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Find out more about HKUST and our postgraduate community at a glance

Our Rankings

This year, HKUST has again achieved high international rankings. Our overall world ranking has climbed six places to 30th, demonstrating our good performance with regards to reputation among academia and employers, faculty/student ratio, citations, as well as international faculty and student bodies. Our consistently high rankings in different league tables show that we have gained strong recognition around the world.

HKPFS Awardees 2017/18

HKUST has been drawing the best PhD students from around the world with the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKFPS) established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. The University has attracted the largest number of HKPFS awardees among local institutions for six years in a row (2012/13 – 2017/18).

In the 2017-18 cohort, 64 of the 231 awardees in Hong Kong are HKUST students. Coming from different countries and regions, these new PhD students further enrich HKUST’s international student body.

Meaning of HKUST Emblem

Have you ever thought about what the HKUST emblem stands for?  It weaves together bountiful meanings, all pertaining to the University itself.

  1. It visually signifies the golden head of wisdom overlooking the open book of knowledge. The golden flask, between the arms holding the book, refers to science.
  2. Alternatively, it is a transmission tower symbolizing engineering and technology, as well as communication and management. You can also see the sun in gold, radiating over the deep-blue ocean representing Hong Kong.
  3. Embedded among the shapes are three Greek letters, upsilon, psi and tau (ƱΨΤ), transliterated as UST.

Stay tuned for information regarding your Rights and Responsibilities

Postgraduate students may want to know what to expect at HKUST. To help you make the best out of your time here, we will share with you about your rights and responsibilities, as well as useful information such as how to find funding opportunities, among others. Stay tuned for more updates at our website!