A Culture Change
Knowledge exchange is not a new thing at HKU. It has simply been brought out into the light and given its proper status as one of three prongs – the others being education and research – that define our mission. If we do not share our knowledge with industry and society, and create ties with the community so our students have more opportunities to learn, we are not making the most of our work.
A Creative Way to Share
The creation of a new work inevitably gives rise to the issue of ownership. And in today's digital world, where sharing expands the impact of a work, ''ownership'' can be a complicated matter.
Bridging the Gap between Culture and Preservation
Heritage conservation projects are usually meant to keep old and important sites safe from the wrecking ball. But while the physical structures stand, the life and culture of these buildings - embodied in their inhabitants - are often moved out. And when that happens, much is lost.
Prevention is the Cure When It Comes to Suicide
Suicide is a worry in any society, but there is a perennial problem in addressing it: how do you intervene and stop it from happening?
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.
Re-Imagining Urban Space
The sight of high-rises crammed together against a backdrop of green mountain peaks is Hong Kong's signature, but does that represent good architecture?
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.