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In a display of its commitment to the advancement of teaching and research in the region, IBM China/Hong Kong Ltd has donated an e-business software package worth more than HK$14 million to CityU.
CityU's Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management (MEEM) has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with Dassault Systemes and MTECH Engineering Co Ltd that will help boost innovation, productivity and competitiveness in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Pearl River Delta region.
"I wish the industrial training could be longer than it is now," said Ada Chan Hiu Kei, a third-year student in the computer engineering stream of the Department of Electronic Engineering. "I also think that the scheme should be extended to students from other faculties as well."
China's rapid economic development and the growing co-operation in trade between Hong Kong and the mainland have resulted in increasing business opportunities. To provide our second-year students majoring in China Business with experience and in-depth knowledge of the mainland's economic environment, the Department of Marketing organized a two-week Summer Study Tour Workshop on Business Management in Beijing in June.
A handbook for university students -- written by university students -- is now available at the First-Year Student Support Centre from 10 to 28 September.
Ada Chan Hiu Kei, a third-year student in the computer engineering stream of the Department of Electronic Engineering, wishes the industrial training programme in which she is participating could be longer than it is now. "I also think that the scheme should be extended to students from other faculties as well," she says.
A group of 32 executives from the Bank of China recently took part in a training course co-organized by CityU's School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE). The seven-day training course, held from 8-7 August, covered the rules involved in setting interest rates and risk management in the banking industry. This is the first time SCOPE has collaborated with the Bank of China to offer such a course.
To establish closer links and encourage mutual collaboration with local secondary schools, CityU for the fourth year organized the Teachers Update Course (TUC). From 19 June and from 27-29 June, TUC 2001 covered 12 sessions, including three new subjects: Chinese Language and Culture, Web Teaching and Teaching Enhancement. Other subjects, such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Studies and the Use of English, are offered free of charge to the secondary school teachers by CityU academic staff.
It takes a lot to beat a leisurely stroll with your family or friends on a bright autumn morning when the air is cool and the sky is clear—especially if it's for a good cause. On 21 October, members of the CityU family will have the chance to do just that, when the Walkathon cum Fun Day will be held on campus. Staff, students, alumni, and their families and friends are all invited to join a 40-minute round-campus walk, organized to raise funds towards the construction of our student hostels.
When university lecturers met primary school children at two summer workshops, the result was a refresher course for both parties. The kids were exposed to an informal environment, learning mathematics through games, chess and even shopping. The lecturers experienced a new facet of the joy of teaching through contact with talented pre-secondary school children.

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