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Lingnan study finds one quarter of Hong Kong parents expect to provide financial assistance for their adult children to live independently

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:36pm

HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Accommodation for young people in Hong Kong has long been at the top of the policy agenda. Recent research conducted by Lingnan University in Hong Kong (LU) and the City University of Hong Kong on the younger generation's housing opportunities finds that 26 per cent of parents who responded expect to subsidise their adult children when they buy a property. Findings also suggest reliance on the family is now increasingly frequent, and important to young adults who wish to live independently and have a choice.

Key Points: 
  • Recent research conducted by Lingnan University in Hong Kong (LU) and the City University of Hong Kong on the younger generation's housing opportunities finds that 26 per cent of parents who responded expect to subsidise their adult children when they buy a property.
  • This research explores plans and parents' attitudes towards providing financial and non-financial intergenerational housing support to adult children in Hong Kong.
  • Of the 1,012 parents surveyed, the majority (66%) said that they have no plans to provide financial housing support for their adult children in the next five years, but a quarter (26%) do intend to subsidise grown-up children.
  • The main three reasons given by parents without financial support plans are "family financial incapacity"(47%),"not parents' responsibility"(37%),and "children are financially capable of moving out without family help" (33%).

Lingnan study finds one quarter of Hong Kong parents expect to provide financial assistance for their adult children to live independently

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:31pm

HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Accommodation for young people in Hong Kong has long been at the top of the policy agenda. Recent research conducted by Lingnan University in Hong Kong (LU) and the City University of Hong Kong on the younger generation's housing opportunities finds that 26 per cent of parents who responded expect to subsidise their adult children when they buy a property. Findings also suggest reliance on the family is now increasingly frequent, and important to young adults who wish to live independently and have a choice.

Key Points: 
  • Recent research conducted by Lingnan University in Hong Kong (LU) and the City University of Hong Kong on the younger generation's housing opportunities finds that 26 per cent of parents who responded expect to subsidise their adult children when they buy a property.
  • This research explores plans and parents' attitudes towards providing financial and non-financial intergenerational housing support to adult children in Hong Kong.
  • It included a telephone surveyof1,012 parentswhose grown-up children live at home with them, and pre- / post-survey, in-depth interviews.
  • The main three reasons given by parents without financial support plans are "family financial incapacity"(47%),"not parents' responsibility"(37%),and "children are financially capable of moving out without family help" (33%).

GBA Business School Under Edvantage Group Officially Founded, Further Expansion in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 9:55am

After the lighting ceremony, GBA Business School signed two MOUs with Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union and Hong Kong Cyperport respectively.

Key Points: 
  • After the lighting ceremony, GBA Business School signed two MOUs with Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union and Hong Kong Cyperport respectively.
  • GBA Business School has held a series of seminars entitled "New Strategic Thinking for the Greater Bay Area" for the past year, with leaders invited from different sectors in the Greater Bay Area to share their practical experiences and insights.
  • With these, GBA Business School hopes to cultivate more future leaders and talents in different areas for the benefit of the Greater Bay Area.
  • In addition, the Group also operates Greater Bay Area Business School (vocational education institution) in Hong Kong, China.

Lingnan University study finds air pollution levels of incense-burning temples far exceeds air quality standards

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 4:35pm

HONG KONG, Sept. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by the Science Unit of Lingnan University in Hong Kong (LU) shows that concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from incense burning both inside and outside temples could be 6 times and 4 times of the  recommended levels respectively. In addition, the more temples there are in the same district, the higher the respiratory mortality rate. The research team suggests that alternative measures, such as installation of automatic mist sprayers to reduce smoke dispersion, as well as using incense made with non-toxic substances to minimise health risks to worshippers and neighbours, should be considered.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the more temples there are in the same district, the higher the respiratory mortality rate.
  • Over 70 per cent of registered Chinese temples in Hong Kong are in urban areas close to residential and commercial districts, and air pollution from burning incense may have a negative impact on the local communities.
  • Results suggest that incense burning in temples is a main factor in air pollution, and the more temples located in the same district, the higher the reported rate of respiratory mortality.
  • For residents nearby, they should close all windows facing the temple during incense burning, clean air conditioner filters regularly, and consider using air purifiers to improve the air quality of their home.

Lingnan University study finds air pollution levels of incense-burning temples far exceeds air quality standards

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 4:32pm

HONG KONG, Sept. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by the Science Unit of Lingnan University in Hong Kong (LU) shows that concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from incense burning both inside and outside temples could be 6 times and 4 times of the  recommended levels respectively. In addition, the more temples there are in the same district, the higher the respiratory mortality rate. The research team suggests that alternative measures, such as installation of automatic mist sprayers to reduce smoke dispersion, as well as using incense made with non-toxic substances to minimise health risks to worshippers and neighbours, should be considered.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the more temples there are in the same district, the higher the respiratory mortality rate.
  • Over 70 per cent of registered Chinese temples in Hong Kong are in urban areas close to residential and commercial districts, and air pollution from burning incense may have a negative impact on the local communities.
  • Results suggest that incense burning in temples is a main factor in air pollution, and the more temples located in the same district, the higher the reported rate of respiratory mortality.
  • For residents nearby, they should close all windows facing the temple during incense burning, clean air conditioner filters regularly, and consider using air purifiers to improve the air quality of their home.

Lingnan University study finds one in five Mainland Chinese university students are considering postgraduate studies abroad after pandemic

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 9:26am

In June, the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong conducted a follow-up survey based on last year's Understanding Hong Kong and Mainland university students' intentions to study overseas after the COVID-19 crisis, to getto know Mainland university students' views on pursuing postgraduate studies abroad before, during, and after the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • In June, the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong conducted a follow-up survey based on last year's Understanding Hong Kong and Mainland university students' intentions to study overseas after the COVID-19 crisis, to getto know Mainland university students' views on pursuing postgraduate studies abroad before, during, and after the pandemic.
  • Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University in Hong Kong,who led the study, said that no significant difference was found in students' plans to study overseas before, during, or after the pandemic.
  • Prof Mok added that universities' achievements in research and internationalisation may become a key consideration in recruiting students from the Mainland.
  • For media enquiries, please contact the Office of Communications and Public Affairs of Lingnan University:

Lingnan University study finds one in five Mainland Chinese university students are considering postgraduate studies abroad after pandemic

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 9:24am

In June, the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong conducted a follow-up survey based on last year's Understanding Hong Kong and Mainland university students' intentions to study overseas after the COVID-19 crisis, to getto know Mainland university students' views on pursuing postgraduate studies abroad before, during, and after the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • In June, the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong conducted a follow-up survey based on last year's Understanding Hong Kong and Mainland university students' intentions to study overseas after the COVID-19 crisis, to getto know Mainland university students' views on pursuing postgraduate studies abroad before, during, and after the pandemic.
  • Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University in Hong Kong,who led the study, said that no significant difference was found in students' plans to study overseas before, during, or after the pandemic.
  • Prof Mok added that universities' achievements in research and internationalisation may become a key consideration in recruiting students from the Mainland.
  • For media enquiries, please contact the Office of Communications and Public Affairs of Lingnan University:

Lingnan University study finds positive linkage between education and life satisfaction

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 10:28pm

A recent study conducted by Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong confirmsa positive association between educational attainment and life satisfaction at the individual level, however this linkage is undermined by the larger degree of skills diffusion at the societal level, and is no longer confirmed once labour market outcomes are accounted for.

Key Points: 
  • A recent study conducted by Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong confirmsa positive association between educational attainment and life satisfaction at the individual level, however this linkage is undermined by the larger degree of skills diffusion at the societal level, and is no longer confirmed once labour market outcomes are accounted for.
  • On the other hand, societal skills diffusion as such is positively associated with life satisfaction.
  • Specific indicators include education, socio-economic status, life satisfaction and other attributes in conjunction with societal-level factors such as macroeconomy, income inequality, life expectancy, safety, and civic engagement.
  • The results show there was a positive association between educational attainment and life satisfaction at the individual level.

Lingnan University study finds positive linkage between education and life satisfaction

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 10:24pm

A recent study conducted by Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong confirmsa positive association between educational attainment and life satisfaction at the individual level, however this linkage is undermined by the larger degree of skills diffusion at the societal level, and is no longer confirmed once labour market outcomes are accounted for.

Key Points: 
  • A recent study conducted by Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong confirmsa positive association between educational attainment and life satisfaction at the individual level, however this linkage is undermined by the larger degree of skills diffusion at the societal level, and is no longer confirmed once labour market outcomes are accounted for.
  • On the other hand, societal skills diffusion as such is positively associated with life satisfaction.
  • Specific indicators include education, socio-economic status, life satisfaction and other attributes in conjunction with societal-level factors such as macroeconomy, income inequality, life expectancy, safety, and civic engagement.
  • The results show there was a positive association between educational attainment and life satisfaction at the individual level.

Lingnan University in Hong Kong and HKBWS study shows preservation of wetlands in Deep Bay area vital to protect declining waterbird species

Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:49am

HONG KONG, June 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Many waterbird species which travel across hemispheres are affected by a wide range of environmental and anthropogenic factors.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, June 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Many waterbird species which travel across hemispheres are affected by a wide range of environmental and anthropogenic factors.
  • Taking the dataset collected from 1998 to 2017, the Lingnan University and HKBWS research team identified species traits correlating with population trends to shed light on the threats they experience in their breeding and migratory grounds.
  • "Waterbird data analysis will help people understand why and how the waterbird population changes over the years.
  • For media enquiries, please contact the Office of Communications and Public Affairs of Lingnan University: