The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), founded in 1991, is a globally oriented research university in relentless pursuit of excellence and a nurturer of new talent and leaders. It aims to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly: in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies.

To be a leading university with a significant international impact and strong local commitment, there are 5 core values which help to guide the University to strive towards its mission and vision:

  1. Excellence, Integrity, and Academic Freedom

  2. Global Vision and Local Commitment

  3. Can-do Spirit

  4. Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Respect

  5. 1-HKUST

The University’s dedication to teaching and research is testified by the latest international recognition:

  • No. 2 in the World's Top 600+ Young Universities (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023)

  • No. 30 in the Global Employability University Ranking 2022 (No.1 in Hong Kong) in Emerging, published by Times Higher Education

  • No. 7 in Asia's Top 500+ Universities (Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2023) 

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