The Division of Life Science at HKUST offers rigorous and competitive undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Currently, we have 483 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. The Division will offer additional new undergraduate programs to cope with the 3-3-4 transition in 2012, a major reform in the higher education sector in Hong Kong.
Currently, the Division has 29 full-time faculty members with significant expertise in the areas of neuroscience, structural biology, cell & developmental biology, marine & environmental biology, and biotechnology. The Division is the home of the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, the only one at HKUST and one of the twelve in Hong Kong. In addition, the Division has a large collection of the state-of-the-art major equipment and is a major stakeholder of the Biosciences Central Research Facility (BioCRF).
Our mission is to sustain and promulgate a reputable academic program in life science by achieving excellence in research and education, and by making significant contributions to biotechnological innovations at regional and international arenas. We strive to provide an ideal environment for student learning and for tackling the challenges in modern life science.