Largest solar panel project; new HKUST Vice-President; amphibious aircraft

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SEPTEMBER 2020

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Contributing to the environment and empowering students with skills for the future are high on the agenda for HKUST. Read the stories below to learn about the launch of Hong Kong’s largest solar panel project, and how HKUST benefits the society with its experiential education.

HK’s Largest Solar Panel System

HKUST has taken a further step to help the environment by installing up to 8,000 solar panels at over 50 locations on campus. This largest solar energy generation project in the city will generate up to 3 million kWh of electricity each year and reduce 1.5 million kg of carbon emission per annum over a 25-year period.

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New leader for institutional advancement

Prof. WANG Yang, a world-renowned mathematician and the University’s Chair Professor of Mathematics, has been appointed Vice-President for Institutional Advancement to enhance HKUST’s brand, advance strategic partnerships, boost fund-raising efforts, and strengthen alumni engagement. Prof. Wang is currently Dean of Science and the role will be succeeded by Prof. Andrew COHEN as Acting Dean of Science.

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Tasty food science

Prof. Marshal LIU, the HKUST Common Core Teaching Award winner, has made learning food science and technology an appetizing experience for students by helping them discover the science of food while cooking together in a lab.

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Planes that swim and fly

An HKUST Aerospace Engineering student has turned his childhood dream into reality by diving into research in amphibious aircraft that can take-off and land on both land and water, earning him multiple accolades internationally.

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Winning in the new normal

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Political and business leaders in Asia share their insights into how businesses should leverage technology and redesign their strategies to bounce back and come out stronger amid the COVID-19 new normal.

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Let your talent shine

We offer a wide range of scholarships to students who not only achieve outstanding academic performance but also excel in non-academic areas, such as combining astronomy with music to promote STEAM and creating a truly diverse and inclusive campus.

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Faculty Awards

SEPTEMBER 2020

Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) 2020, The Natural Science Foundation of China

Prof. CHEN Qing

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Chemistry

Prof. LIU Junwei

Department of Physics

Prof. PAN Ding

Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry

Prof. WANG Yi

Department of Physics

Prof. YU Man

Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

Best Tunisian Researcher or Inventor Residing Abroad, The Republic of Tunisia

Prof. Khaled BEN LETAIEF

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

George Stephenson Medal - Second Best Paper Overall, ICE Publishing Awards 2020

Prof. Jimmy FUNG Chi-Hung

Division of Environment and Sustainability
Department of Mathematics

International Fellow, UK Royal Academy of Engineering

Prof. HUI Pan

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Fellow, UK Royal Academy of Engineering

Prof. Charles NG Wang-Wai

HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2020 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Scholar

Prof. Ralf VAN DER LANS

Department of Marketing

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

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