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More than 40 new inventions and innovative ideas from CityU are on display at the Innovation Expo 2001 from 22-26 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Since 1994, the University has sponsored excellence in teaching by recognizing and rewarding distinguished teachers with the Teaching Excellence Award.
The CityU Debate Team took the first runners up title in the Inter-Collegiate Putonghua Debate Contest organized by the Radio Television Hong Kong this year. In the final contest held at Shatin New Town Plaza on 11 November, the CityU Team argued against the motion: "Should the Hong Kong Press Council be exempt from libel charges? " The rival team, from Hong Kong Baptist University, won the championship and will later represent Hong Kong in a national debate competition to be held in Shanghai.
CityU's Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies (CCS), two years in preparation, finally made its official debut on 12 October. World-renowned sinologist and author of modern Chinese studies, Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, delivered a public lecture on "The Image of China in the West: Accident or Design?"to a packed audience at the Wei Hing Theatre.
Starting from the academic year 2002-03, CityU will introduce scholarships to recognize outstanding freshmen in the humanities and social sciences disciplines who have excelled in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination.
In Hong Kong, youth research under colonial rule was primarily remedial in nature, focusing on topics such as outreach services and rehabilitation programmes, whereas youth research post-1997 emphasizes the cultivation of leadership and patriotism, social participation, as well as the adoption of a global or Greater China perspective.
The University has extended its research platform to the Pearl River Delta. Following the establishment of our biotechnology and health-related studies base in the Shenzhen Virtual University Park (SVUP) (Bulletin No.23, e-link: Shenzhen VirtualU), another IT-focused research base will be set up in the Southern Software Park in Zhuhai. Both centres are operational.
Since 1994, the University has promoted excellence in teaching by recognizing and rewarding distinguished teachers with the Teaching Excellence Award. The winners have their names added to a permanently displayed register.
CityU's Wei Hing Theatre was packed on the evening of 12 October for the Public Launch of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies. Following welcoming remarks by CityU President Professor H K Chang, Professor Matthew Chen, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences reminded the audience of the importance of cross-cultural understanding, especially in the light of current events.
City University of Hong Kong advocates applied research and emphasizes the transfer of knowledge and technology to industry and commerce because of their benefit to the community. To encourage applied research and to recognize those who excel in this area, City University has run the Applied Research Excellence Awards Competition since 1995.

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