Alzheimer's challenge Polytechnic University's Faculty of Health and Social Science has signed an agreement with the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association to further advance research and services. Areas such as the diagnosis, treatment and prevention will be covered. membership recognised The Hong Kong Computer Society and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers have established reciprocal recognition of membership. Members are accorded corresponding membership status. musicians go to aspen Two young Hong Kong musicians, pianist Crystal Lam Kai-yin and percussionist Louis Siu Chun-kit, have been awarded Asian Cultural Council scholarships to attend a nine-week music programme at Aspen Music School in Colorado this summer. nursing qualifications Open University of Hong Kong will offer two new nursing degree programmes, the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in General Health Care and Bachelor of Nursing with Honours in Mental Health Care, in partnership with the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital and the Castle Peak Hospital respectively this September to A-level and associate degree graduates. The university offers about 80 places for the two four-year face-to-face programmes. Further details available at www.ouhk.edu.hk/ftp going by the book The Hong Kong Academic Library Link, a joint collaboration project co-ordinated by the University of Hong Kong to provide book delivery systems to library users of the eight University Grants Committee-funded universities, has been awarded $10 million by the committee for the system's upgrading and maintenance. Chinese U forges link Chinese University of Hong Kong has signed an agreement with University of Aberdeen to promote academic and research collaboration and student exchange.