Why choose the science programs at HKUST?
Outstanding Undergraduate Education
  • A vibrant learning environment with particular emphasis on grit and creativity

  • A dynamic curriculum reflecting the latest technological advancements and scientific developments

  • Eminent professors with high international recognition for scientific contributions

  • Strong academic units: Chemistry, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics and Ocean Science

  • International research opportunities for elite students: International Research Enrichment (IRE)

  • Emphasis on well-rounded personal development with tailor-made enrichment opportunities for Science students: Mentorship, Internship, Exchange, Research Opportunities and Social Services, etc.

Groundbreaking Research
  • Research discoveries in neuroscience, polymer chemistry, aggregation-induced emission (AIE), light-emitting materials, nanotechnology, acoustic/ elastic metamaterials, protein structure and function, molecular basis of brain diseases and genome-mining based bioactive compound discovery, etc.

  • Exploration into contemporary research areas in science: Particle Theory and Cosmology, Super-resolution Imaging in Biophysics, Computational Science, Representation Theory, Cyro-EM, Ocean Science, Data Science, etc.

World Rankings
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023
World’s Top 400 Universities in Materials Sciences
No.1 in Hong Kong
World’s Top 200 Universities in Statistics & Operational Research
No.1 in Hong Kong
World’s Top 600 Universities in Chemistry
No.1 in Hong Kong
World’s Top 500 Universities in Mathematics
No.1 in Hong Kong
World’s Top 600 Universities in Physics & Astronomy
No.1 in Hong Kong
World’s Top 400 Universities in Environmental Sciences
No.2 in Hong Kong
World's Top 500 Universities in Natural Sciences
No.2 in Hong Kong

World-Class Research Environment

Strong research ambience where students acquire the most up-to-date knowledge and advanced research techniques, paving way for aspiring scientists to pursue their postgraduate studies and research careers

  • √ Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) – a signature program that offers students early research exposure on a variety of research projects
  • √ Supervision and advice from distinguished scholars at the frontier of various disciplines in science
  • √ World-Class research venues and units well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and modern technologies
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