What you should know about Covid-19 jabs; wisdom from unicorn founder; rare snails the extreme survivors

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February 2021

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Mass Covid-19 vaccination has already begun but are you still worried about how vaccines work? Our expert is here to help you make the right decision. Bringing an invention to market requires more than just technologies. The bumpy voyage of the founder of Yunzhou-Tech from nothing in the market to the leader of the unmanned vessel industry is the wisdom of experience that aspiring entrepreneurs must learn.

If you’re getting vaccinated, read this!

Our expert tells you how the three types of Covid-19 jabs work and their side-effects, so you can make an informed choice.


The resilient navigator of unmanned voyage

Zhang Yunfei, the pioneer of unmanned surface vehicles and an HKUST alumnus, shares how he discovered the tremendous market potential and rode the storm to build a unicorn startup.


Rare snail sheds light on life origin

HKUST research team has unveiled the mutual metabolic relationship among the deep-sea vent snails and two types of bacteria for the survival of the snails in extreme conditions similar to the earth’s early environment, helping scientists to understand the origin of life.


Don’t put all eggs in one basket?

We’ve all heard this investment advice. But our expert advises that investors should carefully allocate resources to potentially competing innovators to avoid market saturation and innovation failure.


Achievements during tough times

Have a glimpse of how HKUST swiftly addressed Covid-19 with innovation and technology and contributed to the University and global communities despite facing unprecedented challenges in the past year.


Getting rid of heat for future tram ride

HKUST students have designed future trams with improved ventilation to beat the summer heat.


Faculty Awards

February 2021

Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI)

Prof. Vladimir CHIGRINOV

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Zhong Nanshan Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award

Prof. WANG Jiguang

Division of Life Science
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society

Prof. YANG Jinglei

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director of Center for Engineering Materials and Reliability
Executive Director of HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute

142 Faculty Members Ranked World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University’s Study (PLOS Biology 2019, 2020)

Find out about all the awards we have earned over the years

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