Welcome to Careers at HKUST!

Founded in 1991, HKUST is an international research university dedicated to the advancement of science, engineering, business & management, and humanities & social science; education of the next generation of front runners, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and producing societal impact. 

The University comprises 4 Schools and an Interdisciplinary Programs Office and multiple research institutes / central research facilities with around 700 faculty members, and an enrolment of about 10,000 undergraduate and 6,000 postgraduate students.  English is the language used in teaching, research and administration.

Within a short history of 29 years, HKUST has already established a strong presence in global higher education and received a number of international recognitions. Among others, it has been ranked the world’s No.1 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings in 2020, the 10th worldwide and No.1 in Greater China in the Global Employability University Ranking in 2019, and the 27th in the latest QS World University Rankings.

At the heart of the University’s pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and societal impact lies uncompromising efforts to recruit and retain the best talents globally and locally.  We seek to diversify HKUST’s critical mass of world-class academics, researchers, staff and students in order to drive cutting-edge education and research initiatives and deliver academic and administrative excellence.  The University promotes a diverse learning environment that enhances student development of their creativity, innovative thinking and global outlook.  Proactive faculty recruitment is undertaken from around the world in all its disciplines.  HKUST upholds the values of diversity and an inclusive and collaborative community.

Our Core Values

  • Excellence, Integrity and Academic Freedom

  • Global Vision and Local Commitment

  • Can-do Spirit

  • Inclusiveness, Diversity and Respect

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Our Vision

To be a leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment.


To be a world-class university at the cutting edge internationally in all targeted fields of pursuit.


To contribute to the economic and social development of the nation as a leading university in China.


To play a key role, in partnership with government, business, and industry, in the development of Hong Kong as a knowledge-based society.

Our Mission

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

– in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies; and

– at the postgraduate level; 

To assist in the economic and social development of Hong Kong.