CityU achieves excellent results in the 2007-08 CERG exercise

Jenny Kwan

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According to an announcement of the Research Grants Council (RGC) today (29 June), City University of Hong Kong (CityU) achieves excellent results in the 2007-08 Competitive Earmarked Research Grant exercise, ranked fourth among the eight higher education institutions in total funding awarded, an increase of 22% from last year's.

CityU is ranked 4th among University Grants Committee funded institutions in terms of the level of funding, with 109 projects funded at HK$60.3m; and in terms of successful rate, at 34.3%. Compared with the last exercise, there is an increase of 11% and 22% respectively in terms of successful projects and the level of funding.

By subject panel, CityU is ranked third in terms of successful projects and level of funding in two of the four panels, namely "Engineering" and "Humanities, Social Sciences & Business Studies". In terms of subject discipline, CityU receives the largest grant award in "Electrical & Electronic Engineering", and second largest in "Mathematics" and "Computing Science & Information Technology".

The excellent results reflect that CityU’s achievements in applied research are well-recognized.

Seven projects receive large grants of over HK$1m - four of them from Faculty of Science and Engineering, two from Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences & Language Information Sciences Research Centre, and one from Faculty of Business. Six of these CityU projects are from the "Engineering" and "Humanities, Social Sciences & Business Studies" panels, out of 22 large grants funded by these two panels.

List of CityU 2007 - 08 CERG grants over $1m

Professor/Department

Project Title

Fund

Awarded $

Dr Wang Yu, Assistant Professor of the Department of Building and Construction

Tunneling-Induced Ground Movement Effects on Pipelines

1,463,800

Dr Cheng Shuk-han, Associate Professor of the Department of Biology and Chemistry

From genes to behavior: the roles of Iroquois genes in the development and function of zebrafish embryonic retinal neurons

1,034,994

Dr Wong Hei, Associate Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering

Development of Sub-nanometer MOS Gate Dielectric Films based on Rare Earth Metal Compounds

1,134,348

Professor Yan Hong, Professor (Chair) of Computer Engineering

Signal Reconstruction and Analysis of Nonuniformly Sampled Temporal Microarray Data

1,321,660

Dr Chen Ziguang, Associate Professor of the Department of Management

Dynamic Processes of Interactions between Supervisors and Subordinates: The Effects of Attributions of the Motives for Other’s Effort on LMX and Performance

1,014,964

Dr Cheng Sheung-tak, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Social Studies

A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Therapeutic Effects of Tai Chi and Mahjong on Older Persons With Cognitive Impairment

1,306,433

Dr Kwok Bit-chee, Assistant Professor of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics

A Comparative Study of 10 Peripheral Yue Dialects: Contribution to Chinese Linguistics

1,074,522

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