Facts & Figures

HKUST is an elite international university that offers a world of opportunity. Consistently ranked among the top-tier universities in Asia, our success is clear from the numbers.

STUDENT ENROLLMENT (AS OF SEP 2020)

  Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
Science 2210 1152 3362
Engineering 3434 2276 5710
Business and Management 3488 1457 4945
Humanities and Social Science 211 277 488
Interdisciplinary Programs 290 484 774
Joint School 672 244 916
Total 10305 5890 16195

 

POSTGRADUATES FIGURES (AS OF SEP 2020)

  Research Postgraduate Taught PG Total
MPhil PhD
Science 111 587 454 1152
Engineering 284 1100 892 2276
Business and Management 40 81 1336 1457
Humanities and Social Sciences 30 38 209 277
Interdisciplinary Programs 77 188 219 484
Joint School 0 0 244 44
Total 523 1758 3625 5890

 

NON LOCAL STUDENTS (2019-20)

  Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
Research Taught
Mainland China 786 1517 2273 4576
Other places in Asia 902 273 168 1343
Rest of the World 211 107 121 439
Total 1899 1897 2562 6358

 

TEACHING STAFF (AS OF JUN 2020) (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT)

  Regular Visiting Total
Science 166 8 174
Engineering 200 4 204
Business and Management 149 1 150
Humanities and Social Science 135 7 142
Interdisciplinary Programs 26 0 26
HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study 2 0 2
Institute for Public Policy 1 0 1
Total 677 20 697

 

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

  Funding (HK$M)
2007 - 2008 369.6
2008 - 2009 447
2009 - 2010 432.6
2010 - 2011 409.3
2011 - 2012 444.1
2012 - 2013 548.4
2013 - 2014 485.2
2014 - 2015 521.8
2015 - 2016 578.4
2016 - 2017 690.9
2017 - 2018 657
2018 - 2019 836.1
2019 - 2020 1080.1*

*Includes R&D projects administrated by R&D Corporation and Mainland platforms.

 

FACULTY PROFILE

100% with doctorate degree and majority from the following universities: 
(Only tenure track faculty - Assistant Professor or above)
Boston Brown Cambridge Carnegie-Mellon
Chicago Columbia Cornell Duke
Harvard Illinois London Maryland
Michigan MIT New York Northwestern
Oxford Pennsylvania Princeton Purdue
Southern California Stanford Toronto UBC
UC Berkeley UCLA Washington Yale