HKUST(GZ) PG Programs 2024-25

11 School of SCIENCE Vision To become a leading force in the knowledge economy of a digital society. Mission To nurture socially-conscious talents with cutting-edge analytical skills and an open and growing mindset, ready to resolve socio-economic issues and contribute to the knowledge economy in a networked society and rapidly changing world. While the scope of cross-disciplinary research will serve the national development strategy and respond to market demand, the Society Hub focuses in the near term on the following four thrust areas: Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change; Financial Technology; Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship; and Urban Governance and Design, which are inspired by several interesting patterns and trends emerging in the new century. Currently Society Hub offers three programs both in Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. They are MPhil/PhD Programs in Financial Technology; MPhil/PhD Programs in Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship; and MPhil/PhD Programs in Urban Governance and Design. Our first taught postgraduate program, Master of Science in Technology and Policy, was newly approved by the Ministry of Education in June, which will welcome its first cohort of students in Fall 2024. The Society Hub welcomes students with strong analytical mind from a diverse set of backgrounds such as Economics/Business, Social Sciences, as well as Science and Engineering. We will strive to provide an environment to facilitate collaboration among students and between students and faculty members across disciplines and across the Hubs. We aim to nurture graduates with independent mind, critical thinking skills, research capability, and relevant domain knowledge highly valued by the business community, the think tanks, as well as policy/research institutions. Dean Society Hub wechat Prof. Danyang Xie received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1992. His previous affiliations include University of Montreal (Assistant Professor, 1991-1994), the International Monetary Fund (Economist and Senior Economist, 2000-2004), Tsinghua University (Special Appointment Professor, 2002-2005), and Wuhan University (Dean of the Economics and Management School). At HKUST (1993-2002, 2004-present), he served as Department Head in Economics between April 2007 and June 2010 and Director of Shui On Centre for China Business and Management between May 2011 and July 2013. He had been a member of the Currency Board Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee between 2011 and 2016. He was an Independent Director of Bank of CommunicationsSchroders Fund Management Co. Ltd between 2011 and 2018. Prof. Danyang XIE Chair Professor Dean of Society Hub, HKUST(GZ) Research Interest • Endogenous Economic Growth • Fiscal Policy • Money and Banking