HKUST celebrates her 20th anniversary in 2011! In a short two decades,
we have advanced into a leading international university with outstanding
world-class faculty, developed globally recognized strengths in each of our four
Schools (Science, Engineering, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science), educated cohorts of entrepreneurial and innovative graduates, and produced research contributions with significant societal impact in many areas. We are consistently ranked amongst the top institutions worldwide, and our “miracle” of achieving such impact and international standing in a short period of time has been widely acknowledged in Asia and globally.

   
HKUST has developed her distinction as:
  A focused elite research university with a global reputation of excelling in science, technology and business, complemented by humanities and social science;
     
  An international university with strong ties to global thought leaders, whilst having wide-ranging connections with Mainland China;
     
  A university that 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;
     
  A university with an Institute for Advanced Study which aims to become a global premier knowledge hub, center of research breakthroughs, and incubator of top scientific leaders;
     
  A university with a spectacular physical setting, providing an environment conducive to the pursuit of intellectual and academic excellence.
(from left): Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies Prof Joseph Hun-wei Lee,
President Prof Tony F Chan, Provost Prof Wei Shyy, Vice-President for Administration
and Business Prof Yuk-shan Wong and Vice-President for Institutional Advancement
Dr Eden Y Woon