Children Get a Healthy Smile
The oral health of young children in Hong Kong is a worry because nearly half of them have dental caries, or cavities, one of the highest rates in the world. Until recently, awareness of the problem has been low and treatment even more problematic because it is hard to get pre-school children to sit still in a dentist's chair. Dr Chun-Hung Chu and his team have been working to change that.
Breathing New Life into an Art Form at Risk: Cantonese Opera
A desire to see Cantonese opera retain its place as an important part of Hong Kong's culture has resulted in a project to promote the art form in local schools and the community.
Making the Case for Animal Welfare
Hong Kong may be an advanced economy and boast of being "Asia's World City", but when it comes to protecting animal welfare, it is in many ways rooted in a deep, dark past.
Empowering Patients through Knowledge
Treating sick children requires more than the expertise of doctors and nurses. Parents and even the community need to support the children too by minimizing irritants and exposure to dangers, particularly for chronic diseases such as asthma or food allergies.
Catering across the Board - Faculty of Science Meeting the Challenge of Knowledge Exchange
Knowledge exchange (KE) has become a core element at the faculty level. KE activities are embedded in all faculties at HKU, and indeed have been so for some time. Talking about translation and application of new knowledge to benefit society, you may not immediately associate it with basic science disciplines.
Portraits of Knowledge Exchange
As a researcher, I find great satisfaction when our findings result in a product or practice that resolves a pain or difficulty in people's lives or an existing problem in industry; when our research influences policy development for the benefit of society; when we contribute to solving problems for an NGO or practitioners; when we bring arts and cultural enrichment to the community; and when we enhance the knowledge of the general public.