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Shanghai Institute Materia Medica

My first visit to Shanghai was with colleagues from the Department of Chemistry to sign a collaboration agreement with China’s premier drug discovery institute. An excellent opportunity to bring our combined strengths together for the benefit of the region.

High GPA Student Lunch

Every semester I host a special lunch for high GPA students. It is a great occasion for staff and students to talk and listen to concerns and interests. It is also a highly international affair, as you might expect at HKU. This was my sixth such lunch and or the first time a student came…
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Inauguration of endowed professorships

Always a good occasion celebrating some of our top scholars. This year the faculty had two – The Norman and Cecilia Yip Professorship in Bioinorganic Chemistry and the Patrick S C Poon Professorship in Statistics and Actuarial Science.

80th Anniversary Opening Ceremony

On Saturday the Faculty kicked off its 80th anniversary celebrations with a home coming ceremony. It was wonderful to see so many alumni from as far back as the 1950s. An excellent occasion.

Global Warming & the HK Phil

Spent two evenings delivering short lectures on global warming and its consequences accompanied by music from the excellent Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jung-Ho Pak

Spring Reception

HKU’s annual spring reception for the assembled members of the Hong Kong press

The Pulse of Nature

My copy of the book created for the tenth anniversary of the education centre at Lung Fu Shan arrived today. My afterword is a very small part of the whole. As chair of the management committee I enjoy my interactions with this oasis of calm in the forest behind the University.

New MOU with Ocean Park

HKU signed a new MOU with Ocean Park. The Science Faculty’s School of Biological Science is the leading collaborator with this established Hong Kong park and conservation charity.

St Paul’s Convent School

Visited St Paul’s Convent School on 13th with our VP T&L. Amazing facilities including a VR suite, 3D printing, the pupils built a plane which has flown round the world! No wonder it provides some excellent students for the Faculty.

Dean and Heads Retreat

The annual Dean and Heads retreat is tomorrow. Items up for discussion – how to nurture and recruit top talent.