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CityU's top students have been awarded scholarships, prizes and donations valued at more than $4 million for outstanding performances in academics, sports, art, and services last year.
As cost-conscious consumers, we are all deeply interested in knowing how far we can stretch our dollars-and whether we are getting value for all the money we are spending.
Hundreds of students packed CityU's Lecture Theatre 6 to attend a seminar on education by guest speaker Professor Steven N S Cheung, formerly of the University of Hong Kong, on 26 March.
If you think that teaching is the only thing teachers do these days, think again. Because one of the hottest and most challenging issues facing educators, particularly university professors and lecturers, is the task of motivating students to explore lifelong learning.
In a prominent display of its dedication to education at all levels, CityU rolled out the red carpet as principals from six local secondary schools were given an exclusive campus tour by Professor Y S Wong, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement.
Eighteen Student Ambassadors have been recruited this year to continue promoting the University's image while enhancing community relations through learning and serving. "They are not just representing our University--they are our University," said Professor Edmond Ko, Vice-President of Education and one of the programme advisors, at the fourth Student Ambassadors Inauguration Ceremony on 5 March.
The ceremonial banging of a gong by CityU President Professor H K Chang and Professor Wang Gungwu heralded the official opening of Hong Kong's first formal institute dedicated to research on Southeast Asia on 27 February. Guests, including the Consuls-General of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar, and the Deputy Commissioner of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, packed the SCOPE Lecture Theatre for the inauguration of the Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC).
Linkage has been around for 200 issues. In order to understand our readers better, we invited colleagues to complete a readers' survey to tell us what they think about Linkage and how to make further improvements. A total of 44 staff gave us feedback and suggestions, which we really appreciate.
Linkage celebrated its 200th anniversary less than three weeks ago. The University Publications Office threw an open house party and a few dozen old friends and new acquaintances ambled into our office late one Friday afternoon.
"Raising our standards is our main goal, we're not trying to do anything fancy," declared Professor Roderick Wong, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE).

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