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Mirroring the trend of previous years, the top three places on this year’s Annual Pan-Chinese Celebrity Rosters were taken by political figures. They are US President Barack Obama, China’s President Hu Jintao and Chen Shui-bian from Taipei in that order.
"It is easier to generate academic achievement if individual scholars are allowed to conduct research according to their interests and impulses,” said Professor Lin Yu-sheng on the theoretical foundations of academic freedom.
About 200 scholars and professionals from around the world gathered at the All China Economic International Conference on 14 December to exchange ideas on a variety of economic issues concerning the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation community.
The academician conference “Engineering Science and Technology: Trends and Frontiers” brings together highly regarded scientists to discuss the latest innovations in engineering and the possible frontiers of technological advancement.
The Department of English at CityU received funding from the government to study the phenomenon of Cosplay in Hong Kong, and in addition is staging an international symposium and exhibition to discuss the transformative power of dress, costume and fashion.
CityU welcomed an array of international health experts at the One-Health International Workshop, which examines the links between animal and human health and the importance of building a quality veterinary infrastructure to prevent zoonoses.
Professor Way Kuo addressed the 2009 BOAO Youth Forum held at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, analysing the importance of cultural exchange and development to the internationalisation of higher education.
Dr Jason Hu, Mayor of Taichung City, shared his leadership and communication skills in a lecture about the important role of humour in society, on 7 December at CityU.