Newsletter No. 254

E-N EWSLETTER A BSTRACT Volume 2 No. 1 CUHK Obtains HK$74 Million Grant for Primary and Secondary School Development The Chines e Universit y o f Ho n g Kon g wa s awarde d a gran t o f HK$ 7 4 m i l l i on b y th e HKSA R governmen t t o provid e professiona l suppor t t o principals an d teacher s o f primar y an d secondar y school s throug h t w o projects: Partnershi p fo r Improvemen t o f Learning , an d Teachin g an d Quality Schoo l Improvement . Th e larges t gran t eve r awarde d t o a tertiar y institution i n Ho n g Kon g fo r suc h purposes , i t w i l l hel p positio n th e University a s a n Asia n centr e o f excellenc e i n schoo l development . CUHK's MBA Programme in Finance Ranked Among the Most Influential in China The MB A Programm e i n Financ e offere d jointl y b y th e Chines e Universit y and Tsinghu a Universit y i n Beijin g ha s bee n ranke d amon g th e to p 1 0 b y the World Business Newswire i n it s annual rankin g o f T h e Mos t Influentia l Mainland China-Foreig n (Includin g Hon g Kong ) Partnershi p MBAs' . I t i s the onl y programm e involvin g a Hon g Kon g institutio n t o mak e th e list . CUHK Department of Economics Tops Ranking in Hong Kong The Departmen t o f Economic s o f th e Chines e Universit y ha s bee n ranke d number on e b y th e Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly amon g al l economics programme s provide d b y th e seve n universitie s i n the territory . The departmen t cam e firs t i n al l thre e criteri a adopte d b y th e magazin e ─overall researc h performance , proportio n o f teaching staf f with doctora l degrees, an d employers ' evaluatio n o f graduates . Former US Secretary of Defence William Perry Lectures at CUHK Former U S Secretar y o f Defenc e Dr . W i l l i am J . Perr y delivere d a lectur e on th e impac t o f t e c h n o l o g y an d g l o b a l i z a t i on o n w o r l d securit y d u r i n g hi s v i s i t t o t h e Ch i n e s e University i n mid-January . Volume 2 No. 2 CUHK Responds to Educational Reform Proposals The Chines e Universit y ha s submitte d it s feedbac k t o th e Educatio n an d Ma n p ower Burea u i n respons e t o it s consultatio n pape r o n th e 3 + 3 + 4 reform. C U H K strongl y endorse s th e pla n t o chang e t o si x year s o f secondary schoo l an d fou r year s o f universit y an d urge s it s early adoption . First Chinese Turing Awardee Join s CUHK as Distinguished Professor-at-Large The Chines e Universit y ha s appointe d Prof . Andre w Ya o Chi-chih, worl d renowne d compute r scientis t an d Turin g Award winner , a s Distinguishe d Professor-at-Large . Renowned Schola r o f Classical Asian Thought Visit s CUH K Renowned schola r o f classical Asia n though t Prof . W . M . Theodor e d e Bary , professo r emeritu s an d provost emeritu s o f Columbi a University , visite d The Chines e Universit y o f Hon g Kon g fro m 7t h to 15t h Januar y a s Tang Chun- I Visitin g Professo r of th e Departmen t o f Philosophy . Prof . d e Bary' s visit signifie d th e fac t tha t i n th e cours e o f furthe r internationalization, Chines e cultur e wil l remai n a focu s o f th e University' s concern . For details, please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/enews/. Faculty of Medicine Strengthens Partnership with Macau's Medical Sector H o ng K o n g an d Ma c a u , b e i n g neighbour s w i t h simila r b a c k g r o u n d , ar e face d w i t h c o mm o n challenge s i n h e a l t h car e d e l i v e r y . Hence close r collaboratio n i n medica l researc h and exchang e o f me d i c a l i n f o r ma t i o n w o u l d benefit b o t h parties . To enhanc e academi c exchang e b e t we e n me d i c al personne l i n H o n g K o n g an d M a c a u and t o p r omo t e professiona l me d i c a l t r a i n i n g i n M a c a u , t h e C U H K - M a c a o A c a d e m i c Exchange S ymp o s i u m wa s h e l d a t th e Ma c a u T ower C o n v e n t i o n an d En t e r t a i nme n t Centr e on 8t h January . Th e s ymp o s i u m wa s organize d b y th e C U H K Facult y o f Me d i c i n e an d th e D r . Stanley H o Me d i c a l De v e l o pme n t Foundation , w i t h Sen g H e n g B a n k L t d . , Ho s p i t a l Ce n t r a l Conde d e S . Januario , an d K i a n g W u Hospita l i n Ma c a u a s coorganizers . Th e speaker s o f th e symposium wer e teacher s f r o m th e Departmen t o f Medicin e an d Therapeutics an d doctors f r o m the t w o hospital s i n Macau . The even t concurre d w i t h th e inauguratio n c e r emo ny an d gal a dinne r o f th e D r . Stanle y H o Me d i c a l Developmen t Foundation , hel d als o at t h e M a c a u T o w e r C o n v e n t i o n a n d E n t e r t a i n m e nt Ce n t r e . E s t a b l i s h e d w i t h a d o n a t i on o f M O P 1 0 m i l l i o n f r o m Sen g H e n g B a n k , th e o b j e c t i v e o f th e f o u n d a t i o n i s t o u p g r a d e m e d i c a l s e r v i c e s i n M a c a u b y sponsoring doctor s t o receiv e professiona l an d continuing medica l educatio n a t th e Facult y o f Me d i c i ne o f th e Chines e Un i v e r s i t y . Ov er 30 0 Macanes e doctor s attende d th e c e r e m o n y , w h i c h w a s o f f i c i a t e d b y t h e Honourable E dmu n d Ho , c h i e f executive o f th e M a c a u S A R , M r . W a n Y o n g x i a n g , commissioner o f the M i n i s t ry o f Foreign A f f a i r s o f Ma c a u , D r . Stanle y H o ( l e f t ) , c h a i r ma n o f the foundation , D r . K o i K u o k Ieng , directo r o f the Department o f Health o f Macau, M r . Patric k H u e n, e x e c u t i v e d i r e c t o r a n d C E O o f Sen g H e n g B a n k , P r o f . L a w r e n c e J . L a u , v i c e - chancellor o f th e Chines e University , an d Prof . F o k Tai-fa i ( r i g h t ) , dean o f th e C U H K Facult y o f Me d i c i n e . M r . Patric k H u e n an d Prof . Lawrenc e L a u presented th e firs t batc h o f scholarship s o f th e f o u n d a t i on t o 3 0 Macanes e doctor s w h o w i l l attend th e D i p l o m a i n Ad v a n c e s i n Me d i c i n e p r o g r amme o f th e Un i v e r s i t y i n 2 0 0 5 - 6 . Support for Six Research Projects T he f o l l o w i n g si x researc h project s undertake n b y f a c u l t y memb e r s o f th e U n i v e r s i t y have attracte d f u n d i n g suppor t f r o m differen t sources : ‧ Molecular and Genetic Characterization of the SARS Coronavirus Auxiliary Protein X1 in Drosophila (HK$675,144) Sponsor. Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases Principal investigator. Prof. Edwin H.Y. Chan (Department of Biochemistry) ‧ Survey and Scientific Evaluatio n o f Modified Oxygen Delivery Devices Used for Suspected SARS and Hig h Ris k Patient s i n Hon g Kon g (HK$78,554 ) Sponsor. Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases Principal investigator: Prof. Khaw K i m Sun (Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care) ‧ A Family-based Case-control Study of Immunogenetics in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) (HK$486,856 ) Sponsor. Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases Principal i n v e s t i g a t o r : Prof. Margaret H.L. Ng (Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology) ‧ A Ubiquitous Digital Writing System Using MEMS Motion Sensing Technology (HK$1,883,000 + HK$1,883,000) Sponsors: D A K A Development Ltd. and Innovation and Technology Fund Principal investigator: Prof. L i Wen Jung (Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering) Other CUHK investigators: Prof. Philip H.W. Leong and Prof. Max Meng ‧ Novel Catalysts for Polymerization of Olefins and Polar Monomers (HK$30,000) Sponsor: Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme Principal investigator: Prof. Zuowei Xie (Department of Chemistry) ‧ A New Absorption Air-conditioner Powered by Low Quality Renewable Energy (HK$250,000) Sponsor. China Light and Power Holdings Principal investigator: Prof. Ruxu Du (Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering) 1 No. 254 4th February 2005

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