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CityU’s huge success at Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days 2022
Researchers at CityU received tremendous accolades at Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days (IGED) 2022 by winning a total of 22 awards, the highest number among local institutions for two years in a row.
Four CityU projects awarded $20m
Four research projects led by scholars at CityU received grants worth HK$20.26 million in total from the inaugural Green Tech Fund. In terms of the number of projects and total amount of grants, CityU earned the top position among all local universities.
Microplastic pollution
The inappropriate disposal of surgical masks could cause serious microplastic pollution, equivalent to seriously polluting more than 54,800 Olympic swimming pools of seawater annually, researchers from CityU have discovered.
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 wins 12 awards at Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days, the highest number among all universities in Hong Kong
Researchers from CityU won the highest number of awards among all universities in Hong Kong at IGED 2021, including a Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury, five Gold Medals, three Silver Medals and three Bronze Medals, demonstrating the excellence of the research carried out at CityU.
Tackling air pollution with new approaches
New methods for reducing air pollution and generating solar fuels developed by scientists at CityU offer practical solutions to the energy shortage, environmental issues, and related public health risks.
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-led collaborative research worth of HK$19m rewarded for Covid-19 projects
Funding worth HK$19 million has been secured for four highly competitive collaborative research projects into Covid-19 led by scholars at CityU.
Advanced bioaerosol project to eliminate Covid-19 and other pathogens secures HK$6.15m from Research Impact Fund
A bioaerosols research project aimed at developing innovative and effective methods for detecting and disinfecting bacteria and viruses including SARS-CoV-2 in indoor environments led by CityU has secured HK$ 6.15 million from the Research Impact Fund.
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.

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