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The Shenzhou 10 rocket

Countdown under way for Shenzhou launch

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 3:35am

University Museum well-positioned to connect internationally, says new director

Florian Knothe. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Florian Knothe has an hour before he hosts the official opening of an exhibition featuring the works of famed Swiss photographer René Burri.

28 May 2013 - 11:09am 1 comment

HKU medical students in street crusade

HKU students draw attention to colorectal screening in Causeway Bay. Photo: SCMP

Aspiring doctors from the University of Hong Kong's (HKU) faculty of medicine have put a street-smart spin on health awareness campaigns to reach the average, busy Hongkonger.

15 Apr 2013 - 9:41am

Hacker punished for crashing HKU's mock universal suffrage poll

A masked Vincent Chan Cheuk-yin appears at Fanling Court to face his charge of attempted criminal damage. Photo: Felix Wong

A hacker who attacked a University of Hong Kong website that was running a mock universal suffrage poll for the chief executive election last year was sentenced to 160 hours of community service yesterday. Vincent Chan Cheuk-yin, 29, had pleaded guilty earlier to one count of attempted criminal damage.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:23am

China Bio-Med unlocking growth in a greyer future

China Bio-Med chairman Oscar Wong. Photo: Dickson Lee

An ageing population may present challenges for society at large, but for companies involved in the health care business it means growing opportunities.

4 Feb 2013 - 2:50pm

Disgraced minister Mak Chai-kwong takes HKU lecturing stint

Mak Chai-kwong. Photo: David Wong

Former development minister Mak Chai-kwong yesterday began a part-time lecturing stint at his alma mater, the University of Hong Kong. He is co-teaching the Analysis, Modelling and Project Appraisal in Transportation course, which is part of the Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning degree.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:56am

Hacking suspect charged in HKU mock poll attack

Hacking suspect charged in HKU mock poll attack

A suspected hacker accused of attacking a University of Hong Kong website running a mock "universal suffrage" poll for the chief executive election last year was charged yesterday after almost 10 months of investigation.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:07am

More not satisfied with Hong Kong progress

The proportion of Hongkongers who are dissatisfied with the city's development has climbed to 46 per cent, but 60 per cent consider they live a happy life, the latest poll by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme has found.

1 Jan 2013 - 4:20am

What the local media says

Technology to protect data will be installed in ATMs in February.

Sunday, Apple DailyThieves in final bid to steal bank card data

22 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Lung Ying-tai thrills HKU audience with talk

Tsui Lap-chee, Katherine Lee. Lung Ying-tai, Brigitte Lin and Bernadette Tsui at the vice-chancellor's residence after the address by Lung that attracted thousands of fans. Photo: Oliver Chou

Writer-turned-government-minister Lung Ying-tai's talk on Saturday at University of Hong Kong, on the theme My Hong Kong, My Taiwan, attracted thousands of fans.

The eloquent speech, and equally thought-provoking questions from the floor, carried over to the post-talk party at the university vice-chancellor's residence.

4 Dec 2012 - 2:15am

Support for Leung Chun-ying and ministers rebounds

Leung Chun-ying

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's popularity has rebounded to over 50 points for the first time in three months, a University of Hong Kong opinion poll shows. Ratings of key ministers also rose.

14 Nov 2012 - 4:21am

Beijing loyalist Chan Yuen-han is most popular legislator, says poll

Veteran unionist Chan Yuen-han is the most popular lawmaker in the 70-strong legislature, a poll shows. She takes the mantle from a pan-democrat favourite, Audrey Eu Yuet-mee.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

HKU students launch soap recycling scheme to help save young lives

Washing hands with soap can halt the spread of diseases such as diarrhoea and pneumonia, which kill 3.5 million children a year, yet Hong Kong hotels throw away two to three million barely used bars annually.

Students at the University of Hong Kong aim to change that after devising a way to turn hotel waste into lifesaving donations for poverty-stricken families.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:34am

Third of Hongkongers not insured: survey

A third of Hong Kongers do not have any insurance, and most of them do not plan to buy any in the next year, a university survey has found.

A quarter of the people surveyed accept they have insufficient financial protection for themselves or their family, and half do not even know if they have sufficient coverage.

19 Sep 2012 - 11:03am

Labour Department probes HKU over air-quality complaints at new campus

HKU's new Centennial Campus in Pok Fu Lam. Photo: Sam Tsang

The Labour Department is investigating whether University of Hong Kong violated workplace safety regulations after high formaldehyde levels in new office furniture was blamed for making numerous employees ill.

23 Aug 2012 - 2:46am

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