The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (also known as HKUST or simply UST) is a public university located in Hong Kong. Established in 1991 under Hong Kong Law Chapter 1141 (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Ordinance), it is one of the nine universities in Hong Kong.
Professor Tony F. Chan is the president of HKUST. The campus is located in Sai Kung District in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Overlooking Clear Water Bay, the school is home to 9,000 students and more than 450 faculty.
It was ranked as the No. 1 university in Asia according to QS Asian University Rankings department (2011).The HKUST Business School’s MBA program is ranked 10th worldwide and the best in Asia by the Financial Times.The school's Executive MBA program is run in partnership with Kellogg School of Management and is ranked number 1 worldwide by the Financial Times.HKUST also has a partnership with NYU's Stern School of Business for a Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) program and its Master of Science in Risk Management.
The university campus (layout) occupies a 60 hectares (0.60 km2) site which is divided into a several sections: the Academic Building, S.H. Ho Sports Hall, student halls, outdoor sports facilities, the University Centre, apartments, staff quarters and the President's Lodge. Being constructed along the slope of the surrounding hills, Port Shelter is visible from virtually every building on campus. Arranged in cascades, the buildings are connected by walkways and several balconies thus offer a spectacular view of the South China Sea.
The Academic Building
The Academic Building contains 10 lecture theaters (A-H, J-K) as well as a multitude of classrooms, laboratories and administrative offices. The lecture theaters accommodate classes of up to 450 students and offer audiovisual equipment.
The University Library
The HKUST Library, part of the Hong Kong Academic Library Link (HKALL), occupies a central location of the campus. Connected to the Academic Building, it is accessible directly from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Atrium. It spans five floors with over 10,550 sqm. of floor space, providing 1,950 seats as well as computing facilities. It offers a wide array of information resources, both local and remote. In addition to over 650,000 print volumes and a large collection of media resources, it provides access to more than 25,000 electronic and print journals, a large number of e-books, databases, and other digital information resources.
The library owns a collection of old maps of China and the rest of Asia, produced by Chinese and Western cartographers over the last 500 years. A selection of these maps, providing an insight into the history of international geographic knowledge, has been published by the library in a limited-edition (1000 copies) volume in 2003.
Located on LG1, next to the Sports Hall entrance, the Health Center consists of a Medical Clinic, a Student Dental Clinic as well as a Staff Dental Clinic. The Medical Clinic provides free out-patient service to full-time students and staff. Specialist services in Allergy, Dermatology, ENT, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Surgery and Physiotherapy are also available subject to a charge.