Other Webinars and Workshops


HKUST x NUS Joint Webinar - "Adaption to Historical and Contemporary Disruptions" 

Organisers:  The Hong Kong University of Hong Kong and

                       National University of Singapore


From social distancing to travel restrictions, the COVID-19 outbreak has had unprecedented impacts on our daily lives. The pandemic has certainly changed, and will continue to leave significant and lasting implications on, the evolving landscapes of public policy, trade relations, economic and social activities.  

Join this last episode of the HKUST Global Webinar Series under the theme “Navigating a World of Disruption”, in partnership with National University of Singapore (NUS), to learn about the multifaceted impacts of COVID-19 on food security, climate change, air quality, global trade, trends in international migration, remittances and scholarship. Through the academic exchanges, we wish to better understand what are the changes and challenges that we have to face in the post-pandemic era.

Date: July 15, 2020 (Wednesday)

Time: 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT+8)

Moderator and Opening Remarks:



  • Prof. Jenny SMITH, Associate Professor, Division of Humanities, HKUST - “Food Security in an Age of Disruption"

  • Prof. David TAYLOR, Professor of Tropical Environmental Change, Department of Geography, NUS "Air Quality and the Impacts of Infectious Diseases - Some Lessons from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic"

  • Prof. Kevin TAM, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, HKUST - “Ramping up Climate Action: Challenges from a Behavioral Perspective"

  • Prof. Sooyeon KIMAssociate Professor, Department of Political Science, NUS - “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Disruptions in Global Trade”

  • Prof. Stuart GIETEL-BASTEN, Professor, Division of Social Science, HKUST - “Impact of COVID-19 on International Migration and Remittances"

  • Prof. Itty ABRAHAM, Professor, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, NUS - “Reflections on the Pandemic’s Impact on Scholarship”

Registration (Deadline: July 15, 2020 12:00 (GMT+8)

WEBINARS: Infection and immunity masterclass series

Organiser: The University of Sydney 


Guided by the latest health research, our free, online seminar series will explore a range of topics including virology, epidemiology, infection prevention, clinical treatment, vaccine development, safety and ethics to help you better understand COVID-19 and Australia's response to pandemics now and in the future.

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WORKSHOP: Using Coronavirus to Teach Science

Organiser: University of Oregon

  • Application Deadline: June 20, 2020

  • Cost: $500 U.S. dollars (If you are interested in attending, but the fee is a barrier, please contact us)

  • Details: July 6 - July 29, 2020

  • Time: Workshops will be offered at two different times to accommodate a global audience.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9 a.m. Pacific Time (Central European/Middle East/Africa Time)

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7 p.m. Pacific Time (Asia Pacific Time)

We look forward to learning together with a group of educators from around the globe. Please be in touch with Elly Vandegrift, Program Director for Global STEM Education Initiatives with any questions.

In this new global landscape, how can educators incorporate coronavirus examples to enhance student learning? In this four-week workshop, educators will practice applying principles of active learning, inclusivity, and assessment to develop student learning activities focused on coronavirus in their discipline. Disciplines might include global health, mathematical modeling, biology, epidemiology, sustainability, city planning, and others.


Migrating a Whole University to “Online Real-Time Interactive Teaching"

An Experience-Sharing Forum (March 18, 2020)

Organiser: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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The discussion covered issues such as: Strategic and Technological Decisions​, Faculty and TA Training and Support, Migrating Common Teaching Practices​ (From whiteboards to visualizers), Student Support and Feedback​, Assessments and Exams , and Faculty Experiences​.

This webinar is for senior administrators in charge of teaching and learning.


A recording of the webinar and resources can be found at the HKUST website.

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