Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Infobox University
name = Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

image_size = 111px
motto = 求進,求新,創未來。(Chinese)
mottoeng = Hands on the present and eyes for the future
established = 1991
type = Public
chancellor = Donald Tsang
president = Paul Chu
city = Clear Water Bay
state = NT
country = Hong Kong
faculty = 453 [ [http://www.ust.hk/eng/about/fh_facts.htm The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology ] ]
students = 9,000 [ [http://www.ust.hk/eng/about/fh_facts.htm The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology ] ]
undergrad = 5,772
postgrad = 3,228
campus = Urban convert|60|ha|km2|lk=on
free_label =
free =
affiliations = ASAIHL, APRU
website = [http://www.ust.hk/ www.ust.hk]
coor = coord|22.3375|N|114.263|E|type:edu_region:HK|display=inline,title

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (often abbreviated HKUST) is a public university located in Hong Kong. Established in 1991 under Hong Kong Law Chapter 1141 (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Ordinance), it is one of the eight universities in Hong Kong.

Professor Paul Ching-wu Chu. is the current president of UST. Its campus is located in Sai Kung District in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Overlooking Clear Water Bay, the school is home to 9,000 students as well as 453 professors.

Since its official opening in 1991, the university has become one of the top universities in Hong Kong and is among the most prestigious in Asia. The Times Higher Education ranked HKUST 39th worldwide and 24th in technology [THES-QS Rankings of 2008, http://www.topuniversities.com/worlduniversityrankings/results/2008/overall_rankings/fullrankings/] and admissions is among the most competitive in Hong Kong [HKUST website, https://www.ab.ust.hk/arr/adm/] . The HKUST Business School’s MBA program was ranked first in Asia and 11th worldwide by the EIU [EIU 2008 MBA rankings, http://mba.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=2008rankings] and 17th worldwide by the Financial Times [Financial Times Global MBA rankings, http://rankings.ft.com/global-mba-rankings] .


In the late 1980s the Hong Kong Government anticipated a strong demand for university graduates to fuel an economy increasingly based on services. Chung Sze Yuen and the Governor of Hong Kong, Edward Youde, conceived the idea of another university in Hong Kong. Envisioning the establishment of an internationally competitive university, planning for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology began in 1986. Construction began at the former British garrison Kohima Camp in Tai Po Tsai on the Clear Water Bay Peninsula. Originally scheduled to finish in 1994 [ [http://www.ust.hk/eng/about/fh_history.htm The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology ] ] , the death of Edward Youde in 1986 led to increased effort and allowed for UST to open its doors early - in 1991.

The project was heavily criticized for surpassing the budget originally set forth by the Hong Kong Government and Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club. However, under the fund raising efforts of its Vice-Chancellor at the time, Woo Chia-wei, the first students enrolled in October 1991. By 1992, accommodation as well as athletic facilities were expanded to support about 7,000 students. Several more expansion projects such as the construction of the HKUST Enterprise Centre have since been completed and current efforts include the expansion of housing facilities scheduled for completion for 2009.

Mission and Vision


To advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly:

(i) in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies; and (ii) 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 campus ( [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=sai+kung,+hong+kong&ie=UTF8&ll=22.335568,114.26543&spn=0.011829,0.01869&t=h&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=0 layout] ) occupies a convert|60|ha|km2|lk=on site which is divided into a several sections: the Academic Building, S.H. Ho Sports Hall, student halls, outdoor sports facilities, the University Centre, apartments, staff quarters and the President's Lodge. Being constructed along the slope of the surrounding hills, beautiful Port Shelter is clearly visible from virtually every building on campus. Arranged in cascades, the buildings are connected by walkways and several balconies thus offer a spectacular view of the South China Sea.

The Academic Building

The Academic Building contains all lecture theatres, classrooms, laboratories and administrative offices. There are 10 lecture theaters (A-H, J-K) as well as a multitude of classrooms and labs. They are designed to accommodate classes of up to 450 students and all offer the latest audiovisual equipment. Access to UST's wireless network is available throughout most of the Academic Building as well as the surrounding areas. Information Technology Services Center ( [http://www.ust.hk/itsc/ ITSC] ) operates and maintains a multitude of modern computer laboratories and computational facilities. IT services are extensive and access to services provided by ITSC, including printing resources and UNIX time-sharing facilities, is easy, reliable and universally available.

The University Library

[http://library.ust.hk/ The HKUST Library] , part of the Hong Kong Academic Library Link ( [http://hkall.hku.hk/ HKALL] ), occupies a central location of the campus. Connected to the Academic Building, it is accessible directly from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Atrium. It spans five floors with over 10,550 sqm [ [http://library.ust.hk/info/library.html Introduction to the HKUST Lee Shau Kee Library ] ] of floor space, providing 1,950 [http://library.ust.hk/info/library.html>] seats as well as extensive computing facilities. With several collections, wireless access throughout as well as copying and reference services, the library represents an integral part of UST's campus structure and overall academic setup. It offers a wide array of information resources, both local and remote. In addition to over 650,000 print volumes and a large collection of media resources, it provides access to more than 25,000 electronic and print journals, a large number of e-books, databases, and other digital information resources. [ [http://library.ust.hk/info/library.html Introduction to the HKUST Lee Shau Kee Library ] ]

tudent Housing

On-campus housing is available for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. However, there are insufficient places available for the entire student population. While international as well as exchange students are generally guaranteed on-campus housing, spaces are appropriated on a competitive basis to the remainder of mostly local applicants.

With housing fees being very low relative to off-campus accommodation, students live in one of several halls. Generally, a room is shared between two or three students. While sinks are present in newer rooms, showers as well as toilets are shared. Similarly, students have access to one or more common rooms per floor. These include a television, water boiler, microwave, telephone as well as a fridge. Common rooms face the bay, include a balcony and are often used for study as well as group discussions. Wireless access is present in many common rooms although wall sockets for wired access to the campus network are universally installed throughout all student halls. In addition to the student halls, there are four university apartment towers (A-D). Housing arrangements in the apartment towers vary. In general, however, an apartment of four rooms, including a small kitchen and common area is shared by four occupants. Apartment housing is extremely scarce and is several times more expensive than standard shared accommodation.

Health Services

Located on LG1, next to the Sports Hall entrance, the Health Center consists of a Medical Clinic, a Student Dental Clinic as well as a Staff Dental Clinic. The Medical Clinic provides free out-patient service to full-time students. Specialist services in Allergy, Dermatology, ENT, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Surgery and Physiotherapy are also available subject to a charge.

ports and Recreational Facilities

Sports and recreational facilities are extensive and free of charge for students and staff. Facilities include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a stadium, an indoor sport hall, mini soccer pitch, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness centre including table-tennis and squash courts. Some sports facilities such as squash or tennis courts can be booked online up to seven days in advance.

Additionally, the school offers a wide variety of sports skill classes, clubs and other recreational programmes open to students and staff. Facilities as well as equipment are new and well-maintained. Equipment can often be borrowed and staff on site is plentiful, friendly and approachable.

Other Facilities

Several restaurants are located on campus. Canteen-style facilities are provided on LG1, LG5 and LG7. Cheap Chinese and western-style food is available here as well as at the Seafront Cafe, located on the ground floor of New Hall. A Chinese restaurant proper can be found in the Academic Building, accessible directly from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Atrium. A coffee shop as well as a sandwich bar additionally serving hot lunch are located on the Academic Concourse. Furthermore, the University Bar as well as an adjacent restaurant are located at the University Centre.

Similarly, a supermarket, hair-dresser, bookstore and print shop can also be found on campus.

International Programs Unit

HKUST's academic and research programs, with universities worldwide, creates an international environment for faculty, students and staff.

Exchange Programs

School of Business
*Internationalization is an integral element of the undergraduate experience. The importance of allowing students to learn global perspectives first-hand by immersing themselves in another culture is highly recognized. To support this objective is the Business School's long established exchange program. The School has the most extensive student exchange network in Asia, with close to 100 partner schools worldwide. Its partners consist of highly-renowned universities in America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Continuing negotiations for new exchanges agreements mean a constantly widening choice of options for students.

*Around 2,000 students have been chosen for academic exchanges since the program's inception in 1995. Every year close to 400 undergraduates, that is over half of the School's BBA/BSc student population, spend a semester at renowned Business Schools overseas. To allow for greater global exposure, some students can be selected for two semester exchanges at separate universities in two different continents.

*With such a large exchange program, HKUST Business School provides an environment for both outgoing and incoming students to broaden their horizons.

School of EngineeringThe School of Engineering provides exchange programs with many top US universities and a few other universities in Europe such as University of Illinois, Cornell, Rice University, Georgia Inst. of Technology, UC Berkeley, Tulane University, etc. The program is usually one-year long allowing the participants to fully experience the local culture and lifestyle. The school also provide exchange programs in mainland China which is more popular among local Hong Kong students while full time mainland China based students accounts more for the participants in oversea exchange-out program.

School of ScienceIn school of science, the exchange program is organized by Science for Success.

Enrichment Program

*Enrichment activities provided by business school offer students valuable opportunity to broaden eye horizon, and acquire a wider range of knowledge other than concentrating a specific discipline.
*Enrichment program consists of seven different activities, which are:
**Student Exchange Program [http://www.bm.ust.hk/ug/exchange/index.html]
**Internship [http://www.bm.ust.hk/ug/enrichment/internship.html]
**Case competition [http://www.bm.ust.hk/ug/enrichment/competitions.html]
**Business Mentoring Program [http://www.bm.ust.hk/ug/enrichment/mentoring.html]
**Company Visit [http://www.bm.ust.hk/ug/enrichment/cpyvisit.html]
**Leadership Development [http://www.bm.ust.hk/ug/enrichment/leadership.html]
**Community service [http://www.bm.ust.hk/ug/enrichment/community.html]

tudents' Union

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students' Union (HKUSTSU) consists of four mutually independent bodies, the Executive Committee, the Council, the Editorial Board and the Court. Each of them has different functions in the Union. All students' societies are affiliated under Students' Union

The Executive Committee

It is the executive branch in the Students' Union. It consists of different standing committees to take care with different issues regarding the Union and its members such as:
*Academic Affairs
*External and Current Affairs
*International Affairs
*Public Relations
*Social Activities
*Orientation Affairs
*University Affairs
*Welfare Matters

The Council

The Council acts as the legislature branch, which is responsible for legislation and regulation of finance and operations of Union. Its duties include:
*Hold all elections regarding Students' Union
*Consideration and approval of applications for affiliation to the Union
*Supervision, advice, proposing and passing rules and regulations on all sub-organizations
*Interpretation of and proposing amendment to the Constitution of Union
*Consideration and approval of Master Budget of the Union
*Consideration and approval of application of Union subsidies

In order to practice the above duties, the Council has four standing committees. They are Affiliated Societies Committee, Constitution Committee, Election Committee and Finance Committee.

The Editorial Board

Editorial Board(EB) maintains the official publication of Union. Its main functions are:
*Promotion of the objects of the Union
*Providing chances for and encourage free expressions of opinion by students

The Court

It is the judiciary body of HKUSTSU. Its main duties are:
*Settle disputes within the Union
*Provide interpretation to the Constitution

Different from other bodies, the Court holds office from arbitration to arbitration.

Affiliated Societies

The application of Students' Societies in HKUST are approved by the Students' Union Council. They are the affiliated societies of the Students' Union. Student can join the Societies freely during the orientation period. At that time, Societies will design different membership package to attract students join in. After being a member, student can participate in different functions freely or at discount price which organized by the that society.

There are five types of Affiliated Societies of Students' Union in HKUST.

*Independent Clubs Association and Independent Clubs
*Sports Association and Sports Clubs
*House Associations
*Departmental Societies
*School Societies

Independent Clubs Association and Independent Clubs

Independent Clubs Association and Independent Clubs are the interest club for the students, such as the AIESEC-LC-HKUST, the Band Society, the Drama Society and the Magic Club. Now there are over 30 independent clubs at HKUST, which make great contribution to the diversity of campus life. The functions provided by them also enrich the students in a variety of ways.

A list of the Independent Clubs Association and Independent Clubs in HKUST:

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ica/ Independent Clubs Association, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_acust/ AIESEC-LC-HKUST, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_astro/ Astronomy Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_band/ Band Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_beau/ Beauty Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ccc/ Campus Crusade for Christ, HKUSTSU]

[http://home.ust.hk/~su_catho/ Catholic Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_cstus/ China Study Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_cculs/ Chinese Culture Society, HKUSTSU]

Chinese Folk Art Society, HKUSTSU

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_corch/ Chinese Orchestra, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_comic/ Comic and Animation Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_bridg/ Contract Bridge Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_cacs/ Culinary Art and Culture Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://home.ust.hk/~su_care/ Current Affairs Research Enlightenment, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_debat/ Debating Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://home.ust.hk/~su_film/ Film Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://home.ust.hk/~su_fish/ Fishing Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_games/ Games Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_goldz/ Golden Z Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_lings/ Linguistic Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_magic/ Magic Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_natur/ Nature Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_radio/ People's Campus Radio Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_photo/ Photographic Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_roust/ Rotaract Club of HKUST, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_sds/ Social Dance Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_cf/ Student Christian Fellowship, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_drama/ Drama Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ssss/ Student Social Service Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_sis/ Students' Internet Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ayp/ The Hong Kong Award of Young People User Unit, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_choir/ University Choir, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_upo/ University Philharmonic Orchestra, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_varts/ Visual Arts Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_yohoo/ Yo-hoo Club, HKUSTSU]

ports Association and Sports Clubs

Sports Association and Sports Clubs are the students' societies that promote sports activities to students. A list of the Sports Association and Sports Clubs in HKUST:

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_sport/ Sports Association, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_archy/ Archery Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_dance/ Dance Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_run/ Distance Runners'Club, HKUSTSU ]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_dboat/ Dragon Boat Club, HKUSTSU ]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_fence/ Fencing Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_gym/ Gymnastics Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_hbc/ Handball Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_judo/ Judo Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_karat/ Karate Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_kendo/ Kendo Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_net/ Netball Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_rugby/ Rugby Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_sail/ Sailing Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_shao/ Shaolin Martial Arts Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_soft/ Softball Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_climb/ Sport Climbing Students' Society, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_squas/ Squash Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_bball/ Student Basketball Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_row/ Student Rowing Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_tenni/ Student Tennis Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_bad/ Students' Badminton Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_fball/ Students' Football Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_swim/ Students' Swimming Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_table/ Table Tennis Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_tkd/ Taek-Won-Do Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_taiji/ Taichi Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_track/ Track and Field Club, HKUSTSU ]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_volly/ Volleyball Club, HKUSTSU]

[http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_wcsoc/ Wing Chun Martial Arts Society, HKUSTSU]

House Associations

House Association is the students' society of the undergraduate student hall. Each undergraduate student hall would have its own House which is responsible to organize extra-circular activities for the House Association's members. Since the New Hall is the newly built undergraduate student hall, it does not have its own house for organizing activities.
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ugh1 The Undegraduate House One Students' Association, HKUSTSU] su_ugh1@stu.ust.hk
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ugh2 VERTEX, House II Students' Association, HKUSTSU] su_ugh2@stu.ust.hk
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ugh3 Glacier, HOUSE III Students' Association, HKUSTSU] su_ugh3@stu.ust.hk
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ugh4 Vista, House IV Students' Association, HKUSTSU] su_ugh4@stu.ust.hk
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ugh5 Endeavour, House V Students' Association, HKUSTSU] su_ugh5@stu.ust.hk

Departmental Societies

Each department in HKUST would have its own departmental society. The departmental societies would organize different activities to their departments' students.

Providing activities to students, departmental societies are also responsible for promoting their corresponding department on outreach day which is for giving information of the university to high school students.

Engineering Students' Union, HKUSTSU
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_cpueg Computer Engineering Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_csss Computer Science Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_civil Civil and Environmental Engineering Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_eee Electrical & Electronic Engineering Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_iess Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_mesa Mechanical Engineering Students' Association, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ceng Chemical Engineering Students' Society, HKUSTSU]

Business Students' Union, HKUSTSU
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_acct Accounting Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_econ Economics Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_fina Finance Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_msa Management of Organizations Students' Association, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_mkss Marketing Students' Society, HKUSTSU]

Science Students' Association, HKUSTSU
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_bio Biology Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_bcss Biochemistry Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_phy Physics Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_chem Chemistry Students' Society, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_maths Mathematics Students' Society, HKUSTSU]

chool Societies

Apart from the departmental societies, each school would have its own School Society. The School Societies coordinate with the departmental societies which belong to the same school and organize different activities to the students belong to that school.
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_bsu/ Business Students' Union, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_esu/ Engineering Students' Union, HKUSTSU]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_ssa/ Science Students' Association, HKUSTSU]

Center Of The Arts

The Center for the Arts stages exhibitions, concerts, films and performances on campus; supports students and staff in organizing various arts activities; and organizes student cultural exchange activities with mainland universities and international institutions.

Language Center

The objectives of the Language Centre provides courses for many foreign languages. Such as French, Japanese, German, Spanish. They are non-credit courses. They are only for students who are interested in learning those foreign language. Also, it provides different kinds of learning materials, such as fictions, practical books and movies.

LIBRA (Language Immersion by Residence Abroad)

LIBRA is a language immersion programme that enables undergraduates to visit an English-speaking country for language study and cultural exposure.

Under the LIBRA Programme, selected students will:
* be enrolled on a two-week English Language course at a local college in an English-speaking country; take formal lessons in small classes and engage in some project work;
* go on guided excursions to places of interest;take part in varied activities organised by the college;
* stay in the home of a local English-speaking family.
* pay for the flight tickers, accommodation and language courses those local colleges in a very attractive price

LIBRA was first offered in January 2005, and a total of five sessions have been held, taking students to Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Jersey, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Over 640 students have gone overseas on the LIBRA Programme.

Honors Track Study

Honors Track students must be academically equipped to keep up with the demanding pace of the accelerated courses. Minimum entrance requirements are:

Outstanding A-Level results with B average or above in three subjects, one of which must be A-Level Pure Mathematics, Early admissions students, or Students who have completed Year 0 with at least a CGA of B+, obtained a grade of B+ or above in both Mathematics courses. Students in the Honors Track are required to maintain a cumulative grade average (CGA) of A- or above every semester. Students with lower CGA will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Current students with good academic results will also be invited to join the honors study track halfway.

Fok Ying Tung Graduate School

January 25th, 2007, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) officially named its Graduate School in Nansha as "HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School" in a ceremony that combined the official opening of the Graduate School and the ground breaking of its Nansha campus. [http://www.ust.hk/en/pa/photo/pa0701251614-1.jpg]

Institute for Advanced Study

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at HKUST champions collaborative projects across disciplines and institutions. We will forge strong relationships with academic, business, community, and government leaders to make a difference in the academic and scientific world, and to transform Hong Kong and the Greater China region into a global source of creative and intellectual power.

*Founding Director:
**Paul Chu (HKUST; 1988 US National Medal of Science)

*Executive Director:
**Angelina Yee (HKUST)

*International Advisory Board

***C. N. Yang (Tsinghua University and Chinese University of Hong Kong; 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics)

***Alexei Abrikosov (Argonne National Laboratory; 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics)
***Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh; 1966 Fields Medal)
***David Baltimore (Caltech; 1975 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
***Steven Chu (UC Berkeley; 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics)
***Aaron Ciechanover (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
***Tord Claeson (Chalmers University; Former Chair, Physics Panel, Nobel Prize Committee)
***Marvin Cohen (UC Berkeley; 2001 US National Medal of Science)
***Peter Goddard (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; 1997 Dirac Prize)
***David J. Gross (UC Santa Barbara; 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics)
***Alan Heeger (UC Santa Barbara; 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
***H. Robert Horvitz (MIT; 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology)
***Neal Lane (Rice University; Former US Presidential Advisor)
***Y. T. Lee (Academia Sinica; 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
***Ferid Murad (University of Texas Medical School-Houston; 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
***Douglas Osheroff (Stanford University; 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics)
***Samuel Ting (MIT; 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics)
***Andrew Yao (Tsinghua University; 2000 Turing Award)

ee also

* Education in Hong Kong
* Higher education in Hong Kong
* List of universities in Hong Kong
* List of buildings and structures in Hong Kong
* LAOTSE, an international network of universities in Europe and Asia, including HKUST.
* Hong Kong Virtual University, a collaboration project initiated by HKUST.


External links

* [http://www.ust.hk The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology official homepage]
* [http://ihome.ust.hk/~su_union The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students' Union official homepage]
* [http://my.ust.hk/media/org/jasig/portal/channels/CGenericXSLT/HKUST/banner2.jpgA picture of the University]
* [http://www.bm.ust.hk/ HKUST Business School]
* [http://www.cse.ust.hk/ Department of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST]
* [http://genesis.ust.hk/dec_2006/en/campus/campus.html Genesis,An online publication for UST news]
* [http://usfmbapodcast.com/2007/05/12/28-hk-business-plan-competition/ HKUST International Business Plan Competition] USF MBA Podcast, May 2007
* [http://ust.6dxy.com/ 3D map ]

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