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Some 20 archeologists, scholars, researchers and curators from the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South East Asia and Australia gathered at CityU, 24 and 25 June 2004, to exchange their findings on China's 12th to 15th century ceramics and maritime trade.
CityU's Wireless Communications Research Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary with the opening of the Near Field Antenna Measurement Chamber, 24 June. Jointly sponsored by the Research Grants Council (RGC), HKSAR, and CityU, the HK$5 million Chamber accurately monitors the performance of antennas for mobile communications, thus advancing innovative antenna R&D capacity in Hong Kong.
CityU President, Professor H K Chang, and Professor Zhu Qingshi, President of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding, 13 June, to jointly establish a high level, joint research centre in Suzhou. The Centre will advance CityU’s research base into the booming Yangtze River Delta environs.
In a move to further promote CityU's provision of professional training and development programmes to meet the needs of the region, in particular the mainland, the CityU Professional Services Ltd establishes the CityU Professional Development Centre in June to facilitate development in this area.
A group of 24 social work students from CityU launched a press conference on 13 June to call attention on the issue of labour rights among South Asian people in Hong Kong. Together with Dr Kam Ping Kwong, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Social Studies (SS), they formed a Working Group of the Community Concern Project on the Protection of Labour Rights among South Asian People in Hong Kong (Project L), an out-of-classroom learning experience led by Dr Kam