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Friday, September 28, 2007

Important Buildings in Hong Kong

International Financial Centre & Bank of China Tower


HSBC & Standard Chartered Bank


Celebrations Galore !


When some great news is publicised, there wont be a dearth of celebrations and parties. UST, ready to party at the drop of a hat, had to uncork a Champagne for this occasion. The venue was HKUST Central Campus 15th floor with a view of the city bathed in neon lights.


All good things mostly come to an end like this....


Thursday, September 27, 2007

HKUST is ranked World #20

Source: The Economist -> 2007 B-School Rankings
Link: http://mba.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=2007rankings

GLOBAL B-Schools:

School Rank (out of 100)
Chicago, University of - Graduate School of Business 1
Stanford Graduate School of Business 2
IESE Business School - University of Navarra 3
Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business 4
IMD - International Institute for Management Development 5
California at Berkeley, University of - Haas School of Business 6
Cambridge, University of - Judge Business School 7
New York University - Leonard N Stern School of Business 8
IE Business School 9
Henley Management College 10
Cranfield School of Management 11
Michigan, University of - Stephen M Ross School of Business 12
Harvard Business School 13
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management 14
London Business School 15
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Sloan School of Management 16
Columbia Business School 18
Ashridge 19
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology -- School of Business and Management 20
Pennsylvania, University of - Wharton School 21
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School 22
Virginia, University of - Darden Graduate School of Business Administration 23
York University - Schulich School of Business 24
Yale School of Management 25
Washington, University of - Business School 26
Warwick Business School 27
Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management 28
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business 29
Emory University - Goizueta Business School 30
Oxford, University of - Sa飀 Business School 31
Notre Dame, University of - Mendoza College of Business 32
Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business 33

ASIAN B-Schools:

School Rank (out of 100)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology -- School of Business and Management 20
Hong Kong, University of ?School of Business 37
Monash University 43
Nanyang Technological University - Nanyang Business School 72
Curtin University Graduate School of Business 80
Macquarie Graduate School of Management 84
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) 90
Chinese University of Hong Kong 91
Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad 92
National University of Singapore - The NUS Business School 94

Port - Container Terminal


A snapshot of the Container Terminal of Hong Kong with major skyscrapers at the background including IFC and Bank of China. This picture does not do justice to the World's biggest container terminal's size. Infact, the picture captured only about 2% of the total size. My bus ride around the periphery of the Port took me about 20min. The passengers of the bus were awestruck by the size and the numerous Ships and Containers in the port. There were countless number of huge cranes operating around the clock and ensuring that all the containers reach the right corner on this planet for this port handles a major bulk of the Chinese exports. I learnt that a major load has been taken off Hong Kong by Shanghai port- another big one just a few hundred miles away.
Already, there is an ambitious project to link the container terminals in Shenzen and Hong Kong with a high speed railway line with a transit time of 15min! whoosh thats fast for a 40mile journey!

special thanks to Grace [and her Nikon DSLR] for the picture

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fire Dragon - Mid Autumn Festival

I went to Causeway Bay to witness firsthand the traditional Fire Dragon Dance. It is said that the Fire Dragon induces vigour and vitality. I wish it is true and look forward to successful year in MBA :)

Thanks to Chinese hospitality, my dinner was comprised of entirely moon-cakes!

A Lantern decoration in the Mid-Autumn Carnival ground.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Myself [in Mandarin]

Nin hao. Wo shi Prathap, Yindu ren. Wo, zai Xiang Gang Keji Daxue, xue xi. Wo shi MBA xuesheng. Wo xihuan motorcycling, photography and cartooning.


Parties and more parties


During my brief 50 day stay in Hong Kong, I ve attended more parties than the total number of parties in my entire life. Not to mention the fact that I ve met different types of people, from different professions and who are heading to different places. I am sure there is not going to be a dearth of parties during my MBA and after. The interesting metric is that my weight keeps falling...

Caught Napping

I ve mastered and perfected the art of power-napping that some of my colleagues have started following it. I position these powernaps strategically during a day to get rid of the tiredness and reinvigorate for the next activity. This helps me stay on the top of my game be it early morning, late afternoon or 'the afterhours of 2am...'

Friday, September 07, 2007

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