"Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment" is a series of popular science education lectures supported by the Knowledge Exchange Office of the University of Hong Kong and jointly organized by the Global Collaborative Oncology Group (GCOG) and the Department of Clinical Oncology of the University of Hong Kong to build a non-profit professional online consulting platform for cancer patients and their families.This series includes 13 sessions (one on overall global view, one on anticancer new technologies and 11 on specific kinds of cancers) from October 2021 to September 2022. Four sessions were held to achieve great success. Around 40 Professors and Doctors gave speeches and attended as expert panelists giving public consultations with 86000+ people joined.
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The university-level KE Excellence Award was introduced in 2015-16 to recognise the significant impact that our academic staff had made to benefit society. The KE Excellence Award 2021 was awarded to Dr Duangporn Duangthip and team members – Professor Chun Hung Chu, Professor Edward Chin Man Lo, and Professor Cynthia Kar Yung Yiu of the Faculty of Dentistry.
The HKU Innovator Award was introduced in 2020-21 to recognise outstanding Faculty members whose innovations demonstrate exceptionally high potential impact (legacy or projected legacy) with transformative results to foster development. The HKU Innovator Award 2021 was awarded to Professor Tong Zhang of the Faculty of Engineering.Read More
The annual Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards recognise each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organisations. Results of the 2021 Faculty KE Awards are now available.Read More
HKU Faculty of Education launches the “Knowledge Exchange Video Series (Preschool Series)” to share practical parenting tips
Preschool children between the ages of three and six develop rapidly in language, emotional and social aspects, but at the same time, they encounter varying degrees of difficulties and challenges. When children have learning, behavioural, emotional or social developmental problems, parents often feel helpless. In view of this, HKU Faculty of Education, supported by the HKU Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding, has launched a series of KE videos to share practical tips and skills of parenting with the public, as well as to help parents understand the needs of their children's growth and establish a good parent-child relationship in a simple and interesting way. A total of six videos (in Chinese only) are disseminated through the Faculty’s YouTube Channel.Read More
HKU Engineering develops energy-efficient building technologies to reduce solar heat gain and energy consumption
Among the various energy-efficient building technologies that have been developed under the leadership of Professor Christopher Chao (Dean of Engineering and Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at HKU), passive radiative cooler and smart window are the two innovative and promising technologies, which are ripe for industries. Passive radiative cooler is a wall panel for building façade to provide cooling effect for indoor environments by radiative cooling without additional energy input. Thermochromic smart window blocks solar radiation at high temperature or allow it in during cold weather by regulating its properties to maintain indoor thermal comfort. Installation of these two technologies reduces solar heat gain and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for energy consumption in building. More importantly, they require no electricity and are eco-friendly.Read More
The university-level KE Excellence Award was introduced in 2015-16 to recognise the significant impact that our academic staff had made to benefit society. The KE Excellence Award 2020 was awarded to Dr Caroline Dingle, Dr David Baker, Dr Timothy Bonebrake, and Professor David Dudgeon of the Faculty of Science.
The new HKU Innovator Award and the HKU Young Innovator Award have been established to recognise outstanding Faculty members whose innovations demonstrate exceptionally high potential impact (legacy or projected legacy) with transformative results to foster development. The new HKU Innovator Award and the HKU Young Innovator Award were awarded to Professor Chuyang Tang and Dr Ka Wai Kwok of the Faculty of Engineering respectively.Read More
HKU Engineering explores an innovative approach of using AI to reduce energy consumption in chiller plant optimization
The project led by Professor Christopher Chao, Dean of Engineering and Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), explored an innovative approach to optimize the performance of chiller plant in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for energy consumption reduction. According to the Hong Kong Energy End-use Data 2020 report published by Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), space conditioning accounted for the largest percentage of 18% and 32% in total energy consumption and electricity consumption by end-use, respectively, in 2018. The energy usage related to HVAC system raised rapidly by approximately 15% by 2018 from 2008. To improve the performance of chiller plants, a predictive operational control strategy was developed for chiller plants by employing artificial intelligence technology and big data analysis without any additional equipment installation. Artificial neural network (ANN) was employed to predict the future trend, while particle swarm optimization (PSO) was applied to search for the optimized setpoints for the chiller plants. The implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in chiller plant can enhance overall energy efficiency, reduce energy usage and improve maintenance practice of the HVAC system, as well as mitigating carbon emission by HVAC system.Read More