To Inspire. To Be Inspired. – 30 Stories on HKUST Faculty, Alumni and Students

47 Accompanied by fellow students, he went around the city to sightsee and try local food, including sweet rice balls in soup — a totally new experience. Swimming, hiking, and exploring, he has quickly felt at home in Hong Kong, and been pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to access both urban areas and nature parks from HKUST. He finds the sea view from campus striking — the university’s a perfect balance between modern convenience and a respite from hurried city life. Over 31% of HKUST’s student population are international students, making for a diverse and multicultural campus. The university has a relatively high percentage of international students among local higher education institutions, and numbers are on the rise — students are flocking from around the world to join HKUST’s programs and courses. Students are able to embrace diversity, learn from different perspectives and gain an invaluable global mindset, which continues to serve them well beyond their university years. Amirkhan’s performance at HKUST thus far has been exceptional, and he’s already looking ahead to what comes next. Graduates in Hong Kong enjoy great prospects after graduation, and a degree from a top-ranked university in Hong Kong opens doors locally and internationally. He brought many exceptional achievements and talents with him, but Amirkhan has only continued to thrive and grow at HKUST. He has loved contributing his own perspectives and experiences to the university’s vibrant campus culture, and its rich and varied research programs, knowing that his story and that of the city will always be intertwined.