A Good Story to Tell

“A Good Story to Tell” is a collection of HKUST stories of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Enjoy reading and experiencing what makes HKUST special.

A Good Story
Oct 2013

Find out how HKUST propelled a high-flying graduate from the School of Engineering to pursue her dream of becoming a... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

Prof Nancy Ip, Dean of Science and Chair Professor of the Division of Life Science, discusses what drives her on in her stellar international research career in neuroscience at HKUST. Editor: You were born and educated in Hong Kong and then went to the US for higher education. What brought you back... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

Michelle Qin, Business, Year 3 I was honor to be nominated by School of Business and Management (SBM) to represent HKUST (team of 4 students) to join the 2011 Citi International Case Competition ( http://cicc.ust.hk ). 20 teams of 4 students from all around the world join in the competition, such... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

There was something for all connected with HKUST to smile about at the recent 2011 Young Scientists Awards organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Science. Our doctoral students swept ALL the top honors in the annual contest. Chen Jiefei, Department of Physics, received her award in the... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

See why NOW TV Principal Anchor Oscar Lee opted for HKUST and its world top 10-ranked MBA Program to add to his career development... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

Vanessa Ng, Business, Year 3 There’s a lot more than studying and exams here at HKUST. No doubt, exams and assignments do account for most of our nightmares but sometimes, all we need is just a little stress management. Living in student halls makes it much easier for us to socialise and... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

Chen Qi Feng is a final year undergraduate student studying in computer science and mathematics. His fields of research are computer vision and computer graphics. Four years ago, Chen Qi Feng was admitted by Tsinghua University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He finally decided... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

Karry Wong (21 years old) from Hong Kong is now studying in the first semester of his Master in Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich. “The world is big and there’s plenty to explore.” Karry Wong said. The 21-year-old student from Hong Kong therefore did not only want... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

It’s been one year since I’ve been here – A year full of struggle and adventure. Just go and ask an international student what they think about HKUST and the Academics here, and more often than not, you’ll get “Struggle” and “Stress” as the two most recurring replies. Yes, more often than... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

Cricket has always been my passion. From a young age I used to follow the sport obsessively, and spend all my evenings playing it with my friends, or on the computer if they were all busy. For a good chunk of my childhood, Cricket was my life. Therefore, one of my primary concerns before coming...... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

I was there when she was born. I saw her take her first hesitant steps. I tried to provide some help along the way and now she is mature and has a great future ahead of her. Her name is HKUST. I joined the University in 1989. We nurtured them, guided them and loved them.... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

參加了二年的Band society ocamp 好好玩, 好開心 試過做組爸, 陪組仔女玩 處理噓寒問暖等問題 試過比人玩, 任勞任怨, 日日唔夠訓 兩次ocamp 天公也不造美 無得bbq mass game and show各組都做得好好 成組人圍埋一齊食西瓜真係好正架... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

We visited the UST in 2003. You were 3 years old and enjoyed the environment very much. We strolled along the shore, on the lawn, and had a brief visit to the library. What a wonderful campus with grand sea view! However, you were more interested in the little soap bubbles created from the small...... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

University is one big learning experience. We can learn about academic subject of course, but university also teaches us a lot about life and provides unique opportunities that we would never get the chance to experience anywhere else. If I hadn’t have lived in halls I would not have had some of... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

Friends, Romans and Countrymen, What do a bunch of extraordinarily intelligent engineering students do when they casually meet up after dinner? Think of the next coolest tech-toy which Apple would buy off us? Help solve the Euro crisis with a bunch of mindboggling mathematical formulae? Of course,... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

My love story with HKUST goes back a long way. Twenty years ago when she emerged on the hills of Clearwater Bay, I was working for the TV studios nearby. At that time, UST stands like a fairy rising from the sea, young and alluring. I fell in love with her instantly. Her biggest attraction,... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

I am student from HKUST MSc EE. Actually, I have completed all the courses now. I have got totally 4 degrees from different aspects like Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering and Electronic Engineering. People around often ask me why do I study so many subjects? I have spent... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

What does this mean to you? First off.. it struck me that life is a continuum. You can’t pause life to think or take time off, it goes on. If we can’t be stuck in any point in time.. then life is a journey, and every event is ongoing, happening. One event finishes and the... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

My name is Dumbo and I just turned four years old. I have lived on campus since I was three months old. We moved here because my Daddy works here. You probably hear a lot of stories about student life and faculty life at HKUST. Well, let me know tell you how it is like... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

I see you When the first time I came to you I see you Your peace, you beauty Haunted me I see you When a cleaner smiles When a little brother hugs his sister When the cloud turns pink When the sea starts beating the shore I tried to step closer You meant to hide... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

An island on LG4 in the library. At least, that’s what you’d like to think about this wooden table sitting in a corner facing the sea at 9 a.m. The floor is nearly empty, save for the presence of the cleaning staff, the low hum of the air conditioning, the occasional cough of another... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

Anyone who is studying at university or has been through it, would know the importance of a good food along with a good GPA. Food is what provides you that extra power and energy when exams are near and chips are down. Availability of food at all times is a big ask; but thankfully at... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

On a chilly Saturday morning, a group of Chinese students walk up to the beach and see a bunch of ‘ghosts and witches’ (at least the way they put it!). With a puzzled look one of them, musters up the courage to ask us as to what is happening…we in reply, just pull him in,... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

This is a foreword written for our BSc Global China Studies students for the inauguration of their society on April 10, 2012, and I’m sharing it with you all here, with joy and pride: What is the role of humanities and social science in a university and, furthermore, what is the role of a... Read More
A Good Story
Oct 2013

[Seafront, late at night] A couple in the corner at Seafront. They could be anyone. Friends? Certainly possible. Siblings? Not as likely. Two lovers? Probable. It’s tough to determine who they are, though, given the language they speak. A language not your own; the cadences are irregular, the... Read More