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In his first public speech since retirement less than three months ago, Mr Tsang Yam Pui, former Commissioner of Hong Kong Police, told an audience of some 300 business executives on 26 February that a leader requires "wisdom, courage and heart."
Do you participate in newsgroups? Are you an opinion leader? Marketers want to get to know you better. Dr Nan Zhou, Marketing Department, CityU recommended ways that marketers can identify and influence opinion leaders in newsgroups and turn them into "positive product information brokers", in his 24 February research seminar with Dr Alex S L Tang, Hong Kong Baptist University's Department of Marketing.
On 5 February, the University announced the winners of the Fourth Applied Research Excellence Awards Competition, organized every two years by the Technology Transfer Office, to foster applied research and to recognize staff that excel in this area. Four awards were granted to six CityU researchers in recognition of their significant contributions to the social, industrial, and economic development of Hong Kong.
If a group of management sciences professors at City University have their way, the Centa-City Index, a winner of CityU's prestigious Applied Research Excellence Awards in 2001, may become as widely accepted and creditable as the Hang Seng Index in measuring the territory's economic health.
Three CityU scientists, all from the Department of Biology and Chemistry (BCH), will take an active role as key collaborative partners in the Area of Excellence (AoE) Scheme. The Scheme, now in its second round, was introduced in 1995 by the University Grants Committee with the aim of promoting excellence in research and other scholarly activities in selected areas among local universities.
City University, PCCW Business eSolutions and Sun Microsystems have joined forces to research web-based 3D collaborative technologies under a University-Industry Collaboration Programme backed by the government's Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF).
Research and postgraduate education were the focus of CityU's ninth University Development Forum on 18 September. The SCOPE Lecture Theatre was packed for the Forum, which formed part of the University's strategic plan for 2002 and beyond.