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31 Mar 2020

25 best online classes you can take for free

HKUST’s MOOC course “The Science of Gastronomy”, taught by Prof. King L. CHOW, Director of Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) and Prof. Lung Yeung LAM, Adjunct Associate Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR), was recommended as one of the best 25 online courses that people can take for free amid the stay-at-home period.

31 Mar 2020

Why coronavirus lockdowns will not be easy for developing countries, and what they can learn

Prof. WU Xun , Head of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) co-wrote a column article on the containment measures for Covid-19 in developing countries.

31 Mar 2020

Govt should “exercise restraint” in deploying “institutional prerogatives” when wanting to call for early general elections, says Prof Donald Low

Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) commented on why the Singapore government wanted to hold an early election, saying that people in power should exercise restraint in deploying their institutional prerogatives.

31 Mar 2020

Improving Air Quality in High Density Cities

PRAISE-HK (Personalized Real-time Air-quality Informatics System for Exposure–Hong Kong) was mentioned in an article published by World Green Building Council. PRAISE-HK demonstrates how we can use technology to reduce personal exposure and health risk from outdoor air pollution.

31 Mar 2020

With nanodiamonds and salts, researchers compete to design face masks that kills coronavirus

Prof. YEUNG King Lun, Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) commented on the applicability of another anti-virus coating developed by another research institute, saying WHO always wants to ascertain if all countries have equal access to a certain new hygiene or medical product before deciding whether they should adopt it.

27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Why some countries wear face masks and others don’t

Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) explained the reasons behind the mask-wearing habit in different countries.