HKUST is ranked No.1 in Hong Kong (globally 28th) in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 by Subject: Computer Science.
HKUST - Breathtaking Campus Overlooking Clear Water Bay
The University

Opened in 1991 and publicly funded, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a leading international research university dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge in science, engineering, business, humanities and social science, and the education of tomorrow's leaders. The University campus occupies a stunning 150-acre (60-hectare) site overlooking Clear Water Bay, and is less than 30 minutes' driving time from central Hong Kong.

Top Faculty

HKUST has approximately 600 faculty members, all holding doctorates. Senior faculty members of the University have taught in leading research universities around the world, or served in equivalent senior posts in major industrial laboratories. Younger members have all been recruited on the basis of proven accomplishments and strong potential.

Faculty members hold doctorates from top research universities, such as:

Caltech Cambridge Carnegie Mellon Chicago
Columbia Cornell Harvard Illinois
Indiana Kyoto London Maryland
McGill Michigan Minnesota MIT
Northwestern Ohio State Oxford Princeton
Purdue Stanford Toronto Texas
Washington Waterloo Wisconsin Yale
Student Body

HKUST is coeducational, with a total enrolment of approximately over 14,000 students. The University comprises five Schools - Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science, and the HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School. The School of Engineering is the largest and comprises approximately 40% of the student population.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

HKUST is actively creating the knowledge and advanced technologies that will sustain local, regional and international development in the 21st century. Research facilities that are unique in the region include an environmental wind/wave tunnel and a geotechnical centrifuge. Other state-of-the-art facilities are available for conducting research in leading areas, such as microsystems, energy and thermal systems, logistics and supply chain management, multimedia technology, pharmaceutical products and processing, optoelectronics and display, advanced construction materials, electronic packaging, advanced manufacturing, internet technology, nanoscience and technology, among others.