WISDP President

Professor Karen Q. Cheung

Professor Karen Q. Cheung

Executive President & Secretary-General of UNESCO Hong Kong Association;
President of World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners;
Director of Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development;
Executive Director (Hong Kong) of National Working Committee for UNESCO Project on ESD;
Visiting Professor of the South China Normal University Education Development Higher Research Institution of The Greater Bay Area
Vice President of the Chinese Academic Committee of UN PRME (UN Principles for Responsible Management Education)

Professor Cheung is Certified Risk Planner and Senior Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners since 1991. She has been engaged in asset management, risk management and industrial operation and development. Professor Cheung actively participated in development zones and new urban areas. She completed the international investment, overseas financing, industrial restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and listing, park consulting and management for National Economic-Technological Development Areas.

Professor Cheung was the research and development consultant for the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, financial development consultant for Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong, Shanghai and consultant for the government of Luliang City, Shanxi Province. She has been committed to the research and development for education for sustainable development since 2002 and she is actively in planning and promoting education for sustainable development.

Professor Cheung is Director of Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development; Expert Advisor & Chair of the Expert Committee; UNESCO Asia-Pacific Institute of ESD; Executive Director (Hong Kong) of National Working Committee for UNESCO Project on ESD; Executive President & Secretary-General of UNESCO Hong Kong Association; Visiting Professor of the South China Normal University Education Development Higher Research Institution of The Greater Bay Area; Director, Hong Kong Director, GHM Greater Bay Area Education Forum.

英文名: Karen Q. Cheung

国籍:中国

专业领域:终身学习与可持续发展教育、监测评价、可持续发展规划与治理、创新教学、社会科学

职务:

香港联合国教科文组织协会 執行会长兼秘书长

President & Secretary- General of UNESCO Hong Kong Association

香港可持续发展教育学院 院长

Director of Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development

人物简介:

張沁教授

香港联合国教科文组织协会执行会长兼秘书长、香港可持续发展教育学院院长。

联合国教科文组织亚太可持续发展教育中心专家委员会主任委员、中国联合国教科文组织可持续发展教育项目全国工作委员会执行委员(香港)、全球可持续发展规划师学会会长、香港教育工作者联会理事、华南师范大学粤港澳大湾区教育高等研究院及区域教育治理大数据中心主任委员,香港专业及资深行政人员协会创会会员、粵港澳大灣区教育论坛董事、香港专业人士(北京)协会常务理事,中国儿童少年基金会功勋理事。

Prof. Karen Q. Cheung

President & Secretary- General of UNESCO Hong Kong Association

Director of Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development

Prof. Cheung is the President & Secretary- General of UNESCO Hong Kong Association; Director of Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development; Expert Advisor & Chair of the Expert Committee, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Institute of ESD; Executive Director (Hong Kong) of National Working Committee for UNESCO Project on ESD; President of World Institute of Sustainable Development Planner; Director of Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers; Researcher and Expert Advisor of Big Data Centre in Regional Education Governance of Guangdong-Macao-Hongkong Greater Bay Area Higher Education Institute; Founding Member of Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association; Director of GHM Greater Bay Area Education Forum; Executive Director of Hong Kong Professionals (Beijing) Association and Honorary Director of China Children & Teenagers Foundation.

张沁教授是管理学学士、国际贸易学硕士、产业经济学博士研究生,核淮风险评估策划师(Certified Risk Planner, CRP)、美国注册舞弊审查师协会(Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, ACFE)资深会员、全球可持续发展规划师学会(World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners, WISDP)资深院士(Senior Fellow)、可持续发展规划师(Certified Sustainable Development Planner, CSDP)。

She is a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of International Trade, a Ph.D of Industrial Economics. She is a Certified Risk Planner, Senior Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (1996-2006) , Senior Fellow of World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners and Certified Sustainable Development Planner, CSDP.

张沁教授自1991年起长期从事资产管理、风险管理及产业营运开发等工作,积极参与开发区及城市新区开发,为多个国家级经济技术开发区成功完成国际招商、海外融资、产业重组、并购上市、园区顾问及管理。1998年起作为加拿大注册会计师协会中国代表处主任开展国际会计资格认证并与清华大学、上海财经大学、对外经贸大学、南开大学、暨南大学等20所中国内地高校开办国际会计专业。

Since 1991, Prof. Cheung has been engaged in asset management, risk management and industrial operation and development. She actively participated in opening up the development zones and new urban areas. She successfully completed international investment, overseas financing, industrial restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and listing, park consulting and management for many National Economic-Technological Development Areas. Since 1998, being the director of China Representative Office for Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA- Canada), Prof. Cheung has been providing international accounting professional trainings for 20 universities in China including Tsinghua University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, University of International Business and Economics, Nankai University, Jinan University and more.

张教授自2002年起致力于联合国教科文组织(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, (UNESCO))可持续发展教育研究及开发,并积极策划与推动可持续发展教育项目。张教授曾是北京师范大学珠海分校不动产学院MBA客座教授(2004-2006)、2007 – 2009年期间与香港理工大学公共政策研究所联合创办中港合作中心任副主任,开展公共政策研究、地区规划及交流培训。曾担任北京市经济技术开发区(2000-2005)、上海浦东张江高科技园区财经发展顾问(1998-2003)、山西省吕梁市政府顾问(2017-.)

Prof. Cheung has been committed to the research and development of UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) education for sustainable development since 2002 and she is active in planning and promoting education for sustainable development. She was the Visiting Professor (MBA) for Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai, College of Real Estate from 2004 to 2006. From 2007 to 2009, she collaborated with The Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) of Hong Kong Polytechnic University to establish the Public Administration (China) Division of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ( PAD ), she was the Vice Chairman of Executive Committee of PAD and the PAD carried out public policy researches, regional planning and exchange training projects. Prof. Cheung was the research and development consultant for the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area (2000-2005) , financial development consultant for Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong, Shanghai (1998-2003) and consultant for the government of Luliang City, Shanxi Province since 2017.

2006年获“女性世界”全球华人精英大奖“社会服务奖”银奖、2010年荣获中国女企业家协会颁发“中国创新力女企业家”、2012年获中国管理科学研究院颁发“中国十大杰出管理人物”、2013年获中国联合国教科文组织全国委员会颁发“可持续发展教育开拓者奖”、2018年获联合国教科文组织中国可持续发展教育全国工作委员会颁发“中国可持续发展教育优秀人物”,并带领团队获“中国可持续发展教育20年卓越团队”,成功为香港地区获得“中国可持续发展教育20年最具影响力地区”。

In 2006, Prof. Cheung was awarded the Silver Award for the “Women’s World Excellence Awards – Social Services”from “the Women’s World”; in 2010 the China Association of Women Entrepreneurs has awarded her with the “Chinese Innovative Women Entrepreneurs Award”; in 2012 she was awarded by China Academy of Management Science the “Top Ten Chinese Outstanding Manager”; In 2013, she received the “Education for Sustainable Development Pioneer Award” from the China National Commission for UNESCO; in 2018 she she was awarded the “Chinese Education for Sustainable Development Outstanding Contributor” by the UNESCO China National Working Committee and in the same year, her team received the “Outstanding Team of China’s 20 Years of Education for Sustainable Development”, Hong Kong was also successful in winning the “Most influential region of China’s 20 Years of Education for Sustainable Development. ”

学术成就:

主持国际、国内研究课题十余项,包括国家发展改革委员会“十二五”规划课题、教育部综合研究编入《中国可持续发展教育创新实践》(主编:陈小娅) ,国际、国内学术论坛及刊物发表论文四十余篇,专利1项、软件著作权6项。

Academic Achievements:

Prof. Cheung has organized and directed more than ten International and local research projects, including a project under “The Twelfth Five-Year Plan” established by the National Development and Reform Commission of China. The project was incorporated into the “China’s Education for Sustainable Development Innovative Practices” edited by Xiaoya Chen. She has published more than 40 papers in international and local publications, and she also holds one patent with 6 copyrights.

2014年张教授将世界卫生组织「健康促进学校」与可持续发展教育相融合,践行可持续的健康生活方式学校教育(Education for Health Sustainable Life-style)运用最新ICT技术,包括云计算、传感器、IOT、大数据库及通讯平台连成一体,加上知识管理系统及专家系统之支持,建立学教互动、以数据实证为依据的“自适应学习”健康教育教学资源服务平台,形成一套符合中小学生校园健康教育及健康服务的教学资源服务方案,透过由微观数据到宏观治理目标间的三级指标体系的建立,自下而上形成了由26个第三级指标的数据采集(运用物联技术自动采集、问卷采集、以及课堂、活动等行为数据采集)>到数据分析与管理(建立校园量化健康管理系统,归入6个二级维度指标,进行整体、个体的趋势、比较等)>数据研究与挖掘(进行各维度指标间关联关系的分析,形成大数据研究报告建立知识管理系统)>数据应用(包括问题查找、评测、可进行宏观层面的预警、预测、统筹规划、科学决策、亦可进行课程开发、学教互动的各项应用)。平台申请专利1项、软件著作权6项,平台系统建立后透过试点校的参与,同时申请并完成全国教育科学规划教育部重点课题《中小学生健康素养相关因素分析及对策研究》,研究透过健康物联技术采集量化中小学生健康及相关维度的数据,分析影响健康素养的相关因素,开发相应创新课程与活动等相应对策,指引培养学生建立健康、可持续的生活方式,帮助学校制定中长期对策,改进中小学生健康发展状况,践行了宏观目标与微观指标间数据的融合贯通,是多层次多维度大数据融合的实践,为现代教育治理提供了一个具体的实践范式与研究基础。

In 2014, Prof. Cheung integrated education for sustainable development and World Health Organization’s idea of using health to promote schools. She practised Education for Health Sustainable Life-style by using the latest ICT technologies, including cloud computing, sensors, IOT, big data database and communication platforms, coupled with the support of knowledge management systems and expert systems, to establish a learning-teaching interactive, data-based “adaptive learning” teaching resource service platform for health education. These could form unique sets of teaching resources services plans that are in line with each specific Secondary/Primary school’s health education and health services. A three-level indicator system was established using a bottom up approach from micro-level to macro-level management goals, to 26 third-level indicators. The indicators are formed from Data collection (automated using IoT technology, questionnaire analysis and behavioral data collection such as in-class activities) to data analysis and management (establishment of a quantitative health management system in school campus, which is classified into 6 second dimension indicators for comparison of overall and individual Trends, etc.) , to Data research and mining (analysis of the relationship between indicators in various dimensions, formation of big data research reports and establishment of a knowledge management system) to Data applications (including problem identification, evaluation, macro-level early warning and forecasting system, and overall planning, Scientific decision-making, curriculum development, and various applications in learning and teaching interaction). The platform applied for 1 patent and 6 software copyrights. The platform was established with participation from several pilot schools, it applied and completed the key project — “Analysis of Factors Related to Primary and Secondary School Students’ Health Literacy and Countermeasures Research” initiated by the National Educational Science Planning Ministry of Education. The research project collected and quantified data related to primary and secondary school students’ health in multiple dimensions using IoT technology and analyzes the related factors that affect health literacy, develops corresponding innovative courses, activities and other corresponding countermeasures, which helps students to develop healthy and sustainable lifestyles and helps schools to formulate medium to long-term measures to improve healthier growth and development of primary and secondary school students. The project practices the integration of data between macro-level objectives and micro indicators, it implemented multi-level and multi-dimensional big data integration which provides a specific practical paradigm and research foundation for modern education governance.

社会公益:

张沁教授热心参与社会公益、环境与生态保护、践行公民社会责任。2000年张教授发起成立“中加智财教育基金”,并在北京人民大会堂由顾秀莲副委员长与加拿大驻华公使为教育基金揭牌,基金资助失学儿童、贫困大学生;2002年首届“中国儿童慈善活动日”,授予“慈善爱心人士”,名留中国八达岭长城“中国儿童慈善功德碑”;2006年 获“女性世界”全球华人精英女性“社会服务奖”银奖。

Prof. Cheung has always been practising her social responsibilities by actively participating in charities events and environmental protection actions. In 2000, Prof. Cheung initiated the establishment of “The China-Canada Wisdom Education Fund” which aimed to fund the education of children who are unable to attend schools, and those of poor college students. In 2002 she was awarded as one of the “Charitable Figures” in the first “Children’s Charity Events Day”, and her name was recorded on the “Children’s Charity Monument” placed on the Great Wall. In 2006 she was awarded the Silver Award for the “Women’s World Excellence Awards” from “The Women’s World” under the category of social service award.

相关论文发表

1、山西省古交市“十二五”规划分规划–古交市社会发展服务体系规划,研究、规划报告,2010年,国家发展改革委员会“十二五”规划课题。

2、Impact of Legislations and Regime on Vocational Education in Hong Kong, 论文,2012,The third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, UNESCO

3、香港可持续发展教育创新实践,综合研究,2009年,教育部,编入:《中国可持续发展创新实践(主编:陈小娅)

4、《关于中国医院绩效评估指标体系的研究》,综合研究,2006年,中国劳动与社会保障部

5、Design of Comprehensive Performance Measurement System for Credit-Rating Assessment of Hospital in China: The Quest for Performance and Control(《中国医院评级的绩效评估系统设计:绩效及监督探索》), 论文,2006年,International Conference on Performance Measurement

6、基础教育国际人才培养国际比较(香港地区),比较研究,2012,中国教育学会“十二五”重点课题

7、The Trial of Health Measurement to School Student, Research on Health Education Development of Secondary School in Beijing, Report Spring 2015

8、中小学生健康素养相关因素分析与对策研究,研究报告,2016,全国教育科学规划教育部重点课题DLA150337

9、中小学生健康教育数据分析报告,Research on Health Education Development of Secondary & Primary School in Shenzhen, Report Spring 2019

10、中国可持续发展教育的独特价值和未来,论文,2019,第三届可持续发展论坛,CACE & HiESD

11、Three Pillars of implementing United Nations Global Compact at the Regional Level - Professional Training, Public-Private Governance, Evidence-Based Policy-Making(区域践行全球契约三大支柱:专业人才、合作治理、数据实证),论文,2020,UNGC

Honorary Presidents

Professor Ei-ichi Negishi

Professor Ei-ichi Negishi

PhD (U Penn), Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2010

Professor Ei-ichi Negishi is a Manchurian-born American chemist of Japanese origin who has spent most of his career at Purdue University in the United States. He is best known for his discovery of the Negishi coupling.The Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2010, was awarded jointly to Richard F Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki for their independent work on ‘palladium- catalysed cross couplings in organic synthesis’. Synthesis of organic compounds has opened doors in many areas of science from the pharmaceutical industry to modern electronics. In nature, organic chemistry takes place in myriad forms and is the basis of life itself, using the stable base of carbon.

He discovered Negishi coupling which condenses organic zinc compound and organic halide under palladium or nickel catalyst to obtain C-C bonded product. With this achievement, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010. He commented that “I keep thinking for 50 years, dreaming has come true,” and “that young Japanese people should also come overseas.” Negishi have also reported that organoaluminum compounds and organic zirconium compounds can be used for cross-coupling. He has not obtained a patent for this coupling technology, his reason is as follows: “If we do not obtain a patent, we thought that everyone could use our results easily, and made it half conscious”. In addition, Zr(C5H5)2 obtained by reducing zirconocene dichloride is also called Negishi reagent and is used for the synthesis of polysubstituted benzene. He received many awards on his contributions to society:

1996 – A. R. Day Award (ACS Philadelphia Section award)
1997 – Chemical Society of Japan Award
1998 – Herbert N. McCoy Award
1998 – American Chemical Society Award for Organometallic Chemistry
1998-2000 – Alexander von Humboldt Senior Researcher Award
2003 – Sigma Xi Award, Purdue University
2007 – Yamada-Koga Prize
2007 – Gold Medal of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 – Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2010 – ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Among many other honors, Professor Eichi Negishi has recived the the Chemical Society of Japan Award in 1996, the Humboldt Senior Researcher Award in 1998, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Sir Edward Frankland Prize Lectureship in 2000, the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and several honorary doctorates. Professor Eichi Negishi is a member of the Honorary Board of the Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, and the journal has prepared a virtual special issue to celebrate the occasion.

1960-61 – Fulbright-Smith-Mund Fellowship
1962-63 – Harrison Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania
1987 – Guggenheim Fellowship, 1987
2000 – Sir Edward Frankland Prize Lectureship
2009 – Invited Lectureship, 4th Mitsui International Catalysis Symposium (MICS-4), Kisarazu, Japan
2010 – Order of Culture
2010 – Person of Cultural Merit
2011 – Sagamore of the Wabash
2011 – Order of the Griffin
2011 – Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
2012 – Honorary Fellowships of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
2014 – Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences

Vice Presidents

Professor Gerry Postiglione

Professor Gerry Postiglione (Education for Sustainable Development)

PhD (SUNNY ALBANY)

Professor Gerard A. Postiglione is Chair Professor in Higher Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He is former Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Division of Policy, Administration and Social Science Education. He has published 16 books and over 150 articles and chapters. His books include: Mass Higher Education in East Asia, Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education, Asian Higher Education, Education and Social Change in China, and China’s Precarious Balance (forthcoming with Johns Hopkins University Press). He is editor of Chinese Education and Society, and four book series about education in China.
In 2006, he received the Outstanding Research Supervisor Award from The University of Hong Kong. In 2011, he received the Best Book Award from the North American Comparative and International Education Society. In 2014, he received the Humanities and Social Science Prestigious Fellowship Award by the Hong Kong Government Research Grants Council. In 2015, he received a Lifetime Contribution Award from the North American Comparative and International Education Society for studies in higher education. In 2016, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association for his contribution to research. In 2016, his autobiography was published in Leaders in the Sociology of Education.In 2017, he received a second Best Book Award. A collection of his research works will be published by Routledge Press in 2018.

Professor Peter R Hills

Professor Peter R Hills (Sustainability)

PhD (Aston), Hon MHKIP

Professor Emeritus at The University of Hong Kong and he was the Chair Professor, The University of Hong Kong – Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management/The Kadoorie Institute Hong Kong form year 1993 to 2016. He is the expert of Urban Planning and Environmental. He worked in urban and environmental area as Director, The University of Hong Kong – Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management/The Kadoorie Institute Hong Kong for more than 20 years from year 1989 to 2012. He published more than 100 research papers related to policies and improvement of sustainable development, environmental facilities, energy saving, low-carbon economy and eco system.

Professor David W K Yeung

Professor David W K Yeung (Sustainable Economy)

Dr h c (St. Petersburg), Co-director, Centre of Game Theory at Saint Petersburg State University

Professor Dr. Dr.h.c. David W. K. Yeung is Distinguished Research Professor and Head of Business Administration at Hong Kong Shue Yan University, and Kantorovich Research Chair in Stochastic Differential Games and Co-director of Centre of Game Theory at Saint Petersburg State University. He is also Distinguished Honorary Professor of Qingdao University – an honor he received along with Nobel laureates John Nash, Reinhard Selten, Robert Aumann and Lloyd Shapley. Yeung also serves as Director of the SRS Consortium for Advanced Study in Dynamic Cooperative Games — a joint research initiative under the auspices of Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Academy of Sciences and Shue Yan University. He has held Faculty positions at Queen’s University, University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore.

Yeung’s main areas of research are game theory, optimization and stochastic processes. He serves as Managing Editor of International Game Theory Review, Guest Editor of Annals of Operations Research, Associate Editorof Dynamic Games & Applications, Associate Editor of Operations Research Letters, Editor of the Routledge (Taylor & Francis) Series on Economics and Optimization, and Board of Editors of Mathematical Game Theory & Applications. Yeung has published extensively in world renowned science journals, in particular, Automatica, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, International Game Theory Review and Mathematical Biosciences.

Professor C L Jenkins (Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism)

PhD (Strathclyde)

Since his retirement from the University of Strathclyde, Emeritus Professor Jenkins has undertaken consultancy assignments in International Tourism and Hospitality in the Middle East and Thailand. His expertise in Tourism Policy and Planning has been well sought after by governments and institutions in Europe, Asia and Central and South America. Professor Jenkins has served on the Editorial Boards of six International Journals on Tourism Economics and Management

Professor Albert Lee

Professor Albert Lee (Public Health)

MB, BS (London), MPH (CUHK), FRCS (London & Ireland)

Professor Albert Lee, Professor (Clinical) and Director of Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine and Professor Lee is one of the 10 foreign associates recently elected by the IOM.

Professor Lee is a world-renowned pioneer in global health. He developed widely used toolkits and frameworks to enable effective promotion and inculcation of health in various settings, from the school level through to municipal level and up to healthcare infrastructures. Those works lead to over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and advisory roles in the World Health Organization and government bodies.

His contributions in health development are also recognized by his election as Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in London and Ireland, the Chief Executive Commendation for Community Services in 2004 Honours list of Hong Kong Government, and Award for Pioneer in Healthy Cities for Research by Alliance for Healthy Cites (AFHC) in 2014. He was Chairman of Scientific Committee of AFHC 2014 Global Conference. He also hold honorary and adjunct professorships at many leading academic institutions in Hong Kong and overseas.

Professor Frank HK Fu

Professor Frank HK Fu (Health & Wellness)

MH, JP, DPE (Springfield), International Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, USA

Professor Fu has published over 120 refereed articles in renowned international journals, and over the years, he has delivered over 130 lectures or presentations at conferences or seminars around the world. His research was supported by various funding bodies and covers development of sports culture; physical fitness and psychological profile of different populations; exercise prescriptions and intervention programmes; quality of life and wellness; historical studies on the development of physical education and sport in Hong Kong; cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle management; cardio-respiratory functions and selected biomarkers of endurance athletes; and implications of air pollution and high altitude training on physical activity and health fitness.

He has served as Chairman on a number of committees in public bodies, including the Elite Sports Committee, Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science and the Hong Kong Coaching Committee. He is currently Chairman of the Anti-Doping Committee and the Hong Kong Olympic Academy.

Professor Fu is devoted to advancing sport development in Hong Kong. His excellent performance was recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government with the appointment as Justice of the Peace and the awarding of the Medal of Honour.

Professor Victor Sit

Professor Victor Sit (Sustainable Cities)

PhD (London), Deputy, National People’s Congress, the People’s Republic of China (1993 – 2008)

Professor Sit is currently an advisor of China Aircraft Leasing Limited and a senior advisor of China Airport Synergy Investment Limited. He obtained his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and was professor of Geography and Head of Department of Geography and Geology, University of Hong Kong from 1977 to 2007, and founding director of the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University, 2008 to 2013. He also serves as Honorary Professor of a number of renowned universities in China, including Peking University, Zhongshan University, Jinan University and Xian Jiaotung University .

Professor Sit was also Deputy of the National People’s Congress of the PRC (1993 -2008), an advisor to the Governor of Guangdong (2000 – 2005), a member of the Preparatory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Port and Marine Board, Committee on Port and Harbour Development, and Port Development Board of the HKSAR Government. Professor Sit has published a lot on urban studies and development strategy and on comparative urbanization. Currently he is focusing his research efforts on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the global aviation industry and its impact on the global economy.

Dr. John Cribbin

Dr. John Cribbin (Lifelong Learning)

EdD (Nottingham), Chairman, Cricket Hong Kong

Dr. John Cribbin is a career University Administrator. A graduate in Geography of University College London, he also holds a Masters degree in HRM/ Training from Leicester University and an Ed.D. from Nottingham University. He has worked at Kings College London, the UK Open University and the University of Hong Kong. At HKU he has worked in the Registry, the Faculties of Education and Arts and HKU SPACE.

His major duties include corporate governance as the Company Secretary in support of the Board of Directors and its Committees; the servicing of the School’s Boards, Committees and academic units, the work of the School’s Registry Affairs and Quality Assurance teams. He participates in the senior management of the School as a member of the Directorate team. He is responsible for the application internally of the HK Government’s Qualifications Framework. He has published in the field of lifelong learning and transnational education and has made a number of conference presentations.

He also represents Hong Kong at the Asian Cricket Council and International Cricket Council and serves on a number of their committees.

Professor P Kevin MacKeown

Professor P Kevin MacKeown (Climate Change)

PhD (Durham), FInstP, Honorary professor (Department of Physics) of University of Hong Kong, An expert researcher and the author of the book “Early China Coast Meteorology:­ The Role of Hong Kong”

Professor P Kevin MacKeown has published a book, Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong, 1882-1912 which provides valuable and informative insights into the controversies involving appropriate responses to the protection of life and property in any community regarding the weather. He is a graduate of the University College Dublin and the University of Durham, and spent the bulk of his career teaching physics and studying cosmic radiation at the University of Hong Kong, where he remains as an honorary professor today.

Professor Kevin MacKeown has been researching in Cosmic Rays in the last five decades. He poses the following question and provides a response.

Can the Cosmic Radiation Influence Climate Change?

Charged cosmic rays, both primary and secondary (most of them are charged), will produce ionisation in the atmosphere, in particular in water vapour there which may play a role in seeding cloud formation. Variation in the cosmic ray flux, which is well established, could then result in greater or lesser cloud cover and thus cooling or heating of the earth’s surface. Phrased like that the problem seems very straightforward, but as with all aspects of climate change, the devil is in the details, and the complexities in the analysis are multiple. As a result, there is no unanimity in answering the question posed. First principles calculations are very challenging so most investigations look for correlations between observed quantities, but are mindful that any such correlations are not an automatic proof of causality. Because the charged cosmic ray flux in the atmosphere varies with latitude, due to the shielding effect of the earth’s magnetic field, a dependence in the variation of cloud cover, and thus temperature modulation, could be expected to show some latitude effect.

Professor Jacobus Root

Professor Jacobus Root (Sustainable Business)

Vice President Marketing, Shanghai (China) Jiao Tong University

Professor Root first stay in China was in 1982 when he landed in Beijing, and has since held lecturing posts for many years at several famous Chinese universities, among which: Shanghai Jiao Tong University SCE (est. 1896), teaching MBA Graduates as well as the TEFL Teachers training program. Additionally, he has lectured English Major students at SISU, Shanghai International Studies University in the Shanghai suburb of Songjiang.

An engaging speaker, he has been course leader at many seminars and training events such as Chamber of Commerce seminars. Professor Root is also Vice President Marketing at Shanghai Jiao Tong University SCE and is in charge of the organization, design and marketing educational products for the International Continuing Education division.

He has studied at Wellington, New Zealand Victoria University as well as Shanghai Jiao Tong University SCE, and was accorded a special Award and Diploma by the Shanghai Education department for the successful management of no less than four “English Culture weeks” in 2004, 2005,2006 and 2010.

Professor Gerhard Berchtold

Professor Gerhard Berchtold (Environmental Technology and Waste Management)

Dean of European Programmes (Austria), Universidad Azteca

Professor Berchtold is the Dean of European Programmes, Dean of the European Branch Campus of Universidad Azteca and Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN), Innsbruck, Austria. Professor Berchtold is also the Director and Professor of School of Environmental and Waste Management of UCN International Programs, and European Representative of UCN International Programs in areas of Environmental Management. He has linguistic proficiency in German, English, Italian, Spanish and French. He earned degrees in international management, higher education management, environmental decision making, environmental technology, business administration, public administration, environmental policy, education, and law. He is an Austrian scholar, management consultant, environmental policy adviser and an expert on environmental technology, waste and environmental management.

Since the 1980ies, Professor Berchtold has held a wide range of professional management and policy management experience, as well as distance education management and lecturing, research and consulting experiences especially in the areas of waste management, environmental policy, soil and groundwater remediation, general management and strategic and transnational higher open and distance education management. He has served the Austrian national Parliament (1990 – 2002) and the European Parliament (1995 – 1996) as consultant and assistant, was a full-vote member of the Austrian Superfund Commission
(Altlastensanierungskommission 1995 – 1999) and headed the environmental legislation working-group of the branch of waste and waste water management within the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria WKO (2000 – 2005), he used to be the administrative and political director of an independent fraction of the Tirol State Legislature (2005 – 2008). He has won awards including the Austrian annual prize for environment and public administration proposals, Oekomanager 2000, and is also a Salzburg Seminar alumnus (Environment and Diplomacy, 1994). He has published numerous publications and contributed substantially to both, environmental and waste management at the operational level in terms of projects, facilities and technologies, as well as to formulation, development and implementation of environmental law.

Hon. Prof. Dr. Samson CW Ma

Hon. Prof. Dr. Samson CW Ma (Sustainable Business & Management)

DSc (Azteca), FCMC, CMC-AF, FBCS, FIFC, FinstLM, Independent Consultant, Associated Partners of international consulting firms

Dr. Samson Ma served for telecom, IT and service industries over 40 years and participated in management consultancy for more than 20 years. He is the principal consultant with specialty in business valuation, executive coaching, executive search, facilitation, growth management, IT management, leadership development, marketing, organizational design & development, physical & cyber security, process improvement, project management, quality management, reengineering, sales & business development, small & family business, strategy planning, supply chain & logistics, and sustainability.

He worked in various sections and projects under Cable & Wireless, Unisys, Shell, Bain & Company, HK Telecom, Telcordia Technologies, PwC, PCCW, Ovum and ValuePartners. He successfully conducted and delivered more than 50 development and consulting projects to public corporations, government and government agents in China, Hong Kong and Asia Pacific region, which included IT automation, Information systems development, quality management, business change/development, industry transformation, industries regulation, government policy, marketing research, sales efficiency improvement, product delivery, customer services improvement, logistics enhancement, process management, strategies setting and scenario planning.

Dr. Ma also supported and contributed his knowledge to NGOs and volunteer services included ICT innovation, e-services, e-health management, as well as sustainable development and research, which included the working with FHKI to promote sustainable development for business and industries, and supporting of HIESD to develop sustainable smart healthy school project in Greater Bay Area.

Honorary Advisers

  • Dr John M Morgan
    DPhil (Oxon), DSc (hc), Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, UNESCO Chair of the Political Economy of Education, Chair of the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO (2010-2013)
  • Etienne Clement
    Senior Consultant for Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage, Former Director of the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States
  • Milenko Gudić
    Founding Director, REFORMENT Consulting and Coaching, Serbia, Co-chair, UNPRME Anti-Poverty working group
  • Denis Nkala
    Coordinator for UNOSSC (UN office for South-South Cooperation), Asia Pacific
  • Dr Raymond Woo
    Hon Doctorate, (Federation University, Australia), Honorary Life Chairman of IIM, Chairman of Executive Board to The Hong Kong Real Property Federation
  • Professor Ronald Berenbeim
    Adjunct Professor at the NYU-Stern School of Business (Business Ethics), US. Working with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
  • Professor Daniel R. LeClair
    CEO of the Global Business School Network, Former executive at AACSB
  • Paul Myers
    President of the World Organization of Building Officials, President of the International Code Council (ICC) – the Building Officials and Code Administrators, Inc (BOCA), Co-founder of the International Federation for Safe and Sanitary Buildings (IFSB)
  • Daniel A. Witt
    President of International Tax & Investment Center (ITIC), Co-founder of the Asia-Pacific Tax Forum, Eurasia Fiscal Experts’ Seminar, Middle East/North Africa (MENA)
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