Dental Project Helps Children Gain an Identity
About one-third of births in the world are unregistered, according to the United Nations' International Children’s Emergency Fund. In a world where governments and other providers of public services increasingly demand proof of identity, the lack of a registered identity can make it difficult for children to get an education and medical treatment and may leave them vulnerable to abuse.
Taking the Guesswork Out of Logistics
Manufacturers have to keep track of many different things at the same time to enhance the productivity of workers, from the movement of materials through shop-floor activities to product shipments. Trying to juggle all this efficiently is a constant challenge. But a new platform developed by HKU engineers is proving remarkably successful at the task and is also saving firms money.
A University at Your Fingertips
The HKU Scholars Hub puts more than 1,000 scholars and their outputs and expertise within easy reach of potential industry partners, research postgraduates, other academics and the media, enabling them to engage at the most fundamental level in the sharing of knowledge.
War, Terrorism and Torture: Provoking a Debate
To ask whether war, terrorism and torture are ever justified would seem to be a pointless exercise. After all, modern political rhetoric tilts firmly towards "just" wars, against terrorism and against torture. But Dr Uwe Steinhoff, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, argues there are double standards, hypocrisy and propaganda underpinning these views.
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.
Bridging Past and Present
A collapsed village bridge may seem like a straightforward repair job, but for the Department of Architecture it turned out to be a great opportunity to engage with a community in re-creating public space.
Out of the Shadows
Private supplementary tutoring has become ubiquitous in Hong Kong, and is increasingly visible elsewhere. It is widely called "shadow education" because it mimics regular schools. As the curriculum in the schools changes, so it changes in the shadow. The intention may be to help students keep up or get ahead, but shadow education has implications for education systems as a whole – and for social equity.