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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • World Relations
China eyes sunny Central Asia for green energy, natural gas deals as need to bolster power supply grows more critical
15/09/2022
Prof. Laurence Laurencio DELINA, Assistant Professor of the Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), raised his opinion on China making use of the Belt and Road Initiative to expand green-energy infrastructure in Central Asia. He said Central Asia can generate abundant solar and wind power because of its wide-open spaces and frequent sunny weather, adding that China is well positioned to support Central Asian countries with related technology.
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  • Public Policy
  • Social Changes and Health
Disproportionately Focusing Vaccination Efforts on Least Advantaged Populations Benefits Everyone
13/09/2022
A research team co-led by Prof. Pan HUI, Chair Professor of the Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas (EMIA), has revealed the key to breaking the dilemma of multiple ethical values from a data-intelligent epidemic model that can accurately predict COVID-19 curves in US metropolitan areas.
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  • World Relations
The West needs to brace for the Great Reset as new voices challenge the established world order
09/09/2022
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of the Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), said China’s rise and US failings are challenging the established world order as we have entered the Age of the Great Reset.
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  • Innovation & Technology
GBA can play pivotal role in advancing national innovation
08/09/2022
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of the Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), wrote an article on how Hong Kong can help advance national innovation and assure its leadership role in the GBA and beyond.
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  • Innovation & Technology
港科大(廣州)開學典禮抗疫"黑科技" 背後原來是這位"老員工"
07/09/2022
The smart anti-microbial coating developed by Prof. Joseph KWAN, Adjunct Professor of the Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), and Prof. King Lun YEUNG, Professor of ENVR, was deployed on HKUST(GZ) campus for the inauguration ceremony last week. This feature article is about Prof. KWAN’s work on health and occupational safety in the past decades at HKUST and his current position as the Acting Head of HKUST(GZ)’s Office of General Coordination.
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  • Business & Economy
  • Public Policy
As China’s property crisis grows, can nationalisation help rebalance its economy?
04/09/2022
Prof. Donald LOW, Senior Lecturer of the Division of Public Policy (PPOL), wrote an article on the crisis in China’s property sector and how partial nationalisation of troubled assets and financial institutions helped restore financial stability and boost economic recovery.
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  • Innovation & Technology
APRU MetaGame Conference 2022 Successfully Concludes in Hong Kong With Academics Pushing New Ideas on the Application of Esports in Education
01/09/2022
Prof. Pan HUI, Chair Professor of the Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas (EMIA), spoke at the 3rd APRU MetaGame Conference hosted by Cyberport and in partnership with HKUST, encouraging the use of new technological tools to enhance the learning experience of students.
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  • Innovation & Technology
VR雖屬輔助教學 但可提升80%記憶力?
01/09/2022
Prof. Pan HUI, Chair Professor of the Division of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas (EMIA), shared in an interview about the advantages of VR in education and metaverse, which can make up for the limitation of traditional educational materials.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Generations Y and Z urge the maritime industry to make human sustainability a strategic priority
29/08/2022
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of the Division of Environment & Sustainability (ENVR),said at a maritime forum that young thought leaders in the maritime industry have strong visions of what it takes to attract a broad pool of talent.
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  • Business & Economy
China slowly undercutting US influence in Latin America with 5 ‘new factor’ trade deals
28/08/2022
In an article on China’s presence in Latin America, Prof. Edwin LAI from the Division of Public Policy (PPOL) said that China has been trying all sorts of ways to try to get natural resources to support the country's fast growth.
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  • Student Bonding & Development
Space-Out Helps You!
22/12/2017
CHAN Kai Ho, Hercules, a year 4 RMBI student of has won the Champion of International Space-Out Competition in Taipei.
  • Innovation & Technology
The Lumos Helmet - TIME's BEST Inventions 2018
08/12/2018
The smart bicycle helmet Lumos, co-created by Jeff CHEN, alumnus of Dual Degree Program of Technology & Management, and Mr Eu-wen DING, was selected as one of the Best Inventions of 2018 by TIME magazine.
  • Environment & Sustainability
"REMAKE" Promotes Reduction in E-waste
12/12/2018
Angel OR, Year 2 student in Environmental Management and Technology Program, co-founded "REMAKE" to promote reduction in E-Waste and the Right to Repair by hosting bi-monthly Repair Parties.
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
EPD Will Deploy New Sensor Developed by IENV to Monitor Vessel Emissions
01/02/2019
The Institute for the Environment (IENV) developed a new senor system for real-time measurement of vessel emissions to help the enforcement of the tightened Air Pollution Control (Fuel for Vessels) Regulation.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
HKUST New App (PRAISE-HK) is launched!
24/06/2019
HKUST Institute for the Environment today launched a new mobile app that aims to help users reduce their exposure to outdoor air pollution.
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科大空氣質素App出行避污染
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Future Survivability of Heat Waves in South Asia
04/07/2019
Prof. Eun Soon IM, Assistant Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability – who took part in MIT’s study on future survivability of heat waves in South Asia – commented on the heat waves in India, saying we are facing an upper limit on human heat tolerance if we continue to produce the greenhouse gases at the current pace.
  • Public Policy
Could psychology have helped Carrie Lam avoid Hong Kong’s extradition bill fiasco?
07/07/2019
Article by Prof. Donald LOW, Director of Leadership and Public Policy Programme at South China Morning Post
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  • Environment & Sustainability
China is embracing green tech to clean up its polluted cities
10/07/2019
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment and Sustainability shared her observations in an article about China’s green technology, saying that there are a growing number of e-buses, e-vans and e-taxis all over the Pearl River Delta.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
What should be done to tackle the world's plastic waste?
15/07/2019
Prof. Ye QI , Director of Institute for Public Policy shared his insights about the plastic waste issue in China in an interview about how to tackle the world’s plastic waste, saying China is doing the right thing to ban garbage import from other countries.
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
Let's get going on road to cleaner air
24/07/2019
Editorial by Prof. Alexis LAU, Associate Director of Institute for the Environment at The Standard