In 1989, the leaders of Hong Kong saw a need to build a new, research-focused university to support the city’s future ambitions—to become not just the financial hub of Asia, but also a center of knowledge advancement, economic growth and influence in the Pearl River Delta Region, leveraging Hong Kong’s unique status with China who just recently opened to reforms.
The University positions itself as a focused elite research university at the cutting edge in all target fields of pursuit with global influence. HKUST brings together global thought leaders to foster interaction, and partner with government, business and industry, to make a significant contributions to the economic and social development both locally and nationally.
In addition, the University encourages and commends the faculty, staff and students to dedicate themselves to service to the local community.
The Central Research Facilities are a pillar of the University’s research infrastructure and play a vital and integral role in our multidisciplinary approach.
The Career Center at HKUST is dedicated to helping you explore, plan and prepare for your career.
Whether you would like to find out your career interests, plan for further studies, understand the trends and prospects of your favorite industries, develop your career competencies, obtain up-to-date job information for internships, part-time or graduate employment, get prepared for the competitive job search process or need advice on making tough career decision, we are here to provide you with resources, services, programs and assistance along the way.
The Dean of Students' Office are here to help you get the best out of your university education—making your time here at HKUST dear to your heart, significant to your growth and transforming to your life.
The on-campus residential halls provide a total of:
The University has also rented 9 apartments in Tai Po Tsai to provide accommodation for full-time postgraduate students, on taught programs offered by SENG. Please consult your SENG program office for details.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the University must use their university or library cards for entry. Access to the Learning Commons after the Library closes is restricted to current HKUST students and staff only, using their own university cards.
ITSC provides Wi-Fi services both on-campus and off-campus with the assurance of good performance, reliability and high availability.
The University provides medical and dental services to students. Full-time students can use the Medical Clinic and the Student Dental Clinic upon presenting their student ID cards. These clinics are managed by the Health, Safety, Environment Office (HSEO).
From housing to dining and all the socializing that goes on in between, get to know your life and surroundings, facilities and resources for the time outside of the classroom.
Most of the facilities are available for booking by individual students on a first-come-first-served basis through the Facilities Booking System (FBS). For advance booking by student societies, please complete and submit the relevant application form and activity proposal to LG3 Amenities Service Counter.
The Students' Union is an unincorporated association formed by HKUST students who choose to register as its members.
SU is entirely separate and independent from the University, its position, views or actions therefore do not represent that of the University. All undergraduate and postgraduate students shall be eligible for Full Membership. All members of the University, other than students eligible for Full Membership, shall be eligible for Associate Membership.
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