Events  Roundup

Research studies under spotlight

On 5 April 2017, an information session on MPhil and PhD studies at HKUST was held on campus, attracting many 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 on the benefits of research postgraduate studies at HKUST. Current students and alumni from different programs then shared their experience. This was followed by breakout sessions during which many participants discussed their study plans with representatives from various Schools and the Interdisciplinary Programs Office.

Hong Kong 2030 – Smart, Innovative, Sustainable City

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) Distinguished Lecture held on 4 May 2017 successfully drew a large audience, including HKPFS fellows, other students as well as faculty members. The speaker Mrs Fanny Law, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, shared her vision of transforming Hong Kong into a smart, innovative and sustainable city. After the talk, many attendees stayed behind to discuss with her in a lively question-and-answer session. The HKPFS Distinguished Lecture series enable students to learn from, exchange views and network with prominent leaders in the community.

Warm start for new arrivals

Every year, HKUST’s Office of Postgraduate Studies holds welcome receptions for new postgraduate students to celebrate the start of their postgraduate journeys, sharing first-hand advice and interesting tips about the University. This year, the welcome receptions for new research and taught postgraduate students in 2017/18 were held on 29 August and 26 August respectively.

The 2017/18 receptions began with an introductory and welcome talk by senior management. Various representatives of the University then briefly introduced services provided, ranging from language education, library, to counseling and career, among others. The get-togethers were concluded with tea receptions and breakout sessions for more in-depth discussions with fellow students and service-providing units.