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Academics Extended Consulting Company (aX)

Founded in 2016, registered in Hong Kong, we are a group of professionals in university's international promotion, education program planning, supporting student's overseas study & career development, computer system for simulation research and researcher support.

Academics, for us it refers to sorts of people/organizations closely related to higher education sector, include universities, research organizations, individual researchers as well as senior university students.

We hope our services can EXTEND the WIDTH of their activities for further development.

For example

- Universities can promote their research and education programs more efficiently in English / Japanese / Chinese languages. They can also find easier to recruit talented students internationally;

- Researchers can conduct their simulation research not only at labs but also at home, by the limited personal or organizational budget;

- Students can get easier access to information of overseas studies/internships and acquire financial support while joining such meaningful programs.

Our Key Members
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Dr. Ken Man (PhD in Computer & Communications) 
Co-founder and Managing Director
Remote Computing System Technician

After the career as an entrepreneur in Hong Kong, as well as an assistance professor, academic promotion coordinator and education program planner at Kobe University, Ken played a leading role in starting up and operating aX.

  • over 10 years of experiences in higher education's outbound promotion & communication

  • handled over 20 official academic linkages (MOU, exchange/co-research agreement)

  • over 30 overseas visits for international network buildup

  • experienced as Vice-president's assistant during overseas visits

  • headed and hosted 20+ international workshops & seminars

  • experienced in knowledge transfer management

  • experienced in university teaching as a lecturer on university's general education

  • supported 30+ researchers for resources management & personal promotion

  • supported 50+ students for overseas study planning & scholarship application

  • PhD in Computer & Communications(remote computing)

  • Over 10 years of experience in building and managing systems for remote computing (CentOS based environment, remote desktop environment for windows/MacOS)

  • proficient in English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese(native)

Welcome to go through Ken's detailed profile on Linkedin.

Ayumi Kobayashi 

Co-founder, Designer and Promotion Manager

Ayumi has been being dedicated to branding, corporate promotion and graphic design for over 15 years.

After the job of promotion for Epson, she entered Rakuten Travel Japan and has been taking charge of branding/marketing consultation for Japanese hotels for 10 years, assisting hundreds of clients to build up their international images as well as improve the customer communications.

  • 15 years of graphic design

  • 10 years of consultation on corporate branding, digital marketing

  • 8 years of promotional copywriting

  • 5 years of group leader for new project initiation


Currently she is in charge of promotion planning and management. As a graphic and web designer, she is also responsible for the design of web-based media and printed materials.

Collaborating Expert

Dr. Abdul Rajjak Shaikh (PhD in Chemistry)

Molecular Dynamics Simulation Expert

Assistant Professor at King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals

Technical Staff

Sherpon Yip

Java & Database Technician

Kento Shigyo (MPhil in Computer & Communications)

Mobile Device APP Programmer, UI Designer & Linux System Technician*

*with Linux Professional Certificate

Administrative Staff

Selly Yip

Finance and General Contact

Rieko Kobayashi

Project Coordinator (Japan)

Apart from the above key members, we have a number of affiliated professional members responsible for:

  • Tech/knowledge transfer

  • Online education content creation

  • Computer system management

  • Computational simulation for research

  • Multi-lingual translation