Founded in 1991, HKUST is an international research university with strong ties to global thought leaders, whilst having wide-ranging connections with Mainland China. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating well-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking – the necessary foundation and skills for the changing world.
At HKUST, we are committed to achieving excellence in research, and to ensuring our research contributes to the social and economic development of Hong Kong and beyond. Our research culture nurtures and facilitates collaboration and innovation, which is why our campus is a magnet for some of the best and brightest minds. Researchers at the University are encouraged to take a multidisciplinary approach and to engage the public in solving a spectrum of problems.
The on-campus residential halls provide a total of:
Off-campus AccommodationThe University has also rented 21 off-campus apartments in Tai Po Tsai and Sam Long to provide accommodation for full-time postgraduate students on taught programs (TPgs).
The University campus occupies a 60-hectare (150-acre) site of sweeping natural beauty on the Clear Water bay peninsula in East Kowloon, less than 30 minutes’ drive from Central Hong Kong.
Construction began in 1989 and the first phase was completed in 1991, providing accommodation for 2,000 students. The second phase was completed in early 1993. Currently, the residential halls accommodate around 5,000 students.
All facilities at the Indoor Sports Complex are fully air-conditioned. We have a large indoor sports hall of 1,600 square meters floor space for activities such as badminton, basketball, volleyball and handball; and other space set aside for squash, table-tennis, fencing, dance, indoor archery, martial arts, weight training and fitness exercises.Outdoor sport facilities include an artificial turf soccer pitch, a 400-meter track with 8 lanes, a hard-surface mini-soccer pitch, a basketball court, a lawn area and tennis courts. A 50-meter outdoor pool and a 25-meter indoor pool are available for swimming and other aquatic activities.
The Students' Union is a legal body registered with government and is independent from the University. All undergraduate students are assumed to be full members at the time of their registration as students in the University. Postgraduate students may join the Students' Union as full members.Student SocietiesStudents are encouraged to organize student societies and participate in student activities for enjoyment and personal development. There are over 100 student societies affiliated to the Students' Union that meet the diverse interests of students in sports, community service, arts and culture as well as academic affairs.
First in Asia to Receive AACSB Accreditation: HKUST Business School has been formally accredited for all of its business and accounting degree programs by the AACSB - The International Association for Management Education.
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