SWIMS researchers play an extremely active role in HK SAR Government at a variety of levels, from direct roles on Government committees, leading government funded consultancy projects, to providing graduates who take up positions within the HK SAR Government.
Whilst the majority of SWIMS graduates go into academia (approx. 32%) many of SWIMS graduates find employment in HK SAR Government organizations (23% of SWIMS graduates, Fig. 3), especially the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the Environmental Protection Department. Many SWIMS graduates are involved in marine conservation and management working for consultancies (approx 12%) or NGOs and green groups (approx 10%), and therefore play a direct role in the field; whereas many play an indirect role in teaching (approx. 7%).