HKU in the Media - The University of Hong Kong HKU in the Media - The University of Hong Kong Thirteen HKU academics named amongst the world’s most highly cited researchers Thirteen academics of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have been named by Clarivate Analytics in its list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2019?as the most influential in the world. Their works have been highly cited by fellow academics and are hence making Sun, 08 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0800 What color were fossil animals? Dr Michael Pittman of the Vertebrate Palaeontology Laboratory, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong led an international study with his PhD student Mr Arindam Roy that evaluates fossil colour reconstruction methods to propose a new st Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Should friends sit together at work? Let’s drop in on Dan and Sarah, who are friends and co-workers, talking about a recent study about the impact of friends sitting next to each other at work. We join as Dan finishes reading the research and turns to Sarah?/description> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Hong Kong archaeologists unearth ancient jars, fortress walls in Armenia A team of researchers and students from the University of Hong Kong unearthed huge storage jars, animal bones and fortress walls from 3,000 years ago in Armenia as they initiated the Ararat Plain Southeast Archaeological Project (APSAP) during the summer Mon, 09 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Faster and slower languages convey information at similar rates Are some languages spoken faster than others? Are some structurally more complex? And, finally, are some better at transmitting information? These age‐old questions might have received a surprising answer in a new article published in the September 4th Thu, 05 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Hong Kong has a China problem: we don’t talk and think deeply about the mainland in our universities Universities in Hong Kong need to have a conversation about China that goes beyond Mandarin and business opportunities. The lack of research into contemporary China only benefits nativists and colonial-era nostalgists in Hong Kong Sun, 01 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Deutsche Welle TV: Stolen Chinese Art making its Way back Professor Quentin A Parker, Associate Dean (Global) of Faculty of Science, HKU was interviewed by Deutsche Welle TV. Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800 China’s Gen X moms turn to IVF in desperate quest for a second baby GlobalPost Celia Chan, associate professor in the department of social work at The University of Hong Kong, who co-authored the study, said biological urgency and infertility can create a cocktail of mental health problems abetted by family pressures, and a high-sta Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Battle for Hong Kong reverberates in universities worldwide Going back to university is usually an exciting time for students and educators. Yet those returning to Hong Kong’s universities this autumn do so with weariness rather than anticipation. The annual rituals, of students enrolling in classes and professors Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Researchers discover previously unidentified mechanisms of obesity-induced insulin resistance A research team at the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), has discovered the potentials of a SECISBP2 protein in adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) as a therapeutic biomarker in the treatment of chronic diseases such as type 2 d Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800 T2DM Increases Gastric Cancer Risk After H. Pylori Eradication Type 2 diabetes mellitus increases the risk for gastric cancer after treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection, according to a study published online July 11 in Diabetes Care. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Op-Ed: Counting protestors with A.I. changes the game forever One of the most common tactics in protests is to underrate or overrate the numbers in big protests. Artificial intelligence may have just put an end to that, as information from a trial of A.I. head counts in Hong Kong shows. Read more: http://www.digit Tue, 09 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Quitting alcohol could boost women’s mental well-being: study New research has found that quitting alcohol may not only improve a woman's physical health but also her mental well-being. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Hong Kong gets first STEAM education conference A popular ocean theme park in Hong Kong partnered with the Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; the Faculty of Education, School of Biological Sciences and Department of Geography of The University of Hong Kon Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Smash and grab: A heavyweight stellar champion for dying stars Dying stars that cast off their outer envelopes to form the beautiful yet enigmatic "planetary nebulae" (PNe) have a new heavy-weight champion, the innocuously named PNe BMP1613-5406. Massive stars live fast and die young, exploding as powerful supernovae Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Hong Kong researchers forge ties with mainland China even as protesters fight for autonomy After a series of massive protests by Hong Kong’s residents, including many academics, the leaders of the semiautonomous Chinese city last week shelved controversial legislation that would have allowed people there to be extradited to mainland China. But Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 HKU Engineering students achieved best ever result of Hong Kong teams at 23rd AAIA Design The “Design, Build and Fly?Team of Department of Mechanical Engineering participated in the ?3rd AIAA Design Build Fly Competition?in the U.S.A. and ranked 13th among 104 eligible teams, which is the best ever result of Hong Kong teams since 2013. Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Major stem cell discovery to boost research into development and regenerative medicine A new approach has enabled researchers to create Expanded Potential Stem Cells (EPSCs) of both pig and human cells. These stem cells have the features of the very first cells in the developing embryo, and can develop into any type of cell. The research fr Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 HKUMed School of Nursing Invited to Join China Nursing Consortium of Elite Teaching The School of Nursing, HKUMed, has been invited to join the China Nursing Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals. The invitation opens the way for the School to collaborate with eight other prominent hospitals/nursing departments in the Nursing Consortium Mon, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Conservation goals compete at the expense of biodiversity With an ever-growing list of threats facing biodiversity on multiple scales, conservationists struggle to determine which to address. A common reaction is to prioritize their efforts on threats to individual species or management areas, but researchers sa Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800 fun88