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Recent biotech achievements in China offer immense opportunities for Hong Kong to enhance her position in biotechnology, one of the most promising industries for coming decades, said Professor Y L Lo, Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Biotechnology Association, at CityU on 20 January. Professor Lo's lecture, "Biotechnology-the Catalyst of Hong Kong's Future Economic Development?"
Abstract concepts of physics and mathematics are hardly the kind of topics that fill a room and thrill an audience. Professor Sir Michael Berry's lecture on the "seven wonders of physics" at City University on 18 February was, however, nothing short of a small wonder itself. Not only was the Multi-Media Conference Room packed to the brim with an audience of 500, many of whom had travelled from other universities across the city, but every pair of eyes stayed glued to the charismatic speaker.
With the signing of an agreement on 6 February, the Hong Kong Observatory joined the ranks of partners in City University of Hong Kong's Cooperative Education Scheme, which provides internship training for students. The Hong Kong Observatory is the first government department to join the scheme.