The Council is the supreme governing and executive body of the
University. It exercises the powers and duties of the University
as specified in the HKUST Ordinance.
Presided over by a lay person (i.e. someone who is not an
employee of the University), the Council consists of
non-executive members, the President, academic and
administrative representatives, an elected student and an
elected staff member, making a complement of 27. The Council
normally meets in plenary session four times each year. The summary of decisions of each
Council meeting can be found
When the Council is not in session, an executive committee known
as the Standing Committee of the Council meets regularly to
discharge the function of the Council.
number of other committees have also been established by the