Bulletin No. 1, 2014

News in Brief  53  Conference on Printed Electronics The Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Printed Electronics was held at CUHK from 9 to 11 December 2013. The activity brought around 200 academic and industrial researchers in related fields from different parts of the world, including mainland China, Japan and the US. Research on printed electronics is highly multidisciplinary, combining expertise from physics, chemistry, biology, material science, and electronic engineering, etc. The applications of printed electronics include the manufacture of display and lighting devices, solar cells, biomedical instruments. Through seminars and tutorials given by eminent scientists and interactive discussions, the faculties and students in Hong Kong and nearby regions have gained a deeper understanding of the science and technology of printed electronics. Joseph Stiglitz Reflects on Post-Crisis Era CUHK and Sun Hung Kai Properties jointly presented a public lecture on ‘Sustainable Growth in the Wake of the Crisis: Lessons for Asia and the World’ by Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics. The event was held on 8 November 2013 at Yasumoto International Academic Park. In the lecture, Professor Stiglitz evaluated the implications of the financial crisis that began in 2007 for economic theory and policy, particularly in relation to China and Asia. The market and regulatory failures that sparked the global downturn were stark lessons for economists and policy-makers, but those lessons have not all been learned—at least not as much as they should have been. Activities and Events