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.
HKU’s Virus Experts Called to Action
The pandemic caused by COVID-19 (for coronavirus-2019) has upended all areas of life around the world. HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine, one of the world’s foremost research centres for emerging infectious diseases, has played a central role in the effort to contain it.
Making Dreams Come True for Multicultural Language Learners
Teachers design and create these themselves, using words and pictures based on their own schools and students to create a truly effective learning tool that multicultural students can immediately relate to.
Preserving the Cultural Riches of Cantopop
Professor Chu’s contributions (to Cantopop studies) earned him “The Spirit of Culture Award” at The 7th Spirit of Hong Kong Awards 2019.
Sustainable Solutions for Hong Kong’s Villages
Hong Kong is one of the world’s greatest cities. Less well-known is that there are also 600 villages in Hong Kong, mostly in the New Territories and outlying islands. Over the decades many have been abandoned or become rundown as villagers moved overseas and young people left to seek better jobs. One of the more established ones is Lai Chi Wo, a Hakka village in a remote valley in north-eastern New Territories, has still suffered from years of neglect after many villagers gave up farming and migrated to the UK in the 1950s. As part of an ongoing project through the Policy for Sustainability Lab under the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at the University of Hong Kong since 2013, a programme supported by HSBC, villagers are being encouraged to return to Lai Chi Wo to revitalise the village so that it will survive for future generations.
Turning STEM into STEAM through Music
A project to cross music with engineering by having youngsters design and build musical instruments is helping insert the ‘A is for Arts’ into STEM education.