In 2005, fifteen years after its establishment, HKUST
developed a broad brush fifteen-year strategic vision, “The
HKUST 2020 Strategic Plan: Building on Excellence
”, as an
articulation of aspirations to advance the University to the next level of prestige and accomplishment. Being a third of the way into the fifteen-year plan, it is an opportune time for the University to take stock and conduct a mid-course review, in light of internal and external developments, including the 3-3-4 Education Reform, the appointment of a new University leadership team, and recent local, regional and global developments in the higher education sector and beyond.

Building upon our fifteen-year strategic vision, we have developed an updated Five-Year Strategic Plan for 2011 to 2016 that reaffirms our vision – to be a leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment; and mission – to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly in its targeted fields of pursuit and at the postgraduate level, as well as to assist in the economic and social development of Hong Kong. The Five-Year Plan sets out strategies and objectives in six key developmental areas, serving as a forward-looking, action-oriented “work plan” for the University. In developing the Plan, extensive consultations were carried out with various key stakeholders, with active participation and guidance from the Council and Court. It is our collective aim that the successful implementation of the Five-Year Plan will bring us “towards our next miracle”.

Prof Tony F Chan

Dr Marvin Cheung
Chairman, University Council