HKUST PG Programs 2023-24 for Interdisciplinary Programs Office

HKUST Postgraduate Programs 2023-24 ipo.hkust.edu.hk INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS OFFICE

Welcome 1 School Profile 2 Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas 3 Division of Environment and Sustainability 4 Division of Public Policy 6 Submit Your Application 8 Contents

The Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) is a significant development in HKUST’s well-established tradition of innovative teaching, learning and research. Working across and with all Schools, IPO answers the demand of the community for graduates and researchers who can tackle the increasingly complex issues of our times through a special combination of knowledge and skills. Bringing together two or more different fields of disciplinary study together, IPO aims to cultivate a different type of educational environment and research experience for those interested in integrating their capabilities and developing original approaches to solution-building. We aim to foster a new breed of competent graduates who are open-minded, versatile and exploratory in their career development. We administer the interdisciplinary Division of Environment and Sustainability, which provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate education, research, as well as extensive community outreach programs focused on issues of environmental relevance. It also takes the lead in driving the educational effort on sustainability on campus. The Division of Public Policy fosters close collaboration across disciplines and schools to contribute towards the development of key issues on public policy related to local community and regional development by evidence based approach supported by our strength in science and technology. The newly established Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas envisions to foster and advance interdisciplinary innovation in education programs. It also serves as an incubator of new interdisciplinary education and research and a coordinator of interdisciplinary activities. Research projects in partnership with industry and the community are also encouraged, allowing full engagement of our students with the innovation & entrepreneur community, local industry and business sector. We are also actively involved in the development of various new educational initiatives at HKUST, including policy, sustainability, design thinking and entrepreneurship. Capitalizing on HKUST’s academic strength across a broad spectrum of disciplines, and a physical infrastructure and management style that are conducive to collaborative and interdisciplinary research, IPO’s postgraduate programs work synergistically to develop fresh insight and solutions in areas of critical importance. They do so by integrating broad-based knowledge and diverse skill sets. Research methodology, research presentations and communication skills are all key elements in our programs. The way forward for IPO will be challenging, but I’m certain that it will be rewarding. We offer cutting-edge degree programs and research opportunities that stand out from the crowd – and help our graduates and partners to do the same, be exposed to the everchanging world with diverse career opportunities so that they can thrive and excel in their own niches. Prof. Huamin QU Director, Interdisciplinary Programs Office Welcome 1

2 Faculty Members (as of 31 May 2022) Regular Faculty (including teaching and research faculty) Visiting/ Adjunct Faculty Total 47 21 68 PG Student Enrollment (as of 31 May 2022) Enrollment Total MPhil/PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science MPhil: 10 PhD: 33 43 MPhil/PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management MPhil: 10 PhD: 30 40 MPhil/PhD in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area) MPhil: 15 PhD: 9 24 MPhil/PhD in Public Policy MPhil: 4 PhD: 20 24 Master of Public Management MPM: 42 42 Master of Public Policy MPP: 137 137 PGD/MSc in Environmental Science and Management PGD: 1 MSc: 99 100 Total 410 Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) Division of Environment & Sustainability • MPhil/PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science • MPhil /PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management • PGD/MSc in Environmental Science & Management Division of Public Policy • MPhil/PhD in Public Policy • Master of Public Management • Master of Public Policy Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas • MPhil/PhD in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program

School of SCIENCE emia.hkust.edu.hk Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas Enquiries MPhil and PhD Programs iip@ust.hk T : (852) 3469 2071 3 Research Postgraduate Programs Master of Philosophy/ Doctor of Philosophy in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area) The MPhil/PhD in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area) offers students a broad academic freedom to create a unique research postgraduate program focused on a specialized area of research in ways that best suit their own intellectual interests and passion, by working on an interdisciplinary research topic and using courses from different departments/divisions to fulfill the curriculum requirement. It aims to create an organic curriculum to facilitate students’ intellectual growth, exploration into novel research direction and a long term commitment in an interdisciplinary research field bridging seemingly unrelated areas. The program would make an ideal choice for students with academic and research interests which extend beyond the boundaries of HKUST’s existing RPg programs. Students have to develop a research plan and framework which allow them to explore their unique research interests and to work with their supervisors to pursue and complete their degree. MPhil PhD The program is designated for: Students who have particular, well-articulated research goals which cannot be achieved through established RPg programs. Students who wish to combine the knowledge from two or more disciplines in order to develop a research plan that best aligns with their academic needs. Students with strong exploratory mindset and have strong interest in specialized areas at the interface of more traditional disciplines. Applicants are required to develop a research plan as a written proposal. Before submitting an application, they should form a research team which is composed of at least two faculty members working on different research areas to warrant that the research is interdisciplinary in nature. One faculty of the research team will serve as the primary supervisor and the rest will serve as co-supervisors.

School of SCIENCE 4 The Division’s main areas of focus are: Air and Health Climate Adaptation and Resilience Sustainable and Green Finance We also work at the points where these areas intersect, such as the scientific understanding of management strategies and policy formulations. Division of Environment and Sustainability Research Foci Facilities We are living in a world facing serious interrelated environmental problems, including climate change, pervasive pollution, reduction in biodiversity, and looming supply constraints for a number of key natural resources. Individually, and especially in combination, these issues pose serious challenges to sustainable development. The Division of Environment and Sustainability has been created to meet such challenges. Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds in science, engineering, business and social sciences to provide integrated and cutting-edge education and research on global environmental issues and emerging solutions. Our postgraduate programs offer students a great opportunity to gain a broader understanding of environmental science and related policies to help increase their understanding of the issues involved in tackling the environment and their ability to generate meaningful solutions. HKUST has excellent central facilities and equ i pmen t t o suppor t t he Program’s teaching and learning. These include: Environmental Central Facility, the Air Quality Research Supersite Facility, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Laboratory, realtime a i r qua l i t y and me teor o l og i ca l f o r e c a s t i ng s y s t ems , s a t e l l i t e receiving systems and Geographical Information System. envr.ust.hk

5 The MPhil and PhD programs offered by Division of Environment and Sustainability are broadbased research postgraduate programs that embrace a wide spectrum of environmental interests. The programs serve as an innovative platform for interdisciplinary research involving scientific, technological, environmental socio-economic and policy challenges. The programs also provide students with the background to solve complex environmental problems and to engage in interdisciplinary environmental research that can have a high impact on Hong Kong and the world. Co-supervision on student thesis work is a core feature in the program, an approach that enhances the interdisciplinary education experience for students. Research Postgraduate Programs Master of Philosophy in Atmospheric Environmental Science The MPhil Program aims to train students to conduct independent research in Atmospheric Environmental Science. A candidate for an MPhil degree is expected to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making a contribution to the field. MPhil Master of Philosophy in Environmental Science, Policy and Management The MPhil Program aims to train students to conduct independent interdisciplinary research in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. A candidate for an MPhil degree is expected to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making a contribution to the field. MPhil Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Environmental Science The PhD Program seeks to train students in original research in Atmospheric Environmental Science and to cultivate independent and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in environmental science. A candidate for a PhD degree is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the chosen discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline. PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science, Policy and Management The PhD Program seeks to train students in original research and to cultivate the independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful career in research, management or policy formulation in this area. A candidate for a PhD degree is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the chosen discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline. PhD Taught Postgraduate Programs Postgraduate Diploma/ Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management The programs prepare participants to tackle the rapidly developing environmental issues in Hong Kong and the surrounding region. The multidisciplinary program offers a unique opportunity to combine advanced environmental science and management courses with engineering electives to help broaden capabilities. It strengthens student’s professional status with updated and advanced knowledge and development in important and emerging environmental issues and concepts and enhance their ability in applying latest environmental concepts (technologies or management strategies) to local, regional and global environmental problems. It also cultivates student’s stewardship towards sustainable development in their professional industries and sectors. The Postgraduate Diploma provides flexibility for students who are unable to commit the time and financial resources required by the MSc. PGD MSc Enquiries Division of Environment and Sustainability envr@ust.hk T : (852) 2358 8363

School of SCIENCE 6 Division of Public Policy Research Foci Global policy challenges such as aging, climate change and econ mic crises call for innovative solutions beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries, and public policy schools, departments, institutes and programs have been set up in leading universities around the world to tackle these global challenges. With substantial strengths in science, engineering, business and management, and quantitative social science areas, the Division of Public Policy (PPOL) and the Institute for Public Policy (IPP) are established to develop public policy as an emerging strategic area by fostering close collaboration across disciplines and to contribute more to policy development in key policy areas both locally and globally. The program aims to develop un i que i n t e r d i s c i p l i na r y postgraduate programs to provide rigorous training in pol icy research on a wide range of policy areas, such as env ironmental / social / economic policy, innovation and technology pol icy that meet societ y ’s needs and professional requirements. Students in MPhil/PhD in Public Policy programs will have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following four policy areas. Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Environmental Policy and Sustainability Social Changes and Public Policy China’s Development Policies ppol.ust.hk

7 Master of Philosophy/ Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy The MPhil and PhD programs provide rigorous training in public policy research to academically outstanding students aspiring to pursue a career in policy research and teaching. Given the breadth and depth of research faculty expertise across departments and schools in HKUST, students in the Public Policy Programs will have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following key policy area: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Environmental Policy and Sustainability, Social Changes and Public Policy, and China’s Development Policy. The MPhil program aims to train students to conduct independent interdisciplinary research in public policy. A candidate for an MPhil degree is expected to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making a contribution to the field. The PhD program seeks to train students in original research in public policy and to cultivate the independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful career in public policy research and formulation. A candidate for a PhD degree is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the chosen discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline. Research Postgraduate Programs MPhil PhD Taught Postgraduate Programs M Master of Public Management The Master of Public Management (MPM) Program prepares student s for sen i or management roles in organizations providing public services or having frequent interactions with the public sector. By equipping them with the skills and knowledge to cope with the increasingly dynamic and complex challenges of the public sector, they would develop managerial capacities, such as the analytical ski lls, managerial competence, and political acumen, that are essential for successful career in public sector organizations. Given the importance of technology innovation and sustainability, the program provides the students with an interdisciplinary study with a strong emphasis on the policy, management and governance issues concerning technological innovation and sustainability. MPM Master of Public Policy The Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with knowledge of the full impact of science and technology innovations, and professional skills in the formulation and implementation of innovative solutions to current and emerging global challenges. It provides students with complete professional training that focuses on problem-solving skills with real-world cases and examples, such as information technology and telecommunications, environment, energy, health care, transportation and finance. Designed for students with diverse educational backgrounds, including social science, science, engineering, business, and other fields of study, this two-year full-time program consists of a core curriculum, a client-based policy analysis project, and elective courses allowing students to develop their areas of specialization. MPP Enquiries MPhil and PhD Programs ppolpg@ust.hk T: (852) 3469 2426 MPM Program ppolmpm@ust.hk T: (852) 3469 2256 MPP Program ppolmpp@ust.hk T: (852) 3469 2001

School of SCIENCE 8 Submit Your Application @ fytgs.hkust.edu.hk/apply Admission Requirements @ fytgs.hkust.edu.hk/adm-req To qualify for admission to the University, applicants should have: • Obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution or an approved equivalent qualification; • For PhD applicants (additional to the above): a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution or presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a fulltime basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years; • Fulfill the English language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments1: Proficiency Test Minimum Score TOEFL – Internet-based Test (iBT) 2 80 (in one single attempt) TOEFL – Paper-based Test (pBT) 550 TOEFL – Revised Paper-delivered Test 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections) IELTS (Academic Module) 2 Overall score: 6.5 and all sub-scores: 5.5 Duolingo English Test 105 (accepted only under COVID-19) 1 You are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS score if your first language is English, or your bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English. 2 The TOEFL-iBT Home Edition and IELTS Indicator are accepted under COVID-19. Visit fytgs.hkust.edu.hk/covid-19 for details. Guaranteed University Accommodation in the First 2 years of Full-time Research Studies Generous Scholarship @ fytgs.hkust.edu.hk/funding • Met program-specific admission requirements, if any. For more programs offered at HKUST, please refer to fytgs.hkust.edu.hk/programs. Exciting Cross Campus Study Opportunities

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