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  • Student KE Projects 2011/12 on Social Media

    Student KE Projects 2011/12 on Social Media

    Some student teams have shared the progress of their Student KE Project and their experience on social media.  Find them on Facebook or other social network websites.

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  • HKU launches community project to raise quality of life among retirees

    HKU launches community project to raise quality of life among retirees

    HKU and the HK Christian Service have jointly launched the CADENZA Community Project, sponsored by the Jockey Club Charities Trust, to make use of successfully retired people as mentors.  A total of 27 retirees have been trained as mentors since June 2011.  Another 48 soon-to-retire people have also been recruited to participate in the project.  Around 20 organisations are participating members of the project.

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  • HKU Law and Technology Centre launches legal information website for young people

    HKU Law and Technology Centre launches legal information website for young people

    The HKU Law and Technology Centre has launched the first legal information website for young people in HK. The Youth CLIC website is sponsored by the Home Affairs Bureau.

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  • HKU develops environmentally friendly ballast

    HKU develops environmentally friendly ballast

    HKU Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Chair Professor Ron Hui Shu-yuen and his research team have invented the environmentally friendly "Ultra-low-loss magnetic ballast" to be used in fluorescent lamps.  Professor Hui said the newly developed ballasts had longer lifespan and were recyclable.  The ballast is also energy efficient, and can reduce expenses on repairs as well as electronic waste management. 

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  • Communicating serious health hazards of Hong Kong air: A new version of the Hedley Environmental Index

    Communicating serious health hazards of Hong Kong air: A new version of the Hedley Environmental Index

    Hong Kong's air quality has been deteriorating over 20 years and today presents a serious daily threat to the health of the public and for future generations. The Environmental Protection Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government relies on the Air Pollution Index (HKAPI) to communicate the health hazards of pollution to the public. However, the standards used by HKAPI are 25 years out of date, primitive and seriously misleading. The risk categories in the HKAPI bear no relationship to the currently measured bad health outcomes in the population. In order to create a new approach to health risk communication and to inform and assist the public in the interpretation of pollution levels, a group of researchers at The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health developed the Hedley Environmental Index (HEI) in 2008 and launched an updated version on January 17, 2012 to improve the hourly estimation of air pollution impacts on bad health outcomes and economic costs. The new HEI is based on the latest scientific evidence for health risks and referenced to the World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guidelines (AQG).

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

    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.

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

    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.

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