Mr. Mak Cho Kei, Year 4 student of Department of Economics and Finance (2016-17), is the Regional Winner of The Undergraduate Awards 2016. His paper ‘Associations between Happiness and Sustainability in Asian Countries’ is the highest performing paper in the Asia region in the Economics category. Mr Mak found that there is a positive correlation between the happiness index and sustainability in Asian countries, where economics factors have a more significant impact towards the happiness index in Asia.
Hong Kong Shue Yan University is the first time entered the competition and has been awarded the Prize. Another Regional Winner in the Economics category is from the University of Cambridge and the Global Winner in the Economics category is from Stanford University.
Often referred to as a “Junior Nobel Prize”, The Undergraduate Awards (UA) is the world’s largest international academic awards programme, recognising excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts. This year, The UA received 5,514 papers from undergraduates in 244 institutions across 40 countries, the highest number of submissions to date.
Mr Mak is honoured to have awarded the Prize and is grateful for the support and guidance from his supervisors in the Department of Economics and Finance, Dr Thomas Yuen, Dr Edward Tang and Dr Rita Li. He has been invited to Dublin for the award ceremony in November.
Further information of the UA can be found in the UA’s website:
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