The Mathematics Department of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was established together with the University in 1991.
From its founding, the HKUST Mathematics Department has attracted many talented mathematicians from throughout the world,
and has fostered the development of an intensive mathematical research culture in Hong Kong. Excellence in research
and in teaching are the two pillars on which we base our department.
Teaching is, of course, the primary duty of the department. Several of our faculty have been the recipients of the School of Science and University teaching awards. As a department, we strive to nurture our students.
To help our first year students adjust to the demands of university life, they are each assigned a faculty mentor. We have an elite program, the Advanced Stream courses, for highly motivated students. Donations from our faculty and friends have allowed us to establish the Epsilon Fund to recognize outstanding academic achievements by our UG and PG students, and the Best TA Award to recognize excellent teaching performance by our PG students. In their second year, students may join the exchange program. For the top students, after graduation, over the years quite a number of them got PG programs offers to study abroad.