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To promote and stimulate the interest of secondary school students in developing their career in Hong Kong's construction industry, CityU's Department of Building and Construction is holding the region's first-ever Build And Shake Inter-School Competition (BASIC).
CityU students joined their counterparts at Zhejiang University to present a cultural performance on 18 April at the Wei Hing Theatre, bringing the concept of student exchange to new heights.
Committed to helping the cause of CityU, a dozen University alumni formed the 2002 CityU Alumni Association Executive Committee under incoming Chairman Patrick Lee, who pledged that he and his committee would devote themselves to uniting CityU's alumni in support of University development.
The Council of City University of Hong Kong announced its decision to set up an independent committee to review issues surrounding the recent events involving the School of Law.
With regard to the discussion at the Special Meeting of the Legislative Council's Panel on Education on 2 April on the appeal for contract renewal by some teaching staff of the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong would like to make a statement as follows:
An open letter signed by 56 chair professors at CityU appeared as advertisements against a proposal to split Hong Kong's universities into teaching-oriented and research-oriented institutions in Ming Pao and the South China Morning Post on 4 March. It has been reported that the universities with a longer history will be categorized as research-oriented universities, while the younger universities, including CityU, will be categorized as teaching-oriented.
CityU has always encouraged its students to broaden their horizons and experiences by taking part in student and academic exchange activities abroad. Between September 2001 and January 2002, more than five hundred students took part in workshops, study tours, visits, training camps and student exchange programmes in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Hungary, the US, UK, and the mainland.
You walk into the subway between Festival Walk and the University campus. The brick concrete walls are gone and have been replaced by trendy metal panels. Displayed on the panels are plaques of quotations by renowned scholars and famous people. Ceiling lights brighten up the previously rather dark and dingy tunnel.
The theme of CityU's fifth annual cultural festival--Hands Across the Water--was chosen to reflect the many international cultures that were celebrated at the festival.
More than 300 audience and performers danced to the rhythm of the Latin American beat at the University Circle, as the World City Cultural Night extravaganza drew to its finale. Held on 9 March in the Wei Hing Theatre, the extravaganza brought into the limelight an array of multi-cultural performances such as Scottish bagpipes, Australian songs, Indian dance, American jazz, Chinese music, English folkdance, Latin salsa and African drums, all under the theme of "Love and Harmony".

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