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 2021)

  Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
Science 2218 1289 3507
Engineering 3504 2449 5953
Business and Management 3508 1630 5138
Humanities and Social Science 206 370 576
Interdisciplinary Programs 300 416 716
Joint School 654 304 958
Total 10390 6458 16848

 

POSTGRADUATES FIGURES (AS OF SEP 2021)

  Research Postgraduate Taught PG Total
MPhil PhD
Science 124 607 558 1289
Engineering 278 1105 1066 2449
Business and Management 56 71 1503 1630
Humanities and Social Sciences 30 35 305 370
Interdisciplinary Programs 39 86 291 416
Joint School 0 0 304 304
Total 527 1904 4027 6458

 

NON LOCAL STUDENTS (2020-21)

  Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
Research Taught
Mainland China 853 1718 2044 4615
Other places in Asia 915 270 121 1306
Rest of the World 182 109 75 366
Total 1950 2097 2240 6287

 

TEACHING STAFF (AS OF JUN 2021) (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT)

  Regular Visiting Total
Science 177 6 183
Engineering 213 5 218
Business and Management 148 3 151
Humanities and Social Science 142 5 147
Interdisciplinary Programs 31 5 36
HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study 2 0 2
Institute for Public Policy 1 0 1
Total 714 24 738

 

 

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*
2020 - 2021 1033.6*

*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