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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 香港科技大學
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HKUST is a good place to work!

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- workplace environment is beautiful- better food compared to other HK unis- uni staff speak Cantonese and Mandarin but English skills can be limited- organization overall is very STEM-oriented- on-campus facilities are superb
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Competitive and energised

Good place for research professionalsHigh pace required for research, collaboration is the key to success in UST.Canteen and food mess have lots of variety

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Beautiful campus, easy access to bus and train

Cons

Not sofar
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Innovative and creative

"Can do" spirit and "1-HKUST" make me feel supportive from UST members with different background and can find a solution whatever the changllenge is. Managment give many opportunities for me to explore different job role. Though it is sometimes chanllenging, I feel rewarded when acomplish those target.

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Job satisfaction

Cons

Unequal division of labour
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工作環境好

與同事及上司相處相當愉快,工作有樂趣。期間學習到許多的Microsoft技巧,使我能裝備自己。很喜歡這份工作。
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very ambitious institution in science and technology education and research

very ambitious institution in science and technology education and research, many interdisciplinary learning and teaching innovations are being pursued. industry partnership and collaborations are emphasised as well.
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Fun workplace

Lots of exciting projects, sometimes hard to get started because they throw you in the deep end. There is no such thing as a "typical" project at the lab.
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Fun!

I was part of the research team. Therefore, I had a lot of chances to work in a team and it really helped with my communication skills! It was very fun.
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Productive

-Inspected chemical conditions, occupation safety and fountain systems -Planned the rundown of evaluation such as checking laboratory procedure -Provided clerical support such as data entry and file documentation
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Do not go here

Not a collaborative environment. Old antiquated equipment. Pay not enough to live. Not enough time off. Very little opportunity for social interactions. In spite of their website's claims, there are 90% non-international students, who are very difficult to integrate with. This was a very frustrating time for me and I would not recommend to anyone to go there.
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Time flexible

time flexible, can balance work and life, good community
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Fast Pace Working Place

High efficiency and effectiveness. Most of the groups are working quite hard and overtime is so common here. Foods are great for both westerners and Chinese.
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A good mix of academic and commercialization in broad technology development

• Established ISMP, secured Government Funding of ¥ 12.5 M (Total ¥ 25 M with FYTRI’s matching of ¥ 12.5 M) for the 1st phase platform construction and operation. Bringing international innovative Technologies to align with the China initiative of “(Made in) China 2025” (中國製造2025) • Negotiated with Government for technology/Product development project funding of > ¥ 10 M/year for the first phase (3 years) • Goals for the first phase: Create New Centers under ISMP platform, like Optoelectronics, BioMedical, Automotive Modules, Industrial Big Data and Industrial Artificial Intelligent (I-AI) • Agreed with the GZ Government to negotiate on additional 2 more phases (3 year for 2nd phase, 4 years for 3rd phase) total 10 years funding at end of 1st phase • Initiate Industrial Big Data core competence as a base to to prepare entering into Industry 4.0, and organized a 250 participants (~30% at executive level) workshop at end of Mar • Successfully brought in Lab-on-Chip, Cancer Detection, Portable Smart Health Devices for for Biotech and BioMedical companies • Engaged in collaboration between the newly brought-in Portable Smart Health Devices working with 2006 Nobel Laurate in Physics, Professor Smoot, for hazardous substance detectors and air purifier • IoT for Green Energy: Combination of sensors controllers (using Ethernet/LoRa) that enables locally control LED street lights’ on-and-off by forward looking • Brought in Companies, Teams/Talents of Southern China Industry to operate and develop other new technologies in FYTRI • Conducting Rapid Market Assessment for existing - 
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A productive place to work

Research could be boring but not at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. A working day is busy but it is worth it. The University promotes diversity, hence you come across different people of different nationalities. Even though working days are hectic, you still have the opportunity to find balance between work and personal life.
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good work, happy life

It is nice to work here, the climate is very good. and people are easy to work with. The consumption is a little expensive here. All the instrument needed is available to use regularly.
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University

This is a university and not a company As a university this means it is an educational place of study and not a working establishment for students anyway
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lack of promotion opportunities

Friendly working environment but lack of promotion opportunities

Pros

friendly working environment

Cons

lack of promotion opportunities
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Rigorous academic institution for science discovery

Very pure pursuit of science and truth. Nice place to hone your logic, your scientific mindset and knowledge. If you are devoting into science discovery, this is undoubtedly the best place in HK.
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Peaceful place to work in

Once you have delivered your assignment, no one should be around to bother you much. There might have been an official policy from the HR, but the Professor's discretion is more absolute. Each lab has its own culture. In a lab, you are managed by somebody who has not much experience in managing people and time management. So, you have to find your own role within the team and show to the professor that your role is important. But other team members, or even, your supervisor, don't even know what you have been doing in the working hours.

Pros

Free, relaxed

Cons

it's sometimes too subjective to your supervisor if you have been performing well or not
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A brand new experience

Your experience will heavily depend on your surroundings and the lab you belong to. Luckily, I was able to meet one of the most wonderful teams in HKUST. While the actual work can be stressful, intense and demanding, having a great team as support lifts the burden by a tenfold. The workload is heavy, but also comes with many opportunities to learn and challenge yourself. You are forced out of your comfort zone and propelled to perform beyond your limits. In retrospect, you will be amazed with how much you have changed in terms of work ethics and experience.

Pros

Flexibility, benefits

Cons

Occasional long hours, no OT pay
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nil

great working culture with flexibility. Small team working so deep learning curve. Open-minded culture. Lots of learning opportunity in global landscape
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Lab with exciting new research

Lab with advanced technology working on very exciting new research. Great staff who were all very helpful and supportive. Casual work environment, but everyone is very professional, works hard, and cares about their work.
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