Knowledge Exchange Awards (KE) 2012

Knowledge Exchange Awards (KE) 2012

The Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards were introduced in 2011 in order to recognize each Faculty's outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. Following the successful launch of the Faculty KE Awards, the KE Award (Non-Faculty Unit) has been introduced this year with the same objective for the independent centres, institutes and units of the University.

The following colleagues have won the Faculty KE Awards of their respective Faculties in 2012:

  • Faculty of Architecture:
    Mr John C H LIN

    for the "Taiping Bridge Renovation Project"
  • Faculty of Arts:
    Dr Peter CUNICH

    for the "Witness to War Project"
    Dr Chung Mou SI

    for the "Incorporating Culture Elements into Chinese Language for Schools in the Chinese Communities" project

    (Note: The Ad Hoc Faculty KE Award Selection Committee of the Faculty of Arts recommended that the Award this year be shared equally between the two nominees. According to the guidelines, no more than one Award will be made by each participating Faculty. Exceptional approval has been given by the KE Executive Group for this special case, without setting a precedent.)

Individual faculties have the flexibility to decide whether to conduct a Faculty KE Award exercise in a particular year, taking into account the faculty's KE developments. In this connection, the Medical Faculty has decided to conduct the KE Award exercise on a biennial basis.

The recipient of the KE Award (Non-Faculty Unit) in 2012 is:

  • Mr David PALMER and members of the Hub Team (University Libraries) – Mr Chun-yue LO, Mr Francis POON, Ms Eliot LIU, Ms Linda CHAN, Ms Joan SIA and Ms Judy TSOU
    for "The HKU Scholars Hub" project

My heartiest congratulations to all the colleagues concerned on their achievements in KE.

Professor Paul Tam
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Director, Knowledge Exchange Office