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EdUHK bachelor student wins top prize in international public policy case competition

Miss Nicole Yanxi Guan, a student of the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Greater China Studies), has won the top prize at the 2021 International Public Policy Case Competition on Sustainable Development. Organized by Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy and Management, it is one of the prominent international academic competitions in the field of public policy.

The competition this year was highly competitive, with 147 students coming from reputable universities across China and the world, including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Zhejiang University, The London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Michigan.

Miss Guan formed a team with a student from New York University, and conducted a case study entitled “Sham Shui Po is the New Brooklyn: Could New Cultural Industry and the Original Community Coexist?” Having survived three rounds of intense competition that took place from June to August, Miss Guan’s team was highly praised by the jury and won a cash prize worth US$3,000. The team was mentored by Dr Fox Zhiyong Hu, Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies who provided excellent guidance and support.