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3 Feb 2017

Health Tech for Seniors

2017 Winter International Technology & Management Business Plan Competition on “Health Tech for Seniors” was hosted by HKUST in January 2017. 34 students from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), University of Bayreuth (Germany), and University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) flew to Hong Kong to join 14 students of HKUST Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management and form mixed teams in competing for the best business plan in health-tech services and products for seniors.

3 Feb 2017

Real-time Air Quality Informatics App

HKUST is developing a mobile app named “Personalized Real-Time Air Quality Informatics System for Exposure - Hong Kong” to provide real-time air quality information of specific areas/streets to the public.

25 Jan 2017

“Go Paperless” – Corporate Project Sponsored by Hong Kong Jockey Club and IBM Global Business Services

With the support of Hong Kong Jockey Club and IBM Global Business Services (IBM GBS), 2016 fall term’s Corporate Project “Go Paperless” is to help change work habits by reducing paper consumption in Hong Kong Jockey Club business units. The project aims at providing students with hands-on experience in solving complex real business problems and polishing their advanced skills in strategic thinking and executive communication.

11 Jan 2017

Climathon Conference: Extreme Heat, Extreme Density - Problems and Solutions

The Division of Environment (ENVR) organized a one-day Climathon Conference titled Extreme Heat, Extreme Density - Problems and Solutions on 29 October 2016 which is the first time Climathon has launched their activity in Hong Kong. More than 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students, guests and members from the general public and intelligentsia (think tank, environmental NGOs, research institutes etc.) have registered and participated.

10 Jan 2017

Smog from northern mainland ‘not affecting’ Hong Kong

SCMP interviewed Prof. Jimmy FUNG, Head of Division of Environment, on 9 January 2017 for his comments on the air pollution peak problem in Hong Kong on last Sunday (8 January). Some people questioned if the toxic smog in northeast China could drift to Hong Kong with the arrival of monsoon winds. Prof. FUNG said that, based on the data from HKUST’s Atmospheric and Environmental Database, there was no sign of connection between the very high PM2.5 concentration in northern China and that in Hong Kong. The data suggested that most of the pollutants were generated locally and regionally in Hong Kong and within the Pearl River Delta region.

8 Dec 2016

Free Fruits Come Again!

IPO provides students with daily selected fruits in supporting of their battle in Fall term examination.