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Education 4.0

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About the Symposium

In recent decades, technological advancements have paved the way to the industrial revolution 4.0, which will significantly reshape the landscape of work and essential work skills needed in the future. In tomorrow’s complex, ambiguous, and agile world, learning needs to be interdisciplinary, personalized, human-centered, and be seen as a lifelong endeavour for individuals at every stage of their career. Can the traditional higher education model provide the necessary learning experience to prepare graduates for such a changing and unprecedented world?

Throughout this Symposium, scholars, educators, practitioners, and students will look into the essential components of higher education pedagogies and curricula that may bring about a new future-fit model of higher education. This Symposium aims to shed some light on these perspectives from institutional leaders and students along with idea pitches on how these two groups joined together to co-create new learning and teaching models. We will be envisioning the future of education, unveiling some emerging and innovative practices, and enabling a co-creation journey together.

Come to join us online via Zoom on 19 and 20 January 2021 to unlock tomorrow’s Education 4.0!

 Date: 19 and 20 January 2021
 Time: 09:30 - 13:30
 Venue: Online via Zoom

Program

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Day 1: 19 January 2021@09:30 – 13:30 2021 T&L Symposium
09:30-09:40 Welcoming and Opening Address

by Prof. Lionel Ni, HKUST

KEYNOTE SPEECHES: ENVISION THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
09:40-10:00 Keynote 1 – "Future Models of Higher Education"

by Prof. Lionel Ni, HKUST

10:00-10:20 Keynote 2 – "Designing a University for the Future of Higher Education"

by Prof. David J. Helfand, Columbia University

PANEL DISCUSSION: PERSPECTIVES FROM INSTITUTIONAL LEADERS
10:20-11:10 Panel Discussion – "The New Model of Higher Education in a Disruptive World"
  • Dr. Albert Chau, HKBU
  • Prof. David J. Helfand, Columbia University
  • Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, HKU

Facilitated by Prof. Anirban Mukhopadhyay, HKUST

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: EMERGING and INNOVATIVE PRACTICES
Session 1
Remote and Mixed-Mode Learning
Session 2
AR/VR/MR Technology in Teaching
11:15-11:35
"Mixed Mode, Mixed Results"

by Prof. Stuart Gietel-Basten, HKUST

"VR360 Field Trips for Engineering Geology Education"

by Prof. Gang Wang, HKUST

11:35-11:55
"Students as Allies: How to Engage Students in any Settings"

by Prof. Rhea Liem, HKUST

"Two in One: A Mobile App with Augmented Reality for Learning Marine Biology Lab and Lab Report"

by Dr. Cindy Lam & Dr. Elza Tsang, HKUST

11:55-12:15
"Inspiring Makers in First-Year Engineering through Remote Learning"

by Mr. Jac Leung & Mr. Paul D. Lavigne, HKUST

"The Immersive Virtual Reality Technology: The Modern Trend for the Active Learning in Techniques of Biomedical Sciences"

by Dr. Florence Tang, CUHK

CO-CREATION OF STUDENT AGENCY: #U2.0 PROGRAM
12:20–12:40 College Education Is Not Worth It, If You Only Go to Class

by Prof. King L Chow, HKUST

12:40–12:55 Driving Disruptive Growth Through Co-Creation Journey with Students

by Ms. Helen Wong, HKUST

12:55–13:30
Breakout 1
Breakout 2
Breakout 3
"Business Ethics Reimagined: Creativity & Fun with Students"

by Prof. Mary Ho, BCIT & Ms. Jessica Lynn Martins, HKUST

"HKUST Connect: Connect-the-dots: Reshaping the Student Experience in Community Engagement with Individualized Pathways"

by Ms. Beryl Lam, HKUST & Ms. Agnes Lam, HKUST

"Posvibes: Turning HKUST Campus into a Living Lab that Cultivates Students’ Creativity and Artistic Sense"

by Ms. Micky Wong, HKUST & Ms. Anson Chan, HKUST

"Teaching sustainable consumption concepts in an engaging and innovative way to secondary school students in Hong Kong"

by Dr. Meike Sauerwein, HKUST & Ms. Whitney Yu, HKUST

"Interactive eVisuals: Embracing the Power of Visuals to Connect Meaningful Experiences"

by Ms. Miranda Man, HKUST & Ms. Kristen Leung, HKUST

"Leadership: Mix & Match: Sparkling Personal Growth & Leadership Development to More Students"

by Ms. Rufina Wong, HKUST & Mr. Elton Miao, HKUST

Day 2: 20 January 2021@09:30 – 13:30 2021 T&L Symposium
09:30-09:35 Welcome
KEYNOTE SPEECHES: EMERGENT MODEL AND CURRICULA OF HIGHER EDUCATION
09:35-09:55 Keynote 3 - "Reconceptualizing Student Journeys in Higher Education"

by Prof. Anirban Mukhopadhyay, HKUST

09:55-10:15 Keynote 4 – "Composition, Compost, and Chaosmosis: Re: Conceptualizing Competencies in a VUCA World"

by Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, HKU

PERSPECTIVES FROM STUDENTS
10:15–11:10 Panel Discussion: "Future of Higher Education Model based on the Remote Learning Experience during the Pandemic"
  • Anson Chan, UG Student, School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST
  • Morris Chan, UG Student, School of Science, HKUST
  • Timothy Leung, UG Student, School of Business and Management, HKUST
  • Whitney Yu, UG Student, Interdisciplinary Program Office, HKUST

Facilitated by Marco Lewis Clark, UG Student, School of Engineering, HKUST

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: EMERGING AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICES
Session 3:
Gamification and Game-Based Learning
Session 4:
UGC Teaching and Learning Projects
11:15–11:35
"Scientific Inquiry Reinvented"

by Dr. Wincy Chan, HKU

"Teaching outside the "Box" - #Maker’s Move @ HKUST"

by Prof. Ben Chan, HKUST

11:35–11:55
"To Play or To Learn?"

by Dr. Jean Lai, HKBU

"In Searching for Transformative Power of Communities of Practice: A Cross-institutional Project on Internationalisation of the Curriculum"

by Dr. Tracy Zou, HKU

11:55–12:15
"Game-Based Learning in a Virtual Flipped Classroom Setting"

by Dr. Fred Ku, CUHK

"From Digital Literacies Back to Communication"

by Ms. Jessica Chan, HKUST

CO-CREATING TOMORROW'S EDUCATION 4.0: IDEA PITCH
12:20–13:25 Student Partnership: Co-Creating Tomorrow’s Education 4.0

Idea pitch by students and faculty teams that joined together to co-create new learning and teaching models capable of equipping students with future-ready competence in the emergent complex, ambiguous, and agile world. The teams will be pitching their ideas on various co-creation themes including:

  • Ethics and Emerging Technologies
  • Stem education
  • Gamification in a laboratory course
  • Creativity
  • Rethinking Future-ready Graduate Teaching Assistants' Attributes
  • 30A Precious Plastics to Art
  • SELF Leadership

Facilitated by Mr. James Bishop,Koru Consulting Ltd. & Mr. Jimbo Clark, InnoGreat.

13:25–13:30 Closing Remarks

by Prof. T. C. Pong, HKUST

Speakers

Keynotes
Prof. Anirban MUKHOPADHYAY
Prof. Anirban MUKHOPADHYAY
Prof. David J. HELFAND
Prof. David J. HELFAND
Prof. Lionel NI
Prof. Lionel NI
Prof. Gray KOCHHAR-LINDGREN
Prof. Gray KOCHHAR-LINDGREN
Panel
Prof. David J. HELFAND
Prof. David J. HELFAND
Prof. Gray KOCHHAR-LINDGREN
Prof. Gray KOCHHAR-LINDGREN
Dr. Albert CHAU
Dr. Albert CHAU
Student Panel
Ms. Whitney YU
Ms. Whitney YU
Mr. Timothy LEUNG
Mr. Timothy LEUNG
Ms. Anson Sze Wai, CHAN
Ms. Anson Sze Wai, CHAN
Mr. Morris CHAN
Mr. Morris CHAN
Mr. Marco Lewis CLARK
Mr. Marco Lewis CLARK
Facilitators
Prof. Anirban MUKHOPADHYAY
Prof. Anirban MUKHOPADHYAY
Mr. James BISHOP
Mr. James BISHOP
Mr. Jimbo CLARK
Mr. Jimbo CLARK
Emerging and Innovative Practices
Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN
Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN
Prof. Ben CHAN
Prof. Ben CHAN
Mr. Jac Ka Lok LEUNG
Mr. Jac Ka Lok LEUNG
Dr. Wincy CHAN
Dr. Wincy CHAN
Ms. Jessica CHAN
Ms. Jessica CHAN
Prof. Gang WANG
Prof. Gang WANG
Mr. Paul D. LAVIGNE
Mr. Paul D. LAVIGNE
Dr. Tracy ZOU
Dr. Tracy ZOU
Dr. Elza TSANG
Dr. Elza TSANG
Dr. Cindy LAM
Dr. Cindy LAM
Prof. Rhea LIEM
Prof. Rhea LIEM
Dr. Jean LAI
Dr. Jean LAI
Dr. Fred KU
Dr. Fred KU
Dr. Florence TANG
Dr. Florence TANG
Student Partnership
Prof. King L CHOW
Prof. King L CHOW
Ms. Helen WONG
Ms. Helen WONG
Ms. Beryl LAM
Ms. Beryl LAM
Ms. Miranda MAN
Ms. Miranda MAN
Ms. Micky WONG
Ms. Micky WONG
Ms. Rufina WONG
Ms. Rufina WONG
Dr. Mary HO
Dr. Mary HO
Ms. Jessica Lynn MARTINS
Ms. Jessica Lynn MARTINS
Ms. Agnes Chiu Ki, LAM
Ms. Agnes Chiu Ki, LAM
Ms. Kristen Ka Yu, LEUNG
Ms. Kristen Ka Yu, LEUNG
Ms. Anson Sze Wai, CHAN
Ms. Anson Sze Wai, CHAN
Mr. Elton, Tsz Ting, MIAO
Mr. Elton, Tsz Ting, MIAO
Dr. Meike SAUERWEIN
Dr. Meike SAUERWEIN
Ms. Whitney YU
Ms. Whitney YU
Mr. Marco Lewis CLARK

Mr. Marco Lewis CLARK
UG Student, BEng in Mechanical Engineering,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Marco is a recent soon-to-graduate HKUST student majoring in Aerospace Engineering. Although coming from an engineering background, he has shown to be involved in other disciplines. Recently, Marco has started a health care start-up focusing on near-infrared technology, fusing engineering with entrepreneurship. Since its inception, Marco's venture has since been awarded by the MIT innovation node in Hong Kong as well as funded by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. In his academic years, he has participated as a Chairman of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, as a fundraiser for Alpha Kapp Psi (Chi Phi Chapter) and an Engineering Student Ambassador for HKUST. Online education is nothing new to him, as a proud Khan Academy scholar since IB Maths, he embraces the future of learning unreservedly.

Mr. Morris CHAN

Mr. Morris CHAN
UG Student, BSc in Mathematics,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Morris Chan is a second-year student pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) Degree at HKUST. Having studied journalism before transferring to HKUST, Morris has developed an enthusiasm in data analytics and its applications to bring positive changes in society. Therefore, he has changed his major to Mathematics and continues to dedicate time in sports and politics. Morris' favourite pastime includes learning through self-initiated projects, playing video games and enjoying sports events.

Dr. Meike SAUERWEIN

Dr. Meike SAUERWEIN
Lecturer, Division of Environment and Sustainability,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dr. Meike Sauerwein is a lecturer at the Division of Environment and Sustainability at HKUST. With a background in environmental chemistry, her research focuses on life cycle-based assessment of environmental impacts of production and consumption. Focusing on the fast-moving consumer goods sector, she is also interested in corporate social responsibility and initiatives to change patterns of consumption and nurturing green, ethical and critical consumers. Since 2017 Meike has been teaching courses and giving workshops on the topic of sustainable consumption and life cycle assessment. Her particular interest lies in exploring new teaching methodologies including experiential learning and gaming to teach an engage students on the topic of sustainable consumption.

Mr. Elton, Tsz Ting, MIAO

Mr. Elton, Tsz Ting, MIAO
UG Student, BEng in Computer Engineering,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Elton is a Year 3 Computer Engineering student at HKUST. He has been an active participant in student development programs by the Dean of Students’ Office, including the multi-year leadership program Redbird Leadership Community. He joins Rufina’s team in the #U2.0 program to co-create new ideas for students’ personal and leadership development programs. Through #U2.0, he was awarded with the Learning & Development Traineeship, and is currently assisting with the implementation of the ideas he generated with the staff and students. One is a Community App CirGo that facilitates students to connect, and he is the creator of that app.

Kristen Ka Yu, LEUNG

Ms. Kristen Ka Yu, LEUNG
UG Student, BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Kristen, currently a year 3 student majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology in HKUST, with a heart to being more involved in this community. A Connect ambassador for community engagement(ACE) and an HKUST Connect Changemaking leader with experience in organizing voluntary services and advocating awareness on the campus. Besides, is also a person who is self-motivated and constantly looking for challenges that can offer chances to make a meaningful difference. Although without professional painting learning experience, passionate about using simple drawings and visuals aids to sketch the ideas, thoughts, and feelings from experiences gathered over the activities organized by HKUST Connect so far.

Ms. Agnes Chiu Ki, LAM

Ms. Agnes Chiu Ki, LAM
UG Student, BBA in Global Business,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Agnes is a year 2 Global Business student. She joined HKUST Connect’s Cambodia Service Learning Trip which strengthened her determination to empower more children in the future. Since then, she has brought impact to various student bodies, like Enactus HKUST and Drama Society, HKUSTSU. She also received the Sun Kwok Yuen Talent Scholarship and Reaching Out Award from HKSAR Government. Agnes participated the #U2.0 Project and was awarded the Best Teamwork Individual Award, that allowed her to work with HKUST Connect staff to implement their U2.0 idea to encourage HKUST students to create greater impact on the community.

Ms. Anson Sze Wai, CHAN

Ms. Anson Sze Wai, CHAN
UG Student, BSc in Global China Studies
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Anson is a penultimate student majoring in Global China Studies and minoring in Psychological and Behavioral Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. As a social science student, she has a wealth of experiences in organizing various programs to connect with different organizations. She has been the Learning and Development Trainee of the Dean of Students’ Office interactive E-visual team, Personal Finance Ambassador of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), Trade Ambassador of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, HKUST Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Ambassador Programme President, member of the Hong Kong Short Track Speed Skating National Team and HKUST Dragon Boat Team.

Mr. Jimbo CLARK

Mr. Jimbo CLARK
InnoGreat

Jimbo Clark is the founder of InnoGreat, a consulting firm which focuses on creativity and innovation in the decision-making process. He helps leadership teams and organizations solve challenging situations with improved thinking aligned to a shared vision of the future. Jimbo has worked with more than 40 Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Jimbo is the creator of Thinking in and Out of the Box, a tool used around the world to increase creativity, empathy and inclusion, and co-creator of the ClockWise creative innovation methodology.

Mr. Timothy LEUNG

Mr. Timothy LEUNG
UG Student, BSc in Economics and Finance,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Timothy is a year 3 student in HKUST. Fascinated by how individuals, corporates and government make key decisions, he joined the business school in 2018 as an economics and finance major. Tim is also an active member in the business school, emceeing regularly for SBM events as well as volunteering in different service programmes. In school, he is interested in behavioural science/psychology and philosophy. Out of school, he is also plays the guitar, basketball and taekwondo.

Dr. Florence TANG

Dr. Florence TANG
Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Florence Tang obtained her doctoral degree in Anatomy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her teaching interests focus on Anatomy in health professional trainings and research techniques in biomedical studies. She has a passion in education research and courseware development using emerging technologies.  Her team has developed several innovative VR/AR courseware to facilitate student teaching and learning processes. She also actively promotes STEM education at both high-school and university levels. Her work has been showcased at several international medical and nursing education workshops and conferences. Recently, was shortlisted for eLFA2020 Awards – Technology Innovation Award and finally she has got for the bronze prize.

Ms. Whitney YU

Ms. Whitney YU
UG Student, BSc In Environmental Management and Technology,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Whitney is a year 3 student, studying Environmental Management and Technology. Though she graduated high school still confused about her desired path of study, the topic of sustainability drew her in because of its interdisciplinary nature and the opportunity to make a difference in a changing climate. To her, sustainability is important because it is tied to how we live and thrive, and education should serve to pave the way in every student’s understanding of how we interact with the world around us. Outside of her studies, she enjoys singing in choir and playing video games.

Dr. Fred KU

Dr. Fred KU
Assistant Dean (Undergraduate Studies),
Director, Integrated BBA Programme,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Fred Ku, currently Assistant Dean for undergraduate studies and Director of the Integrated BBA programme, has been with CUHK Business School since 2009. Prior to joining the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, CUHK Business School, he received his BBA and PhD degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

With expertise in business economics, he teaches courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, managerial economics, and business statistics for MBA, MAcc, MSc and UG programmes. Dr. Ku has written 7 teaching cases, published a book on economics, and has been an active case contributor to popular economics textbooks. As a pioneering educator, he has also produced more than 10 educational videos, and developed an interactive classroom game. His prominent contribution to teaching and learning has been recognised by the CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2013 and multiple teaching awards by CUHK Business School.

Since 2013, Dr. Ku has also served as Associate Director of Programme for Economic Education, Economic Research Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies. He has led and participated in various teaching and learning projects supported by CUHK and Education Bureau. He also provides consultancy services for Trade and Industry Department of Hong Kong. Dr. Ku contributes to the professional community by conducting professional seminars and training workshops for Education Bureau. He is also a regular speaker for a popular radio show.

Dr. Jean LAI

Dr. Jean LAI
Lecturer, Department of Computer Science,
Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Jean Lai is currently holding a Lecturer position in the Department of Computer Science at the Hong Kong Baptist University. She received her PhD degree from the Department of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong. Before joining the Hong Kong Baptist University, she was with the University of Hong Kong. Previous to her research studies, she was an IT practitioner in the Hong Kong Banking sector over a decade. She serves as the chapter chair in the IEEE Computational Intelligence (Hong Kong) Chapter since 2018. Her research interests include: E-Learning Design and Applications, Social Computing, and Financial Technologies. She was presented with the Department’s Best Teaching Award for 2013/14 and 2019/20.

Dr. Mary HO

Dr. Mary HO
Faculty, Business Administration,
School of Business + Media, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada

Dr. Mary HO was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at HKUST Business School, Hong Kong, from 2014-2020. She taught business ethics courses at the School and focused on experiential learning for students through corporate partnerships. She is also an independent consultant, specializing in community engagement and service learning development & management, with over 10 years' CSR experience. She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of British Columbia, Canada, and completed her doctorate degree from The Kadoorie Institute at The University of Hong Kong. She currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ms. Jessica Lynn MARTINS

Ms. Jessica Lynn MARTINS
UG Student, BBA in Management,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Jessica Lynn Martins is a penultimate year student studying at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is completing her Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Management and Marketing and minoring in Psychological and Behavioral Studies.

Prof. Rhea LIEM

Prof. Rhea LIEM
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Rhea Liem joined HKUST in August 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering degree from the School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She earned Master of Science (SM) degrees in Computation for Design and Optimization, and Aeronautics/Astronautics, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She then pursued her PhD degree in the Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) Laboratory, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), as a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. She is a 2012 Amelia Earhart Fellow, which is annually awarded to selected female PhD students in the aerospace science and engineering field.

She is one of the first aerospace engineering faculty members at HKUST, where she does aerospace computation research in aircraft design and air transportation applications. She was awarded the SENG Teaching Excellence Award 2017/18 for her contributions in developing and teaching the Introduction to Aerospace Engineering and Aircraft Design courses.

Dr. Cindy LAM

Dr. Cindy LAM
Lecturer, Ocean Science,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dr Cindy Lam is lecturer under Environmental Science Programs, School of Science. She has been working on the development of UG curriculum for years and is dedicated to explore new methods for promoting active learning, and incorporate new technologies such as argument reality into teaching.

Dr. Elza TSANG

Dr. Elza TSANG
Senior Lecturer, Center for Language Education,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dr Elza Tsang is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Language Education, HKUST. She is overseeing the development of the English curricula for senior students in the School of Science. She has been involved in several funded projects related to self-access learning, e-learning and the development of informal language curricula.

Dr. Tracy ZOU

Dr. Tracy ZOU
Assistant Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning,
The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Tracy Zou is an assistant professor in the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hong Kong. She has been actively engaged in identifying, collecting, and promoting exemplary teaching and learning practices in HKU and beyond. The UGC-funded cross-institutional project on internationalising teaching and learning led by her has resulted in a vibrant community of practice consisting of over 120 passionate faculty members who explored innovative approaches to internationalisation. The novel approach adopted in this project has been featured in several book chapters and two journal papers. The team’s contribution to the academic community was also recognised by HKU’s Professional Services Award as a finalist in 2019.

Mr. Paul D. LAVIGNE

Mr. Paul D. LAVIGNE
Teaching Associate, Center for Engineering Education,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Paul D. Lavigne is a Teaching Associate in the Center for Engineering Education at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has over 30 years of combined experience in the areas of teaching, training, and managing engineering projects. His research interests are in promoting the maker culture in engineering, internationalization in higher level education, and gamification in engineering courses. He has planned the learning environment to encourage students to use new technical knowledge to develop their design competencies. Lavigne holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in Project Management from Anglia Ruskin University.

Ms. Jessica CHAN

Ms. Jessica CHAN
Lecturer, Center for Language Education,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Jessica joined CLE in 2013 following an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (University of Oxford) and has since taught a range of English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes courses. She is also a trained Minerva instructor, teaching Multimodal Communication as part of the HKUST-Minerva Scholars Program. She now leads the Common Core course 'Mediated Me: An Introduction to Digital Literacy', which implements a blended-learning design and an active learning approach to address the newer communication needs required of our students socially, academically and professionally in our increasingly connected world.

Prof. Gang WANG

Prof. Gang WANG
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. Gang Wang is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST. His major research interests are geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil dynamics and computational geomechanics. He obtained B.Eng. and M. Eng. from Tsinghua University, Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 2005, and joined HKUST in 2008. He is presently President of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Associate Editor of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. He was awarded Li Foundation Heritage Prize, HKUST School of Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award, Mao Yisheng Youth Award by Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and others. Three of his supervised Ph.D. students and Postdoc have been enlisted into "National Thousand Youth Talents Program".

Dr. Wincy CHAN
Lecturer, Department of Pathology,
The University of Hong Kong

Wincy Chan is a Lecturer and holds concurrent positions at the Department of Pathology and the Common Core, both at The University of Hong Kong. Wincy has years of experience working in higher education teaching and learning, with particular interests in the student learning experience and technology-facilitated pedagogical designs. Her work looks into the learning processes and instructional design that promote the 21st century’s skills. Putting together her interests in forensic investigation and immersive technology, Wincy and her team gamified a real-life case for a Common Core Course, The Science of Crime Investigation, to train students’ scientific competency in a fun and engaging way.

Ms. Rufina WONG

Ms. Rufina WONG
Senior Learning & Development Trainer,
Dean of Students’ Office, HKUST

Rufina joined HKUST in 2008. Leveraging on her experience in the corporate world and education, she has pioneered and iterated multiple initiatives for HKUST in students’ personal growth, leadership development, and service learning. Her passion is to build up purposeful young adults with integrity and empathy so that they can make a unique contribution to this world. Currently, she leads a team of trainers to design and facilitate learning & development programs, and to provide one-on-one advising to develop students’ mindsets, skills, and characters. She holds a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Studies and Teaching, and is a Certified Facilitator of The Students Leadership Challenge, and PRISM Brain Mapping.

Ms. Micky WONG

Ms. Micky WONG
Manager (Co-curricular Programs),
Dean of Students’ Office, HKUST

Micky is currently the Manager of Co-curricular Programs at the HKUST Dean of Students’ Office. With academic background in Psychology and Counseling, Micky believes supporting students’ holistic wellbeing is one important factor to achieve academic success and life goal. She is therefore eager to promote positive and healthy student U life through interactive programs and activities. Micky started her career in HKUST as a School Student Advisor to guide students through the university transition period and major selection process. She then changed her role as a Manager to develop Reslife – an extended fun classroom for hall residents to live, learn and relax together after a long day of study. After nine years of experience working with students, Micky is now in charge of a brand of Co-curricular Program named +VibEs to spread good vibes and support all students’ emotional wellbeing through programs related to nature and animal, visual and expressive art, as well as music and culture.

Ms. Miranda MAN

Ms. Miranda MAN
Manager (Co-curricular Programs); Program Manager (HKUST Connect),
Dean of Students’ Office, HKUST

Miranda joined the HKUST Connect in 2009 and is a Registered Social Worker. She has extensive experience and skills in students development in co-curricular programs and she is responsible for program planning and coordination, curriculum development, training workshop delivery and student learning consolidation in various student development programs. Miranda is an energetic, flexible, and creative trainer and advisor. She is passionate in people development and inspire young adult to find their goals. Miranda graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work, holds a Master of Arts in Work Based Studies (Coaching, Training and Development), and is a certified Lumina Spark Practitioner.

Ms. Beryl LAM

Ms. Beryl LAM
Manager (Co-curricular Programs); Program Manager (HKUST Connect),
Dean of Students’ Office, HKUST

Beryl is a founding staff of HKUST Connect, a university-wide community engagement initiative, currently leading the program building, partner relationships, volunteer management and operations of the unit. She is passionate about the environment and sustainability issues, arts and culture, and inspiring students to be global citizens using their heart, head and hands. Beryl first joined HKUST at the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching (now the Center for Education Innovation). She has over 15 years of practical experience in program development, including in adult and lifelong learning, general education courses, service learning and community engagement programs for undergraduate students. Beryl is a graduate of HKUST with a BBA in Finance, holds an MA in Cultural Management from CUHK, and is an accredited facilitator of the 2030 SDGs Game.

Prof. Anirban MUKHOPADHYAY

Prof. Anirban MUKHOPADHYAY
Associate Provost (Teaching and Learning),
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Anirban Mukhopadhyay (PhD, Columbia) is the Associate Provost (Teaching and Learning), Lifestyle International Professor of Business, and Chair Professor of Marketing at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Consumer Psychology. He has previously served as the Associate Director of the HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies), and Acting Director and Associate Director (PhD/MPhil Programs) of the School of Business and Management, HKUST. Professor Mukhopadhyay has published in leading journals in Marketing, Psychology, Economics, Nutrition, and Corporate Strategy. He is a past winner of the Early Career Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology, and has been recognized as a Young Scholar and an MSI Scholar by the Marketing Science Institute.

David J. HELFAND

Prof. David J. HELFAND
Professor, Department of Astronomy,
Columbia University

David J. Helfand, a faculty member at Columbia University for 43 years, has served nearly half of that time as Chair of the Department of Astronomy. He is the author of over 200 scientific publications and has mentored 22 PhD students, but most of his pedagogical efforts have been aimed at teaching science to non-science majors. He instituted the first change in Columbia's Core Curriculum in 50 years by introducing Frontiers of Science, now required for all first-year students. In 2005, he joined an effort to create Canada's first independent, non-profit, secular university, Quest University Canada where he served as President & Vice-Chancellor from 2008-2015.  He also recently completed a four-year term as President of the American Astronomical Society, and is currently Chair of the American Institute of Physics. His first book, "A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age" appeared, appropriately, in 2016.

Prof. Lionel NI

Prof. Lionel NI
Provost,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Professor Lionel M. Ni took office as the Provost of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) on May 16, 2019. He is concurrently Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to this, he was Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) and Chair Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Macau. From July 2002 to December 2014, he served at HKUST in various capacities including Chair Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dean of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School and Special Assistant to the President.

Professor Ni earned his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1980. He was Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University (1981 to 2002), the Microelectronic Systems Architecture program director at US National Science Foundation (1995-1996) and co-founder and CEO of CC&T Technologies, Inc., Michigan (1998-2001), and the Chief Scientist of the China’s National 973 Program on Wireless Sensor Networks (2006 to 2011).

Professor Ni’s research publications have received strong support with over 35,000 citations on Google Scholar. The winner of 8 best paper awards, he has multiple achievements including ownership of 27 US/China patents and having supervised 73 PhD students.

A Life Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Professor Ni won the Overseas Outstanding Contribution Award from China Computer Federation in 2009, the First Class Award in Natural Sciences from the Ministry of Education, China in 2010, the Second Class Award in Natural Sciences for Research Excellence from the State Council, China in 2011, and the First Class Award in Science and Technology from the Guangdong Province in 2014.

Prof. Gray KOCHHAR-LINDGREN

Prof. Gray KOCHHAR-LINDGREN
Professor & Director of Common Core,
The University of Hong Kong

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren is Professor & Director of the Common Core at the University of Hong Kong (https://commoncore.hku.hk/). Holding a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong and as the Lead for the HKU and UGC Outstanding Teaching Awards (Teams). Having earlier taught in the US, Switzerland, and Germany, in 2017 he initiated GLADE (Global Liberal Arts Design Experiments) and is now co-designing, with students and colleagues, Critical Zones: Gender, Cities, and Well-Being; The Passion Project: Creating Work You Love; and a range of Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research projects. His most recent book is Urban Arabesques: Philosophy, Hong Kong, Transversality and he is currently working on Noir: Thought, Art, Ecology and, with Graham Woodgate, a collection called Strange Resonances: The University and Transdisciplinarity-in-Motion.

Dr. Albert Chau

Dr. Albert CHAU
Vice-President (Teaching and Learning),
Hong Kong Baptist University

Albert Chau is Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) of Hong Kong Baptist University (2016-now). He received his BSc in Industrial Engineering and Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and MSc and PhD in psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He then taught at the Department of Psychology, served as Director of General Education (2002-2015) and Dean of Student Affairs at HKU.

Prof. Ben CHAN

Prof. Ben CHAN
Director, Center for Engineering Education Innovation,
Associate Professor in Engineering Education, Department of Civil Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dr Ben, Y. B. Chan is currently an Associate Professor in Engineering Education and the Director of the University’s Center for Engineering Education Innovation. Ben has worked extensively in Engineering Education related areas, including academic advising, experiential learning and teaching pedagogies development. Ben has been the recipient of numerous teaching excellence awards during his almost decade-long teaching at the University, including the finalist of the QS Reimagine Education Award 2018 (Global) organized by Wharton School QS Reimagine Education Award Committee; School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award in 2016 & 2020; the Common Core Teaching Excellence Award 2016 - Honorary Mention, the Nomination for the 2017 & 2020 UGC Teaching Award, etc. He also accumulated over HK$20M education related grants as a PI and has over 50 journal and conference papers published.

Prof. King L Chow

Prof. King L Chow
Acting Dean of Students,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

King L. Chow, Prof. Life Sci, Chem & Biol Eng, Public Policy. A molecular geneticist in training, he researches on neural development, evolution, synthetic biology. His interests probe into integration of technology, education and society. He has served to set up the various programs; Molecular Biomedical Sciences, the University Common Core, Individualized Interdisciplinary Major, and a Gifted Education Program at UST. He currently heads the Dean of Students Office promoting democratization of education, recognizing a diversity of talents, removing disciplinary boundary, and aiming to make the university an agency of changes, knowledge creation, talent development and self-discovery for individuals.

Ms. Helen WONG

Ms. Helen WONG
Head (Co-Curricular Programs); Program Director of HKUST Connect,
Dean of Student’s Office
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Helen Wong joined HKUST in 2000 and is currently serving as one of the Heads of Dean of Students’ Office. She has played a pivotal role in the establishment and development of co-curricular programs in the 4-year undergraduate curriculum. The team works closely with schools, faculty members and teaching support units in designing and delivering outcome-based educational and student development programs in holistic development, leadership, and service / experiential learning. She is the founding Program Director of HKUST Connect, a community engagement initiative established in 2009, which serves to provide myriad experiential learning opportunities bringing positive impact to multiple stakeholders.

Prior to her current role, Helen was the Associate Director of HKUST College of Lifelong Learning in 2003-2009 and the Head of Programs and Instructional Development Team of the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching (now the Center for Educaiton Innovation) in 2000-2003.

Helen holds an International M.B.A. from Schulich School of Business and a M.Ed from University of Wollongong. She is a certified praticioner of Lumina Spark Psychometric Assessment and a certified facilitator of the 2030 SDG Game.

Mr. Jac Ka Lok LEUNG

Mr. Jac Ka Lok LEUNG
Teaching Associate, Center for Engineering Education Innovation,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Jac Ka Lok Leung, is a Teaching Associate in the Center for Engineering Education Innovation at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has 8 years of combined teaching, training, and research expertise as an instructor in first-year engineering courses and a professional skills trainer in mentorship and student-led programs. His research interests include fostering first-year engineering students’ learning motivations, measurement and assessment of active learning courses, and promoting the maker culture in engineering. Leung holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and MS in Environmental Engineering at HKUST, currently a candidate in the Doctor in Education program at The University of Hong Kong.

Mr. James BISHOP

Mr. James BISHOP
Kory Consulting Ltd.

James has come a long way from his early years working in the rainforests of New Zealand’s national parks to the urban jungles of Asia’s greatest cities. A native of New Zealand and long term resident of Hong Kong, James brings over 25 years of experience and insights gleaned while managing and leading projects in a variety of industries, countries and cultures.

As an enthusiastic facilitator, learning experience designer and team coach, James has delivered over 600 days of programs in 20 countries to more than 20,000 people from over 150 companies. More specifically, James is a master at the Gamification of the learning journey.

James and his team are no strangers to HKUST, having spent more than a year working alongside faculty and students, running workshops to upskill people to embrace digital tools and methodologies, introducing graphic recording, co-designing and delivering last Summer’s #U2.0.

Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN

Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN
Director, Center for Aging Science
Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science
Professor of Social Science and Public Policy

Stuart Gietel-Basten is Professor of Social Science and Public Policy. He is the Director of the university’s Center for Aging Science; and is Associate Dean (Research) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to joining HKUST in 2017, he was Associate Professor of Social Policy at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD in historical demography from the University of Cambridge in 2008.  

Stuart’s research covers the interplay between changing population dynamics and public/social policy. His research is especially focussed on (a) fertility transition; (b) conceptual approaches to ageing; (c) population policy. He is the co-ordinator of the GGS-Asia project, which seeks to run the Generations and Gender Survey in Asian settings – including Hong Kong.

In addition to a number of articles in leading journals in demography and related disciplines, he has written two books on population - Why Demography Matters (with Danny Dorling, Polity Press 2018) and The “Population Problem” in Pacific Asia (Oxford University Press 2019 ) -  and co-edited a third – Family Demography in Asia (with Minja-Kim Choe and John Casterline, Elgar 2019).

Pre-symposium

Day 1

Prof. Lionel Ni and Prof. Roger Cheng kick-started the symposium to explore specific competencies and skills to prepare future-ready students as they enter the disruptive, fast-changing workforce driven by 4.0.

Day 2

Prof. Lionel Ni and Prof. Roger Cheng kick-started the symposium to explore specific competencies and skills to prepare future-ready students as they enter the disruptive, fast-changing workforce driven by 4.0.

Organizing Committee

Prof. Anirban Mukhopadhyay

Associate Provost (Teaching and Learning)

Prof. Ting Chuen Pong

Acting Director, Center for Education Innovation
Senior Advisor to the Provost

Mr. Nick Noakes

Associate Director, Center for Education Innovation

Dr. Beatrice Chu

Head of Professional Development, Center for Education Innovation

Miss Crystal Luo

Education Development Officer, Center for Education Innovation

Miss Nicole Lai

Research Assistant, Center for Education Innovation

Mr. Eric Yeung

Research Assistant, Center for Education Innovation

Ms. Tammy Sha

Manager, Center for Education Innovation

Contact Us

Phone: (852) 2358 6318

Email: cei@ust.hk