A Mutual Learning Opportunity
Schools need teachers who are both trained and practiced. The catch is that schools have to provide opportunities for student teachers to get that practice. Until recently, this has been an uphill struggle.
Promoting Word of Mouth
Publish or perish. It's a refrain heard on many campuses in reference to academic reputation but the Dean of Dentistry, Professor Lakshman Samaranayake, says it applies just as much to knowledge exchange.
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.
Breathing New Life into an Art Form at Risk: Cantonese Opera
A desire to see Cantonese opera retain its place as an important part of Hong Kong's culture has resulted in a project to promote the art form in local schools and the community.
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.