Reflections from a "Storey-Teller"
Professor David Lung has been educating professionals and the public about the cultural value of built heritage and has helped three places to achieve UNESCO World Heritage status. "The value of education is in knowledge exchange", he says.
Digital Construction: A Better Way to Build
The RFID-BIM platform developed by Dr Wilson Lu’s team enabled everyone in the building process, from manufacturer to transporter to contractor, to see where each component was at all times, which resulted in shorter production cycle for manufacturing
A Culturally-Sensitive Tool to Assess Asia’s Young Children
Children tend to be precocious in the skills that are valued in their culture.
Government Adopts Special Needs Trust on back of Scholars’ Work
HKU law academics have played a key role in providing parents and caregivers of Hong Kong individuals with intellectual disabilities with an answer.
A Boost for Workers’ Rights
Professor Pun Ngai’s research not only has brought attention to the widespread use of vocational school students as a new form of labour use in Apple’s supply chain in Mainland China, but has also influenced campaigns launched by local and international NGOs that seek to improve working conditions for those student interns.
A Balance to the Backlash
AsiaGlobal Online, launched in January, 2018 by the Asia Global Institute, aims to offer much-needed policy-relevant insights on global issues from Asian perspectives.
Conservation Forensics Helping to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the fourth most lucrative criminal trade in the world and is estimated to generate up to US$20 billion in illicit revenue a year. Millions of animals and plants are traded every year threatening the survival of many endangered species. With more species on the brink of extinction, illegal profits surging and with no sign that the trade is slowing down, HKU School of Biological Sciences has adopted conservation forensics to provide authorities investigating illegal wildlife trafficking with accurate scientific data to use against traffickers.