The Division offers rigorous and competitive undergraduate and postgraduate programs in life science. Currently, we have 660 undergraduate students and 220 research postgraduate students.
The Division has 35 full-time faculty members with significant expertise in the areas of cellular regulation and signaling, cancer biology, developmental biology, molecular and cellular neuroscience, macromolecular structure and function, biotechnology and medicinal biochemistry, etc. The Division is the home of the the the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, the one of the two at HKUST and one of the sixteen 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 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.
Our campus is beautiful, complete with towering green trees and brick buildings. Whether you are a prospective student or already taking classes, feel free to explore and see what makes “the campus on the hill” so special.