MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Welcome to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST(GZ)), a purpose-built cross-disciplinary university and aspirational human capital powerhouse for the Greater Bay Area and beyond.
The establishment of HKUST(GZ) presents an exceptional opportunity for creative talent and bold-thinking minds across disciplines and geographical regions to join forces. Together, they will generate innovative ideas and solutions for the biggest challenges of the 21st century.
Under the “Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses” umbrella, HKUST(GZ) commands new resources, organizational structures, and physical settings conducive to the development of cross-disciplinary thematic programs to complement those well-defined fields at HKUST, itself a bastion of academic and research excellence anchored by a solid disciplinary-based foundation, with innovation embedded in the University’s DNA over three decades.
The mission of HKUST(GZ) is to take the concept of interdisciplinary academic and research excellence to the next level by implementing a unique Hub structure comprising Function, Information, Systems, and Society and 16 thematic thrust areas in concert with the four well-established academic pillars at the Clear Water Bay campus. This new academic framework enables researchers and students to cut across disciplinary and organizational boundaries, while actualizing interaction and synergy. It also bridges diverse research studies to swiftly respond to the needs and challenges of a rapidly changing world.
To equip students with the core competencies needed in a digital age, HKUST(GZ) adopts an enquiry-based cross-disciplinary active learning model, which blends self-directed enquiry and problem-focused learning to allow students to develop and practice critical and creative thinking skills through project-based group work. Via this vigorous approach, we will enable our students to identify, predict, and address real-world needs, leading to research with maximum social impact.
We believe that discoveries made in research labs must be translated into real-world applications for the benefit of humanity. This is why we put a premium on nurturing cross-disciplinary entrepreneurial talents who can turn knowledge into action, thereby driving economic and social growth across the region.
Opportunities are abundant at HKUST(GZ). We have put out the welcome mat for special talents like you. If our cross-disciplinary approach to education, active learning methodologies, and robust knowledge transfer culture resonate with you, please come and join us. I look forward to personally welcoming you to our stunning, sprawling, and sustainable state-of-the-art campus located in the heart of Nansha District in the throbbing, cosmopolitan Guangzhou.