Embracing an Active Old Age
People can have active, productive and meaningful lives in their senior years, especially with the right systems and support in place.
No Place Like Home
Elderly residents can feel lost and depressed when redevelopment or changing needs force them from the homes they have lived in for decades. HKU scholars are searching for ways to ease the blow.
Elderly people and the caregivers of elderly with dementia all have a high risk of depression. Programmes developed at HKU are helping to lift their mood.
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.
Remote Sensing: A Tool for Earth and Space Exploration
Remote sensing is the discipline of acquiring and interpreting aerial images of the earth or other planets using sensor-based technology. Those images, covering subjects like the earth’s surface, the atmosphere, oceans, objects and phenomenon, are then analysed to provide precise data that would not be possible to obtain easily by other means. Dr Joseph Michalski, Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, is a geologist and planetary scientist who uses remote sensing to study the mineralogy and geology of planets at HKU’s Planetary Mineralogy and Spectroscopy Laboratory.