Category: Education

A Balancing Act: media credibility and share prices in China

Prof. Tianyu Zhang The news reports that were more likely to affect the share price of a company were those…

Cross-strait Synergies in Social Sciences: Two collaborative institutes open up new horizons in social science research

Two collaborations herald a new direction for the region’s social science research. In partnership with the Chinese Academy of…

Onboard from Kuala Lumpur: Polly Chan’s academic and career paths in Hong Kong

Born in Malaysia, Polly Chan received her secondary education in Kuala Lumpur.  Thanks to a CUHK staff member, she decided…

The Tragedy of Errors: Students get lost in the spiral of corrections (Icy Lee)

When secondary-school students learning English in Hong Kong get back their assignments from their teachers, they sometimes find themselves…

Taking on the Ageing Problem: A big step forward in CUHK and Jinan University’s collaboration

Complaints of joint pain, kidney problems, deteriorating eyesight and hearing, etc., are common sufferings as one grows older. Often…

Let There be Sight: CUHK robotics scientist Liu Yun-hui has enabled robots to see and operate autonomously

Robots are strong, durable and increasingly smart. They are precise. Science fiction tells us they’ll eventually take over the…

Mother Earth Is Sick: CUHK and Berkeley join hands for a cure

At the COP21 last December, world leaders finally acknowledged that Mother Earth is sick. There were collective wishes to…

Giving Wings to Dreams: Steve Lau morphs into an angel investor to empower young startups

Lau Siu-ying is known to his friends as Steve. When asked whether his English name was inspired by Steve…

Refined Perception, Refined Taste: CUHK mathematician Raymond Chan solves equivocation with equations

Astronomers will be gazing with greater clarity at the stars, as a result of the work of CUHK professor Raymond…

Bidding Farewell to ‘Nine to Five’: Akina Fong on her new life as a freelancer

I did not hold out much hope that Akina Fong would accept my invitation for an interview. Her Facebook…