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UN-endorsed CityU project on monitoring global estuaries
The State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution (SKLMP) at CityU has been endorsed by the United Nations (UN) to initiate a ten-year "Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM)" Programme to collect and study environmental pollutants in the estuaries of major cities around the globe so as to formulate a long-term policy of promoting clean estuaries.
CityU expert advocates Covid-19 vaccination for the community
Hong Kong should not squander a unique opportunity to protect itself and others from Covid-19, according to Professor Nikolaus Osterrieder, Dean of the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, in an online talk titled “Covid-19 Vaccination - A One Health No-Brainer” on 3 June.
New study: Goats more ‘cognitively flexible’ than sheep
Goats can adapt to changing environmental conditions more quickly than sheep probably because of different feeding ecologies, according to a new study involving Dr Alan McElligott, an expert in animal behaviour and welfare at CityU.
Trawl ban boosts marine biodiversity
The prohibition of trawling activities in the Hong Kong marine environment for two and a half years has significantly improved biodiversity, an inter-university study led by CityU has found.
CityU excels on global top scientists list
According to metrics compiled by Stanford University, over 140 CityU faculty members are listed among the top 2% of the world's most highly cited scientists, reflecting the high academic standard of our faculty and our excellent research performance.
CityU researcher: desexing cats before 4 months can reduce the number of unwanted kittens
Big-data research led by a CityU researcher has found that although more than 80% of cats in Australia were desexed, only a fraction have had surgery before reaching puberty, thus creating a “pregnancy gap”. It is recommended that the age of desexing is before four months.
Health and medical research funding for three Covid-19 projects
Three projects at CityU have been granted $8.3 million in funding by the Health and Medical Research Fund under the Food and Health Bureau, spotlighting our valuable contributions to fighting Covid-19.
Kangaroo research
A research team led by a scientist at CityU has discovered that kangaroos can intentionally communicate with humans, challenging the notion that this behaviour is usually restricted to domesticated animals like dogs, horses or goats.
Eminent CityU faculty receive RGC awards
Outstanding faculty members at CityU were recognised by RGC at an Awards Presentation Ceremony on 24 November for their distinguished research achievements and significant contributions to higher education.
Seawalls’ marine biodiversity enhanced by eco-engineered tiles: CityU study
A research team of marine ecologists led by CityU has generated promising results for enhancing marine biodiversity on seawalls in the western waters of Hong Kong via eco-engineered tiles.

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