Who Does What

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The University was established by the HKUST Ordinance.

The Court is the University's supreme advisory body. The Council is the supreme governing body. The composition and duties of University bodies and other major matters are prescribed by Statutes made by the Council.


The University Senate is the supreme academic body. Under the Statutes, it has the power to make Academic Regulations subject to approval by the Council.

The Senate establishes academic policies, either directly or through Senate committees. The Office of the Provost is responsible for formulating academic policies and overseeing their implementation by the units concerned.

Statute 1 of the University Statutes governs the composition and operation of the Senate. The Senate's powers and duties are set out in Statute 2.

University Officers

The University is headed by the President, who is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Academic Officer. He is assisted by a provost, three vice-presidents, deans of the four schools and director of interdisciplinary programs office.