A monumental and fruitful decade
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A monumental and fruitful decade
President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung will pass the torch towards the end of August, after completing a monumental journey at the University spanning a decade. He has led the transformation and growth of the University, which is recognised regionally and globally for its leading role in education.
Education can help save our environment
Professor Ho Wing-kei of the Department of Science and Environmental Studies has a passion for innovation but sees learning as the key to the future of mankind. As an expert in air purification, he has been awarded more than 10 patents in mainland China, Hong Kong, Europe and the United States for his innovations, and is one of the top 1% most-widely cited scientists in his field of research globally. Yet, he is driven by a humbler conviction than invention and innovation. “I’m certain the planet can be saved through education,” he says.
Learning and Teaching
Embracing AI in learning and teaching
In view of the unstoppable advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, EdUHK has announced a set of pedagogical approaches, which encourage faculty to embrace new technology by using generative AI-enabled tools to enhance learning efficacy.
Play Cantonese opera music on a tablet
Yueju Accomp is an innovative new app, developed by the Research Centre for Transmission of Cantonese Opera (RCTCO) at EdUHK, which transforms a tablet into an erhu or a pipa. Using Expression Grid musical notation, the app allows users to play different Cantonese opera songs in the unequal heptatonic tunes found in the genre. It was granted a patent by the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department last December.
Going global for sustainable development
To enhance students’ leadership qualities, intercultural communication skills and understanding of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the University has launched the ‘Go Global’ programme. Students are expected to serve the local community to learn about different societies and develop their appreciation of cultural diversity.
One group visited Singapore recently to work towards the clean water and sanitation, sustainable cities and communities, and life below water SDGs. Another focused on the no-poverty goal and learned about the lives and needs of disadvantaged groups in South Korea.
Diagnosing Chinese history
Professor Ge Zhaoguang, the University’s Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, has been appointed Honorary Professor by EdUHK. In this interview, this widely-acclaimed historian shares his insight into the study of Chinese history from a global perspective.
Unveiling the mysteries of the universe
The enigmatic black hole is a subject which fascinates many of us. Associate Professor of the Department of Science and Environmental Studies Dr Chan Man-ho’s interest in astronomy was piqued as a child, when he borrowed a book on the solar system from his older brother. In high school, he furthered his passion by joining various amateur astronomy societies, and later majored in physics at university, where he began to learn about dark matter in the universe. Since then he has delved into the study of black holes.
Emeritus Professor Cheng Yin Cheong
Creating Mind (2023)
Creating art is really a life-long process. This artwork was ﬁrst created with watercolours in 1976 and then re-created in 2015 and 2023 using computer technology.
I'm certain the planet can be saved through education.
Professor Ho Wing-kei