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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.
Chair Professor Sritawat Kitipornchai, Head of the Department of Building and Construction at CityU, was given a reception in honour of his election as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
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 Court, the supreme advisory body of City University of Hong Kong (CityU), held its third meeting on 8 December, focusing on progress in priority areas identified last year by the Council.
Chair Professor Philippe G Ciarlet from the Department of Mathematics has been elected a foreign member of CAS in recognition of his contribution to solving critical issues in mechanics and modern engineering, as well as promoting mathematics in China.