Reflections from a "Storey-Teller"
Professor David Lung has been educating professionals and the public about the cultural value of built heritage and has helped three places to achieve UNESCO World Heritage status. "The value of education is in knowledge exchange", he says.
Waging War Against Tobacco
It’s never-ending work but we advocate for a ‘tobacco endgame 2027’ towards a smokefree Hong Kong in about 10 years.
Living Longer and Better
Recommendations based on two research projects by the Faculty of Architecture are contributing to the development and provision of housing for the elderly. The report, which won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2017 of the Faculty of Architecture, is already making an impact.
Animals Get Long-Overdue Protection
Ms Whitfort’s pioneering work to improve the legislative protection of animals is far from over.
Hot Weather Relief for Labourers
Sheltered rest areas, ventilators, unlimited supplies of potable water and promotional campaigns – are now commonplace on construction sites.
A Champion of Trees
Trees in Hong Kong have never had it easy. Limited space, development pressures and an unclear system for protecting them means they are often at risk of being chopped down or poorly maintained. Fortunately, they have a strong advocate in Professor CY Jim, Chair Professor of Geography.
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.
Maximising Our Impact
Knowledge Exchange (KE) has firmly become the third mission of HKU – it cuts across all disciplines and is the "natural" process in the University's interactions with the community, from licensing inventions to developing models to address social problems to engaging the public in culture and the humanities. But rewind a few years back and the KE management was facing the challenge of a much narrower focus in the local higher education sector.