Appendix 1

University Major Achievements 2010-2015

Implementation of the Strategic Plan 2010-2015 (Strategic Plan) has led to the successful development of CityU as a vibrant, innovative and fast-ascending institution for tertiary education in the region. The campus has achieved many important milestones and impressive accomplishments, strengthened by proactive and forward-looking supporting initiatives.

This document takes stock of the major milestones, accomplishments and initiatives of the University between 2010-2015 which have significantly transformed the campus and put CityU on its upward trajectory to pursue excellence in research and professional education, in accordance with the Strategic Plan. It provides a basis for thinking about how CityU should take advantage of emerging opportunities in the next 5-year period. In particular, it helps to consider how to invest our resources strategically and implement innovations successfully in order to enable the University to reach the next level of development as a leading university for professional education in Asia.

"Milestones", "Accomplishments" and "Supporting Initiatives"

In this document, the term "Milestones" is used to refer to major events which are markers of the progress attained by the University relative to the academic aspirations and strategic goals set forth in the Strategic Plan. The term "Accomplishments" refers to significant campus achievements which contributed to progress in the six strategic areas of the University's pursuit of excellence. "Supporting Initiatives" are capacity-building or enhancement measures introduced to undergird the implementation of the Strategic Plan on campus.

Information Sources

The data and information in this document were culled from the following sources:

  1. Annual Reports of City University of Hong Kong 2010 to 2014
  2. CityU NewsCentre
  3. University Announcements
  4. Senate Papers

Criteria for Selection

  1. Availability in the public domain
  2. Information that is evidence-based
  3. Development that falls within the six Strategic Areas of the Strategic Plan
  4. Significant impact on achieving University goals

Major Milestones (2010–2015) Major Accomplishments (2010–2015) Major Supporting Initiatives (2010–2015)

Year Major Milestones Strategic Areas
2010 CityU ranked among Asia's top 15 universities in the 2010 Asian University Rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and ranked 4th among the local tertiary institutions.
E.
Globalisation


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU established the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution together with 5 other local universities to conduct research in partnership with the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University. This is CityU's second State Key Laboratory and follows the establishment of the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU Campus Master Plan endorsed by the Strategic Development Committee of the Council as the long-term conceptual plan to guide the continuous development and improved space utilisation of the University.
D.
Campus Planning and Development
CityU received HK$100 M donation from the Shaw Foundation in support of University development.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU received 8 commendations and 9 affirmations for the quality of its teaching, its emphasis on innovation in education and its proactive approach to quality assurance in the 2010 Report of a Quality Audit of City University of Hong Kong, issued by the Quality Assurance Council of the University Grants Committee (UGC).
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU implemented the Performance-based Pay Review (PBPR) Scheme for all staff members to support the pursuit of excellence and ensure accountability.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
Year Major Milestones Strategic Areas
2011 Established the CityU Shenzhen Research Institute (CityUSRI) as a strategic initiative to deepen engagement with Mainland institutions and industrial partners, so as to enhance research capacity, knowledge transfer and student career opportunities.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer


D.
Campus Planning and Development
CityU opened the iconic Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (CMC), designed by the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, and selected as one of the 10 most spectacular university buildings in the world based on the EMPORIS Survey; the CMC supports interdisciplinarity and fosters creativity and innovation in professional education.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


D.
Campus Planning and Development
CityU introduced a new budget model with a guaranteed payroll system to ensure a stable budget environment for academic development and to facilitate the hiring of global talents to support teaching and research in the new 4-year curriculum, which is to be launched in the 2012-2013 academic year.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
CityU implemented a Rationalisation Plan for Staff Growth to create a more stable and rational administrative and technical support structure in order for the University to meet the challenges of the new academic structure.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
CityU secured a generous donation of HK$125 M from Mr. Lau Ming Wai to support student exchanges, internships, underprivileged students and some of the University’s strategic initiatives. This was the largest single donation from a private source to the University in its history.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU surged 19 places to rise to 110th place in the 2011 World University Rankings. Relative to CityU's 2006 ranking, this represents a jump of more than 40 places in the league table of the world's top 500 universities, published by QS.
E.
Globalisation


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU's Council approved the University's proposal for the establishment of a School of Veterinary Medicine, in partnership with Cornell University, to contribute to veterinary education and life sciences research as a centre of excellence in the region for public health, food safety and animal welfare.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU's Council approved the University's proposal to introduce a scheme of "Continuous Terms of Appointment" to retain and reward quality administrative and services staff for the pursuit of excellence.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
CityU obtained government's land allocation to build a new student hostel in Whitehead, Ma On Shan (Student Hostel Phase 5) to provide an additional 2,168 bed spaces that will contribute to student learning and campus internationalisation.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


D.
Campus Planning and Development
CityU succeeded in gaining UGC's positive recommendation on its 2012-2015 Academic Development Proposal (ADP) and consequently was granted the 6% First-Year-First-Degree positions held back in the UGC's top-slicing exercise, along with an additional allocation of nearly 1,000 Senior Year positions.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Year Major Milestones Strategic Areas
2012 CityU fully implemented its ground-breaking "Discovery-enriched Curriculum" (DEC) as a new model for next-generation professional education that integrates research and education, while promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalisation to realise our academic mission and vision.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU opened another new academic building, AC2, on campus to add substantial space to support interactive teaching and learning, and to improve facilities for student activities to enrich campus life.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


D.
Campus Planning and Development


CityU climbed 15 places to 95th in the 2012 QS World University Rankings, a remarkable achievement for a young university with only 28 years of history.
E.
Globalisation


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Year Major Milestones Strategic Areas
2013 CityU achieved a smooth transition to the new 4-year academic structure and the successful admission of a double cohort of undergraduate students under the DEC, an outcome of careful planning and excellent team-work across the campus community.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU's intake of students earned the 3rd highest score on the English portion of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination (HKDSE) among the eight UGC-funded institutions, the best such score for a CityU intake cohort.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU's Graduate Exit Survey showed that the employment rate of our graduates was close to 99%, with increasing success in securing employment in the civil service and multinational corporations.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU was placed by international rankings as 4th in the world's top 50 universities under 50 years of age, and 12th in Asia while our world ranking was placed at around the 100 mark in QS University Rankings.
E.
Globalisation


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU pioneered a second component of the PBPR Scheme in implementing a more stringent annual review of Academic Units (AUs), in order to evaluate and reward the AUs' collective contributions to the goals of the University, based on objective and measurable indicators.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU opened a third new building on campus, the iconic Academic 3, AC3, which together with AC2 and CMC buildings, greatly strengthened our identity and enhanced our image as a modern university, while adding a total of 60% new space to support our strategic initiatives.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


D.
Campus Planning and Development
Year Major Milestones Strategic Areas
2014 CityU formally established the School of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with Cornell University to offer initially an interdisciplinary PhD programme in Veterinary Sciences under the joint supervision of CityU and Cornell faculty.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation
CityU implemented the 5-Year Review of Academic Excellence (RoE5), by which holistic reviews would be carried out for each AU on a rolling 5-year cycle to benchmark AU quality internationally and to inform resourcing decisions for the pursuit of excellence.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU ranked 5th in the World's top 50 Universities under 50 years of age, and 11th in Asian University Rankings by QS.
E.
Globalisation


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU met the target of raising HK$50 M in private donations to support the goal of having at least 50% of undergraduate students participate in exchanges by 2015 to enhance internationalisation of learning and professional practice.
E.
Globalisation


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU successfully increased its full-time faculty by 16% between 2010-2013, nearly 60% of whom were recruited from over 26 countries throughout the world outside of Hong Kong and the Mainland, to enhance campus diversity and interdisciplinary studies.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention


E.
Globalisation
CityU ranked 2nd in Hong Kong among all local institutions in terms of the number of Highly Cited Researchers named in the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014, published by Thomson Reuters based on work conducted at CityU and published with CityU as the authors' primary affiliation.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer

F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Established the CityU Foundation which serves as a platform for fundraising, engaging donors and strengthening their affiliations with the University
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU launched its 30th Anniversary celebration with a year-round series of academic, cultural, social and community engagement events and activities to further promote the mission and impact of the University.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU was ranked 146th in the Global Employability University Ranking 2014 by a Human Resources Consultancy based in Paris which helps companies optimise their recruitment of graduates. This is the first time that CityU graduates were in the top 150 worldwide and among the top 4 universities in Hong Kong for global employability.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Year Major Milestones Strategic Areas
2015 CityU performed well in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2014. The results indicate that 44% of CityU's research is rated in the top-notch categories as either world-leading ("4 star") or internationally excellent ("3 star"), locating CityU firmly in the top four UGC-funded universities in terms of overall performance in Hong Kong.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU received a generous donation of HK$100 M from Dr Li Dak-sum, an acclaimed business leader in the Hong Kong community, to establish an endowment fund to support the development of the School of Veterinary Medicine.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
A CityU alumnus was awarded the prestigious 2015 Grand Prix of the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. His company applied an innovative technology, pioneered by CityU scientists for toxicology testing, to broad commercial use to enhance product safety and human health in a wide range of areas, including food stuffs, pharmaceutical products, and cosmetics.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Year Major Accomplishments Strategic Areas
2010 CityU performed strongly in its fundraising initiatives and was successful in raising donations which exceeded the floor level of the 5th round of the Matching Grant Scheme of the UGC to support our strategic academic initiatives.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves received over HK$12 M from the Innovation and Technology Fund for a 2-year antenna research project on seamless 4G mobile communications.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU sports teams won both the women's and men's annual overall champion titles for the fourth consecutive year at the 2010-2011 competitions organised by the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong, China.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Established the Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation Law to advance the frontiers of maritime and transportation law practice and scholarship from a local and comparative perspective.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Year Major Accomplishments Strategic Areas
2011 Established the City University of Hong Kong Shanghai Liaison Office in Shanghai Jiao Tong University to support and coordinate joint research, knowledge transfer, and student exchange; and to support the University's development and alumni work in the Mainland.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Established the Ability R & D Energy Research Centre in School of Energy and Environment with a donation of HK$10 M from Ability R & D Limited to nurture talents and to conduct research to tackle urgent energy problems.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Launched the Doctor of Juridical Science (Chinese Judges) Programme in School of Law in collaboration with the Supreme People's Court of the PRC and National Judges College to promote research and development of juridical science.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation
Created two new departments from the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management to further enhance our engineering research and professional education: Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering; and Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU graduate won the Best Screenplay awarded at the 30th Hong Kong Film Academy Awards.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU won the Biggest Unit Saver Award in the Company category of the Power Smart Contest 2010, and was also awarded the Gold Certificate under the Quality Water Recognition Scheme of the Water Supplies Department of HKSAR government.
D.
Campus Planning and Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Completed the construction of Student Hostel Phase 4, which added 700 bed spaces to the campus.
D.
Campus Planning and Development
Secured in the 2010-11 General Research Fund exercise more than HK$63 M for 106 projects, an increase of 19% compared to funding results of the previous year.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Achieved outstanding results in the 2011 National Science Foundation of China Research Grants Competition, winning 13 projects with a total value of more than RMB¥5.8 M.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Year Major Accomplishments Strategic Areas
2012 CityU ranked 1st in terms of the number of awards, level of funding and success rate in the new Business Studies Panel in the Research Grants Council (RGC) Fund Competition.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU achieved a record high of roughly HK$19 M in licensing income through its knowledge transfer (KT) activities, which was more than triple the previous year's income, while the number of patents granted jumped to 41, an increase of 140% over the previous year.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU won a total of 16 projects with a funding amount of HK$56.6 M from the Innovation and Technology Fund, the highest funding it had received since 2008, while the CityUSRI was engaged in close to 40 projects with total funding worth RMB¥30 M.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU scholars were awarded a grant of US$1.3 M by the Academy of Korean Studies for a study on Korean philosophy.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU researcher devised an innovative microbial process which could effectively transform food waste into bioenergy to generate heat and electricity, and substantially reduce the volume of waste to be disposed of in landfills.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU faculty from School of Creative Media was one of the recipients of a 2012 UGC Teaching Award.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
CityU graduate won the Best New Director 2012 in the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
A School of Law team beat 91 international teams to win the Championship in the Ninth Annual Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
The ground-breaking project "Pure Land: Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang", led by School of Creative Media, received worldwide acclaim and was selected as the centerpiece exhibit for the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Reached a portfolio of over 200 Gateway Education (GE) courses and opened the GE Discovery Laboratory established to broaden student learning under the DEC.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Project Flame, an interdisciplinary project, was launched with initiatives to foster social innovation and social entrepreneurship on campus.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Upgraded our classrooms, research facilities and learning environment to support full implementation of the DEC, and completed the renovation of the CityU Nam Shan Building to provide additional off-campus space for research-related activities.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


D.
Campus Planning and Development
Implemented a series of green initiatives to lower the campus's carbon footprint and promote IT sustainability, received a merit award for AC3 in the Green Building Award 2012, and was awarded a Green Building Design Label for CMC by China Green Building (HK) Council.
D.
Campus Planning and Development
Launched 6 new majors in the areas of Architectural Studies; Banking and Financial Services; Bioengineering; Criminology; Energy Science and Engineering; and Nuclear and Risk Engineering as part of our UGC-approved ADP plan.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Year Major Accomplishments Strategic Areas
2013 CityU increased external grants from the Research Grants Council (RGC) by 22%, winning a total of 154 projects and funding amount of HK$87.7 M in the 2013-14 exercise.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU's young faculty, for 2 consecutive years, won the largest number of grants under the Early Career Schemes (ECS) of the RGC among all local universities, receiving also the largest funding volume in this Scheme across the sector in 2013-14.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU researchers awarded HK$18 M by the Innovation and Technology Fund to develop a high-speed wireless data transceiver system; the sponsorship was the largest CityU had ever received.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU performed strongly in the 2013 National Natural Science Foundation grant exercise, securing 30 projects totaling RMB¥15.58 M, an increase of 30% and 14% over last year respectively, and posted an overall success rate of 34%, exceeding the national average of 22.5%.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU research team developed an innovative form of gene therapy that could accelerate the regeneration of injured peripheral nerves, helping patients to recover motor functions during the "critical period".
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU developed a novel rapid-identification technology for meat ingredients to enhance food safety.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU was ranked 1st in the greater China area, including Hong Kong, and 25th worldwide, in the broad Subject Field of Engineering/Technology and Computer Science in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Signed a collaborative agreement with the Shuangliu Government in Chengdu for the establishment of the CityU Chengdu Research Institute (CityUCRI) in the western part of China as a strategic platform for research and innovation to complement our CityUSRI in the south.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU faculty from the Department of Applied Social Sciences was awarded a 2013 UGC Teaching Award.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
CityU significantly expanded its international networks and successfully concluded 131 new agreements for academic/student exchange with 101 prestigious institutions from 28 different countries/jurisdictions around the world to support the DEC.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation
The percentage of undergraduate students who have gained international experience through various kinds of exchange and learning programmes has risen from 16% in 2008-09 to 39% in 2012-13, with a target of 50% by 2015.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation
Enhanced internationalisation of learning by forging partnerships with Columbia University in the US to offer a Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme; with National Taiwan University to offer a Joint BBA degree in Accountancy; and with Leuphana University in Germany to offer a Joint BA programme in Creative Media/BAS programme in New Media.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation
At the postgraduate level, partnerships were established to develop joint PhD programmes with University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation
A joint LLM and JD programme was developed with the University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne in France, and a DBA (International) programme with Fudan University in the Mainland.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation
CityU won two gold awards for its barrier-free webpages through the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme, which made our websites open to the disabled and the elderly, as well as those with specials needs such as colour blindness.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU's "Paperless Office Project" received two awards in 2013, a Computerworld Honors Laureate "Sustainability Award"; and a FutureGov Award for "Green Government", for the use of technology to create a greener campus and recognition of positive environmental impact of digital sustainability programmes.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU men's and women's sports teams won the overall championships in the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong, China competition for an unprecedented seventh time.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Students from School of Law won the Championship in the 20th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Mooting Competition held in Austria.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU supported 23 students to participate in a 21-day expedition to Antarctica to explore the unique characteristics of this fragile, endangered environment, using interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives to create media art and design innovative projectsfrom the data they collected.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
AC3 Building received the "Honor Award for Architecture" from the American Institute of Architects HK Chapter's Annual Award 2013. This award recognises not only excellence in architectural design but also honors the client (CityU) and the project team who worked together to improve the environment.
D.
Campus Planning and Development
CityUSRI research funding in 2013 increased by 49% over the previous year and CityU received the Outstanding Research Institute Award by the Science Technology and Innovation Committee of the Shenzhen Municipality.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Year Major Accomplishments Strategic Areas
2014 In the 2014-2015 General Research Fund (GRF) and ECS annual bidding exercise organised by the Research Grants Council under the UGC, CityU’s overall number of awards was 3rd among all the local institutions. For the ECS, CityU won the largest number of grants among all local institutions for the third consecutive year since the introduction of the scheme in 2012-2013. For GRF proposals, CityU was among the top three in terms of number of grants and amount of funding in the Business Panel, the Engineering Panel and the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
College of Business was ranked 46th worldwide and 2nd in Asia-Pacific region, according to the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Top 100 Business School Rankings 2010-2014.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
The CityU Beijing Liaison Office, located on the campus of Beihang University, was officially opened as our second liaison office in China to promote academic collaborations and student recruitment. It also supports the University’s development and alumni activities, and enhances support for students and staff involved in Mainland exchanges, internships and research activities.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation
CityU and Arizona State University (ASU) developed a collaborative project to offer a joint summer course on global sustainability at the CityU campus to promote intercultural learning experiences for CityU and ASU students.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


E.
Globalisation
The percentage of non-local students has increased from 15% in 2010-11 to 22% in 2013-14.
E.
Globalisation
CityU research team discovered an effective solution to increase anti-bacterial effects of human implants by injecting antibacterial silver ions into the artificial parts to be implanted, using plasma technology developed by the team.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU research team successfully identified the neuromodulator which affects memory formation, an important contribution to the development of "memory drugs" to alleviate the memory loss process associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
The Department of Biomedical Sciences was created through internal re-organisation as part of the University’s Life Sciences Initiative and plans to offer a major for Senior Year students in Biomedical Sciences in 2015-16.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Two new departments, Chinese and History and Linguistics and Translation, were established from the original Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics to strengthen disciplinary identity and academic focus for the pursuit of excellence.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU sports teams made history by winning the men’s and women's overall championship titles for a record-breaking eighth time in the 2013-14 annual sports inter-varsity competitions organised by the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong, China.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Three students each won scholarships worth HK$150 K in the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme in 2013-14, which is jointly supported and sponsored by the Innovation Technology Commission and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC).
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Two students have won scholarships of HK$280 K and HK$374 K in HSBC Overseas Scholarship Scheme to support their overseas study in the academic year of 2014-15. The scholarship provides a total value of HK$3 M to selected local university students from eight tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
A CityU student won the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition by applying knowledge to devise an innovative solution leading to energy savings that benefits society.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU received a gold award through the annual Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme for the second consecutive year.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU successfully recruited 80 new faculty members in 2013-14, with majority coming from areas outside Asia, giving us a net growth of nearly 200 faculty members at CityU since 2008 for a total approaching 700.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
CityU demonstrated strong performance in the sixth UGC Matching Grant Scheme and succeeded in securing donations well exceeding the set floor level.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU succeeded in maintaining a healthy and stable budget environment through prudent financial management in the past 4 years to support the implementation of its progressive academic programmes and strategic initiatives.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention


D.
Campus Planning and Development
Further development of the University's agenda to support sustainability occurred through the organisation of the Sustainability Summit as the signature academic event in the University’s 30th Anniversary celebration.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU joined the first-ever Global Sustainability Literacy Test, an initiative led by United Nations, and had the highest participation rate amongst the participating UGC-funded institutions.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU faculty from the Department of Applied Social Sciences won a 2014 UGC Teaching Award, the third consecutive year that a CityU teacher has won this award.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
A cross-disciplinary research team led by CityU received an award of HK$20.45 M from the RGC for a project addressing healthcare management in the fourth round exercise of the Theme-based Research Scheme.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
CityU faculty from School of Creative Media received the intra-cultural Spotlight Award and was featured as the opening film at the 2nd Biennial DC Chinese Film Festival in Washington D.C. A graduate also won the Hong Kong Documentary Award at the Chinese Documentary Festival in Taiwan.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
A team of 12 CityU students competed with over 2,500 participants from 245 universities across 32 countries to win a gold award at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Giant Jamboree Competition 2014 in Boston, US.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU has joined the World Bank in the Connect4Climate network to work with over 200 institutions around the world to share knowledge, raise awareness and encourage action against climate change.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Year Major Accomplishments Strategic Areas
2015 CityU developed an automatic system for world-class oil sand company, Syncrude Canda Limited, to monitor the efficiency and prevent disruption in oil sand production.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU organised the first Mobile Technology Festival to showcase students' innovative apps and presented awards to CityU Apps Lab’s five start-up projects funded by Cyberport Creative Micro Fund Scheme.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Over 1,200 CityU community members raced in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. CityU was ranked fifth in the "Most Supportive Group Award" category. School of Energy and Environment worked with the Environmental Protection Department and three other universities to install sensors along the route to gauge pollutants throughout the race.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Year Major Supporting Initiatives Strategic Areas
2010 The Office of Dean of Students was created to promote student learning and development.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
The Office of Education Development and Gateway Education was established to strengthen the teaching and learning environment of the University and facilitate development of the Gateway Education programme.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
The Council guided the preparation of new guidelines on Outside Practice and Outside Work that took effect in 2011 to support knowledge transfer and consultancy and to enhance good governance.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU Eminence Society was established to promote and strengthen valuable alumni support and commitment to contribute to the advancement of the University and to serve the community.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Year Major Supporting Initiatives Strategic Areas
2011 The Communications and Public Relations Office was strengthened and re-organised to enhance community outreach and stakeholder engagement.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Analysis was created to support the University’s evidence-based approach to decision-making.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Senate Committees were restructured to promote quality assurance.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
A compulsory Academic Honesty requirement was implemented online for all incoming CityU students.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
The Code of Conduct was developed to provide guidance on professional and ethical conduct.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
A 5-year strategic plan on e-learning was developed and implemented.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
A major campus network upgrade was made to create a cyberinfrastructure to support interdisciplinary research and teaching that requires large bandwidths for massive data handling.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Initiatives to support the DEC and promote innovation were launched, including (a) Idea Incubator Scheme, (b) Interdisciplinary Professional Development Awards, (c) International Transition Team - Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme, and (d) Gateway Education DEC labs.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Signed memorandum of understanding with Arizona State University to forge strategic partnership to promote global sustainability-related initiatives.
E.
Globalisation
Year Major Supporting Initiatives Strategic Areas
2012 An Executive Dashboard and Key Performance Indicators for AUs were created to enhance performance management.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
The Campus Sustainability Fund was established to support sustainability initiatives.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
A sum of HK$9 M was invested to upgrade and expand e- and m-learning.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Establishment of Committee Against Sexual Harassment.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Revamped the Teaching and Learning Questionnaire (TLQ) and established University standards for evaluating teaching and learning using the TLQ and peer review; criteria for Teaching Excellence Awards were modified and the nomination process simplified.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU established an Institutional PhD Scholars Scheme to expand our research postgraduate training programme through the recruitment of qualified full-time PhD students to be supported by non-UGC funds.
B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Year Major Supporting Initiatives Strategic Areas
2013 Further refined the implementation of the PBPR Scheme, based on the positive report of an external consultant which affirmed the merits and overall direction of the Scheme.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
Introduced paternity leave to enrich a family-friendly work environment.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention


F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Completed the review and development of a set of 4 procedures which began in 2010 to build a comprehensive mechanism for timely settlement of matters related to staff appeals, grievances, disciplinary proceedings and sexual harassment to promote good governance.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
The University Policy on Intellectual Policy was revised for providing infrastructure to encourage student IP generation.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
Launched a new online donation scheme called "Investments in CityU Students and Projects" to invite donations for projects developed by CityU staff and students as an outreach initiative to deepen our engagement with the community.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
New wet laboratories were created on Floor 4 of AC1 with a total floor area of 1,200 sq.m.
D.
Campus Planning and Development
Year Major Supporting Initiatives Strategic Areas
2014 Alumni function areas were created in AC3 to strengthen bonds with alumni and promote a sense of belonging to the CityU community.
D.
Campus Planning and Development
A Clean Room of over 120 sq. m was created in AC1 for the newly established Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology.
D.
Campus Planning and Development
New wet laboratories were created on Floor 2 of AC1 with a total floor area of 2,000 sq.m.
D.
Campus Planning and Development
Thirty community services and engagement projects were funded by Vice-President (Student Affairs) to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the University. More than 30 volunteers went to New York, Cambodia, Nepal, Myanmar and Taiwan in the summer of 2014 to render social services and exchange ideas with local service organisations.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
CityU veterinary science experts worked closely with Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong to produce a skeleton specimen of a giant whale carcass given to the University, to create a rare learning experience for CityU students.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development
Launched e-systems to enhance administrative support in Human Resource areas including recruitment, staff development and duty visits.
C.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment, Reward and Retention
Establishment of the Sustainability Committee to advise on the direction and priority of sustainability-related policies.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
Year Major Supporting Initiatives Strategic Areas
2015 Creation of Innovation Commons as an exchange platform for students and staff and a one-stop centre for skill training, advising, information sharing and for promoting worldwide networking.
A.
Student Learning and Career Development


B.
Research and Technology Transfer
CityU takes up Hong Kong Sustainable Campus Consortium convenorship in 2015.
F.
Branding, Image and Culture
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