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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 http://www.ust.hk

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1991
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • Clear Water Bay, Kowloon City District, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong
    • Phone:
    • +85223588888
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

A public research university in Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong. Founded in 1991, the university consists of four main academic schools, offering programs in science, engineering, business and management, humanities and social science, along with the Interdisciplinary Programs Office, Fok Ying Tung Graduate School and Institute for Public Policy. In recent years, the university is recognised as one of the best young universities around the world.

Academic Highlights

The University consists of four main academic schools, offering programs in science, engineering, business and management, humanities and social science, along with the Interdisciplinary Programs Office, HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School / Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute, HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study and HKUST Institute for Public Policy.

Life in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The campus boasts 18 catering outlets including fast food restaurants, a Chinese restaurant as well as a restaurant serving international cuisine; other ancillary facilities in the academic complexes include three banks, a bookstore, a supermarket, clinics (consisting of a medical clinic providing free outpatient service to all full-time students and staff, a student dental clinic, and a staff dental clinic) and Students' Union offices. 

School Ranking

HKUST had been previously ranked Asia's No.1 by the independent regional QS University Rankings: Asia for three consecutive years between 2011 and 2013. It's one of the fastest growing institutions as ranked #1 young university by Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2019 and #2 by QS world's under-50 universities in 2020. The THE's World Reputation Rankings of 2018 considered it the second reputable in the territory,[33] while it was first in the HKU Public Opinion Programme survey (2016).According to Global University Employability Ranking 2018, the University's graduates have the highest employment rate among universities in Greater China for 6 years in a row, ranked 16th worldwide.[35] Besides overall rankings, a list of subject rankings of Hong Kong tertiary institutions is available to show the strength of its individual disciplines ranked by the above organisations.

Admissions

Applicants are required to fulfill the General Admissions Requirements, English Language Requirements for Admission and Programme-Specific Admissions Requirements (if any). Applicants with degrees awarded by overseas universities by distance learning or by completing a curriculum of short duration may be required to provide assessment reports from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) on the level of qualification obtained.

Notable Alumni

Ambrose King Yeo-chi, SBS, JP is a Hong Kong sociologist, educator, writer and academic. He was formerly vice-chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. * Chan Yik Hei is a young entrepreneur in Hong Kong. He graduated from CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology respectively. 

Acceptance Rate

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology acceptance rate is 43%.

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