Restructuring vocational education system: Exploring dual pathways to achieve career and educational aspirations

Education | 2017-09-05

The study on ‘Realising your dreams through vocational education and training (VET)’ suggests ways to enhance the VET system through restructuring its academic pathways and restoring public confidence in VET. Our suggestions aim to help students develop their talents into strengths and reach full potential, thus building a vibrant talent pool to facilitate the city’s overall development.


What will people say about ‘Starter Homes’?

Housing, Infrastructure and Land | 2017-09-20

The Starter Homes, a new form of subsidised sale flat that aims at addressing the difficulty of Hong Kong young families in home purchasing, is one of the highlights of the very first policy address by the Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. What insights would similar programmes and related discussions in other countries bring to Hong Kong?


Multiple choice: Which is the answer to Hong Kong’s automated tolling system?

Housing, Infrastructure and Land | 2017-09-18

While automated tolling is currently not too common in Hong Kong, there are signs that the city is moving towards fully automated toll collection systems. What are the strengths and weaknesses of different technologies with respect to their reliability, installation, costs, privacy protection and flexibility?


Minor changes, huge effects

Social and Economic Mobility | 2017-09-13

In recent years, various governments have been exploring the potential use of Nudge theory. By making optimal use of low-cost simple tricks on policy implementation, nudging can encourage the public to make a better choice to benefit themselves while also benefiting society. Can Hong Kong Government enhance the effectiveness of the policy in different areas by the means of nudging as well?


Can blockchain give you back control of personal data?

Technology and Innovation | 2017-09-15

Many companies try to improve their products and services by gaining access to consumers’ personal data. Some of them may also make profit by selling data that has been anonymised. With advances in technology, can consumers set a price and sell their own data directly? Blockchain technology and smart contracts may provide an answer.