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Organized by CityU's Division of Building Science and Technology (BST), BuiltExpo 2002 attracted around 3 ,000 visitors to its opening ceremony, exhibition and seminars.
Despite the region's current economic woes and increased unemployment rates, CityU's science and engineering students have received 30 per cent more job training placements over last year at multinational corporations in the Pearl River Delta region this summer.
Five enterprises signed an agreement of sponsorship with the College of Higher Vocational Studies on April 12. They would offer sponsorship of teaching software, project consultancy, staff training as well as possible student employment to the College's Division of Commerce by the agreement.
CityU's top students were awarded scholarships, prizes and donations for their outstanding performance in academics, sports, arts and community services, at a presentation ceremony held at Wei Hing Theatre on 20 March.
The City University debate team took its first ever championship in the annual Inter College Debate Competition by beating the Chinese University team with a unanimous 5-0 vote from the adjudicating panel. CityU student Li Kin-on was also awarded the title of Best Debater in the event, which was held on 7 April.
Over 120 CityU students visited the Oi Man Manor of Education, near Gaoming in Guangdong, between 11 and 13 January.
The Industrial Attachment Scheme (IAS) organized by the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) has entered its third successful year. And despite the economic downturn and soaring unemployment rate, the scheme has successfully secured 30% more job training placements than last year. A further indication of the scheme's success is that the number of participating companies has doubled, providing a wide spectrum of work areas for our students.

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