learning experience for engineering students, the School embarked on another initiative in 2012 - the establishment of the Center for Industry Engagement and Internship (IEI), which acts as a bridge between industry and the School to promote internship and recruitment. The Academy for Bright Future Young Engineers was established in 2016 to provide an innovative and student-centered platform to engage high school learners in authentic engineering experiences and inspire them to embrace an engineer’s habits of mind. Student Innovation for Global Health Technology (SIGHT) is an interdisciplinary platform that aims to turn students’ innovative ideas into reality to solve healthcare problems around the globe.