A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science, technology, business and humanities, and educating the new generation of front-runners for the world. Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community’s transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time.
The University is supported by a set of core values that form the guiding principles towards the advancement of the University’s mission and vision.
Excellence, Integrity, and Academic Freedom
The University is committed to be a leader in academic world through excellence in teaching, research and people, while placing utmost value in the freedom to conduct academic activities, subject to the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty.
Global Vision and Local Commitment
The University positions itself as a focused elite research university at the cutting edge in all target fields of pursuit with global influence. We bring together global thought leaders to foster interaction, and partner with government, business and industry, to make significant contribution to the economic and social development both locally and nationally. In addition, we encourage and commend our faculty, staff and students to dedicate themselves to service to the local community.
The University stands for the can-do spirit with responsibility and integrity. We cherish entrepreneurial and innovative thinking for solutions to problems in daily work. We cultivate a community characterized by the traits of risk-taking, willingness to overcome challenges, innovativeness, creativeness, and trust in one-self. This also implies that the University provides an environment for students and faculty to pursue entrepreneurship.
Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Respect
The University values and respects the differences of individuals, whether they are of different race, gender, cultural backgrounds, religion, personal interests and in other dimensions, and strives to embrace these diverse forces to foster an inclusive and caring environment. This will allow us to harness the richness of ideas and perspectives for the benefit of the whole community.
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