An Asian Angle on Business
Harvard University's business school is famous for its case studies which are the gold standard of their kind. But what about Asian schools? Is it really relevant for them to be reading up on Florida car dealerships when there are so many dynamic and interesting businesses on their doorstep?
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.
A Secure Platform for E-Business
The spread of e-commerce has led to the need among businesses and organizations to safely exchange documents, such as invoices and sales reports, electronically. A HKU project has been instrumental in providing such a service.
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.
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.