[School in Media] April


BGS Induction Ceremony (Apr 18)
An SCMP supplement featured the BGS HKUST Chapter 19th induction ceremony. BGS is an international honor society that recognizes those who have shown distinction in teaching, research, study or practice of business. The ceremony, held on April 6, at HKUST welcomed some 130 students, graduates and faculty admitted to the society, along with this year’s honoree Dato Seri CHEAH Cheng Hye, the Chairman and Co-chief Investment Officer of Value Partners Group. In his address at the ceremony, Cheah took the chance to share his guiding principles and highlights of his career journey with the inductees.

Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Ranks Top Spot in QS Rankings (April 18)
Several local newspapers (HKET, Topick, Wen Wei Po Bastillepost and Sing Tao Daily) reported that the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program has topped the latest QS EMBA Rankings 2019: Joint Programs. Some papers mentioned the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA has scored a perfect 100 in two of the five indicators used to compile the ranking, namely “employer reputation” and “career outcomes”.


Launch of HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition in Beijing (April)
A number of mainland portals (including Sina Finance, WeiboKaixian) reported on the One Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2019 (Beijing), which was kicked off on April 23. On its ninth anniversary, the theme of this year’s competition is AI. Participating teams will present their ideas and compete in several rounds to qualify for the regional finale in Beijing in August.

Prevent and Penalize Cyber Crimes and Sneak Photo-taking (April 29)
In HK Economic Journal (解牛集), ISOM Chair Prof. HUI Kai Lung discussed the growing need of amending the current laws to regulate cybercrimes as a result of new technologies. Prof. HUI opined that in addition to regulations, public education is equally important.

Letter to Editor (Apr 22)
SCMP published a letter by ISOM Chair Prof. HUI Kai Lung, expressing his views on the Government’s proposal on the extradition law. With more cross-border cybercrimes these days, he says criminals rationally choose to commit offenses in jurisdictions where conviction is least likely or punishment is smallest. In his research, he found that the number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack victims decreased in countries joining the Convention on Cybercrime (an international law to criminalize cybercrimes), but increased in those that did not.

Commentary on Virtual Banking (Apr 18)
TVB News zoomed in on virtual baking in Hong Kong, amid the first batch of four new licenses issued by the HKMA. Different stakeholders were interviewed to talk about the impact and outlook of virtual banking, including Prof. TAM Kar Yan, Dean of HKUST Business School. In response to the limited market size in Hong Kong, Prof. TAM said the potential in the Greater Bay Area should be able to provide space for the new licensees to expand and grow. Meanwhile, iMoney cited Prof. TAM’s comments on HK’s Fintech development in an article, again on HKMA’s licensing of virtual banks.

Value of Analyst Reports Vs Data (April 15) 
In HK Economic Journal (解牛集), Associate Prof. Allen HUANG, Department of Accounting, discussed the hidden value of Analyst Reports, including its impacts on share prices and benefits to small investors.   

Internships in in Brunei and Singapore (April 11)
Several papers including Wen Wei Po, Sing Tao, Headline, Bastillepost reported that the HKUST Career Center offered nearly double as many overseas jobs in its winter internship program this year, after proactively reaching out to employers in Brunei and Singapore. Business School year-one student LEUNG Chun Ho and LIFS year-four student MAN Wai Chi who participated in the program shared their experiences.

Prof Chan Appointed Chairman of WeLab (April 11)
Several local papers (Sohu, East money, Wen Wei Po) reported that Adjunct Prof KC CHAN was appointed the Chairman of WeLab Digital Virtual Bank - Hong Kong’s fourth virtual bank.

Commentary on “Cheating” (April 11)
HK Economic Times quoted Emeritus Prof. Francis LUI’s comments on university students’ cheating behavior in an article, saying some senior students had taught freshmen how to cheat.

Economic Outlook (April 10) discussed the coming economic outlook in an article, in which Assistant Prof. SIU Kam Wing, Department of Economics, shared his views on the economic performances of Hong Kong and the mainland this year, saying the outlook for both is cautiously optimistic.

Economic Loss of the Occupy Central Movement (April 10)
Ta Kung Pao and several papers reported on the verdict of the Occupy Central Movement. Emeritus Prof. Francis LUI’s previous estimation on the economic loss was cited again, saying that the first six days of the movement had cost HK an economic loss of up to HK$350 billion.

New MSc in FinTech (April 11) 
Ta Kung Pao reported on the new master program in FinTech jointly organized by Schools of Business, Engineering and Science. The paper said this program, to commence in the coming fall term, reflects the growing importance of cross-disciplinary education.

Protection and Management of Network Passwords (April 8)
In HK Economic Journal (解牛集), ISOM Chair Prof. HUI Kai Lung, discussed the measures and steps on network and data protection, including the role as a user needs to play.

Business Student Applies for Police Inspector (April 6)
Apple Daily, Ming Pao, HK01 reported the Police Recruitment Day and interviewed some applicants, including a graduating female student from the Business School.

Let's Not Bottle it With Plastic Recycling (April 3)
The Standard carried an article by Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) Prof. Anirban MUKHOPADHYAY. He wrote on ways to cultivate Hongkongers’ recycling habit and called on all parties to work together to make a difference to Hong Kong’s sustainable future.

Making the Triple Jump (April 3)
Business Because featured an MBA alumnus Marc BOELEN, who leveraged on his MBA studies and made a triple jump in career – switching location, role, and industry into luxury fashion. 

Hong Kong Can Play a Leading Role in GBA (April 1)
In HK Economic Journal (解牛集), Lecturer Charles LAM, Department of Accounting, commented on the role that Hong Kong can play in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), including the interplay between GBA and Belt and Road Initiative.


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