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E-news Summer 2022

Scholarships News

New Scholarships

We have awarded five Kwok Scholarships in 2022 to:

  • Rachel Liu (Oxford MPhil in Comparative Government);
  • Michael Ng (Oxford Master of Public Policy);
  • Cindy Pang (Cornell Hospitality Study);
  • Dhruv Singh (Oxford MSc Water Science, Policy and Management); and
  • Clement Wong (Oxford BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics).
Congratulations and welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!
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Scholars' Blog

Past, Present and Future of China

Brian Wong sets up and convenes a series of podcast-conversations on behalf of the Rhodes Scholars community on the past, present and future of China. For the first episode on 29 June 2022, Professor Rana Mitter (Oxford) was the inaugural guest. The hope is to enrich and empower more nuanced dialogue on China in Oxford, without taking undue and ill-meditated partisan and ideological sides.

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Scholars' Update

Brain is finishing up their DPhil in Politics on a Rhodes Scholarship, and is currently teaching undergraduates in modules on political theory and science at Oxford. They are very much enjoying their time away from Hong Kong - and look forward to serving the city when they return. 

New Initiatives

Impact Loan/ Fund

Ankie Ng is expecting to launch an Impact Loan in summer 2022 to support EdTech second language learning for disadvantaged students in Hong Kong. This would be the first Impact Loan in Hong Kong/ Mainland China and represents an inaugural project for Shifted, an Outcomes-based Financing (OBF) intermediary founded by Ankie. Ankie is also developing a fund focusing on environmental, social and governance/impact and tech investments in Asia, which is targeting to launch by the end of 2022. 


PolyU Dean's List

For Kwok Scholars have been awarded Dean's List 2022 by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeresity. They are: 
  • Yannis Lam;
  • Cindy Pang;
  • Tobias So; and 
  • Kelly Yung.
Well done!

Events Spoken/ Organized

Elimination of Sexual Harassment

On behalf of the Equal Opportunities Commission, James Chan organized and presented at the Roundtable on Elimination of Sexual Harassment in the Higher Education Sector on 27 May 2022. Representatives from universities, tertiary institutions and NGOs exchanged views and experiences in combating campus sexual harassment at the event. 

Read the press release

Higher Education

Qingling Kong spoke on a panel themed "Protecting students in cross-border higher education" during UNESCO's World Higher Education Conference (WHEC) 2022 on 18 - 20 May 2022, following her collaboration with quality assurance experts on reviewing the OECD-UNESCO Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education. 

Watch the panel on Cross-border Higher Education
As part of the WHEC, Qingling also chaired a roundtable on Youth Skill Development Throughout Higher Technical Education in Africa, bringing together perspectives from the youth, higher education and training providers, policymakers and employers, to elaborate on the development of university-industry partnerships and technological-driven solutions for youth skills development. 
Watch the Youth Skills Development panel

Impact Investing

Ankie was invited to speak on a webinar on 16 March 2022 organized by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and China Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Forum (中国社会企业与影响力投资论坛) to speak about OBF, alongside speakers from prominent private equity company and private foundations. The webinar was livestreamed on four Chinese platforms, including Baidu, and reached 50,000 views.

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Oxford Hong Kong Forum 2022

Martin Yip has recently chaired a keynote panel at the Oxford Hong Kong Forum 2022, on the topic 'What can Political Philosophy Teach Hong Kong Today?' The panel featured Professor Joseph Chan (Princeton), Dr Chan Suk Ying (Oxford) and Professor Franz Mang (CUHK). 

About the Oxford Hong Kong Forum 2022
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