Highlights 2011

2011

Success stories in KE presented by the eight UGC-funded institutions

The eight UGC-funded institutions presented many success stories in knowledge exchange at the Knowledge Exchange Conference cum '3+3+4' Symposium on Knowledge Transfer held on December 5-6, 2011.

 

Knowledge Exchange Conference cum ''3+3+4'' Symposium on Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Exchange, or Knowledge Transfer, has formally been recognized by the University Grants Committee (UGC) and is described as the "third mission" of higher education. With support and sponsorship from UGC, HKU together with all the other UGC-funded institutions jointly organized the Knowledge Exchange Conference: Knowledge Transforming Society, which incorporated the ''3+3+4'' Symposium on Knowledge Transfer.

 

HKU Joins Hands with China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation in Translational Pharmaceutical R&D

HKU has signed a Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement with China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation to collaborate in translational pharmaceutical research and development.

 

Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2011

Most faculties have introduced Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award this year in order to recognize the faculty's outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations.

 

New Weapon to Crack Down Auctioned Fakes

The popular trend of online shopping nowadays is followed by a series of intellectual property infringement and auction of fake goods. In order to prevent this, a new system called Lineament Monitoring System II was jointly developed by the HKU Center for Information Security and Cryptography and the Customs and Excise Department of the HKSAR Government, making 24-hour monitoring possible.

 

Convalescent Plasma Treatment Reduced Mortality by 50% in Patients with Severe Swine Flu

Treatment using the convalescent plasma from donors who recovered from the swine flu can reduce the mortality rate from severe cases, our researchers from the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Medicine have found.