We aim to empower our students the essential ability to create effective interventions for real world challenges of the 21st century







To become a leading force in the knowledge economy of a digital society.


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: Urban Governance and Design; Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship; Financial Technology; and MBA+, 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. As a start of our MBA+ programs, we expect to launch an MBA for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the new camps in September 2022.

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.





Job ID Posting Title Department
6802 Assistant Officer/Officer Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Thrust, Society Hub, HKUST(GZ)
6704 Administrator Center for Language Education, Society Hub, HKUST(GZ)
6693 Manager (Program General Administration and Industry Coordination) 经理 (课程管理及业界合作) MBA+ Thrust, Society Hub, HKUST(GZ)
6455 Assistant Officer / Officer (Admission, Registry and Student Affairs) 助理专员/专员 (招生、教务及学生事务) Society Hub, HKUST(GZ)
5606 Faculty Positions Urban Governance and Design Thrust, HKUST (GZ)
5605 Faculty Positions Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Thrust, HKUST (GZ)
5604 Faculty Positions Financial Technology Thrust, HKUST (GZ)
5603 Faculty Positions MBA+ Thrust, HKUST (GZ)
5199 Postdoctoral Fellow (Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship Thrust Area of Society Hub) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)