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  • Major breakthrough in smart grid technology by HKU/Imperial College London research team to provide key solution to future renewable energy power systems

    Major breakthrough in smart grid technology by HKU/Imperial College London research team to provide key solution to future renewable energy power systems

    The joint University of Hong Kong /Imperial College London research team has developed a new smart grid technology, the Electric Springs, which is the first in the world and has the potential of providing a key solution to solving the stability problems in future power systems fed with wind and solar power.

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  • Engineering Everywhere

    Engineering Everywhere

    As one of the oldest and the most well-established engineering schools in the region, the HKU Faculty of Engineering has played an important role in building Hong Kong since its establishment as one of the two earliest Faculties of The University of Hong Kong in 1912. The Faculty celebrates its centenary this year and proudly shares with us the impact it has made on the community over the last 100 years.

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  • Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards 2012

    Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards 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.

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  • HKU develops interactive e-learning platform

    HKU develops interactive e-learning platform

    HKU's E-Learning Technology Development Laboratory has begun a project to develop a software platform which can be used to facilitate interactive e-learning and development of teaching materials for primary and secondary schools.

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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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  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2011

    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.

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  • New Weapon to Crack Down Auctioned Fakes

    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.

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