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Facts about HKUST

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (often abbreviated HKUST) is a public university located in Hong Kong. Established in 1991 under Hong Kong Law Chapter 1141 (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Ordinance), it is one of the nine universities in Hong Kong.

Professor Tony F. Chan is the president of HKUST. The campus is located in Sai Kung District in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Overlooking Clear Water Bay, the school is home to 9,000 students and more than 450 faculty. It is ranked the best university in Asia according to QS Asian University Rankings 2011. Also, the THE-QS World University Rankings (known from 2010 onwards as the QS World University Rankings) in its 2009 edition ranked HKUST 35th worldwide and 26th in technology. The HKUST Business School’s MBA program is ranked 52nd worldwide by the EIU and 6th worldwide by the Financial Times. The school's Executive MBA program is run in partnership with Kellogg School of Management and is ranked number one worldwide by FT. HKUST also has a partnership with NYU's Stern School of Business for a Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) program.

In the late 1980s the Hong Kong Government anticipated a strong demand for university graduates to fuel an economy increasingly based on services. Sir Chung Sze Yuen and the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Edward Youde, conceived the idea of another university in Hong Kong. Planning for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology began in 1986. Construction began at the former British garrison Kohima Camp in Tai Po Tsai on the Clear Water Bay Peninsula.

The university campus occupies a 60 hectares site which is divided into a several sections: the Academic Building, S.H. Ho Sports Hall, student halls, outdoor sports facilities, the University Centre, apartments, staff quarters and the President's Lodge. Being constructed along the slope of the surrounding hills, Port Shelter is visible from virtually every building on campus. Arranged in cascades, the buildings are connected by walkways and several balconies thus offer a spectacular view of the South China Sea.

In 2011 QS World University Rankings ranked HKUST 40th in the world, making it the third highest ranked university in Hong Kong, after HKU and CUHK. However, in the QS Asian University Rankings for 2011, which employ a different methodology, HKUST came 1st. In the 2010 global rankings the university dropped down 5 places from its position of 35th in the 2009 THE-QS World University Rankings (in 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings parted ways to produce separate rankings).

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