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30 Jan 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today announced the findings on its novel nano-encapsulation technology for optimising the maternal and fetal absorption of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
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17 Jan 2019
A nucleus-penetrating probe could lead to therapies for virus-related tumours.
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17 Jan 2019
HKBU scholars invented the world’s first multidimensional antimicrobial susceptibility testing system. The new technology can provide information about drug resistant pathogens present in patients, enabling doctors to accurately determine the effectiveness and appropriate dosage of antibiotics needed for effective treatment.
PolyU mobilises multi-disciplinary resources to support the nation’s Chang’e-4 mission.
14 Jan 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) proudly supported the nation’s current lunar exploration, Chang’e-4 lunar probe, which successfully performed the historic landing on the far side of the Moon on 3 January 2019.
13 Dec 2018
HKUST is joining forces with Haven of Hope Christian Service to develop solutions that could improve the quality of life for the elderly and their caregivers.
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10 Dec 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) proudly supports the nation’s current lunar exploration, Chang’e-4 lunar probe, with advanced technologies.
06 Dec 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) co-hosted the University Social Responsibility (USR) Summit 2018 in Haifa, Israel, with University of Haifa and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in early December this year.
22 Nov 2018
(22 November 2018) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today conferred the title of University Fellowship on nine outstanding individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to the University and community.
14 Nov 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) reached strategic collaborative research framework agreements with China Resources Microelectronics Limited (CR Micro) and China Resources Life Science Industry Development Co., Ltd. (CR Life Science).
13 Nov 2018
Extended cooperation will focus on artificial intelligence research and applications with implications for the Greater Bay Area.
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13 Nov 2018
Researchers from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered that the natural compounds found in two orchid species can effectively lighten skin and protect it from damage.
12 Nov 2018
The Gold Award goes to students from University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna while Best Documentary goes to the Film and Television Institute of India. Full list of winners is attached in the Appendix.
HKBU AI
06 Nov 2018
HKBU researchers have partnered with a team from Tencent Machine Learning to create a new technique for training AI machines faster than ever before, while maintaining accuracy.
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05 Nov 2018
A novel semiconductor nanofibre with superb charge conductivity has potential to greatly increase the effectiveness of solar cells, among other applications.
05 Nov 2018
The Presidents of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The University of Waterloo signed a Strategic University Partnership institutional agreement today with the objective to foster closer partnership in education, research and entrepreneurship.
01 Nov 2018
The Academy of Film, which is part of the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), has organised the first Global University Film Awards (GUFA).
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31 Oct 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently developed a robotic arm to facilitate self-help and upper-limb mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients.
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30 Oct 2018
HKBU researchers have discovered a new nanomaterial which could enable the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
29 Oct 2018
The 24th Congregation held on the 28th October saw the conferment of Honorary Doctorates upon five prominent figures and doctoral degrees on 414 graduates.
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18 Oct 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently developed an intelligent fabric defect detection system, called “WiseEye”, which leverages advanced technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning in the process of quality control (QC) in textile industry.
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10 Oct 2018
A new system improves the speed and accuracy of fingerprint scanning and matching by using 3D technology. No pressing required.
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09 Oct 2018
Professor Richard Bernhart Owen of the HKBU Department of Geography has analysed African lake sedimentary cores and established connections between a drying climate and technological and evolutionary changes in early humans.
eNightLog system
08 Oct 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed eNightLog, a multi-function nighttime monitoring system for the elderly with dementia, to track their respiration and activities in bed for preventing fall or wandering away.
04 Oct 2018
The LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today co-hosted the Welfare Betterment Prize Laureate Public Lecture at PolyU.
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04 Oct 2018
A study by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has detected an extensive amount of sunscreen chemicals in seawater that could pose a risk to human health.
24 Sep 2018
The Call for Papers for the third issue of Cubic Journal seeks diverse contributions from a wide range of design sectors.
24 Sep 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design has announced the arrival of Issue 1: Design Social | Technology - Activism - Anti-Social.
HKBU study
18 Sep 2018
The large quantities of discarded antibiotics in Hong Kong’s landfills pose a pollution problem and a potential hazard to public health and ocean life, a new study by a Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) scholar says.
11 Sep 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has received a generous donation of HK$100 million from Ir Dr Otto Poon Lok-to, Founder and Chairman of ATAL Engineering Group, in the name of Otto Poon Charitable Foundation.
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29 Aug 2018
Chemists at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered the use of a metal compound that inhibits the enzyme closely associated with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most difficult forms of breast cancer to treat.

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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.