[Sponsored Article] First in Asia to collaborate with EY Tax Lab The HKUST Business School is honored to become the first Asia-Pacific university to be associated with the EY Advanced Technology Tax Lab. This collaboration brings together HKUST’s expertise in fields such as data science, machine learning, and business education to resolve complex tax issues through innovative technologies. The new partnership offers an exceptional platform for joint research and technology development opportunities in applying emerging technology to practical tax scenarios. EY partners and academic staff and students at HKUST will work together on practical tax technology case study projects, speaking opportunities, internship and employment opportunities for students. Research Agreement with Wisers With an MOU signed between Wisers Information Limited and the HKUST Business School, the two parties are ready to work closely together in developing timely insights applicable to business and social problems. With the newly established Center for Business and Social Analytics at the HKUST Business School, experts from the two parties will collaborate to generate new business and social insights from analyzing real-world and emerging big data on the Internet and beyond. The collaboration underscores the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge and the role of technology in producing novel business and social insights. First Chinese Online Open Programs with Emeritus In response to the new normal brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Education Office at the HKUST Business School has teamed up with Emeritus, one of the most reputable global digital learning platforms. Emeritus has partnered with top-ranked business schools like MIT Sloan, Kellogg, Wharton, NYU and the University of Cambridge, in offering online executive education. Our School will work with Emeritus to offer Chinese online open enrollment courses in the areas of big data and fintech for Chinese-speaking executives around the world, as well as becoming a pioneer in offering Chinese online programs in China. Recognize China’s Best Managed Companies with Deloitte Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies (BMC) Program is a global initiative to recognize excellent management and business practices. As the first program of its kind in China, a list of best-managed companies in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau will be identified in its annual award. In its second year of partnership with Deloitte China as the Program’s sole strategic academic partner, our professors have contributed to the BMC Annual Whitepaper and a series of thought-leadership articles. They have also spoken in a number of BMC webinars on topics related to China’s COVID-19 new normal, such as contemporary CSR, power of AI and family business developments. Stay tuned, the Program will announce this year’s BMC winners in August in Hangzhou.