Awards & Achievements

03.04.2017 | Awarded By : Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

HKUST Shines in the First Local IT Governance Award

To achieve success in the information era, companies around the world growingly attach importance to IT governance. The School therefore has worked with the industry and international professional bodies, like the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), to exchange and promote IT governance.

Through the efforts of Professor Garvin Percy Dias, Associate Professor of Business Education in the Department of ISOM, the School's BBA – Information Systems (IS) Program has become the first in Asia Pacific to align with the ISACA Model Curriculum.

Professor Dias has collaborated closely with ISACA and contributed not only to the development of the BBA-IS program, but also enhancement of students’ competitiveness through activities organized by ISACA. The HKUST ISACA Student Group is the first ISACA Student Group in Greater China. One of the School’s IS students earned the highest score in the world CISA exam organized by ISACA in 2014, while a student team won the first ISACA case competition in 2016.

ISACA (China HK Chapter) organized the first-ever IT Governance Achievement Awards to foster public awareness of IT governance in Hong Kong. Professor Dias and his students were recognized at the 2017 awards when they were selected for 'Merit Award' in the public sector.

Mr Nicholas Yang, JP, Secretary for the Innovation and Technology, presents the award to Garvin Percy Dias, Associate Professor of Business Education of ISOM.
Public sector award winners: Hospital Authority (Winner) and HKUST Business School (Merit); Private sector award winners: Bank of China (Winner) and ICBC Bank (Merit)
Dean Professor Tam Kar Yan (left) with Professor Dias