05 Dec 2013News.Gnom.es - Hong Kong Central Roadside Pollution Surges to Toxic LevelsNitrogen dioxide readings jumped in Hong Kong at two roadside pollution monitoring stations, reaching concentrations at which it becomes a toxic gas.
04 Dec 2013SPIE - Hydrogen metal oxide bronzes for efficient hole transport layersA simple one-step method enables the synthesis of low-temperature solution-processed transition metal oxides, with oxygen vacancies as n-dopants.
04 Dec 2013Asharq Al - Awsat - ng Kong confirms city’s first human case of H7N9 bird fluCity raises alert to highest response level as experts speculate more cases are going undetected and unreported Hong Kong, AP—Hong Kong has reported its first case of a form of bird flu that killed 45 people in eastern China, suggesting the virus is sprea
02 Dec 2013ITN Online - Radiological Society of North America Awards Honorary MembershipsThe Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) awarded honorary membership at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) to three individuals who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to the field of radiolo
28 Nov 2013The American Journal of Sports Medicine - Femoral Radiographic Landmarks for Popliteus Tendon Reconstruction and Repairusing standardized radiographic techniques, the femoral insertion of the popliteus tendon could be more precisely determined by the Blumensaat line than by the extension line of the posterior cortex.
27 Nov 2013PharmaBiz.com - Arrowhead seeks approval to start phase IIa trial of ARC-520 to treat chronic hep B infectionPrincipal investigators Professor Man-Fung Yuen, chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, and Professor Henry LY Chan, head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Pri
27 Nov 2013The Medical News - Support for personal recovery concept in bipolar disorderThe concept of personal recovery, as opposed to clinical recovery, has received little attention in bipolar disorder, but researchers Samson Tse (University of Hong Kong, China) and colleagues believe it “may be useful if it facilitates service developmen
23 Nov 2013IMCI - Felix Klein and Hans Freudenthal Awards 20132013 ICMI Medallists: Michèle Artigue (Paris) and Frederick Leung (Hong Kong)
11 Nov 2013Fxguide - What to see at SIGGRAPH Asiaand two tertiary reviewers, says Courses chair Yizhou Yu from the University of Hong Kong. We made final acceptance decisions based on four reviews.
08 Nov 2013The Guardian - Tiananmen blast shows China faces rise in violent dissent – and repressionhis hometown in Xinjiang. Fu Hualing, of the law faculty at Hong Kong University, said China's domestic security apparatus had focused on targeting..
01 Nov 2013International Journal of Medical Sciences - Insights into the Hallmarks of Human Nucleus Pulposus Cells with Particular Reference to Cell Viability, Phagocytic Potential and Long Process FormationAs a main cellular component within the disc, nucleus pulposus (NP) cells play important roles in disc physiology. However, little is known on the biologic hallmarks of human NP cells. Therefore, the present study aimed to address the features of human NP
01 Nov 2013Gulf Times - ‘Thrust should be on quality education’In a multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual world, everyone is duty-bound to respect and understand the sentiments of the other and teachers should bear this in mind when they impart educational skills, said Kai-Ming Cheng, Chair Professor of Educati
31 Oct 2013BBC News - Poultry markets in China 'are vast bird flu reservoir'Dr Benjamin Cowling, one of the researchers at the University of Hong Kong, said: "Our findings confirm that live poultry market closure is a highly effective intervention to prevent human disease and protect public health.
30 Oct 2013Asian Scientist - Asia’s Top 10 Universities In 2013Founded in 1911, Hong Kong’s oldest university has set up learning projects outside the classroom to help its students gain knowledge beyond their field of study. Also, it offers researchers the opportunity to carry out China-related studies.
29 Oct 2013ArchDaily - Mountains of Construction Debris Accumulate Outside Chinese CitiesOver two billion tons of waste, outside Beijing and other major cities, is a result of a booming construction industry. “There’s no systematic way to deal with [the garbage],” says Wilson W.S. Lu, architecture professor at the University of Hong Kong,
28 Oct 2013CNN.com International - Chinese newspaper withdraws support for detained reporter after TV confessionDavid Bandurski, editor of the China Media Project at the University of Hong Kong, said the newspaper had taken an unprecedented step in its public defense of the reporter but authorities felt it had gone too far.
27 Oct 2013Chinadaily US Edition - Chinese researchers develop H7N9 flu vaccineThe vaccine was jointly developed by the First Affiliated Hospital under the School of Medicine of the Zhejiang University, Hong Kong University, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Food and Drug Control, and the Chin
18 Oct 2013Spinal News - CXVascular - Disc degeneration in asymptomatic patients increases risk of low back painAccording to study’s lead author Dino Samartzis (Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), who presented the study at the North American Spine Society annual meeting (NASS; 9–12 October, New Orleans, USA), previ
18 Oct 2013Dental Tribune - Interview: "The term 'implantologist' is ill-defined and often misleading"Dental Tribune ONLINE spoke with Dr Nikos Mattheos, one of the organisers of the workshop and EAO presenter, from the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Dentistry about education standards in implant dentistry and the reason the field does not qualify t
14 Oct 2013The Fiji News.net - 'Gaokao' top scorer quits HKU to purs...A top scorer in China's national college entrance exams, commonly known as gaokao, opted to drop out of Hong Kong University after merely one month of study to pursue enrollment at her ideal Peking University
14 Oct 2013Forbes - Social Entrepreneur Profile: David Bishop, Soap CyclingBishop had the idea to start Soap Cycling in 2011 after a year spent searching for internship and leadership opportunities for his students.
14 Oct 2013Medindia.com - Study Identifies Early-onset Lumbar Disc Degeneration-associated Mutation | MedindiaIn this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Danny Chan and colleagues at the University of Hong Kong found mutations that reduced production of carbohydrate sulfotransferase 3 (CHST3) were associated with early-onset LDD. Read more: Study Id
14 Oct 2013CBS News - The link between investments and lottery ticketsTwo researchers, Xiaohui Gao and Tse-Chun Lin, from the University of Hong Kong, studied lottery and stock market behavior in Taiwan.
14 Oct 2013ValpoLife.com - Valparaiso University Hosts Astronomy Lecture with World Expert Sun KwokKwok is regarded as the world expert on stellar evolution — how stars evolve — and astrochemistry. He is best known for his theory on the origin of planetary nebulae and the death of Sun-like stars.
14 Oct 2013The Economist - Which MBA?, 2013The rise of Hong Kong University, the top Asian school, has been precipitous. It breaks into the top 25 for the first time because of improving salary statistics and the fact that its students profess such delight with the programme.
14 Oct 2013The Nation - World's top educators focus on teachersProfessor Kai Ming Cheng, chair of education and former senior adviser to the vice-chancellor at the University of Hong Kong, told participants at EDUCA 2013 that Hong Kong was both a strong and successful reformer in terms of education as well.
12 Oct 2013Asia News Network - HK takes risk measures on treasury bills used as collateral - ANN"US dollars serve not only as reserves in the bank, they are like the city's own currency," said finance professor Wong Ka Fu of Hong Kong University.
12 Oct 2013The Economist - In my backyardChina, by contrast, has pursued a variety of bilateral deals with its neighbours, mostly in the hope of persuading them “that it sought a peaceful rise as an emerging superpower”, says Chin Leng Lim, a trade-law expert at Hong Kong University.
07 Oct 2013CNN.com International - China 'employs 2 million to police internet'The number of people monitoring internet activity to prevent criticism of the government and social unrest has been a subject of discussion for years, said David Bandurski, editor of the University of Hong Kong's China Media Project.
07 Oct 2013The Hindu - Problem-based learningDr. Samaranayake, who introduced the concept, said that problem-based learning was derived from a theory that for effective assimilation of knowledge, students needed to remain stimulated to restructure information they already know within a realistic con
29 Sep 2013The Nation - HK implements official benchmark on poverty“Having a poverty line will put pressure on the government and for it to do something in facing poverty,” Hong Kong University professor of social work Joe Leung told AFP
27 Sep 2013Lunch - A Quick Tip by savannahjadeAs for rising concern about economic inequality, Sandy To, a lecturer in sociology at the University of Hong Kong, said that media fixation on the lives of the rich and famous could be a factor in growing frustration about the rich-poor gap.
27 Sep 2013Deutsche Welle - Society Successful women lose out in China's marriage marketAccording to Sandy To, a scholar with Hong Kong University, "men are still constrained by patriarchal attitudes and ideology which stipulate that men have to adhere to the male superior norm." To, who conducted in-depth interviews with single Chinese wome
25 Sep 2013TheDartmouth.com - Dikotter challenges Chinese “golden age” narrativeWhen Joseph Stalin heard of the rate at which Mao Zedong was collectivizing China, even he was astonished. In a lecture on Tuesday, Frank Dikotter, chair humanities professor at the University of Hong Kong, questioned the conventional narrative of a Chine
23 Sep 2013SunHerald.com - China, too, worries that boys are being left behind“I think Chinese women, especially young women in cities, some of them share this kind of preference,” said Song Geng, an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong who’s the author of the forthcoming book “Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Ch
23 Sep 2013Afrika.no - Kenya: Untangling China's aid to Africa (analysis)Hong Kong University professor Adams Bodomo disagrees with Sanusi, believing that his colonial comparison is flawed.
21 Sep 2013University World News - Getting academic buy-in for internationalisationUniversities continue to position their professoriates for internationalisation. As the heartbeat of the university, the professoriate clearly has a special role in helping to drive knowledge economies. This is particularly true in developing countries wi
20 Sep 2013Voice of America - Chinese Courts Put More Criminal Trials Online“It has increased the public’s expectations,” said King-Wa Fu, assistant professor at the Journalism and Media Studies center at the University of Hong Kong “The public wants more transparency and they want more open data to the public.”
19 Sep 2013Reuters US News - Diplomatic tension over Hong Kong exposes fragility of hopes for democracyMichael Davis, a constitutional law specialist at the University of Hong Kong, said foreign states had a legitimate interest in Hong Kong, noting how China had once courted international support for "one country, two systems".
19 Sep 2013Yahoo! Finance - Yale -- Hong Kong Home Safety and Door Lock Usage Survey: Thoughtless Purchase of Door Locks Reflects the Issue of Low Alertness to Home Burglariesresidents' awareness of home safety as well as their habits in choosing and purchasing door locks, Yale appointed The Public Opinion Program, The University of Hong Kong (HKU POP) to conduct "Hong Kong Home Safety and Door Lock Usage Survey."
18 Sep 2013Nature.com - Progress stalled on coronavirus“It is possible that such a virus is ubiquitous, but from time to time is undergoing crucial mutations that allow limited cross-species jumps from the intermediate host to humans,” says Malik Peiris, a virologist at the University of Hong Kong and a co-au
17 Sep 2013eco-business.com - Replacing old Hong Kong buses will save hundreds of lives, says studySarah McGhee, a professor of health economics at the University of Hong Kong, said Leung’s findings were credible but his plan’s feasibility was doubtful because it would require bus firms to find HK$8 billion on top of the government’s HK$6 billion subsi
17 Sep 2013GlobalSecurity.org - Analysis: Untangling China's aid to AfricaHong Kong University professor Adams Bodomo disagrees with Sanusi, believing that his colonial comparison is flawed. 'We are in a world where everybody has their competitive advantages… We have minerals, they have manufactured goods,' he told IRIN. 'In fa
17 Sep 2013GlobalPost - China to West: We don't need your help democratizing Hong KongTo Simon Young of the University of Hong Kong, it’s clear that China wants to draw a line against foreign governments expressing views on the city-state’s future
17 Sep 2013Medical Daily - Great Recession Of 2008 Caused Surge In Suicide Rate Among MenResearchers at the University of Hong Kong, University of Bristol, and University of Oxford used data from WHO, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the International Monetary Fund’s “World Economic Outlook” database to gauge the influ
17 Sep 2013Zimbabwe Outpost - Myanmar: Faces and Places (by Ian Holliday)In Myanmar, a gradual removal of strict authoritarian controls over the past couple of years has enabled creative artists to give increasingly free rein to their talents.
16 Sep 2013Today Online - The long and winding road of Hong Kong’s education changesHong Kong University’s (HKU) Professor Cheng Kai-ming, who was among the forerunners of the education reforms, reiterated that segregating students based on academic ability will always perpetuate social stigma.
14 Sep 2013ILGA - 'Let people change sex without surgery'Dr Jens M. Scherpe is a senior lecturer at Cambridge University and a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is also the principal organiser of a two-day conference on the legal status of transsexual and transgender people that began at HKU
13 Sep 2013Today Online - Board games to help pre-schoolers learn MandarinAnother speaker, Professor Tse Shek Kam from the University of Hong Kong, discouraged the rote learning of Chinese characters through repetitive writing exercises. Children, he said, learn better if what they are learning is related to their daily lives
13 Sep 2013Firstpost.com - Mr Clean catches China’s graft tigers by the tailThe new administration has taken steps to introduce more transparency and adhere more closely to the rule of law in anti-corruption work, said Zhu Jiangnan, a professor at the University of Hong Kong who has researched corruption in China.
12 Sep 2013Bloomberg - Diabetes Ailing 114 Million Chinese Risks Ravaging Health Budget“It’s very scary,” said T.H. Lam, a professor of public health at the University of Hong Kong. “This only represents the beginning of the diabetic epidemic. The worst is yet to come.”
12 Sep 2013New Straits Times - Where does Xi stand on the Constitution? Qian Gang, former managing editor of Southern Weekend, one of China's most progressive newspapers, writing last week for the University of Hong Kong's Chinese Media Project, believes it is too early to come to a conclusion.
11 Sep 2013Topuniversities.com - QS World University Rankings 2013Compare the world's top universities, sort by region and subject, find the best universities in your academic field, and create your own personalized ranking based on what matters most to you.
10 Sep 2013Asian Scientist - Asian Institutions Rise In 2013/2014 QS World University RankingsSecond in Asia was the University of Hong Kong at 26th place, followed by the University of Tokyo at 32th place. Seoul National University came in at 35th place, before The Chinese University of Hong Kong at 39th place.
08 Sep 2013The Hindu - Four year UG programme: How Hong Kong varsity did it“I received information back in 2005 that we will be transitioning to the new four-year course in 2012,” said Pro-V-C Prof. Amy B.M. Tsui, explaining how for the first two years she would go to every faculty in the university asking questions like “ what
08 Sep 2013Times Higher Education - Social science Academicians announcedThe Academy of Social Sciences has bestowed more than 50 new Academician awards on to leading social scientists.
07 Sep 2013Oxford Journals - Mycobacterium abscessus Bacteremia After Receipt of Intravenous Infusate of Cytokine-Induced Killer Cell Therapy for Body Beautification and Health BoostingWe report the first series of Mycobacterium abscessus bacteremia after cytokine-induced killer cell therapy for body beautification and health boosting.