research student collaborations
To enhance our academic partnership with key mainland universities and
to facilitate academic exchange, the University has initiated collaboration
schemes for co-supervising research students with three mainland partners:
the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Tsinghua University's
Graduate School in Shenzhen and Wuhan University. The schemes will be
implemented in 2005-06.
Projects under the schemes
will be applied research in nature to help strengthen the University's
research profile. Research students from partner institutions will be
admitted as "part-time affiliated research students" of CityU. They
will undertake their research on mainland campuses, jointly supervised
by CityU and the partner institution. Upon completion, the students will
receive a degree from their institutions and a certificate from CityU.
Outstanding affiliated research students will be admitted as self-financing
PhD students of CityU during the last two years of their study on the
mainland. Upon fulfilling both institutions' requirements, the student
will receive a PhD degree jointly awarded by CityU and the partner institution.
A Working Group on Mainland
Research Student Collaborations was established in March to advise the
Dean of Research and Graduate Studies on all matters relating to mainland
collaboration schemes. The Working Group is responsible for, among other
things, vetting project proposals for the collaboration schemes, monitoring
the progress of individual projects through their submission of an annual
report, and considering budget proposals from project teams.
Leadership Conference 2005
With the theme "Your Responsibility, Your Leadership",
the Student Leadership Conference (SLC), which enters its sixth year,
will be held 26 July-3 August. The SLC 2005 is jointly organized with
Shenzhen University, and it is the first time CityU student leaders have
cooperated with their mainland counterparts to host the SLC. A Student
Organizing Committee, comprising students from both CityU and Shenzhen
University, was formed to actively plan and implement the conference.
Programmes include leadership training, seminars and company visits for
participants to advance their knowledge about humanitarian concerns and
social responsibilities. Students from some 30 prominent universities
from around the world will join the conference this year.
and Engineering Fun Days
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) will organize
Science and Engineering Fun Days for S4 to S7 students, 25-29 July. With
a series of laboratory sessions, campus/laboratory tours and generic talks,
the event aims to provide opportunities for secondary students to appreciate
how modern technologies can change our daily life, and to gain a deeper
understanding of FSE's learning environment and facilities.
CityU Press titles
CityU Press will present 71 titles at the annual Hong
Kong Book Fair to be held 20-25 July. Among the eight new books is A
Dialogue with Young People on Whole Person Development by Professor
Edmond Ko. The book gives practical suggestions to current and
potential university students. Four new titles of the East and Southeast
Asia Series: Understanding Myanmar, Understanding Laos, Understanding
Vietnam and Understanding the Philippines will also be presented.
The CityU booths are located at 1J21 and 1J23, the University Square,
the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Professor Lam Kwan-sing, Paul and Professor
Tam Fung-yee, Nora of the Department of Biology and Chemistry;
and Professor Pun Yue-bun, Edwin, of the Department of
Electronic Engineering, have been promoted to Professor (Chair), with
effect from 1 September 2005.
Professor Gerard McCoy, Adjunct Professor
of the School of Law, has been awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in the
Chief Executive's annual Honours List. Professor McCoy is conferred the
honour for his valuable contribution to revolutionizing the system of
law reporting in Hong Kong and thereby significantly advancing the quality
of justice. He has also advanced legal horizons through his writings and
The Pacific Economic Review (PER), founded by Professor
Eden Yu, Head of the Department of Economics and Finance, has
been included in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). PER
is the second economics journal from Asia included in the SSCI.
The Review aspires to be a high quality publication highlighting economic
linkage throughout the Asia Pacific Rim.
"The Identities of Chinese
Architecture", a paper by Dr Charlie Xue, Lecturer
of the Division of Building Science and Technology, and Ms Sun
Yu of Shanghai Modern Design Group, was selected as one of the
five excellent papers in the 2005 annual conference of the Architectural
Society of China. The paper was selected from more than 100 entries.
The independent film b420 by Mr Mathew
Tang, a graduate of the School of Creative Media, was awarded
the Grand Prix in the 19th Fukuoka Film Festival after being selected
for screening in the 29th Hong Kong International Film Festival in April.
He is the first Hong Kong winner to receive this prestigious award.
Mr Chan Chi-on, Mr Chan Ching-tung, Tony
and Mr Lam Man-yu, Victor, postgraduate students from
the Engineering Doctorate (Engineering Management) programme of the Department
of Manufacturing Engineering and Management Engineering, received individually
the Best Paper Award in the 10th International Conference on ISO 9000
"A Macro-to-Nano Speckle Technique for MEMS, Nanotechnology
and Heart Mechanics", a seminar organized by the Department of Manufacturing
Engineering and Engineering Management, will be held in the FSE Conference
Room (B6605), 10:30 am - noon, 22 July (Friday). The speaker is Dr
Chiang Fu-pen, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair, Deparatment
of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, New York.
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