As far as the world of comics goes, superheroes have been breaking their necks fighting for justice and saving the universe for almost a century. Many of these heroes, in fact, are actually super-powered animals.
The University is hearing brisk footfalls of students again, as it throws open its door to youngsters from the city and beyond. Five hundred and eighty students from all quarters of the globe were welcomed to the CUHK campus as the school year kicked off.
Treating head and neck cancer at times gives physicians a headache, as navigating the complex anatomy of these vital body parts to wipe out the tumour can be a tall order. A research team comprised of doctors and engineers from CUHK and The University of Hong Kong has designed a soft robot that works well with powerful, three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging, aka MRI.
To the evolutionary biologist Julian Huxley (1887–1975), brother of Aldous (1894–1963), amoeba cannot read; worm has no eyes to look; and speech is absent from the rook. The development of the sense organs and intelligence need to go through baptism by evolution.
My father was born in Indonesia. His family owned a local biscuit factory and was, in fact, quite affluent—chauffeurs on the doorstep, servants on standby, and children spending their leisure time in piano and choir lessons.
The Father of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing was awarded the Royal Medal by the Royal Society of London for his contributions in biological sciences
Catalysis Today, an international serial publication focusing on topical themes in catalysis and related subjects, has recently published a special issue to recognize Prof. Song Chunshan, Dean of Science and Wei Lun Professor of Chemistry at CUHK, as an exceptional researcher and innovator in areas of catalysis and chemistry of energy and fuels.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions for many lives and industries in Hong Kong. With a view to helping University members to meet current and future challenges, CUHK established the CU RElief Fund (CURE Fund) last year to provide support and assistance to students and colleagues who are adversely affected by the pandemic.
Friendship is a funny yet miraculous thing: on your first day of school, you saw someone at the playground and thought to yourself, 'Hey, that guy looks cool and promising!' So you approached the fellow and decided to play ball with him. As the years go by, he becomes someone who, in good or bad times, sticks by you through thick and thin.
Prof. Yu Ying-shih, the great historian-scholar, Academician of the Academia Sinica, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Doctor of Laws, honoris causa of CUHK, passed away on 1 August in the US at the age of 91. The news drew an outpouring of grief, remembrances and tributes from intellectuals across the strait as well as the international sinology circle.
Clock chimes and soaring Gothic spires should keep two CUHK graduands company as they commence their studies in Oxbridge. Rice Siu, a biochemistry graduand, secured Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholarship to pursue a DPhil in neuroscience at Oxford. Molecular biotechnology graduand Chris Ng is setting off for Cambridge on Gates Cambridge Scholarship to read for a PhD in pharmacology.
Alzheimer's disease is a life-limiting illness marked by a gradual deterioration of one's cognitive abilities like memory, thinking, and the ability to perform daily activities. Spotting the metabolic dysfunction long ahead of the onset of the disease, the School of Life Sciences research team led by Prof. Kim Chow has shone light on a promising cure—which takes something as simple as food supplements.
As the pandemic continues to ruffle the world and ground the flights, academics and administrators of CUHK refuse to stay furloughed. How campuses may look, ways to push for equity and why collaboration matters in research were some questions discussed during the long summer.
CUHK Strategic Plan 2021–2025: Excellence with Purpose and Responsibility
'These are certainly challenging times,' said Prof. Poon Ming-kay of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature.
I have been an active investigator in the field of regenerative medicine in the US for many years. A major research project in my laboratory was the engineering of cartilage to repair the tissue damage suffered by osteoarthritis patients.
I received a full scholarship to attend the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo after graduating from high school in Hong Kong. Upon arrival I did not speak a word of Japanese.
Researchers from the School of Life Sciences have developed a new computational strategy to date the origin and diversification of alphaproteobacteria by using information from fossils of eukaryotes.
A multidisciplinary research team from CUHK has developed a super dynamic cross-linked hydrogel that can promote the differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchyme stem cells.
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine has received a generous donation of HK$15 million from Dr. Lam Kin-chung and Dr. Ho Hau-wong to establish the Lam Kin Chung . Jet King-Shing Ho Glaucoma Treatment and Research Centre.
Inspired by my father, I have been an ocean lover since I was a young child. I learnt snorkelling from him, and my brother and I used to collect shells and shellfish while snorkelling.
'Suffering' and 'ferry' share the same Latin root ferre, which means 'to bear' or 'to carry'. 'Suffering itself bespeaks unspeakable heaviness. What keeps us bearing it?' This question has been with Prof. Wallace Chan for many years.
Five books published by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press (CUHK Press) have been selected for the Association of University Presses' (AUPresses) 2021 'Book, Jacket, and Journal Show'.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rocky S. Tuan attended the 2021 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference, organized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), on 21 April 2021.
The Faculty of Medicine launched a study of the pandemic last April with a focus on detecting unidentified local cases using serology tests. Results are now suggesting that there were at most about 20,000 hidden patients.
Three undergraduate students from the Faculty of Business Administration—Sonam Wangchuk, Jane Wong and Janice Leung—formed a team named Stargazers and won the championship at the Tencent Fintech Competition in October 2020.
The new term of the Vice-Chancellor's Global Alumni Advisory Board (GAAB) convened its first meeting on 11 May to discuss key issues relating to the strategic development of the University.
Prof. Raymond Yeung Wai-ho, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering, and Co-Director of the Institute of Network Coding, received the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal for his exceptional contribution to network communication and pioneering development of the BATS code.
While COVID-19 has disrupted the fundamental operational mechanism of the higher education sector worldwide, Prof. Rocky S. Tuan (upper left), Vice-Chancellor, is optimistic that the sector will emerge stronger after the pandemic with a renewed commitment in global partnership.
Museum display cases serve to protect artworks from theft, vandalism and fluctuations in humidity. Artworks such as paintings, calligraphy, and textiles are prone to environmental risks. Standard and best practices oblige museums to mitigate these risks while providing access and pleasure to museum visitors.
Life is full of variables. Prof. Wen Zhonglin's methodology research deals with unraveling the relations among variables.
A multidisciplinary research team from CUHK has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system for the automated, rapid and accurate detection of COVID-19 infections in chest computed tomography (CT) images.
Five oceans, seven continents, 195 countries and approximately 7.8 billion people, all packed nicely in a tiny blue planet called Earth.
When we think about it, humans, at heart, are actually all the same.
We have entered a new age, in which it is not enough to hold a comfortable position offering the perks of a healthy salary and job security. Since 2010, CUHK's Human Resources Office (HRO) has been looking into ways to promote Positive Workplace and Staff Development. CUHK Newsletter talked to four members of HRO involved in the building of the PWSD framework and asked them for the keys to real fulfilment at work.
CUHK continues its winning streak at the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme, taking 10 Triple Golds and six Golds with its websites and applications.
Having and pursuing dreams is not a prerogative of youth. Into its third year, the Hong Kong Startups Career Day was held on 13 April at InnoPort, featuring inspiring talks by three veteran entrepreneurs Ms. Erica Yuen, Mr. David Siu and Uncle Siu, complete with pitches by five CUHK-supported start-ups.
Mini-robots fathered by the mechanical engineering and medical joint research team manage to go to the remotest and formerly inaccessible spots in the body, confront the illness culprits and load drugs on them.
The only Rhodes Scholar from Hong Kong in 2021 hails from CUHK. Since the scholarship was introduced to Hong Kong in 1986, CUHK has produced 15 Rhodes Scholars, the most among all local tertiary institutions. The scholarship this year goes to Rachel Leung, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine's Global Physician-Leadership Stream in 2020 who was affiliated with S.H. Ho College.
Nine scientific innovation projects led by various research teams have received awards from the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva 2021, including one Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury Medal, three Gold Medals, two Silver, and three Bronze Medals.
A research team led by Prof. Zhang Li of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering has developed a new strategy to control and track a microrobotic swarm in blood vessels in real-time.
A research team from the Faculty of Engineering has recently developed a water-tube-based triboelectric nanogenerator that can efficiently convert various irregular and low-frequency mechanical energies, including ocean wave energy, into electricity, providing a new avenue for the development of 'blue energy'.