In addition to recognizing young scientists who have made remarkable contributions in scientific research, the Hong Kong prize encourages young students to pursue their dreams and explore new ideas. The award also inspires students to persist in innovative exploration, establish their foothold in Hong Kong and serve the world with their discoveries. It is the perfect platform to promote scientific discovery and innovation.
The HK Prize is a highly prestigious contest that attracts thousands of applicants from across the globe each year. Winners will receive a cash award, access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities, and certificates. In some cases, the finalists have risked their lives to achieve their goals, whether they are creating an organization that provides shelter for homeless adults or pioneering liquid biopsy.
During their career, many Hong Kong scientists have made outstanding contributions to the world. In order to honor their contributions and support future generations of scientists, Hong Kong launched the BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize in 2022. The prize is sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited and was established with the objective of fostering young researchers to persist in innovation, become experts in their fields, and contribute to global scientific advancements.
The prize is divided into five categories: Lifetime Achievement, Health and Medicine, Environment, Education, and Innovation. Each category has its own judging panel composed of renowned scholars and experts. Those deemed the most deserving will win a cash award, shopping vouchers, and F&B perks. The finalists will also receive a plaque at the awards ceremony.
Academics from around the world have joined forces to nominate imprisoned Hong Kong pro-democracy activists for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, in a move that echoes the prize’s tradition of honouring courageous dissidents and persecuted freedom fighters. The professors behind the nomination have compared the activists to other prominent Nobel laureates such as Hitler critic Carl von Ossietzky, Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, and Polish politician Lech Walesa.
In a statement, the HK Government has called on foreign governments to respect international law and basic norms of international relations, and stop interfering in Hong Kong’s internal affairs. It also reminded the public that Hong Kong is a law-abiding society and that those who break the law will be punished accordingly.
The Longines Hong Kong International Races will feature a record total of HK$100 million in Group One prize money, including a HK$20 million boost to the Chairman’s Sprint Prize. Meanwhile, Group 2 purses will rise by a combined 5.9% to HK$4.5m and classes 3 through 5 will see increased prize money of 3.4%. The HK Jockey Club said that the increases would ensure that Hong Kong remains a world-class racing venue for top quality horses and jockeys. The Club added that it would continue to work with the international horseracing community to further enhance Hong Kong’s reputation as a leading racing destination. In particular, the increased prize money for Group One races is intended to attract and reward the best horses from all over the world.