Survey of ambitions of Hong Kong and Taiwanese students

Survey of ambitions of Hong Kong and Taiwanese students

Hong Kong City University’s school of Humanities and Social Sciences conducted a survey of 1,159 Hong Kong and Taiwanese students at 6 universities about their ambitions in January 2018.

Among the Taiwanese students, 66% want to become entrepreneurs while 42% of Hong Kong students contemplate entrepreneurship.

Among the Taiwanese students, 22.9% want to pursue careers in information technologies, science and technology, and internet related science and technologies and 19.6% want to pursue artistic entrepreneurship.  Among Hong Kong students, 19.1% want to pursue artistic entrepreneurship and 8.7% want to enter education.

Among Taiwanese students, 82% want to pursue careers overseas.  Among Hong Kong students, 62% are willing to leave Hong Kong to pursue careers abroad.

While 55% of Taiwanese students hope to go to Europe and the United States to pursue personal development, only 36% of Hong Kong students would want to pursue personal development in Europe and the United States.

Among Taiwanese students, 46% are willing to go to the Chinese mainland for personal and career development, but only 28% of Hong Kong students would contemplate going to the Chinese mainland.

Among Taiwanese students, 8.5% want to work in public administration and social services while 32% of Hong Kong students contemplate working in public administration and social services.

Among Taiwanese students, 24% want to work in manufacturing and architecture.

While 50.2% of Hong Kong students want to become government workers, only 16.1% of Taiwanese students want to become government workers.

There are 61% of Hong Kong students who hope to obtain jobs paying a monthly salary of between HK$11,001 and HK$17,000 after graduation.  There are 40% of Taiwanese students who hope to obtain jobs paying a monthly salary of between HK$7,001 and HK$9,000 after graduation.  Only 2% of Hong Kong students are willing to accept such  salary levels after graduation.

 

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