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MSGO Student Participated in 2018 "ASPIRE" Forum

Mr. Karan Khanna from MSc in Global Operations Program 2017-18 Intake, represented HKUST to participate in The Asian Science and Technology Pioneering Institutes of Research and Education (ASPIRE) Student Workshop. Held each year in July, the ASPIRE Student Workshop, hosted by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, comprised a mix of academic talks and site visits of how innovation and technology can address the grand challenges of our times.

The Student Workshop covers lectures, site visits and group discussions. Participants are assigned to working groups comprised of students from ASPIRE League member universities and counterparts from European universities in the IDEA League consortium. The theme of this year is “Smart Cities”, which covers four prominent areas in: (1) Mobility, (2) Home and Environment, (3) Health and Enabled Aging and (4) Public Sector Services. Students were divided into groups and worked with their respective teammates to develop innovative and far-sighted proposals for achieving a “Smart City”.

Sharing from Karan Khanna:

ASPIRE Student Workshop is an invaluable experience which can enhance my pursuit in my career. Collaboration between teammates, project presentation and latest concepts and technologies related to robotics are all the fruits I gain during the progress of the ASPIRE Student Workshop. By preparing for the presentation, I visited Robotics Research Centre of School of MAE and learnt the autonomous systems of robots in logistics. Besides, it is inspiring to visit Changi Airport Lab which develops robotics teams to assist in airport operations and relief efforts in the aftermath of disasters. This event gives me fascinating insights about latest technology and our future society.