With COVID-19, climate change, inequality and other pressing issues increasingly affecting our daily lives, I realise that business alone cannot solve these systemic problems. Building upon my business school training and entrepreneur experience, I decided to pursue sustainable development through public policy, in order to drive systemic change at a greater scale. Without a doubt, the HKUST PhD in Public Policy offers the best training for me to become a critical thinker, effective practitioner and influential leader here in Asia.
Within my first year, I was fortunate to be offered opportunities to contribute to a global COVID project, co-author a book chapter on climate change, and help teach a course on 'Science and Technology in China'. I’m extremely honoured and grateful to be trained by my supervisor and a world-class faculty whose incredible domain expertise and policy experience inspire and propel me every single day. My learning experience is also augmented by a diverse group of amazing passionate classmates, who each contribute their unique global perspectives and professional experience as architects, smart city urban planners and blockchain data scientists.
If you’re someone who wants to challenge the limits of your intellect, engage in world-class thought leadership, or prepare for real-world impact, while working closely with a close-knit team of esteemed colleagues and supportive staff, look no further. There is no better place in Asia than the Division of Public Policy at HKUST.