Other Webinars and Workshops


HKUST x University of Southern California Webinar: Sustainability as the New Normal – A Vision for the Future

Organiser: HKUST and University of Southern Califonia

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Japan MEXT Top Global University Project Online Symposium: International Collaboration in Higher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Organiser: Keio University


Time: November 17th 10am - 11:15am (HKT)

Register here.


How will 2020 pandemic change the future sustainability policies in U.S., Hong Kong, China, and the world? USC Professor Marlon Boarnet and HKUST Professor Hong Lo, renowned scholars on transportation, environment, and urban planning; with Professor Christine Loh and Noah Miller, subject experts and strategists on environment and climate change, will talk about the new definition of sustainability after the pandemic and how the disruption forces us to change in every aspect. Head of Sustainability at HKUST, Davis Bookhart, will moderate the discussion.

The panel session will start at 10am HKT, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. 


Join the experts from Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Register now

Registration closes on Nov 15 at 20:00 (PST) / Nov 16 at 12:00 (HKT).

For more information about the webinar and speakers' bios, please visit the website.

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Time: September 30th 17:00 (JST)

Register here.


With the spread of COVID-19, international exchange at universities is entering a new phase. Although online lectures have become prevalent in Japan, universities around the world are now considering various means of international collaboration in education and research including online exchanges and hybrid styles that combine both virtual and physical interaction.


In this symposium, new ideas and case studies will be shared and discussed regarding the future of international exchange in education and research. By clarifying the common challenges faced by global universities and awareness of these with regard to international exchange in the post-COVID era, the symposium aims to help sketch a new blueprint for higher education along with what international exchange should look like in the future.


For more information about the symposium, please visit the website.


Japan and the World in the Era of COVID-19: Considering whether the new paradigm is a crisis or an opportunity

Organiser: Keio University

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COVID-19 brings significant impacts on peoples, countries, and the world. We consider that it will bring earth-shattering changes in the future. By examining Japan’s response to the first wave of COVID-19, the analyses implied that vulnerabilities on informational infrastructure and delay of innovations and social implementation were showed in several cases.


To gain a deep understanding of the new paradigm, Keio University has organized four webinars bi-weekly from June 17 to July 29. The series include a broad range of topics from health, technology, economy to law. Experts from Japan and around the world provide international perspectives based on their actively involvement in fighting against COVID-19.


Register here for the upcoming webinars in Japanese.

View recording here in English.

The final discussion on July 29 will be in English. Please see more information about the webinars at https://www.kgri.keio.ac.jp/en/news-event/070204.html


The Next-Normal Conference 2020 

Organiser: Korea University Medicine

This conference will provide a forum for discussion on predicting the "Next-normal" of human society, including health care, economic growth, development and leadership after COVID-19.

Young-Hoon Kim, President of Korea University Medicine says, “it's time to look for serious concerns and directions for a sustainable human society after COVID-19. We hope that this conference will provide meaningful implications and directions for us in the future, not only in the area of health care but also for social and economic areas of various fields at home and abroad.”


The conference will be held in the form of a "hybrid conference" that combines online and offline participation. 

Date: July 23, 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Korean Time UTC+9)

Enquiries: nnc@intercom.co.kr

Live Broadcast on YouTube. 

Simultaneous interpretation Korea-English will be provided. 


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.

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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.