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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST – A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science, technology, business and humanities, and educating the new generation of front-runners for the world. In just two decades, we have established ourselves as a top university globally, rising fast through our leading research breakthroughs and top international faculty, our holistic education for undergraduates and postgraduates, and our drive to change lives for the better.



Founded in 1991, HKUST is an international research university with strong ties to global thought leaders, whilst having wide-ranging connections with Mainland China. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating well-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking – the necessary foundation and skills for the changing world.


At HKUST, we are committed to achieving excellence in research, and to ensuring our research contributes to the social and economic development of Hong Kong and beyond. Our research culture nurtures and facilitates collaboration and innovation, which is why our campus is a magnet for some of the best and brightest minds. Researchers at the University are encouraged to take a multidisciplinary approach and to engage the public in solving a spectrum of problems.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

The on-campus residential halls provide a total of:

  • 2,976 places in double or triple rooms for UG students in UG Halls I to VI and 1,568 places in single or double rooms for UG students in Chan Sui Kau and Chan Lam Moon Chun Hall (UG Hall VII), UG Hall VIII, UG Hall IX and TKO Jockey Club Hall. In total, there are 4,544 places for UG students.
  • 120 places in single rooms for MBA students and Visiting Interns.
  • 900 places in single or double rooms for Research Postgraduate Students (RPgs)

Off-campus Accommodation

The University has also rented 21 off-campus apartments in Tai Po Tsai and Sam Long to provide accommodation for full-time postgraduate students on taught programs (TPgs).

Student Life

Campus life

The University campus occupies a 60-hectare (150-acre) site of sweeping natural beauty on the Clear Water bay peninsula in East Kowloon, less than 30 minutes’ drive from Central Hong Kong.

Construction began in 1989 and the first phase was completed in 1991, providing accommodation for 2,000 students. The second phase was completed in early 1993. Currently, the residential halls accommodate around 5,000 students.

Sports facilities

All facilities at the Indoor Sports Complex are fully air-conditioned. We have a large indoor sports hall of 1,600 square meters floor space for activities such as badminton, basketball, volleyball and handball; and other space set aside for squash, table-tennis, fencing, dance, indoor archery, martial arts, weight training and fitness exercises.

Outdoor sport facilities include an artificial turf soccer pitch, a 400-meter track with 8 lanes, a hard-surface mini-soccer pitch, a basketball court, a lawn area and tennis courts. A 50-meter outdoor pool and a 25-meter indoor pool are available for swimming and other aquatic activities.

Student clubs

Students' Union

The Students' Union is a legal body registered with government and is independent from the University. All undergraduate students are assumed to be full members at the time of their registration as students in the University. Postgraduate students may join the Students' Union as full members.

Student SocietiesStudents are encouraged to organize student societies and participate in student activities for enjoyment and personal development. There are over 100 student societies affiliated to the Students' Union that meet the diverse interests of students in sports, community service, arts and culture as well as academic affairs.


First in Asia to Receive AACSB Accreditation: HKUST Business School has been formally accredited for all of its business and accounting degree programs by the AACSB - The International Association for Management Education.

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