商學院故事

24.05.2019

Better Together, the Benefits of Partnerships

Better Together, the Benefits of Partnerships

There are few better approaches to solving challenges than applying the principle of the famous saying that “two heads are better than one”. To deepen the ties between the HKUST Business School and leading businesses and professional bodies, a number of partnerships have recently been formed to bring together shared outcomes.

Cybersecurity Competition with China Everbright Bank HK

In May, with cybersecurity awareness an increasingly important issue for businesses and the wider community, the School partnered with China Everbright Bank Hong Kong Branch (CEBHK) to organize a full-day on-campus event. Aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness, and providing an opportunity for HKUST students to address real-world threats faced by information security experts, 20 two-member teams, recruited from across the University, took part in a “Cyber Defenders Challenge – Team Up for the Good Fight” competition. IT experts from CEBHK were invited to provide training and share their real-life experiences in protecting their customers from hackers, delivering best practices and meeting compliance requirements.

MoC with ZhongAn International

Supporting the School’s aspirations in becoming a major intellectual powerhouse of Fintech in Asia, in early May, the School and ZhongAn Technologies International Group Ltd signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) designed to open up a new stream of opportunities for students in the fields of Fintech and Insurtech. The MOC includes a framework to offer entrepreneurship competitions and incubation activities, joint research and forums, internships for students and employment opportunities for graduates.

First Insurance Day on Campus

Officiated by Joseph CHAN Ho-lim, Hong Kong’s Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, in February the School launched its first Insurance Day. The half-day event, entitled  “The Myths and Realities of the Insurance Industry”,  was organized to help students across all disciplines at HKUST understand more about the diverse career prospects offered by the insurance sector and its vital contribution to Hong Kong’s economy. Thanks to the strong support of the Government, the Insurance Authority and the 14 insurance companies, the event featured a job fair and panel discussions attended by some of the world’s leading insurers and industry leaders.

In Recognition of the “Best Managed Companies” in China

Acknowledging the far-reaching contributions Chinese private enterprises make to economic and societal development on the mainland and across the world, the School has joined Deloitte China’s “Best Managed Companies” Program, with a presentation ceremony in March, as a strategic knowledge partner. The School played an important role in the first program of its kind in China, which identified and recognized private companies based on their management systems by compiling a list of the best managed companies in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Closer Ties with the Journalism Education Foundation

On four Saturday afternoons in January, the School joined forces with the Journalism Education Foundation (JEF) to launch a Management Training Program for middle-to-senior management professionals and journalists from local media organizations. The program provided a platform to help practitioners refresh and expand their knowledge in key areas ranging from Leading Teams and Negotiation, Digitalization of Media Industry and Social Media Application, Fundamental Financial and Managerial Accounting Practices, and Innovation Application and their Impact on Society. In addition, the collaboration has served to deepen the School’s relationship with the media.