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  • Innovation & Technology
AI伴侶的道德爭議
26/01/2024
In an article by Prof. Erwin HUANG, Adjunct Professor of the Division of Integrative System and Design (ISD), he commented on the ethical dilemmas over AI romantic relationships.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Public Policy
Decisive action, not deferment, will dispel waste-charging doubts
23/01/2024
Prof. Alexis LAU, Head and Chair Professor of the Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), co-writing an article with HKU and PolyU professors, expressed concerns regarding the Hong Kong government’s decision to further delay the citywide waste-charging scheme and urge the government to move forward decisively with the waste-charging scheme.
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  • Public Policy
  • Social Changes and Health
Shrinking child populations discussed at international symposium in Japan
22/01/2024
At an international symposium on child-bearing held in Japan, Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN, Professor of the Division of Public Policy (PPOL), said economic assistance provided by governments to households has not been as effective as expected in reversing the shrinking of child populations, adding that countries will be able to "see a way out of" their declining child populations if they start to regard the challenge not as "a problem to be solved" but as "an opportunity" to change gender roles, work culture, and other social aspects.
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  • Business & Economy
Hong Kong needs to consider introducing sales tax to plug financing gaps, removing US dollar peg
20/01/2024
In a column article by Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice in Public Policy of the Division of Public Policy (PPOL), he discussed how the Government should boost the economy by keeping an open mind about the goods and services tax and considering linking HKD to a basket of currencies instead of just the greenback.
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  • Innovation & Technology
科大人造類器官高效採樣新材料配3D打印 測評污染禍害
19/01/2024
In an exclusive article, Prof. King Lun YEUNG, Professor of the Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), introduced the 3D-printed cellular scaffoldings of human skin, lung, kidney, and heart cells created by the HKUST-APEL joint laboratory research team as artificial organoids for monitoring air and water pollution to measure their potential harm to human health. Prof. Yeung stated that the laboratory is considering future collaborations with the government to install similar experimental equipment, such as detectors, on streets and buildings. Additionally, more coverage on the HKUST-APEL Joint Lab establishment.
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  • Innovation & Technology
AI時代心態培養從小開始
19/01/2024
In a column article by Prof. Erwin HUANG, Adjunct Professor of the Division of Integrative System and Design (ISD), he discussed the cultivation of AI mindset from a young age.
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  • Social Changes and Health
高唱let it go 放下困擾人或事
19/01/2024
In a column article by Prof. Erwin HUANG, Adjunct Professor of the Division of Integrative System and Design (ISD), he discussed the strategy of "letting it go" to cope with uncertainties.
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  • Public Policy
上市公司女性董事比例增 陸恭蕙:沒借口不聘用
17/01/2024
In response to the HKEX’s amendments to the Corporate Governance Code and the Listing Rules, which require listed companies to increase the ratio of female directors, Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of the Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), said the revised Code has indeed brought about improvements in the gender composition of boards of directors in Hong Kong-listed companies, but the level of female participation on boards has not yet been the most ideal.
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  • Public Policy
China's population falls for second straight year
17/01/2024
In articles on China's population decline, Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN, Professor of the Division of Public Policy (PPOL), was quoted as saying that it's not a surprise as China has got one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, so the population stops growing and starts to decline
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  • Environment & Sustainability
陸恭蕙倡政商學界 聯手推綠色建築 採節能材料 藉AI收集資料
16/01/2024
In an exclusive interview, Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of the Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), advocated the establishment of an inter-organizational partnership. The partnership shall unite the government, NGOs, and financial service industry to explore energy-saving and decarbonization measures for renovating buildings in Hong Kong.
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  • Student Bonding & Development
Space-Out Helps You!
22/12/2017
CHAN Kai Ho, Hercules, a year 4 RMBI student of has won the Champion of International Space-Out Competition in Taipei.
  • Innovation & Technology
The Lumos Helmet - TIME's BEST Inventions 2018
08/12/2018
The smart bicycle helmet Lumos, co-created by Jeff CHEN, alumnus of Dual Degree Program of Technology & Management, and Mr Eu-wen DING, was selected as one of the Best Inventions of 2018 by TIME magazine.
  • Environment & Sustainability
"REMAKE" Promotes Reduction in E-waste
12/12/2018
Angel OR, Year 2 student in Environmental Management and Technology Program, co-founded "REMAKE" to promote reduction in E-Waste and the Right to Repair by hosting bi-monthly Repair Parties.
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
EPD Will Deploy New Sensor Developed by IENV to Monitor Vessel Emissions
01/02/2019
The Institute for the Environment (IENV) developed a new senor system for real-time measurement of vessel emissions to help the enforcement of the tightened Air Pollution Control (Fuel for Vessels) Regulation.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
HKUST New App (PRAISE-HK) is launched!
24/06/2019
HKUST Institute for the Environment today launched a new mobile app that aims to help users reduce their exposure to outdoor air pollution.
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科大空氣質素App出行避污染
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  • Environment & Sustainability
Future Survivability of Heat Waves in South Asia
04/07/2019
Prof. Eun Soon IM, Assistant Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability – who took part in MIT’s study on future survivability of heat waves in South Asia – commented on the heat waves in India, saying we are facing an upper limit on human heat tolerance if we continue to produce the greenhouse gases at the current pace.
  • Public Policy
Could psychology have helped Carrie Lam avoid Hong Kong’s extradition bill fiasco?
07/07/2019
Article by Prof. Donald LOW, Director of Leadership and Public Policy Programme at South China Morning Post
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  • Environment & Sustainability
China is embracing green tech to clean up its polluted cities
10/07/2019
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment and Sustainability shared her observations in an article about China’s green technology, saying that there are a growing number of e-buses, e-vans and e-taxis all over the Pearl River Delta.
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  • Environment & Sustainability
What should be done to tackle the world's plastic waste?
15/07/2019
Prof. Ye QI , Director of Institute for Public Policy shared his insights about the plastic waste issue in China in an interview about how to tackle the world’s plastic waste, saying China is doing the right thing to ban garbage import from other countries.
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Innovation & Technology
Let's get going on road to cleaner air
24/07/2019
Editorial by Prof. Alexis LAU, Associate Director of Institute for the Environment at The Standard