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Information Session Webinar on 9 Dec 2019 (Mon)

Sign up for the HKUST MScFinTech Info Session Webinar to learn about how the one-year full-time or two-year part-time program can stimulate your innovative mindset with technical and financial knowledge to meet the challenges posed by this emerging field.


Date: 9 Dec 2019 (Mon)

Time: 7pm - 8pm (HK time)

Speaker: Prof. Ning CAI, Academic Director of MScFinTech program


Register to reserve a seat here! The webinar link will be sent to you upon successful registration.


Application for MSc FinTech 2020 - 2021 intake

By drawing on the expertise of our world-class faculty from diverse areas of engineering, business and science, the HKUST MScFinTech program equips you with cutting-edge FinTech-related knowledge and capabilities, thereby enhancing your competitiveness in the market.

Application for 2020 - 2021 intake is now open! Please click here.

Program Lunch Ceremony Cum FinTech Symposium

To welcome the first cohort of 60 professionals with backgrounds mainly in finance and technology, and officially launch the program, a Ceremony cum a signature FinTech Symposium was held on 17 August.

The Program’s launch ceremony was officiated by Prof. Lionel NI, Provost of HKUST, Prof. TAM Kar-Yan, Dean of HKUST School of Business and Management, Prof. Richard SO, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) of HKUST School of Engineering, and Prof. Tim LEUNG, Associate Dean (Student Recruitment) of HKUST School of Science.

Senior Advisor and Chairman of WeLab virtual bank and HKUST Department of Finance Adjunct Professor Prof. KC CHAN delivered a keynote speech entitled “Fintech Education in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area” highlighting the advantages of Hong Kong as an education hub for Fintech talents.  Thereafter, a panel discussion on the “Virtual Bank and the Future of Fintech” further shed light on the instrumental role of Fintech in the overall development of the financial industry. Panelists Mrs. Christine IP, CEO-Greater China of United Overseas Bank; Mr. Arthur YUEN, Deputy Chief Executive of Hong Kong Monetary Authority; and Mr. Simon YOUNG, Chief Compliance Officer-Overseas at Ping An Group, all alumni of HKUST, contributed their valuable industry knowledge and insights.

For more details about the program and the event, please refer to the press release.

QS World University Ranking 2020

HKUST has continuous risen five places to number 32nd, published earlier this week by The QS World University Rankings 2020, a global organization specializing in higher education. Different criteria were taking account into for the rankings, namely the academic standing, employer reputation, citation per faculty, student-to-faculty ration, proportion of international faculty and student.

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HKUST and Xunlei Establish Joint Laboratory to Drive Innovation and Applications of Blockchain Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Xunlei Limited (Xunlei or the Company) today announced the establishment of HKUST-Xunlei Joint Laboratory on Blockchain Technology (the Joint Lab). The Joint Lab aims to develop cutting-edge and influential blockchain technologies that are applicable to various industries and establish a high-performance blockchain ecosystem in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Read more: https://www.ust.hk/news/research-and-innovation/hkust-and-xunlei-establish-joint-laboratory-drive-innovation-and

HKUST ranked as No.1 in Hong Kong and No.3 in Asia

Congratulations to HKUST for being ranked No.1 in Hong Kong by the Times Higher Education (THE)’s latest Asia University Ranking 2019. In Asia, HKUST climbed up two spots to No.3 this year, thanks to its higher industry income and international outlook scores this year.


Read more about this ranking on Xinhua Net (English news) or HKET (Chinese news).

HKUST Dubbed the “Best Business School” in Hong Kong by the Global Brands Magazine

Our strong commitment to brand excellence and internationalization sets us apart from other institutions in Hong Kong. The endeavors we have made over the years have been recognized again, as the School was named the “Best Business School” (Hong Kong) for the year 2018 by the Global Brands Magazine.

The Global Brands Awards presentation ceremony was held on January 25, in Macau, where Professor Veronique LAFON-VINAIS, Executive Director (Career Development & Corporate Outreach), attended and received the award on behalf of the School.

Other top business schools across different geographies being acknowledged this year include: London Business School (UK), Stanford Graduate School of Business (US), and NUS Business School (Singapore).

Headquartered in the UK, the Global Brands Magazine has introduced the Global Brands Awards to honor companies and organizations which have performed extraordinarily well in the field of finance, education, hospitality, lifestyle, technology, among others. Nominations are accepted for different countries and regions. An external research team was constituted to evaluate the nominees. This year, over 8,000 companies from 130 countries were evaluated.

More about the award and winners in other categories at: https://www.globalbrandsmagazine.com/award-winners-2018/

HKUST is ranked as Hong Kong’s #1 University

Congratulations to HKUST for moving 2 spots up to the 4th on Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific rankings 2019. The new ranking recognises HKUST as Hong Kong's No.1 university, in terms of teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

Pleased with its ranking, an HKUST spokesman mentioned that “rankings can serve as a useful reference for us to understand more about our performance and identity areas for improvement. HKUST will continue to put emphasis on promoting innovation and scientific research, as well as offering top quality education to our students.”

Read more about this ranking on SCMP (English news) or HK01 (Chinese news).

QS World Grad School Tour - Chennai

Our admission team will be reaching out to Chennai for the QS World Grad School Tour on 11 Dec 2018. Join us, and you may schedule one-on-one consultation if you would like to know more details of our Schools and the program.

more info: https://www.topuniversities.com/events/qs-world-grad-school-tour/india/chennai 

QS World Grad School Tour - Jakarta

Our admission team will be reaching out to Jakarta for the QS World Grad School Tour on 17 Nov 2018. Join us, and you may schedule one-on-one consultation if you would like to know more details of our Schools and the program.

more info: https://www.topuniversities.com/events/qs-world-grad-school-tour/asia/jakarta


QS World Grad School Tour - Bangkok

Our admission team will be reaching out to Bangkok for the QS World Grad School Tour on 10 Nov 2018. Join us, and you may schedule one-on-one consultation if you would like to know more details of our Schools and the program.

more info: https://www.topuniversities.com/events/qs-world-grad-school-tour/asia/bangkok

QS World Grad School Tour - Seoul

Our admission team will be reaching out to Seoul for the QS World Grad School Tour on 30 Oct 2018. Join us, and you may schedule one-on-one consultation if you would like to know more details of our Schools and the program.

more info: https://www.topuniversities.com/events/qs-world-grad-school-tour/asia/seoul

Application for 2019/20 intake

Application for 2019/20 intake will be open in late October, please stay tuned!