Council of the HKUST

         About the Council









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 here. 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.


A number of other committees have also been established by the Council.



Relevant University Ordinance  
Guidelines for Council Members  
Council Membership  
Committees of the Council  
Honorary Awards  


Honorary Doctorates  


Honorary Fellows  
  Council Activities


Council Forum on University Governance (A Summary)