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24 Apr 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) will present the "Outstanding Alumni Award 2019" to nine alumni in recognition of their distinguished professional accomplishments and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater. The award presentation ceremony will be held on 30 April 2019 (Tuesday).
15 Apr 2019
A delegation from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) (HKBU) won a Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury, a Gold Medal and a Silver Medal at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva held in Switzerland from 10 to 14 April 2019.
15 Apr 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) was among the big winners in the Hong Kong delegation this year at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo), the exhibition regarded as the most important specialist event of its kind in the world.
05 Apr 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) today organised The 1st International Forum on Marine Robotics for international and local experts to share insights on how to advance marine robotic technology and its applications in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA).
Chinese medicine
29 Mar 2019
Authenticating Chinese traditional medicines could become quicker and easier.
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28 Mar 2019
A scholar from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) (HKBU) has developed a new series of games which can be used to train and test children’s reading, writing and word identification skills at an early age.
28 Mar 2019
The Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) today announced the appointment of Professor Jin-Guang Teng, currently a Vice-President, Dean of Graduate School and Chair Professor of Southern University of Science and Technology, as its new President with effect from 1 July 2019.
28 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) showcased the creativity and talents of 12 graduating students at the PolyU Intimate Fashion Show held earlier at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Kowloon Bay.
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27 Mar 2019
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) has recently developed an electrostatically charged nanofiber filter with multiple separator layers, which can capture pollutant particles that are below 100 nm in diameter (covering the most common airborne nano-particles and viruses).
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25 Mar 2019
A lens developed by optometrists in Hong Kong can delay the progression of short-sightedness in children.
22 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) will build a new kind of camera using a new approach of quantum optics. The camera is set to help solve unanswered questions in astrophysics and cosmology, such as how light originates and varies around the black hole, in the hope of deciphering information emitted from there.
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21 Mar 2019
Scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) have recently uncovered the mechanisms of how RNA polymerase II performs intrinsic cleavage reaction to proofread RNA transcriptions, shedding light on how mis-regulation of accurate transcription can lead to diseases including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Photo of the representatives of the participating institutions after the signing of MoU.
12 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight participating universities / institutions in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) to establish The Nursing Alliance of Research and Knowledge Transfer.
11 Mar 2019
The School of Science (SSCI) and the School of Engineering (SENG) at HKUST jointly launched a new degree program in Data Science and Technology (DSCT) to nurture interdisciplinary and pragmatic talents who could address the needs of the society with data analytic and technical approaches.
11 Mar 2019
To promote healthy development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), HKUST recently established the Center for AI Research (CAiRE) – the first such center among local universities, to spearhead cross-disciplinary research in all scientific, technological, societal, business and educational aspects of AI.
11 Mar 2019
Scientists at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) won three of the seven awards presented by the Croucher Foundation this year.
11 Mar 2019
HKUST signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) together with Boston Children’s Hospital – a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital (Harvard), the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford), and University College London (UCL) today.
11 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) is enhancing its efforts in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in Hong Kong and we has recently launched an interactive platform to help spark junior high students’ inquisitiveness and support local teachers in teaching STEM subjects in Hong Kong.
07 Mar 2019
Researchers from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) credited with important translational science and early discovery work Significant opportunity to replicate collaborative model to develop pipeline of extracellular tRNA synthetase therapeutics
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06 Mar 2019
A research team consisting of scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) and Beijing Tiantan Hospital have uncovered the mutational mechanism of how a rare and deadly brain cancer –secondary glioblastoma (sGBM) – progresses from its less lethal type.
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06 Mar 2019
A research team has discovered a new mechanism that could delay the degeneration of injured nerves, bringing new hope to the treatment of nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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05 Mar 2019
A new scaffold expands to fill in bone defects and encourage tissue growth.
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01 Mar 2019
An award-winning device employs nanotechnology to safely grow neural stem cells for replacement therapy research.
26 Feb 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) and the Royal College of Art (RCA), United Kingdom, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to confirm their intention to establish the PolyU|RCA Artificial Intelligence Design Laboratory (AIDL).
BoneCancer
22 Feb 2019
A gene-editing Trojan horse that sneaks up on osteosarcoma cells could help the fight against this aggressive childhood bone cancer.
Learning community
18 Feb 2019
A multi-generational learning programme shows Hong Kong university students can learn much from older people in the community.
15 Feb 2019
Ten projects led by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) have recently received funding support from the inaugurated Research Impact Fund (RIF) under the Research Grants Council (RGC). Among them, half of them are health-related, covering areas of drug development, detection of scoliosis, myopia control and food safety.
Envelope protein
08 Feb 2019
Computational models reveal possible weak spots in the HIV surface protein, identifying new targets for drug and vaccine design.

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Giants in history

Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist Flossie Wong-Staal (27 August 1946 – 8 July 2020) was the first scientist to clone HIV and determine the function of its genes.
David T. Wong (born 1936) is a Hong Kong-born American neuroscientist who is best known for discovering the antidepressant drug fluoxetine, better known as Prozac.
Charles Kuen Kao (Nov. 4, 1933 to Sept. 23, 2018) was an engineer who is regarded as the father of fibre optics. His work in the 1960s on long distance signal transmission using very pure glass fibres revolutionized telecommunications, enabling innovations such as the Internet.