As a world-class research and teaching university focusing on science and technology, HKUST contributes to sustainability through basic and applied research and undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs that train the next generation of environmentally aware leaders and thinkers. But there are many other ways in which the University community is playing its part in facing the challenges ahead.
This portal brings together the different activities being carried out at HKUST to act as a collective source of information, a driver for action, and an inspirational platform for further change at HKUST and in the world at large. It charts HKUST’s contribution to environmental protection from the University’s earliest days, our programs & research, ways to get involved, events we organize, the latest global news and links to sites offering further information. There are also interactive opportunities to share your experiences and knowledge to sustain the portal itself and help it to evolve.
HKUST is committed to protect the environment and minimize the impact of all its activities upon local, regional and global environments, both directly and through its influence on others, including members of the University community. In this regard, the University will:
integrate environmental management policies and practices into every level and every department.
contribute to a sustainable future by
conserving natural resources
minimizing waste and pollution
improving energy efficiency and substituting for renewable energy sources
avoiding use of hazardous materials and preventing damage to either public or ecological health when the use of such materials is unavoidable
conducting effective waste management and recycling procedures
using recycled and recyclable materials where possible
increasing awareness of environmental responsibilities among staff and students through staff development and training, and through environmental teaching and research initiatives