New appointment

Professor Bruce Robert Ransom has been appointed Chair Professor of Neuroscience.  Professor Ransom received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and earned his MD and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis.  He received his neurology training at Stanford University and is a specialist in movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease.  He was a professor at Stanford and then Yale before becoming the founding Chair of the Neurology Department at the University of Washington in Seattle. 

City Distinguished Lectures

In this talk, Professor Yang Wei of Zhejiang University and Head of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Technological Science Division will explore the development of the new level of innovation-driven economy in mainland China. His talk titled “Innovation Drive and Basic Research in Mainland China” takes place on 5 June. For more information, please visit here.

Professor Zhang Yitang, Professor of Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will introduce in his talk the history and applications of the Landau-Siegel zero problem. In particular, he will explain why such a problem is important and difficult to solve. The title of his talk is “The Landau-Siegel Zero Problem in Number Theory” and takes place on 18 June. For more information, please visit here.


Professor Philippe G. Ciarlet, Senior Fellow at CityU’s Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study and University Distinguished Professor, was conferred the title of Honorary Professor by South China University of Technology and Chongqing University in recognition of his significant contributions to higher education.

Three students won the 1st runner-up award in The 5th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. They won in the Information Technology category. The students are Owen Kwong Hau-shing from the Department of Electronic Engineering (EE), Chloe Lam Nga-wai from EE, and Olive Chung Wing-lam from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Their technology is called Talktag, an audio labeler that helps visually impaired people identify different objects. They developed Talktag through the TEDY (Technologies for the Elderly and Disabled people by Youths) programme under the Jockey Club Enhancing Youth Empathy Project through Immersive Visualisation project, which is funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.