Unheard Voices: Older Tongzhi in Hong Kong
Older tongzhi constitute one of the forgotten groups of people in Hong Kong. Their needs and voices are often neglected, and hence go unnoticed, both within the LGBT+ community and by society at large. This video provides an introduction to the problems and challenges that older LGBT people are facing, particularly with respect to access to social and medical services, and suggests ways to fulfil their unmet social needs.
Embracing an Active Old Age
People can have active, productive and meaningful lives in their senior years, especially with the right systems and support in place.
HKU scholars are using robotics and artificial intelligence to develop smart devices and better services for the elderly.
Raising the Alarm on Dementia
About 100,000 people in Hong Kong suffer from dementia, a number that is expected to triple by 2040. Scholars in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration are trying to jumpstart the city’s dementia policy and improve the lives of patients and caregivers.
Lessons from the Past
A new major archaeological research programme enables students to study the past of Armenia and the Ancient Near East and to excavate an ancient fortress and other settlements. The project also engages the public directly in field archaeology through an interdisciplinary knowledge exchange initiative.
HKU’s Virus Experts Called to Action
The pandemic caused by COVID-19 (for coronavirus-2019) has upended all areas of life around the world. HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine, one of the world’s foremost research centres for emerging infectious diseases, has played a central role in the effort to contain it.