News & Events

Distinguished presentations or keynote speeches given by the ICCDS's members

- 2012 -




December, 2012

Dr. Simon Zhao, Director of International Centre for China Development Studies, was invited by Ministry of Sports of Brazilian Government to present a talk on "Beijing Olympics – Impact on Economic and Urban Development" at the International Workshop "The BRICS and Sports Mega-Events" organized by BRICS Policy Center, a Brazilian Government Thank Tank, in 7th-9th Dec 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2012DEC


July, 2012

Director, Dr. Simon Zhao, as a core Co-Principal Investigator, has successfully won the grant of $15 million HKD of the second round of Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) funded by the Research Grants Committee (RGC) and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The grant winning project entitles "Enhancing Hong Kong's Future as a Leading International Financial Centre" and it is the second largest grant in all social sciences, including social sciences, arts and humanities, law and business, in Hong Kong history. The TRS objective is to encourage the prominent scholars to conduct cross-disciplinary and inter-university cooperative researches on themes of strategic importance to the long-term development of Hong Kong. It is the highest level and most competitive grant in Hong Kong as it went through HK-wide 46 preliminary proposals and 17 full proposals and reached the last 12 proposals shortlisted for final selection interviews and only 5 (the sole proposal in Social Science subjects) out of 12 finalists were funded.

2012JUN

2012JUN


May, 2012

Director, Dr. Simon Zhao, as a core Co-Principal Investigator, has successfully won the grant of $15 million HKD of the second round of Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) funded by the Research Grants Committee (RGC) and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The grant winning project entitles "Enhancing Hong Kong's Future as a Leading International Financial Centre" and it is the second largest grant in all social sciences, including social sciences, arts and humanities, law and business, in Hong Kong history. The TRS objective is to encourage the prominent scholars to conduct cross-disciplinary and inter-university cooperative researches on themes of strategic importance to the long-term development of Hong Kong. It is the highest level and most competitive grant in Hong Kong as it went through HK-wide 46 preliminary proposals and 17 full proposals and reached the last 12 proposals shortlisted for final selection interviews and only 5 (the sole proposal in Social Science subjects) out of 12 finalists were funded.

2012MAY


April, 2012

Former Dutch Minister of Justice Visit: Requested by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong for a closed-door meeting with former Dutch Minister of Justice, Prof. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, and Consul-General, Mr. Robert Schuddeboom, hosted by the Centre, on Migration and Urbanization Process in the Context of Human and Citizen Rights in China.

2012APR


March, 2012

Invited Oxford scholar, Dr. Dariusz Wójcik, co-author with Prof. Gordon L. Clark, "The Geography of Finance", to provide public lecture on The Global Stock Market: Issuers, Investors, and Intermediaries in an Uneven World. The lecture was jointly organized by HKU ICCDS, Centre for China Financial Research and Asian Institute of International Financial Law, at the University of Hong Kong, and funded by HKU seed funding for proposal for Theme-based Research Scheme.

2012MAR