College of Future Technology (CFT), under the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning, is the academic unit responsible for managing the university-based Master of Philosophy Program (Red Bird MPhil, RBM Program) to fulfill the academic requirements set by the Common Framework of Master of Philosophy Program for HKUST(GZ) Campus and ensure the academic vigor and standard. CFT is responsible for marketing, recruiting, and student admission to the RBM program and, coordinating primary supervisors from different disciplinary areas to guide each RBM student to work out an individualized curriculum and study plan. CFT is also responsible to provide an active learning environment and project mentorship to RBM students in conducting group project-based research in order to enhance students’ transferable skills and facilitate knowledge acquisition.

Drawing upon its unique "Hub-Thrust" academic organization structure, HKUST(GZ) has decided to establish the CFT to ensure the smooth development of postgraduate education, facilitate the integration of interdisciplinary talent development systems, and fully capitalize on the advantages of interdisciplinary dialogue, collaboration, and integration. The CFT is composed of three units:

  • Base of Red Bird MPhil (RBM)
  • Lab of Future Technology (LFT)
  • Red Bird Maker Space (RBMS)