Thermal Extremes Threaten Hong Kong’s Tidal Zone
According to scientists around the world in July 2023 was the hottest month ever recorded on earth, while 2023 is on track to become the hottest year since records began.
Full STEAM Ahead for Engineering Team
“As a university teacher of engineering, I think one of our missions is to promote the use of technologies and also inspire more students to study these subjects,” Dr. Wilton Fok said.
Revitalising Hong Kong’s Abandoned Villages – Mui Tsz Lam & Kop Tong
There are more than 600 recognised villages scattered around Hong Kong that have been in existence since at least 1898. Most are inhabited, rural communities with a mix of old and new buildings and are a living link to the history and cultural heritage of the past.
Dental AI to Engage the Community
The Covid-related restrictions have highlighted the problems faced by many in the community when it comes to receiving medical treatment in Hong Kong. In particular, many poorer, older citizens fail to get regular dental check-ups as they are unable to see a dentist.
Solving the ‘Goldilocks’ Problem of Swallowing Disorders
“There was not a comprehensive guideline available before to teach people how to do this, but we knew there was a need,” Dr. Karen Chan Man-Kei, Director of the Swallowing Research Laboratory, Faculty of Education, HKU said.
Lifting the Burden of Hopelessness
"We want to intervene well before someone needs professional help, so we have moved away from a medical approach to a bio-psycho-social approach. Suicide is not only a medical problem, it’s a public health problem."
Revolutionizing the Approach of Modular Integrated Construction with Smart Logistics
Quality inspection is the key in every construction project. The government has been adopting Modular Integrated Construction as a strategy to boost the productivity and quality of construction industry in Hong Kong. The remote e-Inspection system developed by the HKU architecture research team is a breakthrough to master the inspections remotely.
Helping China’s War Against Pollution
Using data from air quality monitoring technology introduced in the country in 2013, coupled with his earlier research on the mortality impacts of the air pollution, Dr. He has found remarkable achievements in less than a decade, which would lead to substantial improvements in human health, productivity, and quality of life.