The Institute's global partnerships provide a framework for faculty associates to develop collaborative relationships and participate actively in global dialogues on the opportunities and challenges facing emerging markets.

EY Emerging Markets Research Partners

The EY Emerging Markets Center (EMC) is a portal containing a wealth of information and insight into emerging markets via EY’s numerous regional offices located throughout the world, providing up-to-date industry indices, data analytics, reports and analyses, and other tools reflecting the prevailing trends in emerging markets. Some of the EMC’s more notable publications include the regularly-updated EY Rapid-Growth Markets Forecast, a macroeconomic forecast focusing on the top 25 rapid-growth economics, and produced in conjunction with Oxford Economics; EY’s RGM Attractiveness Surveys, which analyze the perception and reality of foreign direct investment in various emerging market economies; and IEMS reports from both HKUST IEMS and partner organizations.

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The Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), established in 2008 at the Moscow School of Management, is a premier Russian institute focused on strategic research projects having a direct impact on the business environment in Russia and other major emerging market economies. In addition to being supported by the Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo IEMS became a partner with EY in 2012. In 2014, Skolkovo IEMS expanded its more traditional business and economic research focus to include new areas of expertise, such as digital transformation, sustainable development, innovation, and business education.

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The World Bank’s Network on Jobs and Development

The Network on Jobs and Development (NJD) is supported by the World Bank’s Development Grant Facility (DGF). It was established to pursue a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach to the global jobs agenda. More...

Economic Policy Forum

The Economic Policy Forum (EPF) is an alliance of think tanks from emerging economies – such as Brazil, China, Mexico, India, South Africa, and Turkey – as well as from selected developed economies, including Germany. The key objective of EPF is to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and collaborative, policy-oriented research on key economic policy challenges, including in particular on the stability of the world economy and the quality of growth. In supporting to feed research findings into domestic and international reform processes, EPF seeks to contribute to better-informed policy making, in emerging economies and globally. In addition, EPF aims at strengthening the capacity of think tanks to shape policy making processes.

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Association of Pacific Rim Universities

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) was founded in 1997 with the vision to to establish a premier alliance of research universities as an advisory body to international organisations, governments and business on the development of science and innovation as well as on the broader development of higher education. The vision now encompasses focusing new knowledge on the global challenges affecting the APEC region.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a member of APRU. Prof Albert Park, Director of HKUST IEMS, is the HKUST representative on the APRU Population Ageing Research Hub steering group, which aims to connect leading population ageing experts across the APRU network; to share best practice and showcase research, to engage with governments and industry; and to stimulate new and relevant research collaboration amongst the early career researcher community.

Currently the Association has 45 member universities from 16 APEC economies, representing 140,000 faculty members and 2 million students.

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