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 2017)
UndergraduatePostgraduateTotal
Science20769633039
Engineering334121555496
Business & Management344914184867
Humanities & Social Science234238472
HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School/HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research InstituteN/A11
Interdisciplinary Programs654278932
Total9754505314807
POSTGRADUATES FIGURES (AS OF SEP 2017)
Research PostgraduateTaught PGTotal
MPhilPhD
Science121458384963
Engineering3039079452155
Business and Management297613131418
Humanities and Social Sciences4823167238
Interdisciplinary Programs Office1738223278
HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School/HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute1001
Total519150230325053
NON LOCAL STUDENTS (AS OF OCT 2017)
Number of Students*
Local9747
Non-local5060
Total14807
*The figures include Undergraduates (all UGC-funded), Research Postgraduates (mostly UGC-funded) and Taught Postgraduates (all self-financed).
TEACHING STAFF (AS OF JUN 2017)
RegularVisitingTotal
Science146 19 165
Engineering200 12 212
Business & Management131 13 144
Humanities & Social Science149 6 155
Interdisciplinary Programs15 3 18
Total64153694
The teaching staff of the Center for Language Education are included following its merger with SHSS on 1 July 2012.
RESEARCH FUNDING
Funding (HK$M)
2007 - 2008369.6
2008 - 2009447
2009 - 2010432.6
2010 - 2011409.3
2011 - 2012 444.1
2012 - 2013 548.4
2013 - 2014 485.2
2014 - 2015 521.8
2015 - 2016 578.4
2016 - 2017 690.9*
*Includes R&D projects administrated by R&D Corporation and Mainland platforms. Excludes R-portion i.e. on-costs. PI costs and HSS Premium provided by RGC for ERG projects
FACULTY PROFILE
100% with doctorate degree and majority from the following universities
(Only tenure track faculty - Assistant Professor or above)
BrownCambridgeCarnegie-MellonChicago
ColumbiaCornellDukeHarvard
IllinoisLondonMarylandMichigan
MITNew YorkNorthwesternOxford
PennsylvaniaPrinceton PurdueSouthern California
StanfordTorontoUBCUC Berkeley
UCLAWashingtonWisconsinYale