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Video footage of the musical, City Legend, welcomed 4,500 full-time students to CityU from 26-28 August. Held at the Multi-purpose Sports Hall, the welcoming festivities were part of a number of orientation activities for the undergraduate and associate degree freshmen at CityU this year.
CityU welcomed 40 elite science students from seven Hong Kong secondary schools to a larger world of science and technology at a Technology Camp designed to encourage the youngsters to share their interest with others and broaden Hong Kong's technological horizons.
A comparative study of the rewards for high public office in Asia has come up with some interesting findings, including the fact that the prime minister of Singapore is paid over 500,000 times more than China's president. "Hong Kong also ranks high - second after Singapore," said Dr Grace Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of Public and Social Administration.
Research proposals led by two CityU scientists won HK$5.6 million, one-third of the total amount allocated to local universities in the 2001-2002 Research Grants Council Central Allocation Grants. Professor Michael Hung, Acting Head and Chair Professor in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management and Chair Professor in the Department of Building and Construction, received HK$4 million for research into a non-destructive building inspection technique.