Events  Roundup

Life and Scientific Career in a Changing World

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship & Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Distinguished Lecture by Prof Yigong Shi in March attracted a full house of audience encompassing Hong Kong PhD Fellows, awardees of Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program, professors and students.  The guest speaker Prof Shi, President of the Westlake Institute for Advanced Study, shared insights on ‘Life and Scientific Career in a Changing World’. Bestowed with numerous international awards and accolades, the world-renowned structural biologist inspired the audience with his pursuit in life and  how he was motivated to take this extraordinary path. Attended by close to 500 participants, the lecture was well-received with lively discussions.

As a part of the Distinguished Lecture series, the event had enabled students to learn from, exchange views and network with prominent academic, business and community leaders.

Introduction to Research Studies

To help interested students learn more about HKUST’s postgraduate program offerings, an Information Session on MPhil and PhD Studies was held in March. Following an introductory talk on research studies by Prof Charles W W Ng, Associate Vice-President for Research and Development, three postgraduate students shared how the University’s promising programs enabled them to make an impact in the world. This was followed by breakout sessions during which participants discussed their study plans with representatives from various Schools and the Interdisciplinary Programs Office.

Warm start for new arrivals

Welcome receptions for postgraduate students are held every year before the new academic year commences. The receptions are meant for new postgraduate students to celebrate the start of their academic journeys and learn useful tips about the University. Apart from an introductory and welcome talk by senior management, representatives of the University give introduction about student services ranging from language education, library services to counseling and career advice, among others. Participants also have the chance to engage in in-depth discussions with the service-providing units during breakout sessions.