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With plenty of buzz over Bluetooth wireless technology and mobile systems in our technology-driven lives, CityU's Department of Electronic Engineering seized the opportunity last week to promote its own power electronics and wireless communications developments at the Hong Kong Information Infrastructure Expo.
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.
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.
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.
For years, the thin gauze of atmosphere surrounding the earth hampered astronomers from studying the most distant stars in our cosmos. But the Hubble Space Telescope, fixed in the clarity of space, has lifted that veil. It is our outpost to the universe. Mr H Y Wong, Director of the Industrial Business and Development Office (IBDO), likes to use the Hubble analogy to describe the importance of CityU joining the Shenzhen Virtual University Park (SZVUP) this past December..

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