img 1Situated at the heart of Asia, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a young and distinguished research university in Hong Kong. Ranked No. 30 in the World in the QS World University Rankings (2018), HKUST offers a wide selection of research postgraduate studies in Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science, Environmental Studies, and Public Policy leading to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. All programmes are taught in English.

Global and Diverse Research Community

img 2The greatest place is always made up of the greatest people. HKUST has a strong team of international faculty, including renowned names and rising stars in different fields. All faculty members are PhD holders from the world-renowned universities. Its postgraduate student community is truly global and diverse with students coming from 60+ countries. You will study and be inspired by the like-minded talents from different parts of the world. More…

Research Excellence in HKUST

img 3Joining the research community at HKUST, you will be one of us to innovate the world together. With our renowned professors and state-of-the-art research facilities, HKUST is always driving major technological and scientific advancement. Its research excellence could be exemplified by its No. 1 result among all local institutions in the Research Assessment Exercise conducted by the Hong Kong Government in 2014. Also, HKUST provides strong infrastructural support for faculty and students to overcome traditional boundaries and cross-field challenges in their research. It creates an interdisciplinary environment that fosters cooperation, helps generate groundbreaking ideas, and allows these ideas to be tested and realized. More…

Fully-Funded Research Postgraduate Studies

To support your studies, HKUST also provides a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$17,330 (~US$2,200) to the full-time research postgraduate students. The funding is up to 2 years for full-time MPhil student and 4 years for full-time PhD student. Besides, the University will provide guaranteed university accommodation in your first two years of the research studies. Even better, there are various funding and scholarship opportunities available to support your research studies at HKUST, including the Overseas Research Awards, Fulbright Junior Research Awards, Research Travel Grants, etc. More…

The University is now inviting applications for 2020/21 admissions. Apply now at the HKUST Online Admission System!

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HKUST has been drawing the best doctoral students from around the world through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established by the Hong Kong Research Grants ... [+]

HKUST has been drawing the best doctoral students from around the world through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. In the 2018-19 cohort, over 50 of the 231 awardees in Hong Kong are HKUST students. With 1/6 HKUST PhD students being HKPFS Fellows, by joining us, you will find yourself being part of an exceptionally strong research community.

A Prestigious and Fully-Funded Option for Your PhD Studies

1. Stipend: HK$309,600 (~US$39,700) per year, for 4 years2. Excellent Research Award: HK$40,000 (~US$5,000) in the first year of study

3. Conference Travel Allowance: HK$12,900 (~US$1,650) per year, for 4 years; and 4. University Accommodation: Guaranteed in first 2 years of research postgraduate studies... [-]

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Our PhD programme is similar in structure and content to those at other top universities in the world. Students are required to undergo rigorous course training in the fi ... [+]

HKUST is home to Asia’s premier accounting programme, combining world-leading research, award-winning teaching, outstanding students, and a state-of-the-art curriculum to train tomorrow’s leaders. All faculties have PhDs from the world’s top research universities.

In recent years, the Department of Accounting consistently has ranked among the best globally for publications in leading accounting research journals. For example, according to the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings, the Department ranks 15th worldwide based on publications in the top three accounting journals over ten years (2003-2012).

HKUST is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 1999, HKUST became the first accounting programme outside of North America to win accreditation from AACSB, the premier accrediting agency for business schools. In 2003, HKUST became the first university outside North America awarded a chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the world’s premier accounting honorary organization.... [-]

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The PhD programme seeks to train students in original research in Atmospheric Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essen ... [+]

Offered by the Division of Environment and Suitability, the programmes are supported with the following research foci and state-of-the-art facilities. It aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of environmental science and related policies so as to help increase their abilities in tackling the environment and generating meaningful solutions.

Research Foci

The Division’s main areas of focus are:

Atmospheric science and air pollution Oceanic science and water pollution Climate change policy and adaptations Sustainability Healthy living environment

We also work at the points where these areas intersect, such as the scientific understanding of management strategies and policy formulations.... [-]

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The multi-disciplinary Bioengineering Programme allows students to apply the tools of engineering, computer science and physical sciences to their study of biological pro ... [+]

The multi-disciplinary Bioengineering Programme allows students to apply the tools of engineering, computer science, and physical sciences to their study of biological processes. It addresses several major research foci and is supported with state-of-the-art research facilities.

Research Foci

Biological Information

Engineering Investigates issues associated with new computation concepts and tools involved in medical imaging. Research can also be extended to other data-driven areas, such as health analytics, bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, drug design, and systems biology.... [-]

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The PhD programme aims to instil in students the skills needed to identify research issues in Chemical Engineering, formulate an original research plan, and develop creat ... [+]

The programme is offered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering with the following research foci and state-of-the-art facilities, providing students with an ideal environment for research.

Research Foci

Chemical and Biological Engineering is a highly diversified engineering and science discipline. The Department’s research can be classified into five major areas:

Advanced Materials

Nanomaterials, graphene, 2D materials, zeolites, novel polymers, polymer composites, DNA self-assembly process, polymer interfaces and surfaces as well as polymer/ceramic membranes. In-depth studies are being carried out in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, rheology, non-Newtonian flow, heat and mass transport, and process control associated with the injection-moulding process.... [-]

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The interdisciplinary postgraduate research programme in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides lon ... [+]

Working at the cutting edge of the field with top international scientists, our postgraduate programmes seek to ensure that each student:

attains an in-depth understanding of fundamental yet advanced chemical engineering topics; exercises intellectual curiosity in probing chemical engineering subjects at the frontiers of chemical engineering; develops skills to pursue new knowledge, both basic and applied, independently; and engages in pioneering research in this and related disciplines.

The Department emphasizes both academic excellence and industrial relevance and, wherever possible, programmes are set in the context of local industry needs and explore the potential of creating demand for new technologies.... [-]

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A joint postgraduate programme in Nanoscience and Technology, initiated by the Schools of Science and Engineering, can offer long-term support to our ongoing research and ... [+]

Working at the cutting edge of the field with top international scientists, our postgraduate programmes seek to ensure that each student:

attains an in-depth understanding of fundamental yet advanced chemical engineering topics; exercises intellectual curiosity in probing chemical engineering subjects at the frontiers of chemical engineering; develops skills to pursue new knowledge, both basic and applied, independently; and engages in pioneering research in this and related disciplines.

The Department emphasizes both academic excellence and industrial relevance and, wherever possible, programmes are set in the context of local industry needs and explore the potential of creating demand for new technologies.... [-]

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The purpose of the PhD programme in Chemistry is to prepare students through the execution and completion of a substantial research project to become mature, independent ... [+]

Chemistry as a discipline is growing and changing rapidly. The traditional divisions of Chemistry into analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry no longer reflect the dynamic and multidisciplinary nature of the field. Chemistry is, in fact, the "central science", having relevance in areas such as molecular biology, molecular physics, materials science, molecular engineering, biotechnology, environmental science, and drug design.

As a postgraduate student in the Department of Chemistry at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, you will have the chance to study in programmes that reflect the current, central, position of Chemistry and you will learn from diverse, innovative faculty at the forefront of their fields of research.... [-]

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The PhD programme aims to help students develop the skills needed to identify issues related to Civil Engineering and the ability to formulate and propose solutions to a ... [+]

As a postgraduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will have the opportunities to make a world of difference by building knowledge at the forefront of the field, helping minimize environmental hazards and improving the quality of people’s lives.

The Civil Engineering field is developing rapidly. Almost any solution to a societal problem has some connection with civil engineering. Such solutions include the development, utilization, and control of resources for the benefit of people. Broad-based and in-depth knowledge of the discipline together with an understanding of new design concepts and technologies is essential for those who wish to become leaders in this part of the engineering profession. The Department's postgraduate programmes seek to develop such knowledge and skills and to relate research efforts closely to the interests and needs of the society so that our research is relevant and has practical value. Postgraduates may concentrate in structural, environmental, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, construction engineering or infrastructure development.... [-]

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The interdisciplinary postgraduate research programme in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides lon ... [+]

As a postgraduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will have the opportunities to make a world of difference by building knowledge at the forefront of the field, helping minimize environmental hazards and improving the quality of people’s lives.

The Civil Engineering field is developing rapidly. Almost any solution to a societal problem has some connection with civil engineering. Such solutions include the development, utilization, and control of resources for the benefit of people. Broad-based and in-depth knowledge of the discipline together with an understanding of new design concepts and technologies is essential for those who wish to become leaders in this part of the engineering profession. The Department's postgraduate programmes seek to develop such knowledge and skills and to relate research efforts closely to the interests and needs of the society so that our research is relevant and has practical value. Postgraduates may concentrate in structural, environmental, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, construction engineering or infrastructure development.... [-]

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A joint postgraduate programme in Nanoscience and Technology, initiated by the Schools of Science and Engineering, can offer long-term support to our ongoing research and ... [+]

As a postgraduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will have the opportunities to make a world of difference by building knowledge at the forefront of the field, helping minimize environmental hazards and improving the quality of people’s lives.

The Civil Engineering field is developing rapidly. Almost any solution to a societal problem has some connection with civil engineering. Such solutions include the development, utilization, and control of resources for the benefit of people. Broad-based and in-depth knowledge of the discipline together with an understanding of new design concepts and technologies is essential for those who wish to become leaders in this part of the engineering profession. The Department's postgraduate programmes seek to develop such knowledge and skills and to relate research efforts closely to the interests and needs of the society so that our research is relevant and has practical value. Postgraduates may concentrate in structural, environmental, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, construction engineering or infrastructure development.... [-]

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The PhD programme aims to develop the skills needed to identify research issues related to a practical application, to formulate an original research plan that addresses ... [+]

Make your input really count as a postgraduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Traditional computer science research covers the hardware and software of computer systems and their applications. Computer science programmes at HKUST emphasize an integrated approach to the study of computers and computing methods to collect, process, analyze and transmit information to support relevant and useful applications in modern life.

Computer science is still a young field. The world is only just beginning to realize the potential of information technology. The Department and its programmes prepare students to meet the exciting challenges that await and to generate new advances in computing that will fuel future progress.... [-]

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The interdisciplinary postgraduate research programme in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides lon ... [+]

Make your input really count as a postgraduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Traditional computer science research covers the hardware and software of computer systems and their applications. Computer science programmes at HKUST emphasize an integrated approach to the study of computers and computing methods to collect, process, analyze and transmit information to support relevant and useful applications in modern life.

Computer science is still a young field. The world is only just beginning to realize the potential of information technology. The Department and its programmes prepare students to meet the exciting challenges that await and to generate new advances in computing that will fuel future progress.... [-]

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The PhD programme is a research-oriented degree programme. It is designed to enable students to concentrate in a specialized field and to provide them with the opportunit ... [+]

The Department of Economics emphasizes both teaching and research and sees them as mutually reinforcing. Faculty members are encouraged to engage in important research that leads to publication in leading international journals. Faculty members are also encouraged to apply rigorous methodologies to local economic issues that are of high academic value.

Faculty members in the Department are highly regarded and their accomplishments are formally recognized in several studies of productivity in economics research. In 2012, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by Shanghai Jiaotong University, ranked the Department as No. 1 in Asia and No. 48 in the world. Also in 2012, the EDUNIVERSAL Best Masters Ranking rated the Department as No. 1 in Far East Asia.... [-]

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The PhD degree caters to those wishing to pursue a career in advanced industrial research and development or university research and teaching. It emphasizes training in o ... [+]

Power ahead and make your postgraduate studies really count in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. The recent evolution of Electronic and Computer Engineering has been developed into a wide-ranging discipline covering technologies critical to the growth of the knowledge economy.

Networking, wireless communications, multimedia signal processing, microelectronics, microprocessors, IC design, optoelectronics, display technologies, and control and robotics all fall into this exciting discipline. Advanced training in these fields opens up a wealth of career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, business sector, government, and universities worldwide.

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The PhD degree caters to those wishing to pursue a career in advanced industrial research and development or university research and teaching. It emphasizes training in o ... [+]

Power ahead and make your postgraduate studies really count in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. The recent evolution of Electronic and Computer Engineering has been developed into a wide-ranging discipline covering technologies critical to the growth of the knowledge economy.

Networking, wireless communications, multimedia signal processing, microelectronics, microprocessors, IC design, optoelectronics, display technologies, and control and robotics all fall into this exciting discipline. Advanced training in these fields opens up a wealth of career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, business sector, government, and universities worldwide.

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A joint postgraduate programme in Nanoscience and Technology, initiated by the Schools of Science and Engineering, can offer long-term support to our ongoing research and ... [+]

Power ahead and make your postgraduate studies really count in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. The recent evolution of Electronic and Computer Engineering has been developed into a wide-ranging discipline covering technologies critical to the growth of the knowledge economy.

Networking, wireless communications, multimedia signal processing, microelectronics, microprocessors, IC design, optoelectronics, display technologies, and control and robotics all fall into this exciting discipline. Advanced training in these fields opens up a wealth of career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, business sector, government, and universities worldwide.

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The PhD programme aims to develop and strengthen students’ skills in identifying key issues related to environmental engineering, in formulating original research plans a ... [+]

There is a growing concern for environmental conservation and sustainable development across the globe. To achieve long-term environmental sustainability, it requires innovative solutions to many problems caused by humans. These problems include the presence of micropollutants in drinking water, noxious aerosols and fumes in the air, heavy metals and toxic organics in solid wastes that will eventually overwhelm our landfill sites. The scarcity of water resources, the ever-deteriorating air quality in many metropolises, the threat of mounting volumes of waste without suitable disposal sites, and a long list of other critical issues must be resolved through the innovations of scientists and engineers.... [-]

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme aims to train students in original research in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and to cultivate independent, inter ... [+]

We are living in a world facing serious interrelated environmental problems, including climate change, pervasive pollution, reduction in biodiversity, and looming supply constraints for a number of key natural resources. Individually, and especially in combination, these issues pose serious challenges to sustainable development.

The Division of Environment has been created to meet such challenges. Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds in science, engineering, business, and social sciences to provide integrated and cutting-edge education and research on global environmental issues and emerging solutions.

This is a broad-based research postgraduate programme that embraces a wide spectrum of environmental interests. It serves as an innovative platform for interdisciplinary research involving scientific, technological, environmental socio-economic and policy challenges.... [-]

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The PhD programme in Finance strives to prepare students to make significant research contributions on topics such as corporate finance, financial contracts and instituti ... [+]

The mission of the Department of Finance is to produce world-class research, deliver first-rate finance education, and contribute to the financial development of Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Asia-Pacific region. The Department now has more than 20 full-time regular and visiting faculty members who are actively engaged in research and provide high-quality teaching. We also attract international renowned scholars and experienced industry practitioners to contribute to our research and teaching activities.

The Department has made remarkable achievements since its inception. It has been consistently ranked No. 1 in research in the Asia-Pacific region, and in the top 25 in the world by the FMA-ASU (Financial Management Association at Arizona State University) Finance research rankings. Because of the quality of its faculty, the Department has quickly gained an international reputation for its research, as well as a local reputation for its expertise in corporate finance, derivatives, and the local and regional financial markets.... [-]

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The PhD programme provides training for students who intend to pursue professional and academic careers. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history, and ... [+]

At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level programme in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, programme-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees.

Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research.

With 42,000 Google Scholar citations, we are particularly proud of the academic impact of our faculty and student research have given our small faculty size, our relative youth, and our emphasis on empirical research.... [-]

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The PhD programme is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This program ... [+]

The world economy has been undergoing a rapid transformation from a capital-intensive age to a knowledge-based age. The entire Asia-Pacific region is endeavouring to nurture businesses to meet the challenges of this transformation. Joining the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics as a postgraduate student gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grasp of both technological and managerial aspects of contemporary issues in this field and to make a contribution to progress in driving the world forward by improving technology management and operations management.

The PhD programme is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This programme emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their programme of study to suit their interests and needs. The programme should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area.... [-]

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The PhD programme is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. The interdis ... [+]

The world economy has been undergoing a rapid transformation from a capital-intensive age to a knowledge-based age. The entire Asia-Pacific region is endeavouring to nurture businesses to meet the challenges of this transformation. Joining the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics as a postgraduate student gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grasp of both technological and managerial aspects of contemporary issues in this field and to make a contribution to progress in driving the world forward by improving technology management and operations management.

The PhD programme is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This programme emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their programme of study to suit their interests and needs. The programme should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area.... [-]

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme in Information Systems (IS) is a research-oriented degree that aims to prepare students for a research and teaching career ... [+]

The Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management (ISOM) consists of two divisions: Information Systems and Operations Management. The Department is internationally recognized for its authoritative research and ranked among the Top 20 in the world and No. 1 in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the University of Texas at Dallas’s survey (2009-2013) of the premier ISOM journals: Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, and Operations Research.

Faculty members of the Information Systems (IS) division are on the editorial boards of the top IS journals. Our students have gone on to academic positions in Australia, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Singapore, UK, and the USA. Some are now full professor/associate professors and on the editorial boards of the top IS journals.... [-]

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The PhD programme aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science ... [+]

The Division of Life Science offers rigorous postgraduate programs and research opportunities in a range of cutting-edge areas in the field, particularly in neuroscience, structural biology, cell and developmental biology, marine and environmental biology and biotechnology.

We strive to provide an inspirational environment for student learning and for tackling the challenges of modern life science.

Our mission is to sustain and promulgate a reputable academic programme in life science by achieving excellence in research and education, and by making significant contributions to biotechnological innovations in regional and international arenas.

The PhD programme aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and in-depth knowledge of specialized areas and who can also contribute original knowledge to the field of life sciences by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed international journals. Students must also pass a qualifying examination set by the Division. Submission and successful defence of a thesis are required.... [-]

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The goal of the Department’s PhD programme is to develop outstanding scholars who are able to become major contributors to the frontiers of management knowledge by publis ... [+]

The Department of Management is well known for its excellence in research. It ranks among the top ten management departments in the world for faculty productivity over five years (2008-2012), based on the University of Texas at Dallas' survey of research publications in five premier management journals (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal).

Our faculty are well supported in their pursuit of research interests across diverse topics in management; they are also able to take advantage of their location in Hong Kong to provide unique research insights on China.

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The PhD programme seeks to train students in original research in Marine Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essential ... [+]

The Environment has been degrading at an alarming rate mainly due to the unsustainable development and the unsustainable use of natural resources. Although environmental conservation has developed significantly over the past few decades, environmental problems have been evolving both in terms of nature and scale. Methods of resolving many environmental problems remain controversial.

The PhD programme seeks to train students in original research in Marine Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in environmental science. Students are required to attend and present seminars, undertake coursework and conduct thesis research. Students must also pass a qualifying examination and a successful defence of a thesis is required.... [-]

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The goal of the PhD programme is to develop outstanding scholars who will become active contributors to marketing knowledge and will go on to secure academic jobs at top ... [+]

The Department of Marketing continuously strives to achieve excellence in research. The faculty members are renowned for high-quality research and frequently publish their work in top international marketing journals, such as the Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Journal of Consumer Research (JCR) and Marketing Science (MS). The Marketing Department ranks in the top 10 worldwide in terms of the number of articles published in JMR, JCR, and MS from 2003-2013.

The goal of the PhD programme is to develop outstanding scholars who will become active contributors to marketing knowledge and will go on to secure academic jobs at top international universities. In keeping with this spirit, several of our students have published papers in top research journals while in the programme. One recent graduate was selected for the Marketing Science Institute’s Young Scholar Programme, one of the highest accolades a young researcher in the field can receive.... [-]

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The PhD programme provides a broad background in mathematics and mathematical sciences. Students choose their major concentration from three options: Pure Mathematics, Ap ... [+]

Joining the Department as a postgraduate is certainly a good move. The Department maintains strong research in both pure and applied mathematics, as well as the traditional core of a Mathematics department. What makes our Department different is the equally strong research in fluid mechanics, scientific computation, and statistics.

The quality of research at the postgraduate level is reflected in the scholarly achievements of faculty members, many of whom are recognized as leading authorities in their fields. Research programmes often involve collaboration with scholars at an international level, especially in the European, North American and Chinese universities. Renowned academics also take part in the Department's regular colloquia and seminars. The faculty comprises several groups: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability, and Statistics.... [-]

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The PhD programme aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded f ... [+]

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of the leading MAE departments in Asia. It offers rigorous academic and professional training in a wide range of areas, including both traditional and cutting-edge topics in energy, mechanics, advanced materials, nano/biotechnology, and manufacturing.

The PhD programme aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded for the completion of required courses and a significant original thesis.

Research Foci

The Department's research concentrates on energy and environmental engineering, mechanics and materials, and mechatronics and manufacturing.... [-]

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Energy Technology research covers many areas, including sustainable technology, conventional technology, and energy efficiency and conservation. The interdisciplinary pos ... [+]

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of the leading MAE departments in Asia. It offers rigorous academic and professional training in a wide range of areas, including both traditional and cutting-edge topics in energy, mechanics, advanced materials, nano/biotechnology, and manufacturing.

The PhD programme aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded for the completion of required courses and a significant original thesis.

Research Foci

The Department's research concentrates on energy and environmental engineering, mechanics and materials, and mechatronics and manufacturing.... [-]

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A joint postgraduate programme in Nanoscience and Technology, initiated by the Schools of Science and Engineering, can offer long-term support to our ongoing research and ... [+]

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of the leading MAE departments in Asia. It offers rigorous academic and professional training in a wide range of areas, including both traditional and cutting-edge topics in energy, mechanics, advanced materials, nano/biotechnology, and manufacturing.

The PhD programme aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. The doctoral degree is awarded for the completion of required courses and a significant original thesis.

Research Foci

The Department's research concentrates on energy and environmental engineering, mechanics and materials, and mechatronics and manufacturing.... [-]

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The Nano Science and Technology (NSNT) Programme, defined on the basis of the three above elements, aims to educate students with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledg ... [+]

Nanoscience and technology are perceived as one of the most important areas affecting mankind in the 21st century. Nanoscience and technology are inherently interdisciplinary in nature. By being able to tailor material properties at the most fundamental level, nanotechnology is envisioned to impact virtually everything, from communications to energy production, environmental management, medicine, computing, and education. The scope of nanoscience and technology research may range from nanomaterials to computer electronics, medicine, and health care, aeronautics, and space, environmental studies and energy, biotechnology and agriculture, national security and education.

Pearl River Delta is well-organized to be one of the manufacturing centres of the world for a very diversified range of products. As the leading city in this region, it is imperative that Hong Kong plays the leading role in research as well as personal training for the coming wave of nanotechnology revolution.... [-]

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The PhD programme in Operations Management emphasizes model-based methodology and practice-motivated research. Students are trained to use quantitative tools and analytic ... [+]

This programme includes two streams: Operations Management and Statistics.

The PhD programme in Operations Management emphasizes model-based methodology and practice-motivated research. Students are trained to use quantitative tools and analytical frameworks from operations research, economics, and other disciplines to study managerial problems in business processes, such as supply chains, manufacturing, and service systems.

Faculty members in this area have PhD degrees from top universities in the world. They are frequent contributors to top academic journals, such as Operations Research, Management Science, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Several of them have served or are currently serving on the editorial boards of these journals.... [-]

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The PhD degree is conferred primarily in recognition of the breadth of scholarship, depth of research, and power to investigate problems independently and efficiently. St ... [+]

Joining the Department of Physics as a postgraduate student is an exciting prospect. The Department has received worldwide recognition for its research breakthroughs. The strong research culture within the Department, and in the University as a whole, has encouraged such success, which has been characterized by frequent collaboration between experimental and theoretical faculty members.

By pursuing research at the frontier of knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of technology, our faculty seeks to preserve and nurture a sense of wonder about the natural world and to impart it to students as a lasting motivation for learning. Our postgraduate programmes seek to provide students with a solid grounding in broad physics principles and techniques, an ambience conducive to creative and innovative activities, and opportunities for cross- and inter-disciplinary research.... [-]

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The PhD in Public Policy programme provides rigorous training in public policy research to academically outstanding students aspiring to pursue a career in policy researc ... [+]

Global policy challenges such as ageing, climate change, economic crises, and terrorism call for innovative solutions beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries, and public policy schools, departments, institutes, and programmes have been set up in leading universities around the world to tackle these global challenges. With substantial strengths in science, engineering, business and management, and quantitative social science areas, the Division of Public Policy (PPOL) and the Institute for Public Policy (IPP) are established to develop public policy as an emerging strategic area by fostering close collaboration across disciplines and to contribute more to policy development in key policy areas both locally and globally.... [-]

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The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, ... [+]

At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level programme in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, programme-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees.

Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research.

The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, broadly conceived. As with MPhil students, PhD students are assigned a thesis advisor and provided with a postgraduate studentship that carries with it the responsibilities of teaching/research assistance.... [-]

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September 2019
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