• Research
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A robotic fish with wide-ranging functions from search and rescue to providing entertainment at an aquarium sounds like an unattainable dream, but is the fruit of research by a young engineering team at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).
  • Student, Alumnus and Professor Stories
Given recent arrests and accreditation restrictions, would you pursue a journalism career in Hong Kong? Three of our journalism students shared their thoughts about this with The Correspondent magazine for their January 2021 issue. Read the full article here.
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  • Awards and Achievements
Professor Xiang Zhang, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), is the winner of the 2021 SPIE Mozi Award in recognition of his seminal, fundamental contributions in optical physics and experimental research in the optical perfect lens, as announced by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).
  • Research
A team led by Dr K.K.Y. Wong and Dr Y.K. Choi at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has designed and developed a multi-purpose IoT (Internet of Things) device named Stay Alert Stay Healthy (SASH) box which can be applied in multiple scenarios, providing a one-stop service for the public eager to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Seven academics across different academic backgrounds from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) were awarded under the inaugural Research Fellow Scheme (RFS) and Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) of the Research Grants Council (RGC), for their distinguished research achievements and significant contributions to the higher education sector. Among them, four were conferred as Senior Research Fellows and three were conferred as Research Fellows, in an award presentation ceremony held by RGC in November 2020.
  • Fintech
Today marks another step forward for the international engagement and Fintech research projects of HKU Business School, with the formation of an alliance between the HKU Business School and the School of Economics and Management of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).
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The World Academy of Science (TWAS) for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries has announced the 2021 newly elected TWAS Fellows, of whom Chair Professor Guochun ZHAO from the Research Division of Earth & Planetary Sciences and Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), was elected as a Fellow in recognition of his outstanding contributions to earth sciences and science promotions in developing countries. This year, 35 new Fellows from 22 countries were elected. Professor Zhao is the only Chinese scholar among the three new members in Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences bestowed with the honour.
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  • Awards and Achievements
This year, two academics from the University of Hong Kong have been presented with the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship and the Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship respectively by the Croucher Foundation.
  • Student, Alumnus and Professor Stories
Thirteen academics of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have been named by Clarivate Analytics in its list of “2020 Highly Cited Researchers” as the most influential in the world. Their works have been highly cited by fellow academics and are hence making a significant impact in ongoing research in their respective fields of study.
  • Research
Professor Zheng Xiao GUO, Associate Dean for China & Global of Faculty of Science and Professor of Departments of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), was elected as the Foreign Member of Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe) under the Chemical Sciences Section for his distinguished achievements in the discipline in 2020. Professor Guo will be inducted into the Academy along with 361 new members at the next Introduction Ceremony to be held in 2021.