A Helpline for Refugees
Hong Kong has hundreds of asylum-seekers who literally live in limbo as they await decisions on their fate. They cannot work or attend school, and their most precious commodity is information.
The 'Up' Side of Recycling
Everyone has heard of recycling but there is a new concept in the environmental field. "Upcycling" involves taking discarded items and adding value to them by turning them into something new. But how many people know of it?
Saving Baby Teeth
Tooth decay is prevalent among young children in Hong Kong, where one survey has estimated nearly half of all five year olds suffer from the problem. While schools provide oral health education to children in the primary years and up, and through the efforts of the HKU Faculty of Dentistry, programmes are starting to target pre-schoolers, good and bad habits can start even earlier. It's not only the children but the parents also need to be educated.
The Buddy Programme
Secondary school students in Mainland China, like their counterparts everywhere, have to make major decisions about their future. But many Chinese students are at a disadvantage because their schools offer little opportunity to talk to people from different fields about their options. A group of HKU students tried to fill that gap through an outreach project that was inspired by personal experience.
Education in the Community
To ask the Faculty of Education about its knowledge exchange programme is to ask it about its entire body of work. The Faculty by its very nature requires a high degree of knowledge exchange in order to be able to place students in schools for teaching practice and identify and test research that is pertinent to education.
FICPI South East Asian Drafting (SEAD) Training Course
A patent application starts with drafting a claim submission. It requires not only knowledge of the invention, but also good language skills and legal knowledge. The Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI; 'International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys' in English) has developed a training course on drafting patent specifications, which was launched in Singapore in 1997 and extended to Australia and Europe in 1999.