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Vision and Mission

The HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge to meet the great challenges of the 21st century. Located at the crossroads of the world’s most dynamic region, the Institute will bring together the most brilliant minds to drive cutting-edge discovery and scholarship for the betterment of mankind.


Set within HKUST, the Institute's goal is to be a premier intellectual center in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond. It will be a trailblazer in the frontiers of knowledge; a global incubator of scientific breakthroughs and intellectual leaders; a platform for innovation, scientific and economic development in Hong Kong and the Greater China region; and an active participant in building a highly educated, vibrant and humane society.