Global Cambridge in Hong Kong

Global Cambridge in Hong Kong

  • Panorama of Central, Hong Kong, looking over Victoria Harbour
Meet your fellow alumni and hear about the University's world-leading research at Global Cambridge in Hong Kong.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.30pm HKT
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Join the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J. Toope (Trinity 1983), and a distinguished panel to discuss: ‘Tackling the challenges of sustainable urban development'.

Our first two panellists are:

  • Dr Helen Xiaohui Bao — Senior Lecturer in Real Estate Finance and Director of International Relations, Department of Land Economy
  • Professor Paul Linden (Emmanuel 1968) — Director of Research and G.I. Taylor Professor Emeritus of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

After the panel discussion, continue the conversation and network with other attendees over drinks and canapés.

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Dr Helen Xiaohui Bao

Dr Helen Bao

Dr Helen Bao is a Senior Lecturer in Real Estate Finance in the Department of Land Economy, and a Fellow in Economics at Newnham College. She also oversees international exchange programmes in her capacity as the Director of International Relations in the Department. 

Dr Bao teaches quantitative research methods, and its applications in land economy, for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Prior to joining Cambridge, she taught statistics and operation management courses at the School of Business, City University of Hong Kong, where she obtained her PhD degree in statistics.  Dr Bao’s research areas include behavioural sciences, real estate finance, corporate finance, housing economics and land use policies. She has published extensively in top academic journals in her field, including Real Estate Finance, Land Use Policy, Habitat International, Cities, and the Journal of Real Estate Research.

About the Global Cambridge series

The Global Cambridge event series showcases the excellence and diversity of Cambridge's research and scholarship, and its contribution to society through new ideas, discoveries and innovation.

In 2018, we'll also be visiting Beijing, Cardiff, Dublin, Geneva, Mumbai and Singapore.

Cambridge and Hong Kong

Closeup of Hong Kong on a map

The University values its relationship with Hong Kong, recognising our shared past and an exciting future.

Today there are more than 2,370 alumni in the area and 14 officially recognised alumni groups, including the Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong and Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong. Cambridge alumni from SAR Hong Kong include Carrie Lam (Wolfson 1982), Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

Some of the University’s key strategic partnerships are with colleagues and institutions in Hong Kong. For example, researchers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Centre for Medical Law and Ethics are working closely with Cambridge’s Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences to address the legal and ethical issues arising from medical and social innovation. Researchers from Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong are also collaborating with the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) and Peking University (PKU) on China SCORE, a large-scale study to investigate Autism Spectrum Conditions.

In autumn last year a new lectureship in the Department of Land Economy was announced, which will be funded through a gift of £1m to the Department of Land Economy by the Pecan Foundation Limited, a charity organization founded by Dr Justin Chiu. Dr. Chiu is a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Department of Land Economy, and is currently an Executive Director of Cheung Kong Asset Holdings Limited in Hong Kong. The funding will also support an ambitious new research and engagement programme in Chinese urban development.

"This exciting new position will help further our understanding of the dynamics of Chinese urbanisation and its role in economic development, as well as the pressures it creates on planning and sustainability,” said Head of Department Professor Colin Lizieri. “Both our research and our teaching will benefit hugely from these insights, and the post will allow us to deepen our relationships with business leaders, policy-makers, researchers and our alumni…”

Jesus College Event

A drinks reception with the Master will take place on Monday 26 March from 6pm for Jesus College members at Members Bar, Hong Kong Club, Central. Please register online to confirm your attendance. 


Corpus Christi College Event

Following the Global Cambridge Hong Kong event on Wednesday 28 March a dinner with the Master will be held for Corpus Christi members at 8.30pm in the Mirage Bar and Restaurant (inside the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel). Please register online to confirm your attendance. 

Booking information

Please note that you will be charged in pounds sterling. The cost in Hong Kong Dollars is approximately 221 HKD (based on the exchange rate on 31/01/2018). The exact cost will vary depending on the current exchange rate, and any fees imposed by your bank.

£20 per person

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Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong
Hong Kong S.A.R., China