Helping Minorities Access Dental Health
We have uncovered an obvious need for oral health education and dental care services; something that cannot be ignored.
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.
Raising the Alarm on Dementia
About 100,000 people in Hong Kong suffer from dementia, a number that is expected to triple by 2040. Scholars in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration are trying to jumpstart the city’s dementia policy and improve the lives of patients and caregivers.
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.
Sink or Swim?
A newly designed shellfish culture raft could help Hong Kong’s beleaguered oyster industry stay afloat.
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.