Academic

  • The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law,
    The University of Hong Kong

    Jointly established by the Faculties of Medicine and Law at the University of Hong Kong, the Centre conducts research and promotes its findings in medical ethics and law. It also organises professional training for experts in both areas and help sets ethical benchmarks on relevant issues. The WYNG Foundation facilitated the establishment of the Centre, and has been supporting its operations and encouraging scholarly exchange between the Centre, the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Law, Medicine, and Life Sciences, McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy, and PHG Foundation.

  • The Centre for Law, Medicine, and Life Sciences,
    Cambridge University, UK

    In an era of rapid scientific advances and changing attitudes towards health, medical care, family structures and related issues, the Centre advances research and teaching on legal and ethical challenges at the forefront of medicine and life sciences. The WYNG Foundation has been supporting the Centre’s research on medical ethics and law, and encouraging the collaboration between the Centre, the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy, and PHG Foundation.

  • The Centre of Genomics and Policy,
    McGill University, Canada

    The Centre promotes prospective structuring and guidance for both research in genomic health sciences and its applications. It also analyses the socio-ethical and legal norms influencing the promotion, prevention and protection of human health. The WYNG Foundation has been supporting the Centre's visiting scholar programme to encourage collaboration between the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Law, Medicine, and Life Sciences, and PHG Foundation.

  • The Academy of Hong Kong Studies,
    The Education University of Hong Kong

    The Academy of Hong Kong Studies (AHKS) is the first academy dedicated to nurturing Hong Kong studies within local tertiary institutions. It aims to drive the creation of interdisciplinary knowledge and transfer initiatives relevant to Hong Kong-centric subjects in inter-global city studies to raise the standards of governance, public policymaking and living standards in Hong Kong. The WYNG Foundation is working with the AHKS ​on the Social Media Barometer Project, which aims to develop a methodology that can capture and/or generate a territory-wide base of scientifically reliable and comparable data on social media to keep track of public sentiments and opinions. WYNG has also helped make possible the Education University of Hong Kong’s exchange initiatives with McGill University’s Faculty of Education on pedagogy and second language teaching.

  • Trinity Hall, Cambridge University,
    United Kingdom

    The fifth oldest College in the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall was founded in 1350, originally for the study of canon and civil law. Today, the College consists of around 650 students, both undergraduates and graduates across a range of subject, 60 Fellows, 130 staff and 8,000 alumni worldwide. The WYNG Foundation established the WYNG Trust (Trinity Hall) to help keep the College dynamic and competitive. The Trust enables fellowships to be created for research and teaching, as well as academic exchange programs between the College and Hong Kong. Its secondary school outreach program also encourages local applications to Trinity Hall and the University of Cambridge. In November 2016, the WYNG Foundation’s WYNG Gardens student accommodation block opened at Trinity Hall.

  • PHG Foundation,
    United Kingdom

    The PHG Foundation is a health policy think tank that focuses on how genomics and other health technologies can provide more effective and personalised healthcare, and deliver improvements in health for patients and citizens. It helps governments, policy makers and health professionals tackle barriers to progress and implement strategic change within health systems. The WYNG Foundation has facilitated and encouraged collaboration between the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Law, Medicine, and Life Sciences and McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy on research related to medical ethics and law.

  • Leo Goodstadt

    Leo Goodstadt is an economist who served the Hong Kong government as its chief policy adviser from 1989 to 1997. He has written and contributed to books on the economy and politics in Hong Kong and China and worked as a consultant economist for a number of leading financial institutions. He was the deputy editor of the “Far Eastern Economics Review” and was a Hong Kong-based correspondent for British news outlets, as well as a presenter for ATV. The WYNG Foundation has worked with Goodstadt on two research projects. Goodstadt’s publication, Poverty in the Midst of Affluence, explains how Hong Kong mismanaged its prosperity and why poverty returned to the city. He is currently working on a project on good governance in Hong Kong.

  • The School of Public Health,
    The University of Hong Kong

    The School of Public Health provides a platform for collaboration between the government and non-government sectors to help improve health through education and training, research and practice in public health. It works with both local, regional and international partners. The WYNG Foundation has been supporting the School’s "Children of 1997” biobank project—a cohort study of children born in 1997 in Hong Kong to identify the optimal environment for child and adult health, and exploit anomalies in disease patterns.