Two student chapters connected to the renowned Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) were established at the University in 2015, with the support of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
The HKUST ACM Student Chapter seeks to enhance student participation in the Association and to create early opportunities for building a network among professionals, including researchers, professors, and alumni. It also offers opportunities for students and professionals to exchange ideas and for students to attend activities and utilize services provided by the Association.
In addition, an ACM-W Student Chapter, which supports, celebrates, and advocates for women in computing was launched. It is the first such chapter in Greater China. ACM-W provides a range of programs and services to ACM members and works in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women. The HKUST ACM-W Student Chapter, which is part of the HKUST ACM Student Chapter, offers a support network for female students.