About PGSO

Office of Postgraduate Studies

The Office of Postgraduate Studies (PGSO) reports to the Provost, and is dedicated to

  • supporting HKUST’s mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly
    • in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies;
    • at the postgraduate level
  • providing an enabling structure to support within which a diverse group of postgraduate students, faculty and staff find the partnership, resources, support and systems to thrive intellectually and professionally and achieve academic excellence.


Led by Professor Charles W. W. NG, Associate Vice-President for Research and Development, CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability and Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Ms Betty LAW, Director of Postgraduate Studies Administration, PGSO performs two main functions: Postgraduate Secretariat (PG Sec), and Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions (PGOA).

Postgraduate Secretariat (PG Sec)

Postgraduate Secretariat oversees and coordinates matters related to research postgraduate studies (MPhil and PhD) and taught postgraduate studies (MA, MBA, MPP, MSc and EMBA), including but not limited to formulation of academic requirements, policies and regulations; oversight of quality assurance and compliance matters; facilitation of curricular development; coordination of professional development matters; and assurance of study progress and overall wellness of postgraduate students. It also hosts the Office of Continuing and Professional Education, which co-ordinates and oversees the provision of self-financing continuing and professional education programs by Schools and units, and serves as the University’s link with Government and external bodies concerning continuing education matters. Colleagues whose primary responsibilities are in PG Sec are:

  • Ms Nicole LEE, Head
  • Ms Carrie CHAN, Program Manager
  • Ms Cindy YUNG, Program Manager
  • Ms Janice CHUNG, Assistant Program Manager
  • Ms Clara MUI, Assistant Program Manager
  • Ms Flora FONG, Program Assistant
  • Ms Cyndi MOK, Program Assistant
  • Mr Adrian TAM, Program Assistant

Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions (PGOA)

Postgraduate Outreach and Admissions plans and engages in outreaching to prospective postgraduate students, facilitates applicants and academic units in postgraduate admissions matters, and ensures compliance in admissions requirements and processes. Colleagues whose primary responsibilities are in PGOA are:

  • Ms Karen MA, Head
  • Ms Grace CHOY, Program Manager
  • Ms Stephanie WONG, Program Manager
  • Ms Penny CHU, Assistant Program Manager
  • Ms Tammy LAW, Assistant Program Manager
  • Ms Michelle LI, Assistant Program Manager
  • Ms Iris CHAN, Program Assistant
  • Ms Candy CHUNG, Program Assistant
  • Mr Matthew LAM, Program Assistant
  • Ms Becky MOK, Program Assistant
  • Ms Chloe LAM, Clerk
  • Ms Ada MAK, Clerk
  • Ms Freda YAU, Clerk