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President Kuo offered his views on differences in higher education between the East and West at the City Cultural Salon on 28 September, suggesting why institutions in Greater China lag behind their counterparts in countries like the US.
Dr Andy Chun Hon-wai, Chief Information Officer and Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named one of Asia’s 15 most outstanding IT innovators for 2010 and one of the top 50 international CIO and IT leaders in social media.
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce visited CityU on 24 September to learn more about campus facilities and CityU’s development.
CityU has signed a collaborative agreement with the National Judges College of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China to offer a Doctor of Juridical Science programme for mainland judges.
CityU has received a HK$100 million donation from The Shaw Foundation to sponsor the University’s development. In appreciation of Sir Run Run Shaw’s significant support and contributions to CityU over the years, a cheque presentation ceremony was held on 22 September.
CityU conferred the title of Honorary Fellow on four distinguished persons in recognition of their distinctive contributions to the development of, and service to, the University.
Professor Gabor A Somorjai took the audience on a fascinating journey through the evolution of scientific research into surface science and related technologies under the auspices of the CityU Distinguished Lecture Series.
The State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves at CityU has received a grant worth RMB5 million from the National Astronomical Observatoryto develop an advanced navigation and communication antenna unit for China’s new satellite positioning system.