Chinese university boosts medical ties with macau The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Medicine has strengthened its partnership with Macau's medical sector in a symposium designed to deepen academic exchanges between the two special administrative regions and examine common challenges in health-care delivery. Other goals included promoting professional training and upgrading medical skills in Macau, deepening collaboration in medical research, exchanging medical information more closely, and strengthening training and continuing education for medical personnel. The CUHK-Macau Academic Exchange Symposium in Medicine, held earlier this month, featured a range of speeches by professors from the university's department of medicine and therapeutics, and doctors from Macau's Kiang Wu Hospital and Hospital Central Conde de S. Januario. The symposium coincided with the launch of the Dr Stanley Ho Medical Development Foundation, established with a donation of $10 million from Seng Heng Bank in Macau. Forum considers advances in intelligent machinery The City University of Hong Kong presented its latest findings on intelligent maintenance machinery and systems to more than 170 members of Hong Kong's business community at a Technology Transfer Forum last week. Launched last year, the Technology Transfer Forum Series presents a comprehensive range of City University's applied research output, offering a platform for technology transfer and collaboration between academics and local industry players. Hosted by the university's Technology Transfer Office and the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the forum's theme was advances in proactive and intelligent maintenance techniques. Among other issues, university speakers examined developments in shearography and equipment health monitoring.