Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

At HKUST, students are able to participate in academic research during their undergraduate years. Research projects are created by supervisors from all four schools and the Interdisciplinary Programs Office, so that students can gain research experience under the supervision of professors and world-class researchers.

ISHITA KUMAR

BEng in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Class of 2021

The best part about UROP is how empowering it is. I get to work independently and implement my own ideas, while working alongside world-renowned professors.

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International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Competition

This international competition allows students to explore and develop synthetic biology solutions then share their findings at the annual iGEM jamboree. Since 2008, HKUST students have collaborated on and developed projects under the guidance of faculty instructors and advisors who have previously taken part in iGEM competitions.

Women In Science and Engineering (WISE)

Like-minded women faculty have come together at HKUST (a strong supporter of gender parity in higher education) to form the Women Faculty Association (WFA).

Top female students are encouraged to pursue a degree in science, engineering, and interdisciplinary studies through WFA’s WISE Scholarships program. WFA also has a WISE Club, where female science and engineering students can support one another and grow together.