This festive season we celebrate the important work that is carried out every day by Oxford researchers as the University is ranked no. 1 in the UK for the quality of its research. Oxford’s commitment to the revolution in big data is taken to the next level with its application to financial research at the Oxford-Nie Financial Big Data Laboratory, while TORCH lights up Oxford’s cross-disciplinary approach to the study of the humanities. Prof. Rosemary Foot, renowned expert in the international relations of the Asia-Pacific discusses China’s evolving foreign policy, while Oxford alumna Tina Pang, curator at M+ at the West Kowloon Cultural District, tells us why it’s such an exciting time to be working in the arts in Hong Kong.
Looking ahead to 2015, don’t forget to book your tickets for the first Oxford academic event of the year in Shanghai – Weighing Black Holes with Oxford’s galaxy guru, Professor Martin Bureau. Happy holidays!
The University has been ranked no. 1 for the quality of its research according to findings published by the Research Excellence Framework. Find out more about Oxford’s outstanding researchers who are doing work that changes the world every single day. MORE
World-leading general medical journal The Lancet published a report about China’s healthcare system co-authored by Blavatnik School of Government's Professor Winnie Yip, which advocates an alternative health strategy to reform public hospitals. MORE
The Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world, has been awarded to Geoffrey Yeung representing Hong Kong. A graduate of Diocesan Boys' School and the University of Hong Kong with a first class, double BA in Business Administration and Laws, Geoffrey is a student with a personal dedication to civil rights and equality. MORE
A new scholarship has been set up by Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong to enable gifted students to study the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford. The first scholar, Tom Ng commenced his studies in October this year. Tom is a multi-award winning law graduate who came first in his year at the University of Hong Kong. MORE
Said Business School’s commitment to broadening its engagement with China has resulted in the success of the Oxford China Business Forum 2014. Over 200 senior policy-makers, business leaders, faculty and alumni attended the sessions which focused on the challenges of shifting development models and of nurturing innovation and competitiveness in China. MORE
The OES is the association for alumni and friends of the Oxford University Department of Education, and the Hong Kong branch was launched in 2012. Steven Kwok (St Antony’s 1995) has been elected as the new OES country champion for Hong Kong. Read the new OES Hong Kong newsletter and join the group to meet like-minded people in the field of education. MORE
There is nothing more prevalent, more modern and more focused on the future than the revolution in big data, and Oxford has applied it to financial mathematics through the establishment of the Oxford-Nie Financial Big Data Laboratory, funded by Mr Bill Nie and Financial Data Technologies Limited. MORE
A graduate of Oxford’s Ethnology and Museum Ethnography programme, Ting Pang is curator at M+ in the West Kowloon Cultural District Hong Kong, and will shape the artistic direction of Hong Kong visual art at one of the most exciting visual art museums in the world. MORE
Come to this event hosted by the Oxford and Cambridge Society Shanghai and discuss some of the astronomical possibilities behind the evolution of the Universe with Oxford’s galaxy guru, Professor Martin Bureau. Be prepared to weigh your first black hole! MORE
Ring in the New Year with this dinner hosted by the Hong Kong student societies at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, open to current students and graduates. Featuring live music, a lucky draw and a presentation by Uber’s Hong Kong representative and Oxford alumnus Kenneth She. MORE
Join alumni from ten of the world’s leading international research-intensive universities for a day of stimulating discussions on the theme of Japan today. Keynote speakers will include the Vice-Chancellors of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and there will be networking receptions and guided tours of hidden Japan exclusively tailored for IARU alumni. MORE
Join and support Oxford alumni for a trip of a lifetime across spectacular scenery in the Gansu region in Sichuan. The trekkers are fundraising for a visiting lecturer programme at the Oxford China Centre which will enrich and advance the study of China at Oxford by providing a vital link with scholars and institutions in China, the UK and the rest of the world. MORE
Rosemary Foot is Emeritus Fellow at St Antony’s College and former Professor of International Relations and the John Swire Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College. A world-leading expert in the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, particularly in security issues, she is the acclaimed author of “China Across the Divide: The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society” and “China, the United States, and Global Order”. MORE
OXFORD THINKING CAMPAIGN UPDATE
As the world faces new and complex problems, the study of the humanities is crucial to making sense of the world – past present and future. Oxford is the world’s leading university for the Humanities, and in 2013, a major new initiative, the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) was launched. MORE
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