Information Day 2015

A series of activities including admissions talks, exhibitions, facility tours, student performances and experience sharing have been organised this year for the CityU Information Day on 17 October. For details, please visit here.

President's Lecture Series: Excellence in Academia

Europe has extensive experience harmonising consumer law. The efforts to extend this to the field of contract law and private law more generally have been less successful. In his talk “Harmonisation of consumer and contract law: Any lessons from Europe for Asia?”, Professor Geraint Howells, Chair Professor of Commercial Law and Dean of CityU’s School of Law, will argue that Europe has elements of a powerful consumer policy that risks being undermined by excessive concern for internal market dimensions. He will examine what lessons might apply to Asia. The talk, part of the President's Lecture Series: Excellence in Academia, will take place on 26 October. For more information, click here.

City University Distinguished Lectures

Regulating unfair contract terms is a key issue in contract law. In a talk titled “Unfair Contract Terms – Variations and Harmonies”, Professor Thomas Wilhelmsson, Chancellor of the University of Helsinki, will discuss the increased transparency of the European system for unfair terms. Before his appointment as Chancellor, Professor Wilhelmsson was Rector, and before that Vice-Rector, in charge of international and bilingual affairs for ten years. In his research, he has focused on contract law, tort law and European Union law. The talk will take place on 13 October 2015. For more information, click here.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the naming of the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies, two speakers will deliver lectures under the theme “Flying High in the Sky: Looking Back and Ahead” on 15 October. Colonel Johnny Shen Chung-li will share his personal experience in the Black Cats Squadron, a classified operation between the US and Taiwan that flew long-range surveillance aircraft. Colonel Shen, a Shanghainese and graduate from the Air Force Academy, has logged more than 20,000 flying hours. Dr Wu Dong-yang, Technical Fellow of The Boeing Company in chemistry, materials and processes since 2010, and Vice-President of Boeing Research & Technology (China), will discuss Boeing, the role of advanced materials to the future of aerospace industry, Boeing’s involvement in China, and its commitment to sustainable growth. For details, click here.

In addition, Professor Yi-long Huang, Academician of Academia Sinica, will deliver a lecture titled “Dream of the E-Red Chamber: Big Date Impact on Historical Research and Its Opportunities” for the CityU Distinguished Lecture Series on 27 October. The lecture will be conducted in Putonghua with English simultaneous interpretation provided.

France-Hong Kong Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor Philippe Sansonetti, a microbiologist at the Pasteur Institute and the Collège de France, will discuss how the "hygiene hypothesis" may account for the exponential growth in the incidence of diseases such as allergy, asthma, inflammatory bowel diseases and colon cancer today. His talk, titled “Pathogenic and Symbiotic Microbes at Mucosal Surface: the Yin and Yang of Hygiene”, will take place on 28 October 2015.

City University Arts Festival 2015

Macbeth, The Merry Widow, violin maestro Paolo Morena and bassoonist Lucia Yung are just some of the highlights at the international City University Arts Festival 2015. The event features a rich programme of ticketed concerts, opera, dance and an art exhibition. The festival, which takes places between 13 October and 18 December, has been organised by the Cultural and Sports Committee. For more details, click here.

Oil painting exhibition: Yuen Chi Leung

The exhibition “Yuen's Colour: Exhibition of Hong Kong Famous Oil Painter Yuen Chi Leung”, organised by the Cultural and Sports Committee, displays the works by the renowned modern impressionist Yuen Chi Leung. The exhibition, a signature event in the City University Arts Festival 2015 (see above), will run from 6 October to 8 November. The opening ceremony took place on 5 October. For details, refer to the City University Arts Festival 2015.


Li Fuyang and Zhao Mengying, PhD students, together with their supervisor Dr Jason Xue Chun, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, received the Best Student Paper Award for their co-authored paper “Cooperative Code Positioning and Cache Locking for WCET Minimization” in the 21st IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2015). Held in Hong Kong in August 2015, RTCSA 2015 brought together researchers and developers from academia and industry for advancing the technology of embedded and real-time systems, and their emerging applications.

Mr Fang Zhou, a 2015 graduate of BSc (Hons) Computer Science, under the supervision of Dr Li Shuaicheng, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, received the Silver Award in the ASM Technology Award 2015 for his project titled “Code Visualization and Grading”. Mr Fang’s project was highly commended for its innovation and expertise. He will receive HK$30,000 scholarship in support of his future academic and career development. In addition, Mr Fang won the Champion Prize for his project titled “Algorithm Visualization” in the undergraduate section of the Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition (YPEC) 2015, organised by the Younger Members Section of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Hong Kong.