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Self-learning Resources for HKUST Members


Advance your career potential with in-demand skills training through these great resources offered by the University. Expand your knowledge across business, technology, and other high-growth fields!

These learning materials are all free for HKUST current students and staff!

LinkedIn Learning

Provides online courses & video tutorials taught by real-world experts. Certificates available. 

Topics cover:

  • Business, e.g. presentation and storytelling, project management, leadership
  • Technology, e.g. AI, data science, programming languages, cybersecurity
  • Creative, e.g. graphic design, user experience (UX), design thinking



Access LinkedIn Learning

First-time user: 

  • Register through HKUST Engage
  • Successful applicants will receive an invitation email (with LinkedIn Learning activation link) within 1 working day.


Offers online courses delivered by world-class universities and companies.

As a member of the Coursera Partner Consortium, HKUST students and staff can access courses under the program for free and earn a free certificate upon completing the course. 

➡️ Learn more about Coursera Partner Consortium for HKUST (managed by CEI)

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Access Coursera for HKUST

First-time user: 

  1. Go to the page above and click on Join.
  2. Click on Log in with HKUST at the login page.
  3. On the HKUST credential page, enter your or email account and password.
    (DO NOT use your email alias)
  4. After you have joined the program, you can start browsing the course catalog and enroll in courses that you are interested in.

Nature Masterclasses

Offers online courses delivered by Nature Research journal editors, experienced researchers and industry leaders.

➡️ Browse available courses

➡️ Take a quiz to find out which course is most suitable for you


Topics cover:

  • Grant writing
  • Writing research papers
  • Conducting data analysis
  • Designing experiments
  • Making presentations, and more


Access Nature Masterclasses

First-time user: 

  • Under "Institutional login", select “Hong Kong University of Science and Technology” to continue. Then login with your HKUST account. 
  • First-time users need to complete a simple registration process. 

O'Reilly for Higher Education

Other than quality tech books published by known publishers (e.g. O’Reilly, Apress, Manning, No Starch Press, Packt), this platform also offers on-demand courses for the 30+ most-in-demand tech roles. 

➡️ Browse all topics

Learn by role or just pick the skills you’re interested in: 



Topics cover:

  • Artificial Intelligence & machine learning
  • Business
  • Data
  • Design
  • Infrastructure
  • Programme languages
  • Security
  • Software development
  • Web & mobile


Access O'Reilly

First-time user: 

Select "Institution not listed", then type in your HKUST email to register an account.

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