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Four research projects led by CityU have received $25 million from the Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) Scheme under the Research Grants Council (RGC).
Some 50 CityU students have formed four teams to compete in the Robocon 2005 Hong Kong Contest. They will show off their robotic creations, which are sure to impress the judges.
The Department of IT signed a contract with Real-time Communications (HK) Limited to jointly develop multimedia message services (MMS) products for the mainland mobile communications market using IT's real-time lip-sync and animation system.
Twenty-three Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) students have formed two teams to enter the Robocon Hong Kong Contest -- Lovers' Reunion on 20 June. The winning team in the Hong Kong contest will represent Hong Kong at the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2004 (ABU Robocon) in Seoul, Korea, in September.
The first IT training and certification programme officially recognized by the mainland government is to be operated by CityU, helping bring Hong Kong's standard of assessment for IT education in line with the national certification standard, and thereby enhancing mainland job prospects for local talent.
City University will join forces with an IT firm to promote the education of Linux. A signing ceremony between the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) and Thiz Technology Group Ltd, a pioneer developer of the Linux platform and business software applications, took place on 4 March at CityU.
Representatives from the government, the private sector and academia debated how the advancement of knowledge through research could play a role in boosting Hong Kong's economy at a forum in the Wei Hing Theatre on 4 December. The forum kicked off the Postgraduate Research Expo 2002, organized by the CityU Postgraduate Association to showcase our graduate students' research talent and achievements.
CityU's endeavours to tap into the scientific and technological potential of the Pearl River Delta are based on a two-pronged approach. In May this year, the University opened its Zhuhai Applied Research Centres, making it the first local tertiary institution to set up a research base in Guangdong's Southern Software Park, on the western side of the river estuary.
At 15 May inauguration ceremony establishing its Zhuhai Applied R&D Centres, CityU became the first local university to set up a research base at Guangdong's Southern Software Park.
Following the establishment of a research base at the Shenzhen Virtual University Park (SVUP), CityU has launched another such centre in Zhuhai's Southern Software Park at the end of this year.

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