Knowledge Exchange Awards 2016
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) was introduced in 2012 with the same objective for the independent centres, institutes and units of the University.
Nominations in each Faculty were considered by an Ad Hoc Faculty KE Award Selection Committee chaired by the Dean, and members included the Faculty representative serving on the KE Working Group, one of the Associate Directors of the Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO), and a member from outside the University. The selection process for the KE Award (Non-Faculty Unit) was similar, and the selection committee was co-chaired by the Associate Directors of KEO.
The selection criteria include evidence of the KE project's link with excellence in research or in teaching & learning of HKU; evidence of an effective engagement process with the non-academic sector(s); and evidence of demonstrable benefits to the community, business/industry, or partner organizations.
The following colleagues have won the Faculty KE Awards 2016 of their respective Faculties:
- Faculty of Architecture:
Mr Thomas TSANG, Department of Architecture
'Cloud of Unknowing: A City with Seven Streets'
- Faculty of Arts:
Dr Eva N.S. NG, School of Chinese
'Resources for Interpreting'
- Faculty of Business and Economics:
Dr Michael CHAU, School of Business
'Engaging Young People Online'
- Faculty of Dentistry:
Dr King Lun HO and team members - Professor Chun Hung CHU, Dr Mike Y.Y. LEUNG and Dr Duangporn DUANGTHIP, Faculty of Dentistry
'Empowering a Non-governmental Non-profit Organization to Deliver Primary Oral Care to Hong Kong Citizens'
- Faculty of Education:
Dr Samuel K.W. CHU, Faculty of Education (Division of Information and Technology Studies)
'Reading Battle: Enhancing Students’ Reading Interest and Ability with a Gamified, Self-paced, Interactive Children Literature e-Quiz Platform'
- Faculty of Engineering:
Dr Henry Y.K. LAU and team members - Dr Leith K.Y. CHAN, Mr William W.L. TAM, Miss Yaqi DAI and Mr Ka Yik CHAN, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
'An Immersive and Interactive Virtual Reality System - the imseCAVE'
- Faculty of Law:
Mr Benny Y.T. TAI and team members - Professor Johannes M.M. CHAN, Miss Karen K.Y. KONG and Miss Isabella Wenting LIU, Department of Law
'Rule of Law Education Project (ROLE)'
- Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine:
Professor Kenneth M.C. CHEUNG and Professor Keith D.K. LUK, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology
'Internet-based Guide to the Management of Spinal Deformities: The AO Surgery Reference'
- Faculty of Science:
Professor Chi-Ming CHE, Department of Chemistry
'High Performance Phosphorescent Platinum(II) Emitters for OLED Application'
- Faculty of Social Sciences:
Professor Shui-fong LAM, Department of Psychology
'Evaluation of a Pioneering Service Delivery Model for Preschoolers with Special Educational Needs'
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.
The KE Award (Non-Faculty Unit) 2016 has been awarded to:
- Dr King-wa FU and team member - Mr Chung-Hong CHAN, Journalism and Media Studies Centre
'Weiboscope: Open Data, Data Analysis and Visualization of the Chinese Social Media'
My heartiest congratulations to all the colleagues concerned on their achievements in KE.
Professor Andy Hor
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Director, Knowledge Exchange Office