A team of students of the Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Greater China Studies (BGCS) programme won the first prize in the Ninth National Universities Mock Mayor Competition in November 2019. Organized by the Chinese Academy of Management and the Central University of Finance and Economics, this event is one of the most reputable academic competitions for Chinese students in the field of public policy and administration. The contestants are expected to identify a critical public policy problem in a real-world setting, undertake solid policy analysis, and formulate innovative solutions.
Consisting of both local and mainland students, this EdUHK team focused on elderly re-employment under the aging society. As the coach of the award-winning team, Dr Alex He Jingwei, Associate Head of the Department (Research and Development), provided intensive training and mentorship throughout the entire course of the competition. Gigi Szeto, Year 4student from the BGCS programme said her academic research skills had been enhanced enormously.