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Novel solar cells promise new opportunities
Pioneering research led by scientists at CityU has led to the development of the most efficient all-inorganic inverted perovskite solar cells to date.
Graphene’s ultimate stretchability and ‘realistic’ strength discovered
The realistic mechanical properties of monolayer graphene have been successfully studied by a new method developed by a research team led by Dr Lu Yang, Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering at CityU.
More than 40 new inventions and innovative ideas from CityU are on display at the Innovation Expo 2001 from 22-26 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
CityU's Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies (CCS), two years in preparation, finally made its official debut on 12 October. World-renowned sinologist and author of modern Chinese studies, Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, delivered a public lecture on "The Image of China in the West: Accident or Design?"to a packed audience at the Wei Hing Theatre.
What have been the major developmental trends in Hong Kong's younger generation over the last three years? Have their lives and values been influenced by the economic downturn and increased contact with mainland China?
To deepen understanding of the psychosocial, cultural, and political issues facing youth today, the Youth Studies Net (YSNet) (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/prj/YSNet) was founded jointly by the Department of Applied Social Studies and the Division of Social Studies in March 2000.
Think of your favourite idols. Would they include Magic Johnson, Zhou Enlai, or Faye Wong by any chance? Now think of the most creative Chinese minds, historical or modern. Would Confucius, Sun Yat-sen, or I M Pei appear on your list? To learn more about adolescent idol worship in different Chinese cities and young people's perceptions of the most creative figures, Dr Yue Xiaodong of the Department of Applied Social Studies conducted two lines of research over the last few years.
CityU's Wei Hing Theatre was packed on the evening of 12 October for the Public Launch of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies. Following welcoming remarks by CityU President Professor H K Chang, Professor Matthew Chen, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences reminded the audience of the importance of cross-cultural understanding, especially in the light of current events.
Arecent addition to the CityU scene, the Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC) is fast gaining a reputation as a unique research institution. Inaugurated in February 2001, the Centre has spent the past 10 months hiring new staff-one senior research fellow is already on board and there are two others on their way-receiving and funding research applications, putting a series of working papers on its website and offering a range of seminars.
CityU's Wei Hing Theatre was packed on the evening of 12 October for the Public Launch of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies. Following welcoming remarks by CityU President Professor H K Chang, Professor Matthew Chen, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences reminded the audience of the importance of cross-cultural understanding, especially in the light of current events.

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