Events  Roundup

Connecting Hong Kong PhD Fellows

More than a hundred HKUST awardees of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), faculty members as well as administrative staff members from different units mingled together in a festive gathering on 28 September 2017. After a warm welcome by Prof Charles W W Ng, Associate Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies, a number of HKPFS fellows went on stage to share personal experience about making the best of research and campus life at the University.

Attendees enjoyed a wide range of activities including the lucky draw and photo-taking at the dedicated photo booth to commemorate the joyful get-together. Many put on temporary tattoos with wordings such as ’愛HKUST’ (i.e. ‘love ─ HKUST’). Coming from different countries and cultures, participants prided themselves on waving their national flags to take pictures, composing scenes of harmony in diversity.

The Belt and Road – A Visionary Plan that will Change the World

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) Distinguished Lecture held on 30 October 2017 was a great success as it drew a good-sized audience of HKPFS fellows, other students and faculty members. The guest speaker Mr Vincent H S Lo, Chairman of Shui On Group and Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, shared his vision on the Belt and Road as well as global economic development. As a part of the HKPFS Distinguished Lecture series, the event had enabled students to learn from, exchange views and network with prominent leaders in the community.

Research Studies Under Spotlight

On 14 November 2017, an information session on HKUST’s MPhil and PhD studies was held on campus, attracting interested students and alumni who were keen to know more about research studies at the University. The event began with an introductory talk by Prof Charles W W Ng, Associate Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies, who spoke about the strengths of research postgraduate studies at HKUST. Three current students and an alumnus from different programs also shared their experience. This was followed by breakout sessions during which participants had the chance to discuss their study plans with representatives from the Schools and the Interdisciplinary Programs Office.

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