HKUST PPOL Newsletter Spring 2023

The diverse two year MPP program with a comprehensive and rich curriculum has expanded my horizon in tackling global challenges from multiple perspectives. PAE in the second year is the cumulative highlight when I can apply all the professional sk ills and tools I have learnt in helping clients solve problems effectively, ranging from communication, information processing to policy analysis skills I believe the program setting will benefit me in adapting to the employment environment ahead, and im proving my competitiveness as well. The rigorou s MPP curriculum has equipped me with relevant skillsets and knowledge to better approach policy problems in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous landscape. The interdisciplinary nature of coursework has also enabled me to explore di fferent policy fields in great depth and pushed me to evaluate policy development through a critical and constructive lens. MPM start-of-semester dinner was held on 10 Feb 2023 to welcome everyone back to school. Faculty and students had a great time getting together: CHEN Shou Chien MPP Class of 2024 Bachelor of Management (2022) University of Guelph GIAM Li Ying Hillary MPP Class of 2024 Bachelor of Social Science in Political Science (2021) Singapore Management University Master of Public Management (MPM) star-of-semester Dinner MPP student Sharing Student Activities 40