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Alejandro Cobo Piekenbrock

Mr Alejandro Cobo Piekenbrock

2017 Master of Statistics


"The Master of Statistics of the University of Hong Kong enables students to acquire both a solid understanding of statistical theory and extensive knowledge about its state-of-the-art applications. Thanks to the variety of the courses offered in this programme, I could learn more about new areas in statistics, data analytics and risk management. What I liked most during my MStat studies was their friendly professors and staff who taught me very valuable lessons about statistics and life. Overall, the MStat programme is a truly enriching experience which will help students get one step closer to their career goals."

Chi Wing Claire Lee

Ms Chi Wing Claire Lee

2018 Master of Science in Food Industry: Management and Marketing


"Studying this MSc Programme at HKU was truly a rewarding experience. The course lecturers are very knowledgeable and passionate, who have enlightened me a lot regarding my understanding about the current food industry. This curriculum is also designed in a practical perspective and encompasses a wide variety of topics, from food safety and product development, to marketing and management, which are particularly useful for my current career. In this regard, no matter you are pursuing your career in food industry or interested in exploring more in this area, I would certainly recommend this course based on my amazing experience here."

Gabriel Gallardo

Mr Gabriel Gallardo

2016 BSc graduate


  • major in Physics and minor in Computer Science

  • Currently a PhD student at Oxford University


"I had the opportunity to conduct research at CERN, the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. It was life-changing experience I will never forget.”

Hau Sun Sam Chan

Mr Hau Sun Sam Chan

2015 BSc graduate


  • Major in Chemistry

  • 2015 International Alliance of Research Universities - Global Summer Programme at

  • The Australian National University

  • 2013-2014 HSBC Overseas Scholar (Visiting Student at Oxford University)

  • 2011-2012 Summer Research Fellowship at the Department of Chemistry, HKU


"I was very fortunate to have received enormous support from HKU for the competition of the HSBC Overseas Scholarships. That eventually opened the door for me to study chemistry at Oxford University for one year. During that year I have devoted most of the time on adapting the Oxford way of learning and it was revolutionary. It was initially a stressful process as I was not familiar with their intense curriculum. I was under immense pressure every day and I was on the verge of giving up. Yet studying at Oxford was a precious opportunity and I did not want to admit defeat. Therefore I was determined to confront such pressure and have used what I have learnt from HKU to help me push my limits (and indeed what HKU has taught me was very handy). In the end I was competent enough to sit their examinations as a visiting student and the results allowed me to bargain a place for my doctoral studies there. All of these would not happen without the support and education from HKU."

Samuel Ribet

Mr Samuel Ribet

2018 MSc in Environmental Management


"The MSc in Environmental Management encompasses a broad range of topics thereby affording an excellent grounding in the environmental field. For this reason, as well as the University of Hong Kong’s reputation for excellence, I selected this master’s degree.

Completing this course has been challenging but, thanks to the challenge as well as the high level of tuition, immensely rewarding. With the knowledge and skills I have acquired and connections I have made I have the confidence to embark on a new chapter in my career incorporating the principles of sustainability into my work and engaging with experts in the fields I have been introduced to."

Sharon Weng

Ms Sharon Weng

2016 BSc graduate


  • Double major in Chemistry and Biological Sciences
  • Participant of disciplinary internship in Copenhagen, Denmark


"As a budding biochemist, I have always wanted to gain experience in the biotechnology industry abroad. I knew from my studies and my research that Denmark has one of the most active biotechnology scenes in Europe, and that the biotechnology industry is an important part of the Danish economy; I was curious to witness how those things play out in this small country. So with a mixture of trepidation, curiosity and excitement, I embarked on a journey that later proved to be a positively eye-opening experience. Meeting new people and immersing myself in a new culture, language and work environment have been stimulating for both my professional and personal development. Furthermore, the programme provided me with the invaluable time to think about where my true career interests lie and to reflect upon my life thus far."

Wai Hang Joycelyn Tam

Ms Wai Hang Joycelyn Tam

2018 BSc graduate


  • Major in Geology; minor in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Participant of regional field study entitled “Deconstructing the anatomy of the arc-continent collision system in Taiwan”

"Despite having frequently heard about hot springs and earthquakes in Taiwan from the media, this was the first time I was able to closely investigate the story behind them. As Taiwan lies in a special location — along the boundaries of two active plates, many unique rock features which are absent in Hong Kong can be found there. This experience was exciting, especially when we had the chance to look closely at a representing rock feature that I had only read about it in books yet had never seen before. This field trip has undeniably given me a valuable opportunity to integrate what I have learnt in lectures, enhancing my understanding of different geological processes. It also allowed me to learn through interactions with nature, to feel the genuine power and the beauty of our dynamic planet Earth, and provided me with knowledge beyond books."

Wenyuan Wang

Mr Wenyuan Wang

2015 BSc graduate


  • Double major in Physics and Computer Science
  • Participant of Overseas Research Fellowship Scheme at University of Toronto in Summer, 2014
  • Best Poster and Best Presenter in Research Colloquium of Overseas Research Fellowship Scheme 2013-14
  • Wenyuan is currently pursuing his PhD studies in Physics at the University of Toronto


“The university life at HKU has been an unforgettable and life-changing experience for me. The parts I love about HKU the most are the abundant undergraduate research opportunity and its flexible course structure. The in-depth knowledge acquired in my two majors - Physics and Computer Science, facilitiated me to pursue Quantum Information, a field standing at the intersection of both fields, which is now my research direction for PhD studies.

Moreover, I have gained very abundant hands-on research experience. In my Year 2 summer, I was very luckily to participate in a cutting-edge research project in Quantum Information at the University of Toronto via ORF. I was also fortunate enough to be a co-author of a paper in Nature Communications via this project participation. The experience made me determined to study Quantum Information and I finally successfully applied for PhD studies at the University of Toronto, with the Professor I worked under that summer being my supervisor now. In my last year at HKU, I worked on a Final Year Project in Quantum Information and also had the opportunity to present my work at the research colloquium.

Overall, my experience at HKU has equipped me with deep and broad academic knowledge, as well as invaluable on-the-field training in research, which I believe will benefit me tremendously for my entire research career."