Officiating at the opening ceremony are (from left) Professor Lam, Professor Lee, Professor Lu, Professor Kuo, Mr Ng, Mr Hu, Professor Jen, Professor Ip, and Mr Lee.
An exhibition on the theme “Frontier Research and Innovation@CityU”, showcasing CityU’s research achievements, product development and advanced technology is being held at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 11 to 13 April.
Over 30 CityU research centres, including two State Key Laboratories and one Chinese National Engineering Research Centre, are participating in the exhibition, which also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
The event, comprising an exhibition and technology forums focusing on One Health, Digital Society, and Smart City, was launched in a kick-off ceremony on 10 April.
Mr Ng (second from right) tries out the virtual reality interactive learning technology.
Officiating guests were Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education, Hong Kong SAR Government, Mr Herman Hu Shao-ming, Council Chairman of CityU, Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, Professor Alex Jen Kwan-yue, Provost, Professor Lu Jian, Vice-President (Research and Technology), Professor Horace Ip Ho-shing, Vice-President (Student Affairs), Professor Matthew Lee Kwok-on, Vice-President (Development and External Relations), Mr Sunny Lee Wai-kwong, Vice-President (Administration), and Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing, Chief-of-Staff.
Professor Kuo said that CityU had established the twin themes of discovery and innovation as the core drivers of the University’s research.
“We believe that the best way to give back to society, improve people’s lives and boost economic development is to make new discoveries and to innovate,” he stated.
Professor Lu said in the ceremony that the event was the third research showcase organised at CityU since 2013.
“The aim of the exhibition and technology forums is to share CityU’s research achievements and excellence with the CityU community, our partners and collaborators, secondary schools, and the general public,” he said.
The exhibition features an array of research projects demonstrating CityU’s innovation and research quality, including the following:
“Hakka Kung Fu – Pose Matching” by the Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media;
“Interactive Learning – VR” by the Centre for Innovative Applications of Internet and Multi-media Technologies;
“Flying robot” by the Centre for Robotics and Automation; and
“Underwater Remote Control Surveillance System” by the Centre for Advanced Structural Materials.
In addition, nine technology forums on 12-13 April will give CityU researchers space and time to share their expertise in the three research focuses.