HKUST is committed to fostering frontier research and innovation in Science, Engineering, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science. It is strongly in favor of collaborative research, both within and across disciplinary boundaries.
The University has been particularly successful in high impact research areas such as biotechnology, neuroscience, nano-science and technology, electronic and computer engineering including wireless communications, environmental research including coastal and atmospheric studies, and business and management. At the same time, it has drawn attention to areas that used to play only minor roles in the international research agenda. In particular, the University’s influential involvement in regionally significant fields such as traditional Chinese medicine, Asian business and management and South China studies has given them fresh impetus and raised their international profiles.