FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1991
694 Faculty Staff
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. Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community's transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time.
• To advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly:
-in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies; and
-at the postgraduate level; and
• To assist in the economic and social development of Hong Kong.
To be a leading University with significant international impact and strong local commitment.
Global – To be a world-class university at the cutting edge internationally in all targeted fields of pursuit.
National – To contribute to the economic and social development of the nation as a leading University in China.
Local – To play a key role, in partnership with government, business, and industry, in the development of Hong Kong as a knowledge-based society.
The University is supported by a set of core values that form the guiding principles towards the advancement of the University's mission and vision.
• Excellence, Integrity, and Academic Freedom
• Global Vision and Local Commitment
• Can-do Spirit
• Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Respect