HKUST stands on par with the finest world-class universities, as revealed by its consistently high rankings.
In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology released in October 2011, HKUST Engineering School landed on the top spot in Greater China and was placed 28th globally. The accolade was among many that the School has received last year, following the top ranking in Hong Kong accorded by both QS World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology and Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Ranking of World Universities in Engineering / Technology and Computer Sciences in September and August respectively.
"Over the last 20 years, HKUST Engineering faculty and students have joined hands and minds making outstanding and significant contributions in Hong Kong and globally," said Prof Khaled Ben Letaief, Dean of HKUST's Engineering School. "We shall strive towards making even greater local and global impact with our first-rate research and education."
The Business programs continue to be recognized internationally. The Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program remains the world's no. 1 EMBA program, according to the Financial Times 2011 EMBA global rankings. This is the third year in a row that it has achieved top status. Prof Leonard Cheng, Dean of HKUST Business School, praised the long-term partnership with Kellogg. "This strong collaboration allows us to offer advanced executive education for global business leaders."
The School of Science is no. 2 in Hong Kong and no. 15 in Asia according to Asia's Top 200 Universities in Natural Sciences, QS Asian University Rankings 2011.
There are more exhilarating tales to tell. The success story of HKUST inspires a whole chapter in the World Bank study titled 'The Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World Class Research Universities'. The Study identified HKUST as an innovative, convincing alternative to other existing world-class institutions. With its research-focused university culture, high concentration of academic talents, significant budgets, strategic vision and leadership, the University has created a robust scholarly community.
"Talent is what separates a great university from a good one," said Prof Chan. "Solidarity gives us the wings to fly higher and faster." With a shared vision and relentless drive, HKUST gained world recognition in merely 20 years. 'We do not want to simply copy what is best. We want to create what is better."