[School in Media] September 2021

Hong Kong’s First Sustainable and Green Finance Program

Various media including HK Economic Times, Ta Kung Pao, TOPick, Mirage News, Today’s Headline, China Infrastructure News (中国基建报),  Sohu (搜狐), Info Express (快资讯),  YiDan (一点资讯) and (網易) reported the launch of HK’s first Sustainable and Green Finance program to nurture green and sustainable finance experts in support of the city’s development into a leading green financial center. Jointly offered by the Business School and the Division of Environment and Sustainability at HKUST, the program will welcome the first cohort of 30 students in 2022-23 academic year. The Program is also mentioned by the Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 announced by the Environmental Bureau.

First Virtual Classroom in Asia

Inside Asian Gaming carried a supplement featuring Asia’s first virtual classroom launched by HKUST Business School for its new Digital MBA Program. The new facility is expected to create a highly engaging online learning environment for students.

Faculty Appointed as Chief Economist (September 30)
Bol News, Opera News, Market Screener and YTS News reported Head and Chair Prof. Albert PARK’s appointment as the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s chief economist. 

Data Analytics for Tomorrow (September 30)
HongKongEcho Magazine of the French Chamber Hong Kong featured Chair Prof. Lancelot JAMES, Department of ISOM, on how the HKUST MSc in Business Analytics program equips students with both business acumen and soft skills that the industry expects. 

Competition Witnessing the Growth of Entrepreneurial (September 28 & 29)
China Daily, and js news featured the conclusion of the HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition in Beijing. 

Helping Youngsters Start Small Businesses (September 20)
China Christian Daily mentioned Adjunct Prof. Hilton CHAN, Department of ISOM, shared how his team helps young people start with small-scale entrepreneurship in the Virtual 2021 International Entrepreneurs Missional Disciples Training Conference hosted by the Chinese Coordination Centre of World Evangelism.

Best Business Schools MBA (September 16 & 17)
Poets and Quants and Indian Express reported the Bloomberg Businessweek’s global ranking of Best Business Schools MBA 2021, in which HKUST was ranked second in the Asia Pacific region.

Prevent Internet Fraud (September 16)
HK Economic Times carried an article by Deputy Head and Chair Prof. HUI Kai-Lung, Department of ISOM, on effective measures to prevent internet fraud.

Phone Call Between US-China Presidents (September 15)
ET Net cited comments by Emeritus Prof. Francis LUI, Department of Economics, on the first phone conversation between President XI and US President Joe BIDEN.

Protect Mental Health During Pandemic (September 14)
Medical Express featured a research co-led by Associate Prof. Amy DALTON (Department of Marketing) and Bayes Business School. The study found that individuals feel more inauthentic and out of touch with their true-self when COVID 19's restrictions force them to change their regular day-to-day social roles.  

Chinese Policy Advisors in the US (September 11)
Speakout carried an article by Emeritus Prof. Francis LUI, Department of Economics, on two Chinese policy advisors in the US.  

Rankings for Global MBA (September 10 & 11)
Oriental Daily, Headline Daily, Sing Tao Daily and Bastille Post featured HKUST MBA was ranked the second in HK in the latest QS Rankings for full-time global MBA programs.

Common Prosperity and Family Business (September 9)
HK Economic Times published an article by Prof. Winnie PENG, Director of Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, on how family corporations could play a role in achieving “common prosperity”. 


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