20 March 2020

Foreign Journalists in Mainland; Covid-19 in Asia and Europe

In the programme, Dr Nicholas Thomas, Associate Professor from City University’s Department of Public and International Affairs, talked about how different countries in Asia and Europe are handling the COVID-19 situation.
6 May 2020

Duterte’s ‘shoot-them-all’ approach to Covid-19 threatens his legacy as poor suffer in the Philippines

Professor Mark R THOMPSON of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs comments on Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's handling of COVID-19 in the Philippines.
3 August 2020

How can study of social sciences and humanities help overcome global crises such as Covid-19 pandemic?

Professor Richard M Walker, Dean of CityU's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, says experts in social sciences and humanities matter in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
21 September 2020

Reconstruction of Transmission Pairs for novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in mainland China : Estimation of Super-spreading Events, Serial Interval, and Hazard of Infection

Knowledge on the epidemiological features and transmission patterns of COVID-19 is accumulating. Detailed line-list data with household settings can advance the understanding of COVID-19 transmission dynamics.
7 October 2020

媒體在流行病爆發事件中的干預作用 : 基於傳染病模型理論和新型冠狀病毒疫情案例的分析

10 February 2021

One Health Seminar – Global Responses to COVID-19

Date 26 February 2021 (Friday) Time 8pm (HKT) / 12nn (GMT) / 7am (EST) Format Conducted via Zoom Register Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Topics & Speakers 1) China’s Public Health Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, Huang Yanzhong (Council on Foreign Relations, USA) 2) COVID-19 and China’s Belt and Road Diplomacy in Eurasia, Elizabeth Wishnick (Montclair University, USA) 3) The Securitization of COVID-19 and The Myth of the Authoritarian Advantage in Infectious Disease Control, Catherine Yuk-ping Lo (University College Maastricht, Netherlands) 4) COVID19: A Lens into the Past and Future of Health Security in Africa, Anne Roemer-Mahler (University of Sussex, UK) | Lewis Husain (Institute of Development Studies, UK) Adamu Addissie (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia) | Yisambi Mwanshemele (EngenderHealth, Tanzania) Enquiries +852-3442-2849 / Click here for Event Poster
24 February 2021

越年輕越高學歷越唔會打針 城大調查:因唔信政府向疫苗say no (Chinese Version Only)

24 February 2021

Investigating Hong Kong Nurses’ Intention to Take Vaccines

Dr Ben LI Kin-kit and his collaborators conducted a study to investigate Hong Kong nurses’ influenza vaccine uptake rate, their intention to have COVID-19 vaccine and the psychological underpinnings of their vaccine hesitancy.
25 February 2021

Background and trust in government affect citizens’ willingness to receive COVID-19 vaccines

A research team led by Professor Christine HUANG Yihui, Chair Professor of Communication and Media, conducted a poll to find out citizens’ willingness to get vaccinated and any correlation between their tendencies and backgrounds.
27 April 2021

Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic Through International Virtual Platform

Date: 7 May 2021 (Friday) Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (HKT) / 6:30am – 8:30am (US, EST) / 11:30am – 1:30pm (UKT) Zoom registration: Meeting ID: 965 2753 2526 Passcode: 798600 Speakers & Topics: – Social isolation among HK community elderly before and during COVID-19, and its implication for new community care model by Prof Stephen SHUM & Ms Hera LEUNG, College of Business, City University of Hong Kong – Challenges and strategies to maintain fidelity when providing care to older adults amidst of COVID-19 pandemic by Melanie A PRINCE, President of Case Management Society of America, USA – Being adaptable: Reflections on the challenge and successes of health and social care practice to families during the pandemic in the UK by Sue FORD, Vice-Chair, Case Management Society, UK – Can technology be used to progress case management for catastrophically injured clients: a reflection of the COVID-19 crisis on effective rehabilitation advocacy and care support for our clients by Niccola IRWIN, Non-Executive Director, Case Management Society, UK Please click here to learn more about the details and rundown. Enquiries Tel: +852 3442 6541 Email:
5 May 2021

Don’t treat helpers as scapegoats for Hong Kong’s struggling vaccine drive

Professor Mark R THOMPSON of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs comments on Hong Kong government's plan to make vaccination mandatory for domestic helpers, which was suspended after a diplomatic backlash.
31 May 2021

As borders reopen, Asia’s ‘zero-Covid’ economies need to start puzzling it out

Dr Nicolas Thomas explains why a conversation needs to be started as to what the pandemic endgame will look like, as Hong Kong and the world look forward to the reopening of borders, and the resumption of trade and travel.
7 June 2021

How China can safely open its borders as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic

Dr Nicolas Thomas discusses how China can safely open its borders as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
23 June 2021

有效傳播健康資訊 促進公眾關注及減低恐懼 (Chinese Version Only)

19 July 2021

Bridging the Gap between Scientists and the Public – Human Behaviour Research and its Communication in Pandemic Times

Date 24 August 2021 (Tue) Time 4pm – 5:10pm (HKT) 9am – 10:10am (UKT) Format Zoom Meeting Registration Click here for registration. Speaker Dr Stavroula KOUSTA, Chief Editor, Nature Human Behaviour, Nature Publishing Group Abstract Human behaviour has been critical in shaping the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions of individuals, groups, nation states and international bodies have all had a role to play in curbing its spread. This means that insights from the behavioural, social and health sciences have been and will continue to be invaluable throughout the course of the pandemic. The behavioural, social and health science communities responded rapidly to the crisis by sharing insights from the existing literature and, importantly, by mobilising swiftly to collect new, directly applicable evidence to guide policy and assist individuals, communities and governments in managing the pandemic. At the same time, behavioural, social and health scientists have faced the challenge of balancing the urgent need for evidence to guide policy with the need to communicate uncertainties responsibly. In this talk, Dr Kousta will discuss how the pandemic reshaped how human behavioural research is carried out and communicated, as well as the challenges in bridging the gap between science, policy and the general public in a time of crisis. Enquiries +852 3442-2849 /
4 August 2021
COVID-19 is here to stay — that’s why we need to reassess risk, competing interests, and relevant context

COVID-19 is here to stay — that’s why we need to reassess risk, competing interests, and relevant context

COVID-19 is here to stay — that’s why we need to reassess risk, competing interests, and relevant context Dr Toby Carroll of the Department of Public and International Affairs opines that COVID-19 is here to stay and it is needed to re-evaluate the solutions and bolster the lines of accountability between state and citizen.
27 August 2021

在陌生的大學校園中保存自我 (Chinese Version Only)

在陌生的大學校園中保存自我 城大公共及國際事務學系葉健民教授撰文評論大學環境及氣氛變遷,疫情亦令師生難以完全正常地上課,並寄語新生面對陌生校園環境時細心經營,努力尋找自我。
7 September 2021

Language and Discourse in COVID-19 Response: The New Zealand Case

Given New Zealand has so far been regarded as successful in fighting the pandemic, Dr Christoph HAFNER of CityU’s Department of English investigates whether (and how) the NZ government’s communication practices have played a role throughout the process.
17 November 2021

研究指疫下港人訊息恐慌程度低 (Chinese Version Only)

研究指疫下港人訊息恐慌程度低 城大公共及國際事務學系鄭煒博士接受電台訪問,闡釋有關香港受訪市民在疫情期間的訊息恐慌程度在六個地區內最低之研究發現。
1 December 2021

3rd COVID Writing Competition

Overview What has been the impact of the pandemic over the last three years? What has it meant for individuals and communities in Hong Kong? So much has happened over the past three years. The pandemic has wrought profound changes on everyone and at all levels of society. What has changed? What has stayed the same? How many of these changes are permanent? How many changes will be forgotten once the virus loses its hold over humanity? These are some of the questions underpinning this year’s COVID Writing competition. Perhaps you have other questions, other issues on the theme of impact. On our questions or on yours, we would welcome your submission. We invite secondary school students to address these topics in one of two types of essays: a personal reflection or a piece of oral history. Personal Reflection A first-person narrative. This is based on your own experiences of the pandemic: How did COVID impact your life over the last three years? What was your life like before the pandemic? What is your life like now? In what ways has COVID had a lasting impact on who you are? In what ways do you think that your pre-COVID life will return once the pandemic recedes? Where do you go from here? These are some questions to get you started but you should feel free to go beyond them if there is something else related to the theme of impact that you want to discuss/reflect upon. Oral History Be an investigator. Go out and talk with your family, friends, people in your local community (teachers, people in your neighbourhood, clubs and societies) and write an oral history of the social impact of the pandemic over the last three years. How do you do this? Come up with some questions to ask people on the topic of “impact”. Some questions that you might like to think about to get you started could include: How much of an impact has the pandemic had on their lives? How has their life changed since the start of the pandemic? How do they think Hong Kong has changed since the pandemic started? Are these good changes or bad changes or just changes? Do they think the changes will be permanent or will things shift back once the pandemic ends? Ask people your questions and write down the answers, look through their answers to identify common themes or topics and write about how these themes relate to recovering from the pandemic. Again, please do not feel bound by these questions. This is your work. If you think other issues are more interesting within the context of “impact”, then feel free to develop them. Remember to include a title page with your submission. This is important! The title page should have your name, your school, the category you are submitting to, the stream you are in, and an email contact. All of these need to be clearly listed. Types for Submissions Essay formats: (1) Personal Reflection (2) Oral History One submission per student. Two Categories: i. Junior (S1-3) ii. Senior (S4 or above) Two Streams: (a) DSE (for those students who are studying or will study the DSE curriculum) (b) Open (for those students who are not studying a DSE-oriented curriculum – usually (but not exclusively) IB or international curriculum students) Prizes Winners in each category/stream will receive: First: HK$1,000 book coupons Second: HK$500 book coupons Students whose work is deemed to be excellent but outside the top two submissions will receive a Certificate of Distinction All students will receive a Certificate of Participation Event Details Please refer to the event poster. Instructions for Submission Junior Category essays (both personal reflections and oral histories) should be 1000 words, +/- 10%, formatted in Times New Roman, 12-point font, and submitted as PDF documents. Essays not meeting these criteria will not be considered. Senior Category essays (both personal reflections and oral histories) should be 1300 words, +/- 10%, formatted in Times New Roman, 12-point font, and submitted as PDF documents. Essays not meeting these criteria will not be considered. Please submit your essays (do not forget about the title page) to 3rd COVID Writing Competition for Secondary School Students […]