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Teaching & Learning

HKUST Launches Hong Kong’s First Sustainable and Green Finance Program

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) today announced the first BSc in Sustainable and Green Finance (SGFN) Program in Hong Kong…

Teaching and Learning

HKUST Launches HK’s First Degree Programs with Extended Major

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will introduce a novel academic framework “Major + X” as a new degree option for…

Research and Innovation

HKUST Researchers Developed the World's First Sound-transmitting Glass Material

Glass is a sound-proof material, but researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have discovered a way which allows…

Research and Innovation

PROF. KEI MAY LAU AND HER TEAM DEVELOPED FIRST BUFFERLESS 1.5 NM III-V LASERS GROWN DIRECTLY ON SILICON WAFERS IN SI-PHOTONICS

A research team led by Prof. Kei May LAU and Post-doctoral Fellow Dr. HAN Yu has reported the world’s first 1.5 μm III-V lasers directly grown on the…

Community and Sustainability

HKUST Launches First e-Verified Certification Platform in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has launched the HKUST “Blockcerts” platform – a trust-free, user-friendly verification…

Research and Innovation

HKUST Scientists Develop World's First Spherical Artificial Eye with 3D Retina

An international team led by scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has recently developed the world’s first 3D…

Research and Innovation

Hong Kong’s First Fintech Manpower Study Identifies 13 Most Needed Competencies

The School of Business and Management of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) announced the major findings of…

Internationalization & Partnership

HKUST Becomes the First University in Asia-Pacific Associated with EY Tax Lab

[HONG KONG, May 27 2020] The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) today announces a collaborative partnership with EY’s Advanced…

Research and Innovation

Autonomous Vehicles Developed by HKUST Engineering Professor Serve the Community during COVID-19 Outbreak in Mainland China

Since the 1980s, science fiction has spun visions of flying cars, autonomous vehicles and jetpack-powered human flight. However, it’s only in the…

Recognition

Hong Kong's First Winning Humanoid Robots Dancing to K-pop

HKUST became the first Hong Kong team to win in sports dance category of Intelligent Robot Contest in Seoul.

Teaching and Learning

HKUST and Microsoft Introduce First AI-Centric MBA Elective in Hong Kong

November 1, 2019, Hong Kong –– Microsoft Hong Kong and The School of Business and Management of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (…

Research and Innovation

HKUST Researchers Build the World’s First All-Optical Multilayer Neural Network Paving Way for Next Generation of AI Hardware

Researchers from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed the world’s first all-optical neural network for deep…

Institutional Advancement

Gift of 500M from LKSF to Set Up Hong Kong’s First Institute of Synthetic Biology in HKUST

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) received a HK$500 million donation from Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF) yesterday for the…

Greater Bay Development

HKUST and WeBank Launch First HK-Guangdong Joint Laboratory in Banking

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and WeBank Co. Ltd (WeBank) have established the HKUST-WeBank Joint Laboratory to nurture…

Teaching and Learning

HKUST Launches HK’s First Ocean Science and Technology Degree Program

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will launch Hong Kong’s first undergraduate program in ocean science and technology this…

Community and Sustainability

HKUST Hosts First Dialogue with ICRC on the Roles of Technology and Asian Youths in Humanitarian Work

The Presidents of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) exchanged insights…

Teaching and Learning

HKUST Launches HK’s First Tech-Based Degree Program in Data Science and Technology

The School of Science (SSCI) and the School of Engineering (SENG) at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) jointly launched a…

Student development & Bonding

HKUST Becomes the First Hong Kong Team to Receive a First Class Award in NXP Cup Intelligent Car Racing Competition

The Smart Car Team of the HKUST Robotics Team brought forth another year of laurels in the 13th NXP Cup Intelligent Car Racing Competition (South…

Community and Sustainability

HKUST Researchers Develop First Innovative Fusion-based Location Sensing Technology to Shape a Smart City

A research team at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) recently invented a new fusion-based technology which achieves…

Research and Innovation

HKUST Successfully Develops Hong Kong’s First Unmanned Car

The faculty and students at the Robotics Institute of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed Hong Kong’s first…

Student development & Bonding

HKUST ROV Team Seized Asia's First Championship in MATE International ROV Competition 2017

The HKUST Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team made history by winning the All-Around Champion and Safety Conscious Award in the MATE International…

Internationalization & Partnership

HKUST hosts first Asian Physics Olympiad in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is hosting the grand physics competition in Asia – the 17th annual Asian Physics Olympiad…

Internationalization & Partnership

HKUST Hosts the First National Challenge Cup Theme-Based Competition on Smart Green Cities

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is the first local university to co-host the “National Challenge Cup”, a prestigious…

Internationalization & Partnership

HKUST Partners with Global School Alliance to Host First Corporate Benchmarking Conference in Asia

The School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (the HKUST Business School) joined hands with the world’s…

Research and Innovation

HKUST Develops First Visual Analytic System on E-learning Behavior VisMOOC Won HKICT Innovation Award

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed the first visual analytic system for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC),…

Recognition

HKUST Environmental Engineering Professor Becomes the First Hong Kong Scholar Elected as an Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Professor Irene Lo of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has been…

Internationalization & Partnership

HKUST First Local Institution to Co-host “National Challenge Cup”

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) signed a memorandum with Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) today to map out the…

Teaching and Learning

HKUST Launches Hong Kong's First Credit-bearing MOOC and Three New Programs on edX

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will add its first three courses on edX (xConsortium) - one of the two major platforms in…

Research and Innovation

HKUST Achieves the First Direct Observation of Homogeneous Crystal Melting at Single-particle Level

A research team led by Prof Yilong Han at the Department of Physics of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has for the first…

Internationalization & Partnership

HKUST among the First in Asia and Only One from Greater China To Become Global Online Education Partner of Coursera

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is among the first in Asia and the only university in Greater China to sign an agreement…

Teaching and Learning

Asia's First Social Media Research Laboratory HKUST NIE Social Media Laboratory Officially Opens

Established by the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), HKUST NIE Social…

Internationalization & Partnership

HKUST Hosts UCLA's First Research in Industrial Projects for Students in Hong Kong Elite US and Hong Kong Students Work with Industrial Sponsors Huawei, BGI and MetLife

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) partnered with UCLA to host Hong Kong's first Research in Industrial Projects for Students…

Community and Sustainability

HKUST Launches First Air Quality Research Supersite for Real-time Characterization

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) launches the first Air Quality Research Supersite to enhance air quality research and to…

Major events (On Campus)

HKUST Holds Asia's First Carbon-neutral Congregation

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has recently held the first carbon-neutral university congregation in Asia. A post-event…

Research and Innovation

HKUST Develops World's First Smart Anti-microbial Coating to Control Infectious Diseases

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) today announced the successful development of a smart anti-microbial coating that has the…

Recognition

Prof Charles Ng of HKUST Becomes First Hong Kong Academic Appointed to the Board of the World's Largest Society in Geotechnics

Prof Charles WW Ng, Associate Dean of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) recently became the first Hong Kong…

Recognition

HKUST Professor the First Asian to Head 50-year-old Air Pollution Journal

Professor Chak Chan of HKUST has become the first Asian to be appointed Editor-in-chief of a leading academic journal on air pollution in its 50-year…

Arts & Creativity

Hong Kong's First Tertiary Institutions Cantonese Opera Promotion Project Kicks Off at HKUST

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) today (Friday, 10 October 2008) officially launched Hong Kong's first Tertiary…

Major events (On Campus)

HKUST Hosts First UK-Hong Kong Frontiers of Science Symposium

HKUST is hosting Hong Kong’s first Frontiers of Science Symposium jointly sponsored by the Royal Society of Britain and the Croucher Foundation,…

Major events (On Campus)

HKUST Hosts the first International Conference on Information and Learning Commons in Hong Kong

International library and learning support experts from more than 10 countries attended an International Conference on Information and Learning…