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【BUSINESS 2.0】Digital Nomads Visa|One Bite Social
Baltic state Estonia puts forward the first-of-its-kind Digital Nomads Visa, allowing freelancers with a stable income to apply for a one-year stay, travelling while working.
5 August 2020
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Building a city and the community from within: Prof Ng Mee Kam’s take on urban planning
Professor of the Department of Geography and Resources Management and Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities at CUHK, Mee Kam keeps close tabs on sustainable development of cities, as well as people’s multifaceted well-being.
5 August 2020
【BUSINESS 2.0】Tech B Corps|Travel bubble
Headquartered in the Netherlands, WeTransfer is a well-known company offering file transfer services. As many as a billion files are reportedly transferred among 195 countries or regions via their platform. This June, the company announced its status as a certified B Corp.
8 July 2020
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Dr Tong Shiu Sing learns to advocate STEM education from the legendary prankster
Senior Lecturer at CUHK’s Department of Physics, Dr Tong’s known for making public appearances at events, giving school talks, and sitting on judging panels of innovation and technology competitions of all sizes, “ranging from primary, secondary schools, to University level!” Catching sight of the drawbacks of local STEM education, he strives to shake up our “instant” culture”.
8 July 2020
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“The world is on your doorstep!” Prof Maria Tam, the anthropologist taking the path few trodden
Maria is Associate Director of the Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media at CUHK’s Institute of Future Cities, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology. Her expertise is in ethnic relations and the sociocultural significance of human movement. Safe to say that Maria, born and bred in Hong Kong, was matched up with the study of anthropology by her times.
8 June 2020
American space archaeologist and fan of Indiana Jones: GlobalXplorer° founder marshalling netizens for heritage conservation
Quite a few archaeology projects are underway in Hong Kong. We may not be taking part directly, but technology has enabled us to virtually experience the fun and contribute to heritage protection. Developed by American space archaeologist and Egyptologist Sarah Parack, the GlobalXplorer° project is an option. Just sit comfortably at home, go through satellite photos, and help pin down historical sites which have potentially been raided!
8 June 2020
【BUSINESS 2.0】Four-day workweek|Green Monday
Rampant for already half a year, Covid-19 has catalysed all sorts of new normal. Hongkongers put on masks as if it's always been a part of their everyday attire. Twitter, Facebook and 9GAG announced WFH arrangements for (all or part of their) employees. As for New Zealand, which anti-epidemic efforts received international recognition, the prime minister encouraged employers to implement a four-day working week, boosting the well-being of employees while stimulating local consumption and travel.
8 June 2020
The youngest Nobel Laureate in Economics: Esther Duflo’s experimental approach to poverty alleviation
Amongst the three Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences last year, French American economist Esther Duflo easily arrests attention. At the age of 46, she is made the youngest and second female recipient of the prestigious Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, imparting extra significance to the remarkable feat.
6 May 2020
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Is fake news altogether fake? Prof Donna Chu’s pitch for universal media education
An incumbent Associate Professor of CUHK’s School of Journalism and Communication, Donna is well versed in new media and popular culture research (thus the latest craze among youngsters). CUHK is indeed where she took root – she earned her bachelor’s degree here too.
5 May 2020
Rewriting the rules of language learning: Guatemalan professor’s chart-topping app Duolingo
Up for learning a new language? Both of our Issue 7 scholar-social innovators would love you to give that a shot!
6 April 2020