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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.
“Circle of Time” - The Red Bird Sundial Sculpture at HKUST
Walking down the slope from HKUST’s North Entrance, you will see an eye-catching sundial sculpture in the center of the Entrance Piazza. The sculpture, installed in 1991 and often called the “Red Bird”, has become an icon of HKUST. How many of you are aware that the “Red Bird” is ofﬁcially called the “Circle of Time”?
The “Circle of Time” sculpture was commissioned by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and created by Charles and Joan Walsh-Smith, two Irish-born sculptors and a married couple based in Perth, Australia.The center-piece sculpture is designed on the basis of the sundial, one of the earliest scientiﬁc inventions of humankind which tells time by the rays of the sun. HKUST’s sundial sculpture is made of steel and mounted on a paved podium of broad steps in the center of a pool of ﬂowing water, symbolizing the passage of time. The podium incorporates a carved mural depicting 39 ancient Chinese accomplishments in all ﬁelds of science and technology.
HKUST strives to become a global leader in sustainability education. One of our key initiatives is to transform the Clear Water Bay campus into a living laboratory for experiential learning, demonstrating cutting-edge research and sustainable operations within a vibrant and engaged community.
Do you know where you can find the nearest recycling bins and drinking fountains? Check out the green campus map here.