PolyU Community College to expand AD programme Polytechnic University's Community College will expand its associate degree programme to 26 specialities, including language and culture and environmental science, when it moves into its new state-of-the-art campus in Hung Hom Bay this autumn. The new development, near Hung Hom train station, features 54 classrooms, two 'tomorrow's classrooms' equipped with round-the-room audio-visual projection walls, 23 teaching rooms and a computer centre. HKU honorary degrees Hong Kong University is to confer honorary degrees to four recipients next month. Doctor of Science degrees will be awarded to Professor Lu Yongxiang, a renowned fluid power transmission and control specialist, for his contribution to engineering, and to Professor Daniel Tsui Chee, a 1998 Nobel Laureate, for his contribution to physics. Dr Thomas Chan Sze-tong, chief executive of World Vision International, and Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan will be conferred Doctor of Social Sciences. Pioneer professor rewarded Professor Dennis Lo Yuk-ming, Dr Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine and Professor of Chemical Pathology at Chinese University, has been bestowed the 2006 Cheung Kong Achievement Award. Professor Lo's pioneering work in the study of extracellular DNA, RNA and nucleic acid in blood plasma for prenatal and cancer screening earned him second prize from the mainland's Ministry of Education and the Li Ka Shing Foundation. He was the only recipient from Hong Kong. Croucher research fellowships Eight local researchers have been awarded with the prestigious Senior Research Fellowships of the Croucher Foundation, worth US$100,000, for their achievement in science. The funds will be given to the universities in which they are employed to encourage further research. Fellowships were granted to three academics from the University of Hong Kong, three from Chinese University and two from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. HKUST business school triumphs A team from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has won the Sociabank International Case Competition in Canada. Leona Chow Hoi-shan, Nikita Devkumar Gaba, Crystal Gloria Lo and Terence Lo Fai, from HKUST Business School, successfully tackled the problems of expanding India's largest tractor manufacturer into China to gain the top prize. Space offers creative computing The University of London has teamed up with Hong Kong University's School of Professional and Continuing Education (Space) to launch a new undergraduate degree in creative computing. The course is aimed at prospective IT consultants working in the film, television and advertising industry. Jockey Club scholarships The Jockey Club has awarded its annual scholarships to 27 tertiary students for outstanding performance. They were granted to first-year students enrolled in Hong Kong's seven universities, the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Academy for Performing Arts. Of the recipients, 15 were from Hong Kong and 12 from the mainland.