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E-business education in Hong Kong has moved to another level with the formation of a strategic alliance between CityU's Faculty of Business and SAP, the world's largest provider of enterprise software solutions, and the largest software supplier globally.
Contemporary Chinese culture was put under the microscope, dissected, and found to be in reasonably good health heading into the next 100 years by Professor Liu Zai-fu, a Visiting Professor at CityU's Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics.
The inaugural CityU Distinguished Lecture, Prospects for Chinese Culture in the 21st Century, struck a sympathetic chord in an audience that has often struggled with the clash of Western and Chinese traditions.
The opening of the Admiralty Learning Centre will enhance City University's position as a "staunch supporter and one of the key providers of life-long education" in Hong Kong, said Mrs Fanny Law, Secretary for Education and Manpower at the opening ceremony on 9 February. The University's School of Continuing and Professional Education has set up the new centre on HK Island to meet the ever-increasing demand for continuing education in the knowledge-based economy.
If you're thinking of applying for admission to one of CityU's postgraduate programmes, you'll be happy to know that the application process just got easier. Beginning 15 February, the CityU prospectus website will include a feature that allows the submission of online applications. Currently the site offers downloadable applications.
Five of the region's most prominent citizens have been appointed to the Council of CityU, effective 1 January 2001. The appointments, for terms ranging from two to three years, were made by Chief Executive Mr Tung Chee-hwa.
CityU Professor Judy Tsui has been appointed to the Council of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA) as a co-opted member, and will serve until mid-December this year.
Linguistics scholars from every corner of the world gathered at CityU between 1-3 February for the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, and for the First International Conference on Modern Chinese Grammar for the New Millennium.
Always fond of the homespun expression, Deng Xiaoping used to say that China's cautious approach to reform was like "crossing the river by feeling the stones under one's feet". Yet that same down-to-earth wisdom, says President H K Chang, also holds true in our knowledge-based society, where sudden and explosive changes in technology and the Internet leave us all at times struggling to feel our way through the rapids.
A new addition to the list of publications from City University Press—Analysis of Public Policies of China 2001—was launched at CityU on 12 January.

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