Bringing HKUST discoveries, new knowledge and expertise into the community is part of the University’s mission to assist the economic and social development of Hong Kong. Our faculty, students and alumni contributed to society through sharing insights and knowledge, service programs and alumni development by engaging the younger generation in community work.  The University is also grateful for support from donors, enabling HKUST to drive forward in its work.

Knowledge Transfer

HKUST has a strong tradition of technology transfer. The University has put in place a strong knowledge transfer infrastructure to facilitate collaborative research, contract research, consultancies, IP management, technology licensing, executive education, continuing education, professional training, and business incubation.

Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center at HKUST is dedicated to bringing out the entrepreneurial spirit in its well-rounded students and to encouraging them to think innovatively. It does so through its many educational programs, training courses and outreach activities.

Hiring HKUST Students

Career Center can help employers meet your recruitment needs through a wide range of employer services.

HKUST Connect

Mobilizing students, faculties, staff and alumni to engage in service is always our priority.  We collaborate with community partners to organize projects that raise participants’ civic awareness, and at the same time, address to genuine needs of the community.

REDbird Award Program

With the aim to foster students’ personal development, we strive to build one of the most diverse and vibrate learning communities on campus, to live out REDbird’s motto, “Soar to New Horizons — Learn Endlessly. Celebrate Diversity.  Serve the Community.”


“Science-for-Lunch” is a monthly luncheon talk program where professors of our University would share their research achievements with participants from the business community. It also offers a chance for the business community to meet our professors and find collaboration and commercialization opportunities.

Continuing and Professional Education

Interested in pursuing further studies? The University offers valuable lifelong learning opportunities through a wide range of postgraduate degree, diploma, and executive and professional programs.


HKUST strongly supports gender parity in higher education and in particular science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We value diversity and reduce stereotypes for greater educational outcomes and a more balancing society. A series of events has been done for International Women’s Day by HKUST.