I have always wanted to be a civil engineer, focusing on earthquakes and disaster mitigation.
My time at Poly U has spurred me to innovate through research and to make a positive contribution to the world. After all, my desire to contribute to natural disaster mitigation rose after witnessing the destruction caused by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.
PolyU has given me an all-rounded education with its well-established curriculum, expert faculty, and global professional network in my chosen field.
One of my most memorable experiences was going on an exchange study programme at the National University of Singapore. I learned advanced construction technologies, made many new friends from around the world and learned to embrace diversity.
PolyU has helped set a solid base for me to grow and advance my knowledge of earthquake engineering. I am positive that I can contribute to society with the knowledge and skills acquired during my PolyU years.
Chen Kai-xin (Graduate)
Faculty of Construction and Environment