Archive 2009

2009

Asia Case Research Centre

The Asia Case Research Centre of the Faculty of Business and Economics contributed to the development of the management education profession locally and internationally through its production of context-rich business and policy-related cases for teaching.  Many cases have been translated into simplified Chinese while some are translated into other languages.  More than 245,000 copies of its case studies have been distributed worldwide.

Dental Materials Science Laboratory

The Dental Materials Science Laboratory at our Faculty of Dentistry is the world’s sole supplier of the Portable Materials Hardness Testing Machine.  A total of 24 machines have been sold to universities in the UK, USA, Germany and Singapore, such as Johns Hopkins University and UC Berkeley, together with transfer of know-how.

Hermes

Hermes is the first open-source solution in message exchange using the ebXML standard, developed by the Centre for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID) of the Faculty of Engineering.  It is used in more than 80 countries, received many awards, and currently deployed by a number of HKSAR Government departments and companies in Hong Kong.

HKU Real Estate Index Series

The HKU Real Estate Index Series developed by the Faculty of Architecture is a set of monthly real estate price indices that reflect the changes in price levels of real estate in Hong Kong.  It is the first set of transaction base tradable indices outside of the UK and US, and can be used for development of real estate derivatives.

Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

In leading the HKU response to SARS, the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine turned a serious threat to the community into a research and knowledge exchange opportunity that extended far beyond the visible medical and biological research to include multidisciplinary research and knowledge exchange with the society in areas ranging from engineering and architecture, to epidemiology and psychological counseling.