A Global Voice of Sustainability Policy
HKU’s Policy for Sustainability Lab has been recognised by the United Nations as a new member of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), a programme begun in 2010 with the aim of ‘promoting collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments through broader global recognition of their value’.
Letter of the Law
The book is designed to teach children norms and values as part of their everyday life, and morals, rather than laws, are at the heart of the book.
‘Introducing the Special Needs Trust to Hong Kong’
Professor Lusina Kam Shuen Ho and Associate Professor Rebecca Wing Chi Lee’s research has directly led to the setting up of a special needs trust (SNT) in Hong Kong. They proposed an SNT model that saves costs by pooling the funds contributed by parents for investment. The team received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2018 for their ‘Introducing the Special Needs Trust to Hong Kong’.
Animal Assisted Intervention for Hong Kong’s ‘Hikikomori’
The therapeutic value of animals to relieve stress in the young, elderly and sick has been documented by academics and medical professionals around the world. But what has not been known until relatively recently is how therapy animals can also help people who have difficulties dealing with modern society and lock themselves away in their rooms. Dr Paul Wong, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, is working with a non-profit-making social service organisation to study how therapy animals, mainly trained dogs, are helping Hong Kong’s hidden youth to regain their self-belief.
Microspaces Made Liveable
Hong Kong’s tiny subdivided flats are here to stay, reckons Juan Du, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (International and Mainland China Affairs) of the Faculty of Architecture. So she and her students are helping make it easier to live in them.