of mainland students
CityU has admitted a total of 64 fee-paying mainland students
this year, of which 86% are mainland Band One students who are eligible
for admission to top national level universities, and 14% are Band Two
students who missed band one marks by just a few points but who have demonstrated
exceptional talent and achievement in sports, music and other extra-curricular
activities. Success in attracting top scoring students is due to increasing
recognition of CityU's unique educational experience.
The 64 students, from Beijing,
Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Shandong, Sichuan and
Zhejiang will undertake a Foundation Year Programme at CityU starting
September, 2004. Upon completion of the Programme, coordinated and administered
by the Education Development Office, the students will commence their
regular programmes of study next September.
The first batch of 57 fee-paying
mainland students admitted in 2003 have completed their one-year Foundation
Programme at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and they will commence their
first year of undergraduate study at CityU this September.
The Executive Committee of the Council has decided to
build the Community College of City University (CCCU) building on campus
and the University has given up submitting a bid for a Tseng Kwan O site.
The University will instead submit an application to bid for a government
loan in late September to finance the construction of the new building,
the exact location of which is to be determined later.
The University is preparing to welcome over 4,000 freshmen to CityU. A
range of orientation and induction programmes have been organized by the
Services (SDS), Computing
Services Centre, the Library,
and other units, to help the new students adapt to CityU life.
The University Welcoming Ceremony
for all full-time and part-time students will take place at 9:30am, 24
August, in the Chan Tai Ho Multi-purpose Hall, followed by faculty/departmental
orientation from 24-26 August. For details please visit: www.cityu.edu.hk/orientation.
Semester A starts on 30 August.
The theme for this year's
orientation programme is "Whole Person Achiever¡XYour Ambition".
It was selected as the winning entry from the Outstanding Orientation
Slogan Competition organized by the SDS. "Professional competence
and academic excellence are no longer sufficient for university students
to cope with the many challenges in modern society. I believe CityU's
Whole Person Development philosophy can help nurture students' competence
and develop their ambition to become great achievers," said Miss
Liza Chow, winner of the Competition.
International Education Expo
With a view to promoting CityU's image and widening the
public's understanding of the University's achievements in education and
research, as well as admissions for mainland students, a delegation led
by Dr Zhu Guobin, Director of External
Liaison and Cooperation Office (ELCO), will participate in the Beijing
International Education Expo 2004 scheduled for 24-26 August, 2004. In
addition to ELCO, a number of offices including the School
of Graduate Studies, Admissions
Office and the Communications
Office have helped in preparing relevant materials and information
for the event. Hundreds of local, mainland and overseas universities will
take part in the Expo, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors.
In July, with the assistance of the Technology
Transfer Office (which undertakes the administration and support of
CityU's technology licensing activities), through CityU Research Limited,
the University granted Basis Technology Corporation, US, a non-exclusive
license to use, reproduce and create derivative works and manufacture
products from the lexical database developed by the Language Information
Sciences Research Centre under the directorship of Professor Benjamin
T'sou, and to integrate the database to create products distributed by
Mr Joseph Chan has been appointed Director of Student Development
Services from 1 August 2004.
Professor (Chair) Stephen Cheung in the Department
of Economics and Finance has been appointed Adjunct Professor at Korea
Dr Zhen Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department
of Mathematics has been awarded an Outstanding Paper Prize by the
Society for Industrial Applied Mathematics for his paper "Convergence
of Viscosity Solutions for Isothermal Gas Dynamics", in collaboration
with Dr Feimin Huang of Academia Sinica, Beijing.
"Public Lectures by CityU Academicians on the Mainland¡XDevelopments
of Disruptive Photonics Technology by Professor P S Chung", 1 September,
Kunming University of Science and Technology. Professor Chung is a Fellow
of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK).
"The 3rd Build and Shake
Inter-school Competition (BASIC 2004)", 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 4 September,
Purple Zone, 4/F Academic Building and Heavy Structures Testing Laboratory.
Enquiries: 2788 9059.
"The Learned Terra Cotta¡Xa
Solo Exhibition by Solan", 10 am-7 pm, 6 September to 17 October, CityU
Gallery and University Circle. Enquiries: 3442 6493.
"The First APIRA International Conference Information Statistics
of the Internet: Measurement, Analysis and Application", 20 August,
LT4, Academic Building, CityU. Enquiries: 2788 7186.
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