About Our Research

At HKUST, we are committed to achieving excellence in research, and to ensuring our research contributes to the social and economic development of Hong Kong and beyond. Our research culture nurtures and facilitates collaboration and innovation, which is why our campus is a magnet for some of the best and brightest minds. Researchers at the University are encouraged to take a multidisciplinary approach and to engage the public in solving a spectrum of problems.

The excellence and diversity of our research across the Schools of Engineering, Science, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science have led to much new knowledge of high academic value and have enabled us to create practical solutions that are transferrable to the world.

In addition to the ongoing research activities within the Schools, we have identified four interdisciplinary research clusters which build on our existing research base. The major research challenges in each cluster can only be thoroughly tackled through the combination of strengths from multiple disciplines within the University. Our aim is to establish academic leadership in these areas, and to develop strategic partnerships with industry in Mainland China and around the world for maximum societal impact.