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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.
17 Apr 2018
A delegation from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) won top prizes, including three Gold Medals with Congratulations of Jury, one Gold Medal, and an award of excellence from Romania, at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva held in Switzerland from 11 to 14 April 2018.
17 Apr 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will launch a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled “Industry 4.0: How to Revolutionize your Business” on the edX platform, a non-profit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, starting from 27th February 2018 (Tuesday).
17 Apr 2018
The School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will jointly launch Hong Kong’s first taught master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Global Marketing (MScEGM) in September 2018 with leading French business school Grenoble École de Management.
16 Apr 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning 9 prizes, namely the Grand Prize (overall championship), one Grand Award, three Special Gold Medals, and four Gold Medals, at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.
13 Apr 2018
The School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently launched the territory’s first “Chinese Medical Formulae Images Database” in collaboration with the University Library.
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10 Apr 2018
Shopping well-fitting clothes online or making bespoke garments can be done more easily with the intelligent 3D human modelling technology developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), which digitally reconstructs the shape and size of a person accurately from two full body photographs within 5-10 seconds.
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04 Apr 2018
Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have identified for the first time the culprit behind the causing of broad-spectrum bacterial resistance to peptide antibiotics.
04 Apr 2018
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) expanded its eighth annual One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition to two more cities in China, making the total number of cities holding this competition to seven.
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04 Apr 2018
A research team led by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has identified new Alzheimer’s disease (AD) genetic risk factors in the Chinese population.
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26 Mar 2018
Research under the three-year multi-million-dollar collaboration is expected to significantly enhance the efficiency, privacy protection and security of blockchain technologies for standing against attacks from powerful quantum-computing.
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13 Mar 2018
A study conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) finds that novice distance runners running with softer footfalls can reduce the risk of injury by 62%.
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13 Mar 2018
HKUST Scientists Find New Way to Produce Chiral Molecules which may Bring Safer and More Affordable Medicine
13 Mar 2018
HKUST Researchers Identify Irreversible Adverse Effects of Microbeads on Marine Animals’ Growth and Development
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12 Mar 2018
By integrating fashion knowledge and machine learning formulation, the establishment of the Dataset will enable machine to better understand fashion, bringing a new horizon to the fashion retail industry through the application of AI.
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01 Mar 2018
Children without any parent at home score much lower on primary school exams than children with one or both parents, which can hinder future prospects.
Fitness landscape of HIV envelope protein
26 Feb 2018
An international multi-disciplinary research team led by scientists at HKUST has discovered for the first time a computational framework that could map out the fitness landscape of a crucial protein in the HIV, potentially paving the way for rational design of a vaccine that may force the deadly virus to mutate into forms that lead to its demise.
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13 Feb 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) proudly announces the winning of two awards in “Reimagine Education Awards 2018”, namely a Gold Award in “Sustainability” category and a Silver Award in “Ethical Leadership” category.
All authors of the paper are from HKBU
08 Feb 2018
HKBU's smart globular macromolecular machine vehicle for actively controlled cancer drug delivery
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01 Feb 2018
Skin squames are a source of food for the bacteria found in air-cooling units, which produce odours even in a dust-free air-conditioning system, a research by Hong Kong Baptist University scholars revealed.
ATM and ATR Form Separate Synaptic Vesicle Patterns
25 Jan 2018
In a recent study, an interdisciplinary team of scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) discovered that two large protein kinases, ATM and ATR, cooperate to help establish the go/stop balance.
PolyU turns novel myopia control contact lens to product
22 Jan 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University entered into a licensing arrangement with Vision Science and Technology Co. Ltd. (VST), a local start-up supported by HKSTP-PolyU Tech Incubation Fund and PolyU Tech Launchpad Fund, for commercializing PolyU’s Defocus Incorporated Soft Contact lens for myopia control in children.
15 Jan 2018
A research team from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has developed the world’s first model framework and “LogicTRN” algorithm to accurately establish a gene regulatory route to analyse the genetic function and understand the biological processes.
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11 Jan 2018
Professor David Chen and Dr Li Jianfeng found the apparent temperature (AP) increased faster than air temperature (AT) over land in the past few decades, especially in the low latitude areas, and the rise is expected to continue in the future. This finding was recently published in Nature Climate Change.
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09 Jan 2018
A research team in Hong Kong has developed a new method for rapid authentication of Chinese herbal medicines, including Ganoderma (known as Lingzhi in Chinese), and Gastrodiae Rhizoma (known as Tianma in Chinese).

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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.