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Members of CityU's Cultural Synergy programme about to embark on a two-week cultural tour of Australia were given a special send-off.
The University Grants Committee (UGC) hosted a reception on 19 December for outstanding students and to acknowledge the support of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) for a pilot scholarship scheme to allow mainland students to study in Hong Kong. Thirteen CityU students were awarded certificates at the ceremony in recognition of their outstanding achievements.
Hong Kong consumers were less happy this year, with the Hong Kong Consumer Satisfaction Index shrinking to 66 in 2001, a 2.2 % drop over last year, CityU's Department of Management Sciences announced this week.
Among the thousands of happy faces at the 16th Congregation in mid-November were one special group of graduates -- the first batch of seven from the Interactive Master of Business Administration (iMBA) programme.
CityU's College of Higher Vocational Studies and the University of Hull, UK, agreed on 20 November, to promote greater cooperation and work towards an agreement that the latter would accept qualified College students into selected undergraduate programmes at advanced standing.
Following the establishment of a research base at the Shenzhen Virtual University Park (SVUP), CityU has launched another such centre in Zhuhai's Southern Software Park at the end of this year.
For the second straight year, six Department of Mathematics undergraduates have taken home top awards at the China Undergraduate Mathematics Contest in Modeling.
Six undergraduate students from the Department of Mathematics have won awards in a mainland national contest. The annual contest organized by the China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) in September this year, attracted 3,800 team-entrants from top universities throughout the country. CityU students entered the event as two teams and eventually obtained two awards: a first-class ranking and a second-class ranking.
In the morning, I was awakened by a cock crowing, instead of the annoying buzzing sound of my alarm clock. The air that I breathed was fresh and clean, unpolluted. There were no skyscrapers, so I had a panoramic view of the sky. I could also enjoy delicious, organically grown fruits and vegetables.
Shanghai owned the "Pearl of the Orient" moniker for much of the 20th century - but now, a CityU exhibit utilizing the latest developments in multimedia technology has demonstrated that Hong Kong is clearly this century's oriental pearl.

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