We are dedicated to equipping our students with the knowledge and confidence to be inspirational leaders who are capable of making a difference to society. High quality education requires dedicated educators. The School of Science has recruited outstanding faculty members, many of whom have graduated from top-notch universities around the world, such as Cambridge, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA and U Penn. They are world-renowned in their research fields and have attained international stature in recognition for their scientific contributions. With strong commitment to both teaching and research, they instill in our students the importance of scientific rigor and ethics and at the same time, serve as mentors to inspire and encourage our students to achieve their full potential.
At the School of Science, we promote a vigorous and dynamic learning environment with continuous enhancement of our curriculum. We have one division and four departments, namely Life Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Ocean Science, and Physics, which offer a board range of academic programs and learning opportunities to students. In addition to the conventional science programs, the School has launched a variety of interdisciplinary and inquiry-driven programs to keep abreast of the rapidly evolving society, which include Biotechnology and Business (BIBU), Data Analytics in Science (DASC), Data Science and Technology (DSCT), Mathematics and Economics (MAEC), Ocean Science and Technology (OST), and Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI). The School also offers a unique International Research Enrichment (IRE) program that provides students with an early opportunity to have a taste for scientific research while establishing a strong foundation for their discipline-specific knowledge during undergraduate studies. Alongside academic training, we encourage and inspire our students to explore their interests and potential through a wide range of enrichment programs, such as overseas exchange, mentorship, career advising and internship opportunities, social entrepreneurship exploration and personal development programs.
For postgraduate research and education, our goal is to ensure that our students are exposed to the most innovative, and state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies with hands-on training.
Our programs emphasize flexibility and creativity. We are committed to equip our students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become inspirational leaders and independent thinkers. Many of our students have continued their journeys beyond HKUST and made significant influences on society.
High quality education requires dedicated educators. Many of our faculty members are leaders in their research fields and have already attained international stature in recognition of their scientific contributions. While our faculty members bring diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives to address fundamental questions in science with their unique expertise and passion for science, they have also help raise the School’s research profile, which make it stands out among partner institutions globally.
With a strong commitment to both teaching and research, they instill in our students the importance of scientific rigor and ethics, while as mentors, they serve to inspire our students to achieve their full potential and prepare them to meet the global challenges for a better future.
The School's commitment to quality and excellence remains as strong as ever. Our past successes have established a solid foundation which allows us to be more adventurous in moving forward and embracing change. By strengthening our ties with the local community and working collaboratively and synergistically with other leading institutions around the world, the School further amplifies the contributions it can make to science. I hope you will join us as we continue to advance the frontiers of science research and education!
Yung Hou WONG
Dean of Science
Number of Science students participating in the Exchange Program