Progress and Performance

As a research university, members of the HKUST community are accustomed to tracking data and analyzing results. We have taken this same approach to campus sustainability to better understand trends, performance, and areas of need...

HKUST 2020 Sustainability Challenge

The University is seeking to integrate sustainability into all its activities and serve as a living laboratory for eco-advancement and awareness.

In 2016, the University adopted the sustainability mission “to become a global leader in sustainability education by transforming the Clear Water Bay campus into a living laboratory for experiential learning, demonstrating cutting-edge research and sustainable operations within a vibrant and engaged community” and set out the HKUST 2020 Sustainability Challenge strategy to achieve specific goals...

Living Lab

Utilizing Our Campus as a Learning Laboratory

HKUST’s setting provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate real-world lessons by utilizing our campus as a “Living Lab.” In the past year, different students went beyond the classroom to address real sustainability problems on campus...

Sustainability-related Research

Highlights from the year

Mobile app helps Hongkongers to plan a less-polluted route out

The ‘Personalized Real-Time Air Quality Informatics System for Exposure-Hong Kong’ team led by HKUST Professor Alexis Lau Kai-hon is developing a mobile app that allows users to get real time data on pollution...

Campus Life

Greening the Food Services 

Our campus produces around 7 tons of waste every day. Our audit data suggests that around 4 tons is food waste. In 2016-17 academic year, the Campus Service Office has appointed food waste recycler to collect all the food waste from our canteens every day and transformed into fish food at recycling site in Eco Park...