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11.06.2019

[School in Media] May

HIGHLIGHTS

HKUST-China Everbright Bank Cybersecurity Competition (May 15)
HK Economic Journal and Wen Wei Po carried advertorials, featuring the collaboration between HKUST and China Everbright Bank (HK Branch) in organizing a cybersecurity competition for students. With a view to nurturing cybersecurity talent, the competition attracted 40 students from different schools at HKUST to form teams and compete in a computer-simulated environment. The activity was also reported on Open Gov.

Faculty Insights Presented at BizInsight Luncheon Talks
HK Economic Journal and SCMP carried advertorials, recapping two seminars presented by the School’s BizInsight@HKUST Luncheon Seminar Series. Two faculty from the Department of Finance (Prof Deniz OKAT and Prof Abhiroop MUKHERJEE) talked about the impact of political compromises and government control of economic data on April 23, while another two faculty from the Department of Management and Department of Marketing (Prof LEE Yonghoon and Prof HONG Jiewen) discussed design evaluations and consumer experience in counterfeit brand consumption on May 8. Their presentations were followed by panel discussions, moderated respectively by Prof ZHANG Chu, Head of Department of Finance and Prof Anirban MUKHOPADHYAY, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies).

OTHERS

Huawei’s Move to Develop its Own OS (May 29)
BBC Chinese and Storm looked into the move by Huawei to develop its own operating system, amid the mounting tension between the company and the US. ISOM Chair Prof HUI Kai Lung shared his insights into Huawei’s self-designed smart phone operating system “Hongmeng”. He said it is not difficult to design a system, but hard to attract a third party to develop applications that run on the system or convince consumers to switch to the new system from Apple’s IOS or Android. On US chipmakers’ termination of supplies to Huawei, he said it is difficult for the company to find an alternative solution or develop another system by itself, which was cited by 美國星島日報 and other media portals.

Big Data Analytics and its Limitations (May 28)
HK Economic Journal (解牛集) carried an article by Associate Prof Allen HUANG, Department of Accounting, on limitations of big data analytics. He explained big data analytics provides “co-relation results”, but not “causality results”, and thus reveals some limitations for example on decision-making. 

Most Affordable Business Schools in Asia (May 28)
CEOWORLD magazine evaluated business schools in Asia and selected a list of most affordable top-ranked business schools for MBA programs. The MBA programs offered by HKUST, CUHK and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore are amongst the most affordable programs on the list.

Top 100 HK Listed Companies (May 28)
Guandian.cn reported on the HK Stock Top 100 Award Presentation Ceremony cum Greater Bay Area Fintech Development Summit, held in Shenzhen on May 24. The report mentioned that the ceremony was attended by Associate Dean Prof XU Yan on behalf of the School.

Sina Finance Honors Excellent Financial Companies (May 26)
Sina Finance, 新浪財經, 新浪台灣 featured the awardees of the Hong Kong Financial Institutions Awards (HKFIA) 2019. Organized by Sina Finance, HKFIA recognizes companies that have exhibited excellence. The Center for Invest at HKUST collaborated with the organizer to select a list of outstanding winners.

Sino-US Trade War (May 26)
Yazhou Zhoukan interviewed Emeritus Prof Francis LUI, Department of Economics, on the Sino-US trade war with a focus on the impact of tariff imposed by the US.

Tax Measures to Support Middle Income Group (May 20)
HK Economic Journal (解牛集) carried an article by Senior Lecturer Dr Kelvin MAK, Department of Accounting, on how HK government could take reference from the US on salary tax and subsidy to alleviate the growing burden of the middle-class group. 

Nurturing FinTech Talent (May 20)
Wen Wei Po interviewed Dean of HKUST Business School Prof TAM Kar Yan, where he shared his thoughts in developing Fintech talent. With the growing demand for talent from the industry, Prof Tam opined that the development in the Greater Bay Area will provide new opportunities for collaboration and nurturing more talent.

5G and Huawei (May 17)
etNet interviewed Associate Dean Prof XU Yan, and he said HK is the best place to test out 5G technology and added that HKUST has been collaborating with Huawei since 2002.

Way of Counting the Number of Protectors (May 16)
Ming Pao carried a column, and to answer some myth related to the number of protesters in a public gathering, the columnist cited Emeritus Prof Francis LUI’s way of counting the number of protestors in a rally.

To Avoid Poverty in Middle-Income Group (May 13)
HK Economic Journal (解牛集) carried an article by Senior Lecturer Dr Kelvin MAK, Department of Accounting, on measures that the government should take to avoid the spreading of “working poor” condition among the lower-to-middle class given the escalating living costs in Hong Kong.

MBA Alumnus Featured in BusinessBecause (9 May)
Education portal BusinessBecause carried a feature interview with an MBA alumnus who shared why he flew all the way from Canada to study at HKUST and the knowledge and network he gained in the program. Taylor Connaughton used to be an engineer talked about his MBA journey, which leads him to a whole new career in investment management in Asia.

Decision Making Tips (May 9)
Sina featured insights offered by Adjunct Prof Caroline WANG, Department of Management. Prof Wang, a former top executive at IBM, said people have to sort out priorities when it comes to decision making with reference to “GPA” (i.e. Goal, Priority, Alternatives) and “IPO” (Information, People, Objective Reasoning).

Sino-US Trade War and Local Economy Outlook (May 8)
iMoney carried a feature story with Adjunct Prof KC CHAN, Department on Finance. Prof Chan talked about various issues including the Sino-US trade war and HK’s property and stock markets.

Impact of Sino-US Trade War (May 7)
Apple Daily and info 51 cited comments by Prof Edwin LAI, Department of Economics, on the Sino-US trade war. He said HK’s logistics industry would be affected if the US were to further increase tariff rate, which is a threat to China.

Alumni Startup (May 6)
Ming Pao Daily featured a startup - Pecutus Technologies Limited co-founded by alumnus Victor YIP.  The company provides p-2-p currency exchange service and is one of the finalists in HKUST’s One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition. Meanwhile, Oriental Daily reported on an e-commerce platform co-founded by alumnus Franz WU.

A Sense of Trust in Teams and Creativity (May 6)
HK Economic Journal (解牛集) carried an article by Prof GONG Yaping, Head of Department of Management, on how innovation could be inspired by teamwork, and the role and influence of different degree of trust on creativity.

Hong Kong Well Positioned to be an Innovation Hub (May 6)
Ming Pao Daily carried an article by Adjunct Prof KC CHAN on the opportunities for Hong Kong in the Greater Bay Area. He said HK is well positioned to be the center of science and innovation with steps taken to enhance its capacity in research and development.

Economy Outlook in Japan (May 5)
TVB (Finance Magazine) interviewed Prof Edwin LAI. He explained how Japan’s economy went downturn after reaching a trade agreement with the US back in the 80s, and said China should not follow Japan’s footsteps in the Sino-US trade negotiations. 

Local GPD (May 3)
HK Economic Times cited comments by Emeritus Prof Francis LUI on HK’s 0.5% GDP increase for the first quarter – the smallest hike since the third quarter of 2009. Prof Lui said it was a sign of recession, adding that if the Sino-US trade negotiation comes to a fruitful conclusion, HK’s economic growth for 2019 could reach 2%. 

UG Student Receives Government Scholarship (May 1)
HK Economic Times reported that a year-one student from the School SINGHAL Sparsh was among the four local students who received the scholarship from the Government Scholarship Fund this year.


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