‘Knowledge Exchange on HIV/AIDS to Promote HIV Prevention and Care’
Professor Zhiwei Chen and his team has promoted Treatment as Prevention for HIV since 2009 and made contributions to the strategic plan and HIV manual of the Government of HKSAR. Professor Chen received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2019 for this project.
A Rounded Approach to Revitalisation
The project’s impact lies in showing the potential for the different ways of revitalising a space.
Unheard Voices: Older Tongzhi in Hong Kong
Older tongzhi constitute one of the forgotten groups of people in Hong Kong. Their needs and voices are often neglected, and hence go unnoticed, both within the LGBT+ community and by society at large. This video provides an introduction to the problems and challenges that older LGBT people are facing, particularly with respect to access to social and medical services, and suggests ways to fulfil their unmet social needs.
Embracing an Active Old Age
People can have active, productive and meaningful lives in their senior years, especially with the right systems and support in place.
Raising the Alarm on Dementia
About 100,000 people in Hong Kong suffer from dementia, a number that is expected to triple by 2040. Scholars in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration are trying to jumpstart the city’s dementia policy and improve the lives of patients and caregivers.
Elderly people and the caregivers of elderly with dementia all have a high risk of depression. Programmes developed at HKU are helping to lift their mood.
Lessons from the Past
A new major archaeological research programme enables students to study the past of Armenia and the Ancient Near East and to excavate an ancient fortress and other settlements. The project also engages the public directly in field archaeology through an interdisciplinary knowledge exchange initiative.