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EdUHK Students Win First Prize in National Mock Mayor Competition

EdUHK Students Win First Prize in National Mock Mayor Competition


A student team from The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) won first prize in the Ninth National Universities Mock Mayor Competition on 24 November 2019.

Organised by the Chinese Academy of Management and the Central University of Finance and Economics, the event is one of the most reputable academic competitions for Chinese students in the field of public policy and administration. Competing in teams, the contestants were required to identify a critical public policy problem in a real-world setting, undertake solid policy analysis, and formulate innovative solutions.

The EdUHK award-winning team consisted of students from the Master of Public Policy and Management and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Greater China Studies programmes. Under the mentorship of the team coach, Dr Alex He Jingwei, Associate Head (Research and Development) of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at EdUHK, the team explored the elderly re-employment policy in Hong Kong in relation to the rapid ageing population and formulated innovative policy solutions based on thorough policy analysis. Their innovative solutions and high-quality analysis impressed the judging panel of veteran public leaders and academics in China.