First AI extended major; calling underwater; doctoral business degree

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Explore HKUST
HKUST understands that 21st-century education is about giving students the skills they need to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Read the stories below to learn about Hong Kong’s first bachelor degree program with an extended major, a new doctoral program for business leaders, and other opportunities HKUST creates to facilitate its students’ holistic growth.

HK’s First Extended Major in AI

To help young people stay ahead in the digital race and meet emerging societal needs, HKUST is introducing a new degree structure “Major + X” that enables undergraduate students to study traditional degree programs with an extended major in artificial intelligence.


HKUST: Where your journey begins

HKUST offers aspiring young people a broad selection of undergraduate programs to help them realize their full potential and keep up with emerging trends. Watch our admission talk videos to find out what’s on offer, and share them with those who want to begin their study journeys at HKUST.


You may soon make calls underwater

While glass is a soundproofing material, HKUST researchers have discovered a way to allow sound to pass through glass, leading to the potential development of long-lasting water-resistant mobiles and other electronic devices that can function underwater.


Nurturing future tech innovators

Four HKUST students who joined the Hong Kong government’s STEM Internship Scheme share how their internship experience helped foster their interest in pursuing a tech career.


New leadership-focused doctoral program

Commencing in Sept 2021, the four-year Doctor of Business Administration program is designed to enhance senior leaders’ business research capabilities and help them develop innovative insights for positive business and societal impacts.


Creating pathways for positive changes

Holistic development is an integral part of university education. Consisting of four programs, HKUST Connect’s Changemaker Pathway provides students with the necessary resources and training to help them develop and transform their skills to create positive changes in the community.


Faculty Awards


Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service 2020,
HKSAR Government

Prof. Gary CHAN Shueng-Han

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Prof. YEUNG King-Lun

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Division of Environment and Sustainability

CIC BIM Achievement 2020 – Projects 2020 “Digital Twin for HKUST Campus”, Construction Industry Council

CIC BIM Achievement 2020 – Organizations 2020 “The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST BIM Lab)”, Construction Industry Council

Prof. Jack CHENG Chin-Pang

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

One of the 40 Model Innovators and Entrepreneurs for the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone

Prof. LI Zexiang

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Inductee of IEEE Visualization Academy

Prof. QU Huamin

Interdisciplinary Programs Office
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Xplorer Prize, Tencent Foundation

Prof. Henry YAN He

Department of Chemistry

Find out about all the awards we have earned over the years

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