The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Brief Description

Founded in 1991, HKUST is an international research university in Hong Kong excelling in Science, Engineering, Business and Management, as well as Humanities and Social Science. HKUST offers an international campus, and a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking.  Over 80% of our research work were rated “Internationally excellent” or “world leading” in the Research Assessment Exercise 2020 of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee. We were the world’s best young university in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2020, and our graduates were ranked 26th worldwide and among the best from universities from Asia in Global University Employability Survey 2020.

Campuses and Locations

Hong Kong Campus: Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, P.R. China

Guangzhou Campus: Nansha District, Guangzhou, P.R. China (To be opened in 2022)

Number of Academic Staff


Library Collections

740 thousand printed volumes, 900 thousand electronic books, 177 thousand streaming media resources, 331 databases