Building Out Of the Box
Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) is a solution for buildings of higher quality, affordability, productivity and sustainability in Hong Kong. Dr Wei Pan is leading impact-driven MiC research, of which knowledge exchange is crucial to shape future building.
Playing for Change
The “Play n Gain” Programme fosters children’s social-emotional learning in natural ways, and at the same time, improves parents’ understanding of the role of play.
Shedding Light on the Drugs World
Understanding the set and setting of drug use is critical to assessing a user’s mind set and devising appropriate treatment or sentencing.
Remote Sensing: A Tool for Earth and Space Exploration
Remote sensing is the discipline of acquiring and interpreting aerial images of the earth or other planets using sensor-based technology. Those images, covering subjects like the earth’s surface, the atmosphere, oceans, objects and phenomenon, are then analysed to provide precise data that would not be possible to obtain easily by other means. Dr Joseph Michalski, Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, is a geologist and planetary scientist who uses remote sensing to study the mineralogy and geology of planets at HKU’s Planetary Mineralogy and Spectroscopy Laboratory.
Student Visions for Coral Reefs and The Blind
Engineering student Sidhant Gupta has led fellow students to apply their learning to solve difficult problems in the real world, including mapping coral reefs and devising an affordable braille reader that works with smartphones.
A Global Voice of Sustainability Policy
HKU’s Policy for Sustainability Lab has been recognised by the United Nations as a new member of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), a programme begun in 2010 with the aim of ‘promoting collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments through broader global recognition of their value’.