In an EBS message to all staff and students on 12 July, Professor
H K Chang, University President, reported the latest developments
with regard to inter-institutional collaboration.
On 24 May, the CityU-PolyU
Joint Working Group on Deep Collaboration decided to submit a proposal
for collaboration on campus development and facilities management to the
University Grants Committee (UGC) on 12 June in the first round application
for UGC's Restructuring and Collaboration Fund.
The Management Board at its
meeting on 9 July unanimously supported the recommendation of the Group
that a comprehensive feasibility study on a bona fide deep collaboration
with PolyU be conducted within the University. The report will be submitted
to the Council's Strategic Development Committee for consideration. The
University will adopt an open and transparent approach for the study.
Ideas will be solicited from Faculty Deans, Department Heads and Programme
Leaders, and from staff and students through University-wide consultations.
Parallel to the feasibility
study proposed by the group and endorsed by the Management Board, the
Council Chairman also proposed, at the recent Council meeting, a study
on the three-to-four-year undergraduate curriculum could be conducted
with PolyU as a possible partner.
In July, the Human Resources Office (HRO) issued a number of Administrative
Housing benefits to staff
appointed on or after 1 July 2004 ¡X When no vacant University accommodation
is available, a non-accountable monthly cash allowance (rates revised
on 1 July 2004) will be given depending on staff grade.
Ex-gratia payment for
redundancy ¡X The formula for ex-gratia payment for redundancy cases
from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2006 has been revised as: E = Y/2 x M,
subject to a maximum of 12M.
(E = ex-gratia payment;
Y = number of years of prior continuous service at the University;
M = last substantive monthly salary at the effective date of leaving
- New salary scales and pay
raise system ¡X The new salary scales with reduced starting and maximum
salaries will be applicable to new staff appointed on or after 1 July
2004; serving staff will remain on the existing salary scales of their
respective grades. The new pay raise system shall be applicable to serving
and new staff.
All Administrative Notes are
placed under the HRO Homepage:
In view that Professor Matthew Chen is
retiring from the University soon, the President has appointed Professor
Y S Wong, Vice-President (Administration), to replace Professor
Chen to serve as Chairman of the Working Group on Sports/Cultural/Social
Service/Promotional Activities. The Working Group will organize a closing
event to be a festive highlight of the 20th Anniversary celebration activities,
tentatively scheduled for 20 December.
Congratulatory messages from
guests and friends of the University can be found on the 20th Anniversary
On 24 July, an Interschool
Basketball Invitation Tournament will be held, 9am to 8pm, in the University's
Through the joint efforts of the Facilities Management
Office, Campus Planning Office and Enterprise Solutions Unit, the online
Campus Map, accessible from the University Homepage (www.cityu.edu.hk),
has been revamped into a unified, up-to-date and interactive campus direction
enquiry application. Maps and searchable information on selected facilities
and buildings are provided in full. Departments can refer to the new Campus
Map to help guide visitors to and around our campus for conferences, seminars
and other activities conducted at CityU.
The "Fifth Media" team comprising three CityU
students, namely, Mr Geng Chunya (Department
of Physics and Materials Science), Miss Xiao Hui
(Department of Computer Engineering
and Information Technology), and Miss Zhou Wenqun
of Economics and Finance), and three members from other local universities
won 2nd Runner-up in the YDC E-Challenge 2004 business plan competition.
The winning project "VIPZONE" is a solution for merchants to
provide VIP service to targeted customers with the latest wireless technology.
Miss Joy Lam,
an MPhil student in the Department
of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, was ranked
among the top three finalists in a writing contest organized by the Greater
China CRM Research Institute in China, mid-June. The contest aims to promote
the concept of customer relationship management (CRM) among MBA/EMBA or
research students in China.
Mr C Raj Kumar, Lecturer in the School of Law and Deputy
Director of the WTO Law and Dispute Resolution Centre, has been appointed
as an Honorary Consultant by the National Human Rights Commission, India.
Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)
has filmed a group of CityU students in the Department
of Applied Social Studies taking part in a Cambodia exploratory tour
of the Cross-cultural Internship Programme in June, to be broadcasted
in a TV series, "My Way
" on 8:05pm, 31 July, TVB Jade.
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