The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 香港科技大學

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Fun workplace
Materials Lab Researcher (Former Employee) –  Hong KongSeptember 14, 2019
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!
Student research assistant (Former Employee) –  Hong KongAugust 2, 2019
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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4.0
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Productive
Student Helper (Former Employee) –  Clear Water Bay, New TerritoriesMay 28, 2019
-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
PhD Candidate (Current Employee) –  Hong Kong, HKApril 24, 2019
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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4.0
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Time flexible
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Sai Kung, New TerritoriesMarch 10, 2019
time flexible, can balance work and life, good community
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Fast Pace Working Place
Postdoc Fellow (Current Employee) –  Hong KongJune 14, 2018
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
Technical Marketing Director, FYTRI (Current Employee) –  Hong Kong, HKMay 6, 2018
• 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
  more... FYTRI’s Research Divisions developments
• Mapping Product Develop demands of Industry with FYTRI Research Divisions, IoT, Advanced Material. Advanced Manufacturing, Green Building and Environment
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A productive place to work
Researcher | PhD Candidate (Former Employee) –  Clear Water Bay, New TerritoriesJanuary 24, 2018
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
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Kowloon, HKNovember 9, 2017
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
Student (Former Employee) –  Hong KongOctober 2, 2017
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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3.0
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lack of promotion opportunities
Instructional assistant (Former Employee) –  HKUSTSeptember 11, 2017
Friendly working environment but lack of promotion opportunities
Pros
friendly working environment
Cons
lack of promotion opportunities
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4.0
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Rigorous academic institution for science discovery
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Clear Water Bay, New TerritoriesAugust 17, 2017
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
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hong KongJune 11, 2017
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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3.0
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A brand new experience
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hong KongMay 8, 2017
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.
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Flexibility, benefits
Cons
Occasional long hours, no OT pay
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Manager (Current Employee) –  Hong KongApril 24, 2017
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
Summer Undergraduate Research Intern (Former Employee) –  Hong KongMarch 7, 2017
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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工作地點方便
student helper (Former Employee) –  Sai Kung, New TerritoriesFebruary 20, 2017
assist in service team and projects of the Center.
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Pleasant
Program Assistant at Student Development Team (Current Employee) –  Clear Water BayJune 19, 2016
Friendly management.
Large open office.
Multi-cultural team members.
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2.0
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with some exeption, a paper factory
Research scientist (Current Employee) –  Hong Kong, S.A.R. ChinaMay 25, 2016
most of the researchers only want to get a degree and a few paper our. there is, in the majority, little passion for science and technology. not a place for intellectually stimulating conversations.

the facility overall are not excellent but pretty good

however, there is a huge variety: some groups/individuals carry out topnotch research
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3.0
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I worked as a Visiting Scholar
Visiting Scholar (Former Employee) –  Clear Water Bay, New TerritoriesMarch 26, 2016
Provided opportunities to work across labs and departments. High collaboration between labs or even universities. It creates a high competitive environment which push researchers or students to have better or higher publications.
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