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Two renowned scientists delivered lectures on epigenetic effects in plants and discovery of anemias therapies respectively as part of the CityU Distinguished Lecture Series.
Professor Way Kuo, CityU President and Professor Pan Chin of National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan have jointly published a commentary article, entitled "A reliability look at energy development" in the 2018 January issue of Joule.
CityU held its 2017 Congregation on 11 November to confer degrees on 7,543 graduates.
CityU presented the prestigious Nobel Science Week that featured three Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics from 6 to 10 November.
Professor Kuo delivers the keynote speech at The Hong Kong Youth Service Award 2017 presentation ceremony.
Professor Way Kuo, President of CityU, delivered the keynote speech at the Hong Kong Youth Service Award 2017 presentation ceremony on 1 November.
The CityU Career Festival 2017, organised by the Career and Leadership Centre between 30 October and 3 November, aimed at helping students prepare well for their future careers.
CityU conferred honorary doctoral degrees on Professor Serge Haroche, Dr Joseph Lee and Professor Wendelin Werner on 3 November in recognition of their significant contributions to education and the well-being of society.
(From left) Professor Li, Mr Chan, Mr Hu, and Professor Kuo officiate at the inauguration ceremony.
The newly inaugurated Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong at CityU will develop solutions for tackling critical sustainability issues in Hong Kong.
Professor Xin-Cheng Xie
Professor Xie Xincheng of the Chinese Academy of Sciences delivered the latest instalment in the CityU Distinguished Lecture Series with a talk titled “Spin Superconductor and Electric Dipole Superconductor” on 27 October.
(From left) Mrs Betty Yuen, Group Director and Vice-Chairman of CLP Power, Mr Richard Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings, Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR, Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, and Professor Matthew Lee, CityU Vice-President of (Development and External Relations), officiate at the opening ceremony of the CLP Power Low Carbon Energy Education Centre.
CityU and CLP Power inaugurated the CLP Power Low Carbon Energy Education Centre on CityU campus on 30 October to raise public awareness on the impact of climate change and the importance of low carbon energy sources.
Professor Kuo (fourth from left), Ms Chan (fourth from right), representative of World Vision Hong Kong, and committee members of the Social Service Team join the candle lighting ceremony.
Around 130 students took part in the charity event Famine 24 held at CityU campus from 21 to 22 October.
CityU Philharmonic Orchestra joins Italian violinist Mr Paolo Morena and renowned musicians to perform timeless classics.
A wonderful opening concert kicked off the CityU Arts Festival 2017 on 16 October.
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A CityU delegation discussed exchange and research collaborations with higher education institutions in Australia.
A smart thermostat for central air-conditioning systems that can save more than 10% on power and improve indoor comfort levels has been developed and launched onto the market by a team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU).
internet
Media conglomerates have not been dethroned by the “internetisation” of mass media, according to Professor James Curran, Professor of Communications at the University of London, at CityU on 6 October.
Honorary
Five distinguished persons were conferred the title of Honorary Fellow of CityU in recognition of their distinctive contributions to the development of, and service to, the University.
Naming of Joseph Lee Hall
The multi-purpose theatre at the Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building has been named “Joseph Lee Hall” in appreciation of Dr Joseph Lee’s support to the University.
Professor Xue Qi-Kun, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, delivered a CityU Distinguished Lecture on 25 September titled “Physics beyond Ohm’s Law”.
Marine technology scientist Dr Alexander Scherbatyuk delivered the latest CityU Distinguished Lecture titled “The Mobile Navigation and Group Operation of Autonomous Marine Vehicles” on 15 September.
More exciting cultural exchange activities and exhibitions are forthcoming following the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding between CityU and the National Palace Museum in Taipei.
Improving combustion technology
Scientists have been working to improve combustion technologies, according to Professor Sébastien Candel, President of the French Academy of Sciences, at the France–Hong Kong Distinguished Lecture on 13 September.
accountancy
A new book titled Transcending the Bottleneck – The Hong Kong Accountancy Profession has been launched by CityU.
Professor Kuo
A talk on the importance of “soulware” by Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, on 10 September attracted more than 300 teachers and students.
convex
Domain-specific languages for convex optimisation are widely used in research projects and industry applications, said Professor Stephen P. Boyd at a distinguished lecture for IAS on 12 September.
non-local
Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, warmly welcomed this year’s non-local students to the big CityU family and encouraged them to have a fruitful campus life.