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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology or HKUST) was founded in 1991. This is a research university, ranking 1st among the best young universities in the world. With international perspectives and a global reputation, HKUST strives to be a leading university. The high quality of teaching and research ensures the excellence of HKUST at the local and international level.

The university offers a wide selection of programs in various fields and seeks to develop knowledge through study and research, primarily at the master’s level. HKUST offers both academic and research graduate programs.University students can receive diplomas, master’s and doctorate degrees in business, management, engineering, humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and interdisciplinary fields.

HKUST offers 2 types of research degrees (RPg): Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Both programs involve coursework and independent research. The established training period is 2 years for full-time MPhil programs and 3 years for full-time PhD programs, depending on the initial qualification.

Students of academic master’s programs (TPg) perform coursework. TPg programs lead to degrees such as Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).

Why hkust?
International recognition
Due to academic excellence, HKUST quickly gained an excellent international reputation.

1st place in the ranking of the best young universities in the world (Times Higher Education Rankings, 2018)
30th place in the ranking of the best universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018)
12th place in the ranking of world universities in terms of graduate employment and 1st place in Greater China, 2017
World-class teachers
HKUST has a strong international team of teachers, including well-known educators and rising stars in various fields. All university professors have PhD degrees from leading universities. All of them are also outstanding scientists, dedicated teachers and passionate life explorers who educate and inspire students.

In total, more than 650 teachers from more than 35 countries and regions of the world work at HKUST.

Research distinction
HKUST provides teachers and students with strong infrastructural support to address cross-sectoral challenges and overcome traditional research boundaries. It develops an interdisciplinary environment that fosters collaboration and helps generate numerous innovative ideas, as well as a platform for testing and implementing these ideas.

The university has more than 50 research institutes, centers and joint laboratories
HKUST’s Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study is a world-famous incubator and knowledge center for leading academic leaders.
Global student community
The community of HKUST graduate students is truly global and diverse. It brings together more than 5,500 students from more than 60 countries and regions. More than 70% of graduate students at HKUST are foreigners.

Strong entrepreneurial support
HKUST is a place where students develop and revitalize their entrepreneurial spirit. The university provides modern opportunities for transforming discoveries into real solutions and technologies.

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