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CityU and Hewlett Packard (HP) Hong Kong Ltd have joined forces in an effort to teach the ins and outs of mobile-commerce (m-commerce) to industry leaders. The Division of Commerce and HP offered the first m-commerce certificate course in January.
Ready as always to aid the people of Hong Kong, CityU is working hard to establish a community college that will help meet the expected boom in tertiary students over the next decade. Universities today face a number of challenges. Changing societal needs, rising expectations about education, economic developments, and technological advances all help shape the role of academic institutions.
City University today announced the appointment of Professor Kevin Hewison, who recently joined the Department of Applied Social Studies, as the Director of the University's Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC). The SEARC, which is based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, was established in September 2000. It is one of three new Faculty Research Centres set up by CityU last year.
CityU's Language Information Sciences Research Centre (LISRC) launched a Celebrity Roster for Chinese news media on the Web on 1 January 2001. Updated every fortnight, the Roster is an index of the top 25 most newsworthy celebrities who have appeared in the news media in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Beijing in the previous two weeks.
Over 200 scholars, social workers, teachers and students shared with participants their views, experiences and research findings on the impact of IT on youth at the "International Conference on Youth Development in the Cyber Era: Trends and Challenges" held at CityU on 15-16 December.
It has often been said that one of the most effective ways of conducting research is to visit the physical stacks at a library. But with the growing amount of online information available today, books, journals and research papers are only a mouse-click away.
A former PhD student of the Department of Electronic Engineering (EE), Dr Tse Kwok-kuen, has won the Silver Award in the "Young Inventors Awards 2000" organized by the Far Eastern Economic Review and Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific. Dr Tse is awarded for his revolutionary technique to lower the cost of extracting maximum power from a solar panel.
The College of Higher Vocational Studies will launch two new two-year full-time associate degree programmes in September 2001?he Associate of Business Administration in Electronic Commerce and Web Technology (ABA) and the Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS).