5 Strategic Areas
5 Strategic Areas
Data Science

Develop the next generation of technologies to store, manage, analyze and understand the huge quantities of data out there, and to harness the power of big data for the opportunities it presents. Focus will be on “smart city” and “bio genome".

Autonomous Systems & Robotics

Set up Hong Kong’s first Robotics Institute on HKUST campus to spur the robotic inventiveness and to lead the development of robotics industry in the Pearl River Delta region.

Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship

Develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem churning out design innovations that will make possible solution-finding thinking and eventual commercialization of innovative ideas.


Adopt an interdisciplinary approach to create innovative solutions for energy challenges in Hong Kong, China and beyond. These cover energy sources and technology, materials utilization and development, social and policy implications, regional and international planning forecast.

Public Policy

Establish the Institute for Public Policy and Administration that combines education, research and executive training to solve social and economic issues using a science and technology approach.

Translational Research Facility
Overseas Opportunities Broaden Students’ Horizons with Rewarding Experiences
Global Perspectives
HKUST Named Professorship