Welcome to the HKUST family. We are pleased to welcome you to this globally oriented university, where many of the world's finest scholars, researchers, students and devoted staff members call home. We hope you are excited about starting your career here.

In this online New Staff Orientation Guide, you will find lots of useful information to help you adapt to a new life at HKUST and in Hong Kong. The Guide introduces you to various staff orientation activities and meetings, an outline of campus life and employment benefits, healthcare information, links to resources to help you and your family relocate, some background information of the city of Hong Kong and how to go around, and all the important steps you need to know to get your work life started at our University.

Established in 1991 as the first research university in Hong Kong, HKUST has risen through the ranks and built a global reputation of its own. We strive to nurture a diverse and conducive culture to help all our members develop their talents and achieve their aspirations. We inspire and motivate our employees to excel in everything they do and encourage them to take more risks in the pursuit of innovation and growth. Our devotion to excellence is what breeds the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of this University, and forms the foundation of HKUST’s identity and standing.

I am thrilled to have you as part of our diverse and dedicated community. Together, we will continue our tradition of excellence, realize our dreams and change the world with passion and optimism.

I look forward to meeting you soon. Meanwhile, do find time to explore our campus, and feel free to ask for assistance from our human resources office anytime.

Welcome aboard!


Wei Shyy