Launched by IENV, the new smart city app “PRAISE-HK” provides real-time air quality and health risk information down to street level as well as air quality forecasts with over 90% accuracy up to 48 hours in advance, helping users plan less-polluted routes to reduce exposure to air pollutants and avoid related health effects.

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JULY 2019

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Check Air Quality Before You Go Out

Launched by IENV, the new smart city app “PRAISE-HK” provides real-time air quality and health risk information down to street level as well as air quality forecasts with over 90% accuracy up to 48 hours in advance, helping users plan less-polluted routes to reduce exposure to air pollutants and avoid related health effects.

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Creativity as a 21st century metaskill

Are hard skills or soft skills more important in the future workplace? Prof. Kelle TSAI, Dean of SHSS, tells you why she believes creativity is the skill for the future of work and explains her plans to develop students’ soft skills that cannot be replaced by machines.

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New insights into lower limb spasticity

HKUST researchers co-discovered that deletion of an enzyme called atlastin (ATL) could lead to malfunctioning of our bodily functions, but a mutant version of ATL is capable of restoring such functions, offering clues to help curb Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.

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A passion for helping that never fades

The one-year ICRC traineeship program, exclusively for HKUST students, not only allows the selected candidate to gain a deeper understanding of humanitarian work and global risks, but also instills in the student a passion for helping others.

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HKUST receives HK$5m from Tin Ka Ping Foundation

Tin Ka Ping Foundation has donated HK$5 million to the University to assist IAS in promoting research development and talent exchange, and help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to chase their dreams.

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China’s first FinTech qualification

In response to a strong demand for FinTech talent in China, HKUST together with other three cross-border parties will co-develop a professional nation-wide qualification covering assessment, training, and quality assurance.

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Faculty Awards

July 2019

Best Paper Award (co-authoring), The 15th IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits

Prof. Mansun CHAN

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

M&SOM Best Operations Management Paper in Operations, The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM)

Prof. Guillermo GALLEGO

Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management
Crown Worldwide Professorship in Engineering

Fellow, The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

Prof. LING Shiqing

Department of Mathematics

Mao Yisheng Youth Award in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Mao Yisheng Science and Technology Education Foundation

Prof. WANG Gang

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Find out about all the awards we have earned over the years

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