CUHK Study Suggests Hot Nights Pose Greater Threat to Public Health
A study done by the Institute of Future Cities at CUHK reveals that hot nights pose greater threat to public health than hot days and better urban planning and building design are needed to mitigate the impact.
CUHK Proves & Visualises the Harmful Effect of Ozone Damage on Plants
CUHK Proves and Visualises the Harmful Effect of Ozone Damage on PlantsFirst Plant-based Measurement of Ozone in South China Region A research team led by Prof. Amos Tai, Associate Professor of
CUHK Launches the “Class Acts” Online Talk Series
To encourage ongoing learning at home and self-improvement by acquiring knowledge in various areas during the pandemic, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) hosts the “Class Acts” CUHK Online
Sustainable Farming Practices as a Means to Maintain Food Supply & Mitigate Air Pollution
Using advanced computer models, CUHK researchers found that intercropping enables higher productivity in crops with less synthetic fertilizers and hence reduces the air pollutants being volatilized from the cropland soil. This sustainable farming practice may help maintain a stable food supply and mitigate the air pollution problem in China.
CUHK Professor Announces World’s First Reference-grade Wild Soybean Genome
Prof Hon-ming Lam, CUHK professor and WUN IRG leader, completed the world’s first reference-grade wild soybean genome.
CUHK Deepens Ties with World-leading Institutes for Transdisciplinary Medical Robotics Research
CUHK established partnerships with ETH Zurich, Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins University to deepen ties on transdisciplinary medical robotics research.
CUHK Hosts Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Studies Program in HK
CUHK will host Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Studies Program in Hong Kong from fall 2019.
CUHK, University of Sydney, and Zhejiang University Join Global AI Academic Alliance
Several WUN members join the Global AI Academic Alliance that seeks to boost academic exchanges on AI and promote international communication and cooperation.
CUHK’s Partner State Key Laboratories renamed as State Key Laboratories
Five Partner State Key Laboratories of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been renamed as State Key Laboratories (SKL), enabling them with more flexibility to collaborate with different Mainland research
CUHK Hosted ACU Summer School 2018
Forty-five students of 19 nationalities gathered at CUHK for the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School on Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities during 1-9 July 2018.
CUHK Launched Joint Research Centre with University of Exeter
CUHK and one of the University of Exeter launched a new HK$20m joint research centre to embark on large, impactful interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle emerging issues related to a changing environment and human health and well being.
SDSN Hong Kong Launched at CUHK
CUHK and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust join hands to co-host the Hong Kong chapter of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
CUHK Develops First English-taught Chinese Medicine MOOC
A team from the Faculty of Medicine at CUHK has developed a Chinese medicine MOOC in English and Asia’s first Chinese medicine clinical evidence online portal which gathers studies from around the world.
CUHK Launches the World’s First Child Heritage Chinese Language Corpus
CUHK announces the launch of the world’s first Child Heritage Chinese Language Corpus and the establishment of the University of Cambridge–CUHK Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism.
CUHK Establishes Joint Lab with ETH Zurich and DGIST
The CUHK-DGIST-ETH Zurich Joint Research Laboratory on Innovative Nanotechnology for Medicine and Healthcare was recently formed to promote the R&D of innovative technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases.
CUHK Appoints New Vice-Chancellor and President
Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, an eminent biomedical scientist from the University of Pittsburgh, will become the eighth Vice-Chancellor of CUHK effective 1 January 2018, succeeding Prof. Joseph Sung.
CUHK to Host ACU Summer School 2018
CUHK has been selected to play host to the next Association of Commonwealth Universities Summer School on 1-9 July 2018.
CUHK Legumes Symposium Facilitates Collaboration between Young and Senior Researchers
The WUN Symposium cum Research Summit on Impacts of Grain Legume Research and Development in Developing Countries held at CUHK on 8-17 June 2017 brought together over 100 participants from six continents to exchange knowledge and ideas on the development of legumes research.
CUHK and the University of Sydney Join Hands to Advance Integrative Medicine Research
CUHK and the University of Sydney established a joint laboratory to share the best of information technology, data analysis, and clinical research for the advancement of evidence-based integrative medicine.
CUHK-Southampton Joint Laboratory for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Formed
CUHK and the University of Southampton formed a joint laboratory to conduct high impact research in the areas of stem cells, developmental biology and regenerative medicine.
CUHK Launches New AoE Centre on Plant-Environment Interaction
The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been awarded some HK$8m from the Hong Kong University Grants Committee to lead the AoE Centre for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security from 2017 to 2025. The new AoE Centre will develop new plant and agricultural technology with a view to striking a better balance between sustainable agriculture and food security.
CUHK Develops First Local Platform for Urban Big Data Integration & Analysis
The Institute of Future Cities at CUHK has developed the first platform in Hong Kong for integrating and analysing urban big data in an effort to help Hong Kong to become a smart city in the areas of personalized health monitoring, urban planning, air quality, and social care.
CUHK Invents Asymmetric Supercapacitors and New Flow Batteries
CUHK engineers have invented the most efficient asymmetric supercapacitors and the flow batteries with the highest volumetric capacity reported to date.
CUHK Ranked Top Innovative University in Hong Kong
CUHK was ranked the most innovative university in Hong Kong and 21st in the Asia-Pacific region by the latest “Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities”.
CUHK Conducts World’s Largest Study on Epidemiology of NAFLD in Diabetic Patients
CUHK has conducted the world’s largest study that examines the prevalence and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in diabetic patients, in order to determine whether screening should be recommended.
CUHK Recommends Best Practices and Strategies for Low-carbon Urban Transport System
The Institute of Future Cities at CUHK has conducted a comprehensive research on low-carbon transport practices and policies with the objective of formulating a strategy for Hong Kong’s future low-carbon transport system initiatives.
CUHK to Chair the Worldwide Universities Network
Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, recently took the helm of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) as Chair of its Partnership Board, a role elected from among the presidents of member universities.
A Triumvirate from Three Continents: CUHK partners with University of Toronto and Utrecht University
CUHK forms tri-continental partnership with the University of Toronto and Utrecht University for innovative solutions on urban issues
CUHK Uncovers Structure and Functions of the Rice YchF-type G Protein
Prof. Hon-Ming Lam, Director of the Centre for Soybean Research of the Partner State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his team have uncovered the structure and functions of the Rice YchF-type G Protein for the first time. The new findings help improve plants’ defense response and stress tolerance, and maintain a higher agricultural productivity under adverse conditions.
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing Holds Launch Conference on ‘Creating Age-Friendly Community’
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Ageing held a Launch Conference on ‘Creating Age-Friendly Communities’ on 8 October 2015 to enable experience sharing and discussion on various aspects of the theme. Topics covered in the conference included: Redesigning Communities for Aged Society, Frailty and Geriatric Syndromes, and Age-friendly Hospital and Service. The event attracted some 300 renowned academics in gerontology from the U.S., Singapore, Japan, mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as representatives from organizations working on improving seniors well-being and welfare.
CUHK Researcher Recognized by WMO for Global Food Security Study
Prof. Amos P.K. Tai of the Earth System Science Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was recently conferred the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Research Award for Young Scientists for 2015. The award was presented to Prof.Tai for his paper in Nature Climate Change, Volume 4, 2014, titled “Threat to future global food security from climate change and ozone air pollution”. Prof. Tai is the first Hong Kong scientist receiving the Award.
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing Ranks HK as 24th in the World in terms of Elderly Wellbeing
Based on the methods used to calculate the Global AgeWatch Index which measures the wellbeing of older people in the world, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, with support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Charities Trust, revealed that Hong Kong ranked 24th among 97 countries or territories in 2014.