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  • Environment & Sustainability
Energy in Southeast Asia Series I: Pursuing Energiewende in the region
21/04/2022
Assistant Prof. Laurence DELINA from Division of Environment and Sustainability wrote an article on the potential of a fair energy transition in Southeast Asian countries.
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  • Public Policy
Nationwide Population Crisis
21/04/2022
In an article on why Chinese millennials are not getting married, Division of Public Policy Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN said people not getting married just constitutes a part of the population problem in Mainland and to fix the low marriage rate, authorities should look into the core issues, such as how marriage affects women’s career or financial independence, which forces them to push it back as long as possible.
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  • Business & Economy
  • Student Bonding & Development
Graduate of Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management is now the Principal at Zurich Insurance Group’s Global Ventures
20/04/2022
Swan LU, a 2011 graduate of Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management (T&M-DDP), is now the Principal at Zurich Insurance Group’s Global Ventures. She has been selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to join its prestigious Young Global Leaders program. The WEF created the Forum of Young Global Leaders back in 2004. Its aim is to help the world meet increasingly complex and interdependent problems by creating a diverse community of the world’s next generation of leaders from all walks of life and from every region of the world. And then help these young people become more responsible, strategic and impactful leaders. Its alumni include Jacinda ARDERN, Prime Minister of New Zealand; Emmanuel MACRON, President of France; Mark ZUCKERBERG, founder and CEO of Meta (formerly Facebook); and Joe GEBBIA, co-founder of Airbnb.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Everyone can play a part in protecting the environment
14/04/2022
In an online seminar co-organized by Asia Society HK, Division of Environment and Sustainability Chief Development Strategist Prof. Christine LOH said that everyone can play a part in protecting the environment and encouraged students to gain more knowledge of environmental protection to seize the opportunities.
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  • Public Policy
  • Social Changes and Health
HK Can Learn From Singapore's Anti-Pandemic Strategies
12/04/2022
In an article on how Hong Kong can learn from Singapore’s anti-pandemic strategies to fight the pandemic, Division of Public Policy Senior Lecturer Prof. Donald LOW said Hong Kong has the conditions to relax its social distancing measures, adding that the international consensus is to resume normal cross-border travel and treat COVID-19 as an endemic disease when the vaccination rate, especially that of the elderly, reaches a certain standard.
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  • Public Policy
Hong Kong’s role in the national development
11/04/2022
Division of Public Policy Adjunct Prof. Anthony CHEUNG wrote an article on Hong Kong’s role in the national development.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
HKUST Researchers Develop New Covid-killing Surface Coating
08/04/2022
A research team led by Division of Environment and Sustainability Prof. YEUNG King-Lun has developed a new multi-level anti-microbial polymer coating – MAP-∞, which is effective in killing a wide range of bacteria, hard-to-kill spores, as well as inactivating 99.9% of highly-infectious viruses – including the Omicron variant and is durable for up to five years.
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  • Business & Economy
  • Public Policy
  • World Relations
Predominant Driver of Chinese Billionaire Founder-CEOs Step-down
08/04/2022
In an article on the Chinese billionaire founder-CEOs stepped down from the leadership role, Prof. Naubahar SHARIF, Acting Head of the Division of Public Policy, commented that the predominant driver of their leaving was politics and they needed to make way for their successors.
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  • Public Policy
  • Social Changes and Health
Hong Kong faces hard questions over pain of pandemic restrictions
08/04/2022
Division of Public Policy Acting Head Prof. Naubahar SHARIF wrote a column article on the impacts of the pandemic restrictions on different sectors in Hong Kong and the next step that the city should take.
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  • Public Policy
  • Innovation & Technology
What to expect from China’s innovation drive?
06/04/2022
Prof. Naubahar SHARIF, Professor and Acting Head of the Division of Public Policy did a podcast episode with Bruegal to discuss the innovation system in China, the strengths and weaknesses of its state-led R&D strategy, and what lies ahead for the international situation where geopolitics seems to overshadow cooperation.
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  • Public Policy
What We Can Learn from the Coronavirus Crisis
23/03/2020
Prof. Christine LOH,Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) shared her thoughts on the impacts and lessons brought by COVID-19.
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  • Public Policy
How Should We Respond to the Coronavirus Crisis?
23/03/2020
Prof. WU Xun , Head of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) & Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of PPOL shared their views on the world’s policy response on coronavirus.
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  • Innovation & Technology
Problems of Digital Divide Showed During COVID-19
27/03/2020
Prof. HUI Kai-Lung, Co-Director of Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP) wrote an article on the digital divide in this society and how it affects people from different age groups and education backgrounds during this COVID pandemic.
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  • Public Policy
Pandemic Lessons to our Leaders
27/03/2020
Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) commented on governments of wealthy nations tend to have an optimism bias that leads to myopia in times of crisis, which may affect decision-making concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  • Social Changes and Health
Coronavirus: Why some countries wear face masks and others don’t
27/03/2020
Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) explained the reasons behind the mask-wearing habit in different countries.
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
Improving Air Quality in High Density Cities
31/03/2020
PRAISE-HK (Personalized Real-time Air-quality Informatics System for Exposure–Hong Kong) was mentioned in an article published by World Green Building Council. PRAISE-HK demonstrates how we can use technology to reduce personal exposure and health risk from outdoor air pollution.
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  • Innovation & Technology
With nanodiamonds and salts, researchers compete to design face masks that kills coronavirus
31/03/2020
Prof. YEUNG King Lun, Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) commented on the applicability of another anti-virus coating developed by another research institute, saying WHO always wants to ascertain if all countries have equal access to a certain new hygiene or medical product before deciding whether they should adopt it.
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  • Innovation & Technology
25 best online classes you can take for free
31/03/2020
HKUST’s MOOC course “The Science of Gastronomy”, taught by Prof. King L. CHOW, Director of Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) and Prof. Lung Yeung LAM, Adjunct Associate Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), was recommended as one of the best 25 online courses that people can take for free amid the stay-at-home period.
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  • Public Policy
Why coronavirus lockdowns will not be easy for developing countries, and what they can learn
31/03/2020
Prof. WU Xun , Head of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) co-wrote a column article on the containment measures for Covid-19 in developing countries.
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  • Public Policy
Govt should “exercise restraint” in deploying “institutional prerogatives” when wanting to call for early general elections, says Prof Donald Low
31/03/2020
Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) commented on why the Singapore government wanted to hold an early election, saying that people in power should exercise restraint in deploying their institutional prerogatives.