Women in Engineering


Women in Engineering


In collaboration with engineering schools of top Asian universities: HKUST held the inaugural Asian Deans’ Forum 2018 – The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop from 4 to 7 October. The Honorable Ms. Teresa CHENG Yeuk-Wah, Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong SAR Government, officiated at the event’s opening ceremony on 5 October with HKUST President Prof. Wei SHYY. 

The workshop, held for the first time in Asia, brought together the world’s brightest young women in engineering, who were interested in exploring an academic career in Asia. Female engineers and postgraduate students from top universities and institutions worldwide met at HKUST to participate. Mentoring by faculty members from leading Asian universities on ways to begin a rewarding career in academia was among the activities included in the event.

Collaborating universities comprised National Taiwan University, National University of Singapore, Seoul National University, and the University of Tokyo, with co-sponsorship by the University of New South Wales, Sydney.