Sun Kwok

Sun Kwok

Professor Sun Kwok is a chair professor of space science and former dean of science (2006-2016) at the University of Hong Kong. He is the current president of the Astrobiology Commission of the International Astronomical Union. Prof Kwok is a world-leading authority in stellar evolution and astrochemistry. In addition to over 300 journal papers, he has also published a number of books, including the latest, Our Place in the Universe.

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Opinion | Creating a climate of fear for Chinese scientists in the US benefits neither Washington nor Beijing

Some scientists have been fired from US universities for their links with China’s Thousand Talents Plan. Are such moves justified? The truth is that technical espionage isn’t necessary when you have enough knowledge to figure out so-called secrets yourself.

20 Jun 2019 - 4:28AM

Some scientists have been fired from US universities for their links with China’s Thousand Talents Plan. Are such moves justified? The truth is that technical espionage isn’t necessary when you have enough knowledge to figure out so-called secrets yourself.

Creating a climate of fear for Chinese scientists in the US benefits neither Washington nor Beijing
AI must spark a revolution in teaching at universities so students can keep one step ahead of machines

To prepare students for the workplace of the future, universities must focus once again on teaching in addition to research and aim to develop intellectual skills that cannot easily be replaced by technology.

13 Oct 2018 - 6:51PM

To prepare students for the workplace of the future, universities must focus once again on teaching in addition to research and aim to develop intellectual skills that cannot easily be replaced by technology.

AI must spark a revolution in teaching at universities so students can keep one step ahead of machines
China’s space ambitions open up a world of wonder and opportunity
Why China doesn’t really celebrate Lunar New Year
The search for alien life is real science, and we’re getting close
How Hong Kong universities can give students the best start in life and help fix the education system
Long study hours for Hong Kong students will only kill their appetite for learning
Why teachers shouldn’t strive to be their students’ best friends
What is the purpose of a university education?
Not even close encounters: If UFOs really exist, why would intelligent life forms use 1950s earth technology to travel here?
Hong Kong universities must uphold the absolute principle of academic freedom
More competition for funding will drive excellence in universities, whether in the US or Hong Kong
Hong Kong students need inspiration, not more tests, to excel
Hong Kong has a part to play in China's major scientific quests