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A group of talented 21 students pledged to promote CityU's image and commit themselves to whole person development at the sixth Student Ambassador inaugural ceremony held on 23 January. The new batch of students ambassadors were selected out of 220 applicants because of their positive attitude, pleasant personality and strong communication skills.
City University's third annual WebCourse Fair 2003 kicked off on 14 January with a virtual exhibition showcasing the use of the Internet for teaching and learning. Around 30 teaching staff members shared online how they make use of audio-visual learning packages, online quizzes, self-assessment tools and 3D animations to stimulate students' interest.
Two CityU projects on nanomaterials and nanostructures, initiated by the Department of Physics and Materials Science, have received their fair share of funding support from the Research Grants Council (RGC) central allocation 2002-03.
More than 500 local engineers attended a conference on the present and future developments in materials. Titled Materials Science and Technology in Engineering Conference - Now, New and Next (MaSTEC 2003), the Conference is organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), and supported by CityU's Department of Physics and Materials Science and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) from 15-17 January.
Out-of-classroom learning experience has become increasingly important to university students these days as they prepare themselves for their careers in a competitive workplace. On recognizing this trend, the University has been active in building such experiences into the students' whole-person development experience. In December and January, 17 CityU students attended a three-week internship programme held in Chongqing, Sichuan, a municipality directly governed by the central government.
Fifteen groups of City University final-year marketing students were commended for their consultancy work at an Awards Presentation Ceremony held in the Wei Hing Theatre on 9 January.
More than 100 academics and professionals from 14 countries and regions around the world participated in the 2nd International Conference on Application and Development of Computer Games held at City University from 6 to 7 January, which presented a broad perspective of technical and application challenges to the computer game industry in the information age. More than 45 papers were presented at the conference, which was organized by CityU's Division of Computer Studies.
The annual Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (APJAE) Symposium was this year held in Shanghai----the first time the symposium has been held outside Hong Kong. More than 150 accounting and auditing academics, practitioners and students from around the world attended the 4th APJAE Symposium from 6 to 8 January at the Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI). The symposium was co-organized by City University of Hong Kong.
The annual Asia -Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (APJAE) Symposium was this year held in ShanghaiNthe first time the symposium has been held outside Hong Kong .
How can the advancement of knowledge through research play a role in boosting Hong Kong's current sluggish economy? A forum on this topic kicked off the Postgraduate Research Expo 2002, organized by the CityU Postgraduate Association to showcase our students" research talents and achievements.

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