Welcome from PGSA President

July 2014

Change has become an inevitable part of our lives. Some of us call it “Evolution”. We are destined to evolve and become more resilient to the austerities of life. Evolution is not just physical but also intellectual. In this day in age where having a long list of degrees after your name is becoming obsolete and what really matters to survive is your pure competence in the field and your persistence to learn and be updated, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the right destination. The freedom to think and the emphasis on gaining knowledge rather than passing courses makes HKU stand out in Asia and makes it a leading knowledge hub in the world.

More than 12,000 Postgraduates are pursuing research and taught postgraduate degrees in almost every research area. HKU has made its mark in Human evolution for a better life through the industrious contributions of the postgraduates and the faculty members who guide them. The Postgraduate student association (PGSA), the official student representative body for the postgraduates tries to further this knowledge gaining process and also help the students to co-evolve in their social life. After all, we still are a part of a big family irrespective of our field of expertise. Most of us fail to see this at this productive age and tend towards being too focused on our work forgetting that the world is too big compared to the lab we work in.

Providing a platform to establish a network across faculties and interests , PGSA offers a chance to build a strong multifaceted individual, who can survive and face the world with confidence. We also provide a platform for the postgraduates to hold activities they are interested in and help them to become great leaders and proactive individuals to guide our future society. If you have an idea, don’t just have it in your mind, make it infectious and use it to make the world a better place. If you think you need a support or a platform to spread your idea please write to pgsa@hku.hk. We as the future of this world, have a responsibility whose burdens can be far beyond our wildest imaginations; so let’s evolve faster and better.

Better Postgraduate community for a better HKU and a better WORLD!

Wish you a pleasant journey in HKU!
Aloysius Wilfred Raj Arokiaraj
President
Postgraduate Student Association
The University of Hong Kong