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.
A Step Up for Struggling Students
About one in 10 students in Hong Kong's primary and secondary schools has specific learning difficulties in reading and writing, or dyslexia. But until recently, they lacked proper support in the classroom.
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.