University of Science and Technology

Police remove school server in hacking inquiry

Professor Tony Chan Fan-cheong

A University of Science and Technology computer server, identified as a source of cyberattacks against the US, has been removed by police for investigation, the college president says.

Friday, 1 March, 2013, 3:58am

HKUST probes US firm's claims of hacking

The university campus in Clear Water Bay. Photo: Oliver Tsang

The University of Science and Technology has expressed "serious concerns" about a US company's claims that it is a source of cyberattacks against the United States and launched an investigation into the matter. HKUST was named in a report this week by American internet security firm Mandiant, which claimed that a Chinese military cyberspy unit was targeting the US and other foreign companies with cyberattacks in which the school's network was involved.

22 Feb 2013 - 5:44am 4 comments

Hong Kong team second in Jupiter's moons race

The Hong Kong team that took on the "almost impossibly complicated" challenge to plot a course to map Jupiter's four largest moons are (from left) Lawrence Chu Kin-chiu, Professor Wong Kwok-yee, Hermanni Heimonen, Dr Yam Chit Hong, Cathie So Tsz-yan; Professor Chan Kwing-lam and Alan Leung Kai-yin. Photo: Edward Wong

A University of Science and Technology team has beaten top international competitors in a contest to calculate a complex satellite trajectory around Jupiter's four main moons.

17 Dec 2012 - 1:59pm

Helping them cross rivers safely at last

Among the comforts of Hong Kong we may find it hard to imagine the difficulties many villagers on the mainland face just to get about. To help them, three university students from Hong Kong decided to join a volunteer programme organised by a charity foundation, Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China).

Stanley Cheng Fu-ching, 22, University of Science and Technology, Year One student

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fix of quantum physics

If you were thinking about seeing renowned physicist Stephen Hawking speak next week at the University of Science and Technology, you're pretty much out of luck unless you've found a way to warp space and go back in time.

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Fifth-former heads off to university

Teen inventor Chan Yik-hei, who already has a minor planet named after him, has made history again by becoming the first student in Hong Kong to be admitted to university after finishing Form Five.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

Tickets for science talk

Students can now apply for tickets to Stephen Hawking's lecture at the University of Science and Technology (UST).

The renowned physician will speak on the origin of the universe at 3pm on June 15. A total of 500 tickets - for the live lecture and instant broadcast - will be available to the public.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am


A few weeks ago, I took part in a programme organised by the University of Science and Technology which was held in one of its lecture halls.

When I entered, I was impressed by orderly design of the hall with its large screen and rows of seats, with pull-out boards, so students could take notes.

15 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Students, staff denied final say on merger

The vice-chancellor of Chinese University yesterday refused to guarantee that students and staff would have the final say on its proposed merger with the University of Science and Technology.

About 400 students and faculty members attended a forum in which Professor Ambrose King Yeo-chi insisted a decision on the merger would be made by the university's council.

23 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

News Quiz

1. Forty outstanding Form Six pupils will attend a special scheme before taking up places at the University of Science and Technology designed to stop talented youngsters pursuing their education .

A. abroad

B. in Chinese

C. at other tertiary institutions

D. on the mainland

13 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Cyber school

SIXTH FORMER Yung Sheung-wai used to spend about seven hours a week on the Internet. But since September, he has spent an additional hour every week watching videos and chatting. His fee for the online services from September came to around $1,000.

But his online activities have been approved by his parents and his teachers at Sha Tin Government Secondary School.

2 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Hammer man robs woman

A woman, 39, was robbed of $950 by a man after he threatened her with a hammer in a subway outside the University of Science and Technology in Sai Kung. She suffered minor wounds to her left hand and elbow.

17 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Break for gifted science students

Science and technology students from local universities are eligible to compete for a US$5,000 (HK$39,000) scholarship funded by Lucent Technologies.

Winners will be invited to participate in a week-long Global Science Scholars Summit at the company's headquarters in New Jersey, United States.

30 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Gobi pollutants detected in Tung Chung

Pollutants from as far away as the Gobi Desert have been found in the SAR, scientists have revealed.

Samples containing desert pollutants were collected from Tung Chung and Sai Kung in a two-year study by the University of Science and Technology. Pollutants from the desert, 2,000km away, cause 'yellow rain' in Taipei each year.

24 Jan 2000 - 12:00am