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27 Aug 2018
PolyU will collaborate with the China Academy of Space Technology to develop and produce a camera on the spacecraft to Mars scheduled for launch in 2020 at the earliest. The two parties signed the Collaborative Research and Development Agreement on Mars Exploration Project at a ceremony on 22 August 2018.
22 Aug 2018
PolyU will collaborate with the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) to develop and produce a camera on the spacecraft to Mars scheduled for launch in 2020 at the earliest. The two parties signed the Collaborative Research and Development Agreement on Mars Exploration Project at a ceremony on 22 August 2018.
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14 Aug 2018
Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have designed and fabricated a high performing self-fitting bone scaffold by combining a shape memory foam and hydroxyapatite (the principal mineral component of bone tissue).
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06 Aug 2018
New recommendations could lead to more transparent reporting of Chinese herbal medicine clinical trial results.
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03 Aug 2018
A research team led by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have determined the three dimensional structure of the DNA replication machinery at atomic resolution for the first time in history.
01 Aug 2018
A project led by Prof. Jin-Guang Teng of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has been awarded a grant of more than HK$47.2 million to develop a new type of concrete structures for marine infrastructure.
31 Jul 2018
The School of Business and Management at HKUST has named a classroom after the late Kellogg Dean Emeritus Donald P. Jacobs in honor of his tremendous contributions to the renowned Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (KH EMBA) Program.
31 Jul 2018
The School of Engineering of HKUST is launching a new undergraduate program in Bioengineering that offers students the opportunity to conduct research in elite overseas universities, and at the same time nurtures leaders in biomedical technology and big data.
26 Jul 2018
Professor You-Lin Xu, Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment at PolyU, has been honoured with the International Association for Wind Engineering Senior Award (Davenport Medal) for his distinguished contributions to the field of wind engineering and bridge engineering in research, education, and application.
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18 Jul 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will join forces with Axis Therapeutics, a newly established joint venture by two global biopharmaceutical companies – Athenex, Inc. and Xiangxue Pharmaceutical, to foster the research and development of translational medicine by setting up a Joint Center for Immunotherapy.
Professor Timothy W. TONG (left, front row), President of PolyU, and Professor LI Qingquan (right, front row), President of SZU, signed the MoU.
18 Jul 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Shenzhen University (SZU) will jointly set up The Greater Bay Area International Institute for Innovation (GBA I3) with an aim to develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau GBA into a world-class innovation hub.
18 Jul 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Peking University, the Beijing Municipal Government, and Shougang Group of Beijing jointly organised the “Global Youth Leaders Summit 2018” from 13 to 20 July — the first-ever multi-partite collaboration for youth development among universities, government and business sectors.
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02 Jul 2018
A research team from the State Key Laboratory on Advanced Displays and Optoelectronics Technologies of HKUST has developed a new Liquid-crystal display (LCD), which image resolution, energy efficiency as well as color saturation were markedly enhanced.
27 Jun 2018
Three HKUST teams, comprising students, alumni and their international peers, have won over 100 contesting teams to gain the top three prizes of the HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2018.
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19 Jun 2018
HKBU scholars invent award-winning medical device for safe growth of neural stem cells using nanotechnology.
15 Jun 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today (14 June) kicked off the Jockey Club Smart City Tree Management Project, a large-scale pilot project in Hong Kong, to apply smart sensing technology and Geographic Information Systems for monitoring tree stability.
14 Jun 2018
PolyU has developed a novel micro-embossing equipment for manufacturing precision glass lenses with high image quality and resolution and embossing ultra-precise optical microstructures in glass in a much environmentally friendly way than conventional machines, saving electric power by 60 times and reducing manufacturing cost by two-thirds.
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11 Jun 2018
HKBU research group has described a new species of gecko in Hong Kong, and named it Hong Kong Tree Gecko (scientific name Hemiphyllodactylus hongkongensis). The species description was published in Zootaxa.
17 May 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) brings glory to Hong Kong again by winning two “Global Innovation Awards” at TechConnect World Conference and Expo 2018 staged in the United States.
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15 May 2018
A team at Hong Kong Baptist University has developed the world’s first iridium(III)-based probes for imaging dopamine receptors in living cells. The discovery has enhanced the understanding of dopamine receptors in carcinogenesis, and the findings can be potentially developed as a novel early cancer detection technology.
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15 May 2018
HKBU's award-winning portable device can quickly and accurately detect lead contamination in water.
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10 May 2018
An immune molecule in the body shows promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s.
08 May 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) establishes today the University Research Facility in Big Data Analytics (UBDA), the first university-wide research facility in big data analytics among universities in Hong Kong
07 May 2018
In the past decade after the devastated 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake in Sichuan, academics and students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have been working on a series of inter-disciplinary projects to help enhance the resilience of the affected communities.
04 May 2018
HKUST Launches a Transformative Degree Program in Integrative Systems and Design First Experiential Learning Program in Hong Kong that Allows Students to Plan What and How to Learn.
27 Apr 2018
The Silk Road International School of Engineering (SRISE) has rolled out its first university-industry collaboration project. Partnering with State Grid Corporation of China and The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited, SRISE has launched the Belt and Road Advanced Professional Development Programme in Power and Energy.
19 Apr 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), AMTD Group Company and AMTD Foundation jointly launch Hong Kong’s first university-industry collaborated Financial Technology (FinTech) centre today (19 April).
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19 Apr 2018
An orchid-based skincare product could protect skin from the sun’s aging effects.
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18 Apr 2018
A specially designed spectacle lens developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was found to have slowed down myopia progress by 60% in participating children, and 21.5% of them had their myopic progression halted completely. This lens will be launched in summer this year.

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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.