News  | 20 Jul 2020

Jump-starting Your Research Career – The Stories of Two International Research Enrichment (IRE) Students


Achieving top scores of 5** in seven subjects in Hong Kong’s Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination, Katherine LAI Man-Wai was unsurprisingly accepted by two international elite universities. But Katherine chose to study the International Research Enrichment (IRE) Program at HKUST. What led Katherine to opt for IRE Program to attain her goal of research career in science?

Another IRE student Dicky WONG Tak-Hin has been undertaking a research internship at the pioneering research university ETH Zurich since February. Dicky follows the world-renowned organic chemist Prof. Erick CARREIRA to conduct research into cancer drugs. What has driven him to devote to organic chemistry research? With already three years of experience in studying IRE Program and in leading-edge international research, how does Dicky think about scientific research? Read this article to learn more:


The IRE Program Director cum Associate Dean of Science, Prof. LEUNG Pak-Wo, was also interviewed. He precisely described the distinctive features of IRE Program, and also offered valuable and practical advice to students who want to explore science at tertiary education.


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