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Protests come to campus

If you have been following the news from Hong Kong at all you will know that the protest movement has come to the university campuses. HKU was the site of some problems and some of us spent a long week trying to talk to protesting students and attempting to de-escalate the situation. In the end…
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Excellent Young Scientists

The Faculty had three of its young stars recognised as Excellent Young Scientists by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. ┬áThis is a major achievement for them and the Faculty. Dr Li Xiang David from the Department of Chemistry, Dr Wu Jin from the School of Biological Sciences and Dr Zhang Binzheng from the…
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Prize Presentation Ceremony

At the Science Faculty’s annual prize presentation ceremony I gave out prizes to 100 students who are on the Dean’s list for their academic performance and to staff for research, knowledge exhange and teaching excellences. Well done to all

Distinguished Professors

We are hosting Professor Ben Feringa this week. He is one of our Distinguished Visiting Scientists and one of the winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on molecular machines. More importantly he is a nice guy!

Excellent Young Scientist Awards

The Faculty won three of the 2019 NSFC Excellent Young Scientist Awards – this is out of seven in HKU and 25 in Hong Kong and Macao. This superb result is great news for our young colleagues. The successful individuals were David Li of Chemistry, Binzheng Zhang of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Jin Wu…
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ISEM 2019

Last week was an unusual one as I attended the International Society for Ecological Modelling’s conference in Salzburg. Good to remember one’s academic roots. I gave a talk on making the best of inadequate data in models.

Shaw Prize

The Faculty hosted Prof Edward Stone winner of the Shaw Prize in Astronomy this week. He gave a very well attended public lecture about his work on the Voyager mission.

China Exploration Society

HKU and CERS are developing a close relationship. The Deans of Arts, Social Science and Science visited the CERS headquarters in ShekO this week. An amazing archive as well as a range of physical sites around the region. Here with the founder of CERS Wong How Man in the archive and library.

Faculty welcomes freshmen for the new academic year

This is the first time we have had a separate Faculty of Science inauguration event. We had more staff and student present than we usually do at the institutional one. It was great to be able to talk to the new students from Hong Kong and around the world. Hong Kong may be going through…
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Dr Leung’s Memorial Service

Moving memorial service this morning for Dr Kam Tim Leung, a a mathematician who served many years at HKU. The first Chinese Dean of Science in the 1970s.