ABC LIVE – Attributes of HKUST Graduates

(From the HKUST Academic Development Proposals for 2009-2012)

Academic excellence
An in-depth grasp of at least one area of specialist or professional study, based on a forward-looking and inquiry-driven curriculum
Broad-based education
Intellectual breadth, flexibility, and curiosity, including an understanding of the role of rational, balanced inquiry and discussion, and a grasp of basic values across the disciplines of science, social science, engineering and the humanities
Competencies and capacity building
High-end, transferable competencies, including analytical, critical, quantitative and communications skills
Leadership and teamwork
A capacity for leadership and teamwork, including the ability to motivate others, to be responsible and reliable, and to give and take direction and constructive criticism
International outlook
An international outlook, and an appreciation of cultural diversity
Vision and an orientation to the future
Adaptability and flexibility, a passion for learning, and the ability to develop clear, forward-looking goals, and self-direction and self-discipline
Ethical standards and compassion
Respect for others, high standards of integrity, compassion, and a readiness to contribute to the community