Lok Ma Chau Loop converges talents to revitalise Hong Kong’s economy – Harbour Times

HarbourTimes_26Apr2017s

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At present, Hong Kong’s GDP is only about 2% of China’s, a big difference when comparing with 20% in the 1980s and 1990s. The Mainland and our neighbours have been progressing aggressively in recent years. How can we regain the entrepreneurial spirit and leadership in the old days? How can our young people have more upward mobility? 繼續閱讀

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編程教育借鑑歐洲經驗 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

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學習編寫電腦程式和STEM(科學、科技、工程和數學)已儼然成為全球教育新趨勢。譬如小國寡民的愛沙尼亞,上世紀九十年代才脫離蘇聯獨立,許多人奇怪這個只有百多萬人口的小國怎麼能在創新科技界聲名鵲起,例如2003年創立的網上通訊Skype、2011年才面世以滙款手續費低著稱的Transferwise;同時該國的教育尤其科學和數學,近年在國際排名亦一直位居前列。 繼續閱讀

由 STEM 教育變智慧市民 – e-zone

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徐立之教授早前創辦的港科院,發表《科學、科技和數學教育與香港創新科技的發展》報告,多角度探討 STEM(科學、科技、工程和數學)教育。其實近年有關 STEM 教育的討論真的非常熱烈,中學老師、大學教授以至校長也提出看法,珠玉紛陳,令人欣喜。 繼續閱讀

Promote coding education in Hong Kong – ComputerWorld Hong Kong

ComputerWorld_28Mar2017s

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Last year, Goldman Sachs laid off 600 traders and replaced them with computer programs and 200 computer engineers. People then realized the gravity of the problem of machines replacing humans. Some futurists even predict that many professions, such as doctor, teacher, accountant, architect, lawyer, and pastor could one day be replaced by machines which are able to provide expert service. This is worrying for the workforce and parents. 繼續閱讀

冀新特首利用4P 谷創科減對立 – 香港經濟日報

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後天,香港就會選出新一任的特首;而近期選舉活動已經進入戲肉,可惜的是,到目前為止創科發展未有成為是次選舉的熱門題目。未來特首施政如要達致活化本港經濟和促進年輕人向上流動這兩大目標,必須推動創科發展,以智慧城市概念為基礎創造新經濟模式,並著力透過土地、人才及資金三方面去施行以下策略: 繼續閱讀

鼓勵初創措施初見成效 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

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這一兩年政府推出了多項促進創業的措施,包括成立了創科局加強科技創意發展,也有多種公私營資金協助初創起動,譬如20億元的「創科創投基金」,政府以配對形式與私人風險基金共同投資;還有20億元的「院校中游研發計劃」,鼓勵大學基礎研究與知識轉移;預算5億元的「創科生活基金」,結合公私營力量,鼓勵以創新及科技造福社會。種種措施似乎已經初見成效,2016年調查結果顯示,在香港新註冊的初創公司按年增加了24%,至近2000間。 繼續閱讀

Future Education: From STEM to STEAM – Harbour Times

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Recently, the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, established by Professor Tsui Lap-chee, published Science, Technology and Mathematics Education in the Development of the Innovation and Technology Ecosystem of Hong Kong Report, which explored STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education from different perspectives. In fact, STEM education is a hot topic among secondary teachers, university professors and school principals in recent years. It is gratifying to see these educators putting forward their views on STEM education. 繼續閱讀