2015
     
  y In January, the “Incubator Express” project Launched.
     
  y The HKUST Mainland Alumni Club House was open in March.
     
    2014
     
  y In this year, the funding amount of SRI approved by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) ranked third in Shenzhen.
     
  y In December, Polymer Synthesis Based on Triple Bond Chemistry, the research project of SRI led by Prof. Benzhong TANG , was approved as the Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
     
  y The HKUST-SRI Nano-materials Laboratory was established in November.
     
  y In November, Prof. Zongjin LI in SRI received funding from National Basic Research Program (973 Program Grants).
     
  y In October, the research paper by Assistant Professor Yilong HAN’s team in SRI was published on Nature Materials (IF. 36.425).
     
  y In April, the first postdoctoral fellow of SRI came to station.
     
    2013
     
  y The HKUST-SRI Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center was established in December.
   
  t The HKUST-Shenzhen Marine Biological Laboratory was established in August.
     
  r In August, Prof. Wenxiong WANG in SRI received funding from the Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
     
  o In August, Prof. Peiyuan QIAN in SRI received funding from the NSFC-Guangdong Joint Grant .
     
  e HKUST-Shenzhen Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) R & D Center was established in June.
     
   

2012

     
 
In September, Basic Scientific Problems of Aggregation-induced Emission, the research project of SRI led by Prof Ben Zhong Tang,awardedthe National Basic Research Program(973 Program Grants).
     
 
In September, Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease, the research project of SRI led by Prof Nancy Ip,awardedthe National Basic Research Program(973 Program Grants).
   
      In August, SRI was approved to set up the Key laboratory of brain science and innovation study of disease and drugs of Guangdong Province.
       
        The joint laboratory of HKUST-Shenzhen Electronic and Computer Engineering School was established.
           
       
      The HKUST Shenzhen Advanced Manufacturing institute was established in January.
           
         

      2011

           
       
      The HKUST Shenzhen Research Institute Biopharmaceutical Research Center was established.
           
       
      In September, the HKUST SZ IER Building opened to Foster S&T teaching and researching.
           
       
      The HKUST Shenzhen Mechanical Engineering Laboratory was established In June.
           
        In January, the research team focusing on molecular neuroscience and innovating medicine led by Prof Nancy Ip (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), Director of State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience), awarded the SZ Peacock Project grants.
         
          In January, Googol Technology (Shenzhen) Limited, the first business enterprise launched by HKUST professors and scholars, was incubated in HKUST SZ IER building.
             
           

        2009

           
            In January, the HKUST Shenzhen Electronic Materials and Packaging Laboratory was set up.
               
              2008
             
              The foundation stone laying ceremony for HKUST SZ IER building was held In December.
                 
                2007
               

             

              In January, the HKUST R and D Corporation (Shenzhen) Limited was established.
                 
                2006
               
                In December, the HKUST SZ SRI became a member of Shenzhen Virtual University National University Science and Technology Park.
                   
                  2004
                   
                In June, the Shenzhen Mayor Li Hongzhong led a high-level delegation from Shenzhen to visit HKUST campus. Mayor Li and President Paul Chu, on behalf of the Shenzhen Municipal Government and HKUST respectively, signed an agreement to further enhance collaboration in technology and senior human resource development.
                   
                  2003
                 
                  The HKUST MSc program in IC Design Engineering started to recruit students in Shenzhen.
                     
                    2002
                     
                  The HKUST MBA program started to recruit students in Shenzhen.
                     
                    2001
                     
                  The Shenzhen PKU-HKUST Medical Center was established in September
                     
                  The HKUST Shenzhen Research Institute was established in April.
                     
                    2000
                     
                  With approval from the Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office of the State Council of China, HKUST became the first university from Hong Kong to recruit undergraduate students in the mainland directly. Since then, the scale of recruitment has continued to grow.
                     
                    1999
                     
                  HKUST’s start-up in Shenzhen dates back to August 1999 when a joint venture agreement was signed with Peking University (PKU) and Shenzhen Municipal Government to establish the PKU-HKUST Shenzhen-Hong Kong Institution.