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Professor Eden Yu, Dean of the Faculty of Business (FB) was awarded HK$657,110 for the research project titled “China and Australia: Links through Education, Trade, Investment and Migration” from the Research Grants Council (RGC) 2014/15 Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-Financing Degree Sector, Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS). The project started on December 1, 2014 and shall be completed by November 30, 2015.
In addition, Prof. Yu supervises another project titled “Enhancing Quality Assurance in Teaching and Learning”. The project is supported by the Education Bureau with funding amounting to HK$1,563,432 for the period of September 2014 to February 2016.
In October 2014, the Faculty of Business successfully passed the Programme Areas Accreditation (PAA) for all its existing programmes offered respectively by the Department of Accounting and Banking, Department of Business Administration, and Department of Finance. Furthermore, the PAA approved a total of 6 new programs to be offered in the near future. The tentative schedule of launching the new programmes is presented below for reference: (i) 2016/17 Management Finance & Information Management Accounting & Management (ii) Thereafter Integrated Marketing Communications Global Business Quantitative Finance In view of the increased capacity in the new campus to be completed in 2016, the Faculty is considering to develop post-graduate programs to meet the needs of Hong Kong society and its business sectors.10 Aug 2015
Dean Yu brought back from his trip to a European conference a MOU for student and academic exchanges from the Goethe University (also called University of Frankfurt) in Germany after his meeting with Prof. Michael Binder, Dean of the Graduate Programs in Economics, Finance and Management, in Frankfurt, on June 11, 2015.11 Jun 2015
The Faculty of Business expanded its exchange agreement with the University of Duisburg – Essen of Germany in the fall of 2014. The new agreement covers both student exchanges and research collaborations.09 Jun 2015
As President of the International Economics and Finance Society (IEFS), China, Prof. Yu was invited by the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS) to attend its annual meetings in Belgium. Prof. Yu started the journey to Europe on June 5, and held a lunch meeting in London the next day with Mr. Ho Wing-Kai, a loyal alumni who has made donations to our College over the years.05 Jun 2015
The organizing committee of the International Conference on Economic Linkages issued a Call for Papers in February 2015. The two-day conference was hosted by our College on May 30 – 31, 2015. Over 80 scholars from all over the world including the U.S.A, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong attended the conference.30 May 2015
Participated in the conference to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the International Economics and Finance Society (IEFS), Japan, at Kyoto University during May 20 – 21. Prof. Yu, as the President of the International Economics and Finance Society, China, delivered a congratulatory speech and also presented a research paper. A large audience including several former IEFS Presidents from the U.S. and noted scholars from various universities in Japan attended the conference.20 May 2015
Prof. Yu visited, with alumni of the New Asia College (of CUHK) and HKU, the tomb of the renowned Chinese historian, Chien Mu (錢穆), founder of the New Asia College, on a hill site above the Village of Yu Family Pass (俞家渡村) on the shore of the scenic Tai Lake in Suzhou/Wuxi area.10 May 2015
Prof. Yu participated in the International Conference on Economic Integration and Asian Economies, organized by the Suzhou campus of the Xian Jiaotong University – Liverpool University with partial support from the Asian Development Bank Institute during May 8 – 9 in Suzhou. Dean Yu delivered a seminar on economic integration and policy coordination at the conference with participants from U.K., Japan, India, Singapore, Macau and China mainland.08 May 2015
The following lectures by business executives were delivered to FB students (a) Mr Matthew Leung, Marketing Director, WorldAcct Date: November 28, 2014 Topic: Information Systems in Food Hygiene (b) Mr William Wong, Manager, Assessment Services, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency Date: February 27, 2015 Topic:Contemporary Management Systems Standards for ICT Industries (c) Mr Albert Ip Yuk Keung, CEO, Langham Hotel Date: May 7, 2015 Topic: Risk Management and Credit Lending07 May 2015
An exchange agreement with Fukuoka University in Japan was signed in both Hong Kong and Fukuoka in the spring of 2015. The Agreement provides for student exchanges and research collaboration as well as summer internship opportunities.01 May 2015