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City University's Faculty Industrial Day attracted some 500 industrialists from over 200 corporations on 21 March. Staff from the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) were on hand to answer questions and promote opportunities for collaboration with industry.
City University's School of Law presented a wide range of degree programmes at the Law Fair 2003 held in the Exhibition Centre of the China Resources Building on 15 February. CityU, the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Law, and 17 major law firms participated in the Fair, which was a comprehensive exhibition of law-related study and career opportunities. Law firms taking part included Deacons, Clyde and Co, Stephenson Harwood and Lo, Denton Wilde Sapte, and Linklaters.
As many Hong Kong industrial enterprises have moved their production lines northwards into China's mainland, what are the prospects for local industry--will the local labour market shrink further or will there be more opportunities for newcomers? What role will local graduates play in the future development of Hong Kong's industry?
More than 110 alumni and guests gathered at City University on 6 March to hear Mr Or Ching-fai, General Manager of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, share his views and experiences on handling employer-employee relations during the current economic downturn. The "Happy Gathering" was organized by the City University Alumni Association and the Development and Alumni Relations Office.
City University's WTO Law & Dispute Resolution (WTODR) Centre received its third important visitor from the WTO, Mr Evan Rogerson, Director of the WTO Council and Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) Division, on 12 March 2003.
"I never thought that I would have anything to do with osteoporosis," said Ms Chan, an administrative staff member in her late thirties. Her doctor, however, thought her body mass index was low, which means she is underweight, and reminded her of the bone scan offered during CityU's Wellness March 2003. "My scan result suggested that I have a medium-to-high risk of getting osteoporosis."
In September this year,two students from Shanghai FudanU's School of Journalism will start the new semester in CityU's Department of English and Communication(EN).The three year agreement,stipulates that each U will send two undergraduate students to the other for one semester a year.
A delegation of 16 representatives from the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) and its incubatee companies visited City University's Wireless Communications Laboratory 5 March, on the lookout for possible collaboration opportunities between the University and industry.
In late February, a flurry of media reports on the government allocations for local universities in 2005-08 sent waves of jitters and dismay across local university campuses. Added to staff concern was a government proposal, now tabled before the Legislative Council, urging universities to"delink" their pay scales from those of the civil service, effective 1 July.
Professor S T Lee, Chair Professor in the Department of Physics and Director of the Centre of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films, was awarded the Second Prize in the National Natural Science Award 2002 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to diamond and nano-technology research, and in particular his research project on the nucleation and growth of diamond and new carbon materials.

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