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OBTL prepares CityU for the new four-year undergraduate curriculum Â—Îšŕ˘˝â€ŤŘżĚŻÝŻâ€ŹŕŞ á ¤áŠ?Â˜ŕ¨ŠÓŠŕŹ‰ŕˇąŕŹ“ŕ¸žÍ

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utcomes Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) is a major initiative of the University. Three teachers who have pioneered the implementation of OBTL share their views and experience with us about this new approach that aims to nurture ideal graduates – competent professionals who combine rich professional knowledge with the broader skills and poise required for career success and leadership in the community (page 24).

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ŕ˘˝â€ŤŘżĚŻÝŻâ€ŹŕŞ á ¤áŠ?˜2%7/€‍ݯ‏ɣáŠ? Í˛ÉˆŕŞ?ϡ‍ིߎߏࠇؿ‏eÉ?Ď˝ŕ¨„á ¤ŕž˘ â€ŤÜŞâ€ŹŕťŽßŽŕ˝˛â€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŞ ŕ˘‘Ę—Ô”ČżË˘ŕ ¨â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕˇ°ŕˇą

՗຤ᛝeˢࠨʗĐ&#x;‍Í?ٲ‏cŕŽ›ŕś–ßŽŕ˝˛Ď„ĐĄâ€Ť×›â€Źŕ¨ŠÓŠ ŕŹ‰ŕˇąâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŹ“ŕ¸žÍ eŕŽ›Ô’áŠ?Í ĚŚŕś˜ŕ šÔŽá””ŕ°’â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¨żŕ¸ž â€ŤŮƒâ€Źá–ŤdÉŽĐ?Öşáƒ?â€ŤŘżâ€ŹÎ›ŕ ‡ŇŒĚ?Ő—ĎŹâ€ŤËžÚŒâ€ŹĘĽáƒ”áŠ’â€ŤŮ…â€Ź ŕ¸œâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹÉˇŕĽś଱ࠒ€e

The robotic industry is predicted to develop in much the same way as the computer technology, which will bring about fundamental changes to contemporary lifestyles. Our cover story features the researches and developments carried out by CityU academics in the last twenty years. While Dr Sun Dong, Dr Tam Hon-yuen, Dr Luk Bing-lam and Dr Robin Sarah Bradbeer teach in different departments, they have one common interest — robots, whether they are service robots, robots for the micro bio-world, underwater robots or humanoid robots (page 10). University development is inseparable from the support of its alumni. Mr Andrew Fan Ka-fai, an alumnus and Chairman of the Convocation, talks about the philosophy behind the Convocation and his plans to unite alumni to support CityU development (page 18). Alumni’s contribution to the continuing development of the University is further showcased in the appointment of Ms Dilys Chau Suet-fung, a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Accountancy, to the University Council (page 4).

ኣਿय़དಥcá‹€ŕŤ É ÉŽŕ¸žŕŠ€ŕ ‡á‡˛ŕ ŻÉ ŕ˝‹ŕşžŕŠ‡ŕŚ´ â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕźžŕź?cĎ¤Ë˜ŕ¸œŕžľÖ›Ň?á›°ŕŽ›ŕ ŻŕŁ‚Ë¤â€ŤÝ Í Řżâ€ŹĘż βe̯๨ۏŕ ?‍ܨ‏ԑ ç?€ ŕ ‡Ę?ŕŹ˝â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁáŠ?ّ௖‍ٜ‏ɀɊ ÎąĘ‘Öşŕ§¨â€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŽŤĘ—á‹€ŕŤ É â€ŤŢ˘â€Źŕł•ÉŽĐ?cԯɝ˳‍ॸܢ‏ ‍׭‏ŕŻ&#x;ÉĄdᖭ‍ݙ‏Ę?ŕŻ&#x;ÉĄdŕŽşâ€Ť×łÝ°â€ŹŕŻ&#x;ÉĄŐ—á–“ŕŠžŕŻ&#x; ÉĄeá’–ŕ˛łË˘ŕ ¨Î•ÉşÎƒáŠ?ӥͨઠcĐŽĎ„Čšŕ ŻÍłÎƒ ‍ؿ‏áŠ?ŕ­şáŒ™áˆ˜ z á‹€ŕŤ É cÉşáˆƒŕŽ›Ô’Ü°â€Ťŕ§ť×¨â€Źá‹€ŕŤ É dÍ‚â€Ť×›â€ŹŕˇŹáœŽÍ â€ŤŘżŢˆË–Ř°â€Źá‹€ŕŤ É dË‹Ö›á‹€ŕŤ É cŇ›ÖśÜ°É â€ŤŰŽâ€Źá‹€ŕŤ É ଱ࠒ€e ÉŁáŠ?â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕł•ŕ˘„á ¤ŕŁŽĘ¤â€ŤŘżâ€ŹĘťâ€ŤÜ›â€Źŕ¨˝Éşŕś€Ę—eኪͨɣáŠ? ŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œËšŕ˘?‍ؿ‏áŠ?â€ŤŕĄźß‘Ů˝â€ŹáˆŁÍąÍ ŕŞ…Ő‡Â?ĘŒË€â€ŤŰ’â€Ź ÉŁÂ?ŕŞ”ŕŽ„cŕż‘á‡šŕŻšÍ“ŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŹ‰Ö¨ËžĘĽË˘ŕž§á‰ˇ

Student athletes, meanwhile, exemplify with their personal experience how they manage to ďŹ nd a balance between academic studies and sports and how the can-do spirit nurtured through sports training can be applied to other areas of their student life (page 30).

á ™ŕŁŽĘ¤Éˆŕľ´dĘťâ€ŤŕŁŽĚ´Ü›â€Źŕł•ŕ˘„â€ŤŘżâ€ŹĘżŕ§ŒÉŁßŽ଱ ࠒ€e࣮ʤྦྷɣáŠ?‍ܛ‏ᙊೕࢄĐ?ËŽâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŚłá˜†Î•ŕ¸œßŽ áŠ?ŕż˜á™ˇÂ€ŕŹ“ŕ¸žÍ ŐšŕŻ áƒŁÉ¤ÉĄâ€ŤÍ¨Řżâ€ŹŐœÉ?੡Է൬ȹ үІᖏc՚ɤɥá?ľŕ —ŕ˛‹ŕ¤‹ŕ –Í¨ŐœáŠŞÍ¨Ě´ŕŁŽŕŁŽŕťŽ ŕ¸œÎšŕĄ—଱ࠒ€e

In June, CityU welcomed the visits of the newly-appointed UGC Chairman the Hon Mrs Laura Cha and the RGC delegation led by Professor Roland Chin Taihong. Professor Richard Ho Yan-ki, Acting President, reiterated in his welcoming speech the University’s commitment in providing professional education and carrying out applied research and outlined the idea of grouping subjects into “constellations�, integrating various disciplines in preparation for the four-year undergraduate curriculum (page 5).

áŠ?Í ŕźœŕ§˝ŕĄ—â€Ťŕ ŻËžÚŹâ€ŹÉ ŕş¤á‹ƒá–Źŕž˘Î•áŠ?ŕ¸žŐ—ŕźœŕ§˝Éž ŕś‚Ü°ËżËžŐ…ŕŠĄĚĄáŒŤâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹcĎ¤Î•ŕźœŕ§˝ŕŚŤá†ťÉťá†ťŕ°—â€ŤŘżâ€Ź ŕ¨ ŕś•ŕˇŽŇ Ő—ĚˇÉşÓ°ŕŞĄâ€ŤŘżâ€Źá €ŕĽ É–ËżËžáŽśÍ‚Î•Ë€ŕŠ’ Í â€ŤÝ â€ŹÉť଱ࠒ€e Ę’Ë‚ÍŤc‍ے‏ɣઅ‍ۿ‏ȿɣáŠ?ŕŞ ÓŠŕź…ĐĽŐŻŕĄ—ŕ¸œŕ¸“Í¨ Ëšŕ˘?ĚŒŢťŕ ˇÉ¤ÉĄËžĘĽÍ…â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ŕź…ĐĽŃŤËšŕ˘?á? ÉŁŕŠ–

The University’s achievements in applied research are reflected in the excellent results in the 2007-08 CERG exercise which sees CityU ranking 4th among the eight UGC-funded institutions. Seven projects have received large grants of over HK$1m (page 6).

ŕŞ ŕŞ’ŕŠ“áƒ”â€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŽ„ŕ¨?ŕž†eâ€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕş­ŕŹ‰ŕŁŽâ€ŤŮ˝â€ŹĐ„á­Żŕ¨ĽŕŞ ŕŞ’ Εᚭ‍ٴ‏Ԟá‚?ࣂࠇ͇cÉŁáŠ?ßŽÉˆŕąŠÔœŕ¨żŕ¸žŕŞ ÓŠá ¤ ŕś€ŕ˘„áŽśÍ‚â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ cԎ฼߸ȿ‍ٴݯ‏અ̒ι̯ލáŠ?Ôš Öşŕ§¨â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕš…ŕŻ?ÉŽĐ?cĐŠŕŠ€ÉşÎƒáŠ?ŢŤŢŤÍŒáŠŹÎ‹â€ŤÝŻâ€Ź Â—ÜąáƒŒŕş°á›˝Â˜ŕ­‚Î‹á‡žŕłĄâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕˇąŘ’e଱ࠒ€ ÉŁáŠ?Ő…ŕŠĄâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹáŽśÍ‚â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ Îšŕ°—Î•xιۚ Â—ÓŻŕŽ˘â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ Í‚ŕŽŞŕť¤ĐĽâ€ŤÍ‡Â˜Ůźâ€Źá‡źÉťŕŠĄÔˇÍżá–Źe‍ے‏ ÉŁÎ•É„ÖşŕŞ ŕź…ŕ¸œŕź…ĐĽâ€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ§‘ŕŁŽÉťŕŞ–ÎŠŕŹąĚ’câ€ŤŮ˛â€ŹŕŹŠ

Victor Fungŕś&#x;ŕŠœ Editor-in-Chief á?˘á‡ á?Ž

Ôżŕľ™cÍłĎ„Čźŕś–â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ßŽŕ˝˛á?ľá…†ŕ˛ ŕľšŕźŚŕ˛‹ŕžŹŕş’ ଱ࠒ€e

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he City University of Hong Kong (Amendment) Bill modifying the composition of the Council of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) was passed by the Legislative Council on 14 June 2007. The Bill reduces the member ship of the Council from its present maximum of 37 to 23 members. The new Council composition became effective from 22 June 2007.

The CityU (Amendment) Bill 2006 receives the green light while an alumna is appointed a Council member α‫ے‬ɣ࠳߯€ૈԝউ࣐Ᏽ੡஝༦ʥ ‫֚ܧ‬կͨ࣎ʤ‫࣎ݯ‬໎ผιࡗ

The new composition comprises the following: 15 external members, the President, the Deputy President, two staff members elected by all staff, one staff member nominated by the Senate, the Chairman of Convocation, the President of the Students’ Union and one postgraduate student elected by postgraduate students. Of the 15 external members, seven are appointed by the Chief Executive and eight are appointed by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Council. S Ms Dilys Chau Suet-fung, a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Accountancy Cit University of Hong Kong, has been appointed by the programme in City o the Hong Kong SAR Government a member of her Chief Executive of gove alma mater’s governing University Council. Ms Chau’s appointment is for effecti from June 1, 2007. three years effective Ms Chau, who was President of the Association of Chartered Certified (A Accountants (ACCA) Hong Kong in 2006-2007, is a partner of Ernst & acco Young, an accounting firm. She specializes in the areas of assurance and servic advisory services.



αࠗಋ‫̟ے‬ɣነ࠳߯€ૈԝউ࣐గሁኬࠗಋ‫̟ے‬ɣነ ‫ے‬ɣ€࣎໎ผιࡗୂ΋‫ۺؿ‬ᘪΕα˂ˀᏵ੡͓ؒผ஝ ༦eউ࣐‫ۺ‬ᘪ‫ے‬ɣ࣎໎ผιࡗ͌ͅ‫ک‬௖ΛɁಕϭɁe࣎໎

ผ‫ؿ‬ณܼ࿚‫כ‬α˂ˀ́ࢽe ณιࡗୂ΋˳‫˞ܢ‬ɎιࡗiΊ࣎̔ιࡗ˳‫ܢ‬i࣎‫ٽ‬d੒৻৹࣎‫ٽ‬d ԭΊͅͲ᛽ઠᓻࡗፕˮ‫ࡗؿ‬ɮˤ‫ٲ‬dȹΊͅઠ৻ผፕˮ‫ࡗؿ‬ɮˤ‫ٲ‬d ɣነിᘪผ˚࢐dነ́ผผ‫ٽ‬՗ȹΊͅ‫ޢ‬Ӡ́ፕˮ‫ޢؿ‬Ӡ́ˤ‫ٲ‬e Ί࣎̔ιࡗɻcȼΊͅϷ‫ٽܧ‬ւկͨcɄΊͅϷ‫ٽܧ‬ւ‫࣎ܘ‬໎ผ ‫ؿ‬ઐᔈϤկͨeࠗಋ‫̟ے‬ɣነ‫ے‬ɣ€ผ߮ነ࿘ᙷʼነɡଓพ́՚ ுუɤɡᏵࠗಋऋਂ‫֚ܧ‬Ϸ‫ٽܧ‬ւͨ՜ኪ̴ͨ࣎࣎໎ผιࡗcͨ౨ ն‫כ‬α˂ˀc‫ݯ‬౨ɍαe ՚ுუɤɡଊ‫ݯ‬Ϊ̷ผ߮࢑ԑ৻ֺ΋ྑɁc˚߬ొԜᄗ߮ʥͬพ ጺ໺೩ਿพ‫৻ר‬e՚ɤɡ౦ኪͨऋஈʔႏผ߮࢑ʔผ$ & & $€ ࠗಋʗผผ‫ٽ‬xα۹€e

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August Ʉ˂ 2007


CityU receives newly-appointed UGC Chairman and Research Grants Council members ‫ے‬ɣઅ‫ۿ‬ɣነઠө༅Хկࡗผณͨ˚࢐ʥ‫ޢ‬Ӡ༅Хѫιࡗ

Professor Richard Ho Yan-ki (right) welcomes the Hon Mrs Laura Cha to visit CityU.

Students and professors introduce CityU’s research projects to Professor Roland Chin Tai-hong.

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፠ɣ੖ઠ઒୏ᚹነ́ʥઠࡗᑟ໬‫ޢ‬Ӡඖ͌e

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he Hon Mrs Laura Cha, Chairman of the University Grants Committee (UGC), accompanied by Mr Michael Stone, UGC Secretary General, paid a familiarization visit to City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 6 June.

Mrs Cha and Mr Stone were warmly received by Professor Richard Ho Yan-ki, Acting President, as well as members of the University’s Council, senior management, and representatives from the faculties, schools, departments, Students’ Union and the Postgraduate and Staff Associations.

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ነઠө༅Хկࡗผઠ༅ผ€˚࢐ ̌޻࠷ɤɡcͅो࣊‫ဲ̌ٽ‬ʆͱ́ ஷ΃‫˂כ‬ˀ஄ਐ‫ے‬ɣcȿ໬‫ے‬ɣ

ೕࢄੱ‫ؗ‬e‫ے‬ɣອଉ࣎‫ٽ‬Є᭯ਥઠ઒d࣎໎ผ ιࡗdঢ়ᄙဳଉɁࡗ˞ʥ৑ӡd஫‫پ‬dነ́ ผd‫ޢ‬Ӡ́ผʥઠᓻࡗԾผˤ‫ٲ‬ᆅੱઅ‫ۿ‬ȿԞ ஄ّe Єઠ઒ΕᇹԷࠗಋʥ‫ے‬ɣࠍྦྷ‫ܥؿ‬ኝࣂ‫͐ٲ‬c

Professor Ho reiterated how CityU was committed to providing professional education and carrying out applied research that would have immense impacts on the community. He also outlined the idea of grouping subjects into “constellations” based on integrating various disciplines in preparation for the new four-year undergraduate curriculum. Mrs Cha was impressed with the presentations and the efforts made in preparing for the four-year undergraduate curriculum. She also commented positively on the high quality and practicality of some of the applied researches at CityU as well as some of the unique areas such as creative media. At the same time, a delegation comprising more than 60 members and panel members of the Research Grants Council (RGC) visited CityU on 14 June.

‫ے‬ɣߎɈ਩өነ́ι‫ݯ‬ਿɷ˞ʥઐ৽˿ॶྦྷ‫م‬ ผτࠇɣ঳ᘆ‫ؿ‬Ꮆ͂‫ޢ‬Ӡeˢ΃ࣂล߸ȿɣነ ‫ݯ‬ҝι̒αԹֺ২‫ؿ‬ๅௐɮАcЩੀɺ΃ነޫ ޫ͌ኬ΋‫ܱ—ݯ‬჌ະ᛽˜ୂ΋ᇾೡ‫ؿ‬෱ؒe ̌ɤɡ෰ᑢ‫ے‬ɣ‫ؿ‬અ‫ۿ‬cྦྷ‫ےכ‬ɣঢ়۹ࠇ഼ɣ ነ̒α̯ޫነԹ‫ؿ‬ᘐௐc૯‫ٲ‬᜺ሌe΃ࣂ̌ɤ ɡ̳͛ࠍിძȿ‫ے‬ɣᎶ͂‫ޢ‬Ӡ‫ؿ‬ሔॖၤྡྷ͂ ֲc˞ʥ‫ے‬ɣ‫ܺؿ‬ԒऋПᆲᕿcΣ௚෮ఌ᛽e ϊ̔ͅ‫ޢ‬Ӡ༅Хѫ ‫ޢ‬༅ѫ ʥΈነ୺ᆲᕿɩୂ ΛϽιࡗୂι‫ؿ‬஄ਐ྆‫˂כ‬ˀ஄ਐ‫ے‬ ɣe஄ਐ྆ͅ‫ޢ‬༅ѫ˚࢐፠ɣ੖ઠ઒ଅეcѴ

The aim was to gain a closer perspective of CityU’s overall research activities, strategies, achievements, initiatives, project highlights and important research outputs, according to Professor Roland Chin Tai-hong, RGC Chairman, who led the delegation.

શ஦༦஛ω‫৽ݠ‬૯Ƀȿ໬‫ے‬ɣኬ᛽‫ޢ‬Ӡ‫ؿ৽ݠ‬ ೪଑dιగdऋᒨʥࠇ߬ι‫׮‬e ‫ے‬ɣΉ஄ਐ྆ʍଽȿɣነ‫ؿ‬Ʉඖ˚߬‫ޢ‬Ӡე ਟiᎶ͂ᅕነd့߮ޫነd௚෮ఌ᛽dཋɥɮ

The eight areas of strength at CityU selected for presentation to the RGC delegation were applied mathematics, computational science, creative media, electronic engineering, environmental science, knowledge and innovation management, materials science and engineering and social sciences.

August Ʉ˂ 2007

ೡd᏷ྊޫነd‫ك‬ᖫၤ௚ณဳଉdҥࢿޫነၤ ɮೡ˞ʥ‫م‬ผޫነe

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CityU achieves excellent results in the 2007-08 CERG exercise ‍ے‏ɣ‍—×›â€ŹÓŻŕŽ˘â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ Í‚ŕŽŞŕť¤ĐĽâ€ŤÍ‡Â˜Ůźâ€Źá‡źÉťâ€ŤŮ˛â€ŹŕŹŠÔżŕ´&#x;

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ccording to an announcement of the Research Grants Council (RGC) on 29 June, CityU achieved excellent results in the 2007-08 Competitive Earmarked Research Grant exercise.

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ÎąŰšÂ—ÓŻŕŽ˘â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ Í‚ŕŽŞŕť¤ĐĽâ€ŤÂ˜Ůźâ€Źŕ°‚Đšá›ˇÍ?c‍ے‏

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CityU was ranked 4th among eight University Grants Committee funded institutions in terms of the level of funding, with 109 projects funded at HK$60.3m; and in terms of successful rate, at 34.3%. Compared with the last exercise, there was an increase of 11% and 22% respectively in terms of successful projects and the level of funding.

â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕŽ›Ď‰ÍłĎ„ŕś–â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ßŽŕ˝˛Ő…ŕŠĄâ€ŤŢ˘â€Źŕź…ŃŤŕź…ĐĽc͇

Seven projects received large grants of over HK$1m – four of them from Faculty of Science and Engineering, two from Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences & Language Information Sciences Research Centre, and one from Faculty of Business.

â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÍłĎ„Čźŕś–â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ßŽŕ˝˛á?ľá…†ŕ˛ ŕľšŕźŚŕ˛‹ŕžŹŕş’cŢŤ

á‡źÎšË˛ŕŹ…ŕź cᅆಠá?˘á”žŕź ŕ˛‹ŕžŹŕş’eΕɄ ŕś‚ÉŁáŠ?ŕŞ ÓŠŕź…ĐĽŐŻŕĄ—ŕ¸œŕź…ĐĽŕ§‘ŕŁŽÉťÎšË˛ŕŹ…Ő—á…†ŕ˛ á”ž Ń?ŕŞ–ĎˇŕŹąĚ’eá ¤ËžÎąËˆŕź–cÍ‡á‡źÎšË˛â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕś–ÍŒĘĽá?ľá…† ಠá?˘á”žĘ—Đ&#x;É?Ę Ő—e

áŠ?ʼɎ೥áŠ?ŕ§‘ĐŒĚ’ŕś–dÉ ĘźĘĽâ€ŤŮ…â€Źŕ¸œŢŤáŠ?áŠ?৑Āá‚?Ó° ŕź…ŕŚŠŢŤáŠ?â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ÉťĘśĐŒÉ€ŕś–dਆáŠ?ŕ§‘ĐŒČšŕś–e

Adjustment of staff salaries ŕŞ á“ťŕĄ—á‘€ŕź­áˆ áŠŹ

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he University Council approved at its meeting on 3 July to increase staff salary by 2%, effective 1 July 2007. The pay increase will apply to all staff serving in the University, irrespective of whether they were employed before or after the de-linking of university salaries from the Civil Service in July 2003. The latest pay rise, which takes into account of a Civil Service pay adjustment, is in addition to an acrossthe-board 3% pay increase offered in April 2007. ŕťŽŕ¸œâ€ŤË‚×›â€ŹË€â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¸œá˜ŞÉ?ŕŽ?ŕźŚÎ‰ŕŞ á“ťŕĄ—Ëąá‘€ cÍ…ĘŒÎąË‚Ë€ŕŚ´Í

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ࢽeĎ„á—?Ëąá‘€á˜ŞŕŁ?ŕŠ€áˆŹÍ‚â€Ť×›â€ŹÉŁáŠ?Ͳ᛽ઠᓝॗc˳‍ܢ‏Ει˂ɣ

áŠ?á‘€ŕź­á ¤â€ŤÖšÜ§â€ŹĘ”ŕ§ťŕĄ—ŕ­“éˆŽâ€Ťŕ­“ÖśÚŠâ€ŹéˆŽâ€ŤÜƒâ€ŹÉƒá“ťâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŞ á“ťŕĄ—eŕŽ›Ď‰Ëąá‘€ŕ¨„ĎŁČżâ€ŤÖšÜ§â€Ź ʔঢ়ॗ˹ᑀ‍ؿ‏ΪખeÉŁáŠ?ĘŒÎą˂ɰΉͲ᛽ઠᓝॗིȚ˹ᑀe

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CityU organizes HKSAR Basic Law International Conference ‫ے‬ɣᐾፒਝ჌‫ޢ‬দผ઄দࠗಋਥ̯ؒ‫ྡྷؿ‬ሚၤ̰Ԟ

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o commemorate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), CityU’s School of Law co-organized, with the Hong Kong SAR Basic Law Education Association, an inter national conference: “Hong Kong’s Basic Law: The First Ten Years and Its Future – Hong Kong SAR Basic Law Tenth Anniversary International Conference”. It took place on 22 and 23 June at CityU.

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ಋਥ̯ؒઠөԾ

ผ‫˂כ‬ˀʥˀΕ ‫ے‬ɣᐾϷ—ࠗಋΑᓊɊ ՚αਥ̯ؒਝ჌‫ޢ‬দ ผzࠗಋਥ̯ؒɊ αΑᚋၤ̰Ԟ˜e ‫ޢ‬দผමඑΛΊ̯ ಋdʑΔʥਝ჌‫ك‬Ίਿ ࡼcͳ΃Αᚋਥ̯ؒΕ ༦˾Ɋα‫ྡྷؿ‬ሚၤਨ Officiating guests and supporting partners at the opening ceremony ඀ྭ԰ᓤཽႝʥ‫ޢ‬দผʻ‫ܛ‬ዀ࿚ˤ‫ٲ‬

Over 40 prominent local, regional and international experts shared their views with some 100 participants on how the Basic Law had been implemented in Hong Kong in the first 10 years after the handover, examining areas such as constitutional theory, the relationship between central and local authorities, nationality, protection of civil liberties, as well as issues concerning conflict of laws and international law. Future challenges, and identifying how such challenges could be dealt with, were also on the agenda.

Ϸcၤ൚༦Ίၤผ ّʘᆠ͚‫ݚ‬c઄দτᗐ ኔؒଉሃdɻ̕ၤΔ

ʿ‫ؿ֚ܧ‬ᗐ‫ڝ‬dਝᘒؒd‫ړ‬჋ʔ̵Ϭͅc ˞ʥԯˢၤᇰޯؒdਝ჌ؒτᗐ‫ؿ‬ਐᕀh ผɐᑹদሃȿࠗಋΣЄ‫ྦྷٴ‬ੀԞˮଊ‫ܥؿ‬ ኝe

CityU hosts international conference to promote community development ‫ے‬ɣ˚ፒਝ჌ผᘪઐ৽‫ਂم‬ೕࢄ

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he International Association for Community Development (IACD) Hong Kong Conference 2007 under the theme “Partnership for People-centred Development: Challenges & Responses in a Globalising World” held its opening ceremony at CityU in June. At the four-day conference, from 24 June to 27 June, scholars and community workers from all over the world presented work plans and research achievements, and proposed new concepts and suggested new policies.

(From left) Ms Christine Fang Meng-sang, Professor Richard Ho Yan-ki, Mr Zhan Chengfu, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuetngor, Professor Jo Leung Cho-bun and Professor Gary Graig officiated at the opening ceremony

The conference was co-organized by the Department of Applied ̞঴  ʿણ́ɤɡdЄ᭯ਥઠ઒d໽ι˟ͱ́d‫׳‬ሲ˂ࡵɤɡdષ Social Studies of CityU, the Department of Social Work and Social ीਫ਼ઠ઒ʥ*DU\&UDLJઠ઒˚‫ܛ‬඀ྭᓤe Administration of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Sponsored by the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government, it was one of the key events of the 10th anniversary celebrations of HKSAR.

—ਝ჌‫ਂم‬ೕࢄԾผࠗಋผᘪ˜‫˂כ‬Ε‫ے‬ɣᐾϷ඀ྭ԰ᓤeʌαɣผ˚ᕀ‫—ݯ‬೶Ђઐ৽˞̵‫ਂمؿ̯ݯ‬ೕࢄiͲଈʝɎ‫ܥؿ‬ኝၤΑ Ꮆ˜cԞϬ˖‫ވ‬ΈΔ‫ؿ‬ነّʥ‫ਂم‬ɮАّΕȹட̒ʨ˂ϭˀ€‫ؿ‬ผᘪɻcగ—‫ਂم‬ೕࢄ˜஛࠯ᘪᕀೕ‫ٲ‬෮ӮʥʗԔ‫ޢ‬Ӡι‫׮‬cԎ ొˮ௚ณᜮ֨ʥ‫ܧ‬೪‫ۺ‬ᘪe ผᘪܰऋਂι͓Ɋ՚α‫ؿ‬ᄪू‫৽ݠ‬ɾȹcͅ‫ے‬ɣᎶ͂‫م‬ผޫነӡdࠗಋɣነಋɣ€‫م‬ผɮАʥ‫م‬ผϷ‫ܧ‬ነӡ՗ࠗಋ‫م‬ผ‫৻ר‬ᐲผ΋ ፒcԎᏵ੡ࠗಋऋПϷ‫ܧ̵֚ܧਂܧ‬ԑ৻ѫᖳХe

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Supplemental Instruction Scheme helps secondary school students —áŠ?‍ٽ‏ႤáŠ?ßŽŕ˝˛Â˜â€ŤÝŻâ€ŹÉťáŠ?Í ŕąŠÔœĘťŕą?

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he Supplemental Instruction Scheme, which is sponsored by the Quality Education Fund, encourages outstanding Accountancy undergraduates of CityU to mentor secondary school students. In the past year, more than 100 Form 4 students from seven local secondary schools met with the CityU leaders and mentors every fortnight in small study groups. ๨Țι‍—ؿ‏áŠ?‍ٽ‏ႤáŠ?ßŽŕ˝˛Â˜á?ľŕŠĄáŽšáˆ”

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ŕŞ ÓŠŕ¨Ľâ€ŤŮźâ€Źŕź…ĐĽcÎżÎ•ŕŽŚŕźŚâ€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕ¸œßŽáŠ?

ӥΚá?œáŽšŕŹ”â€ŤÎƒŘżâ€ŹáŠ?ኪͨáŠ?‍ٽ‏ʼႤኒ‍ٽ‏c‍ݯ‏ ̯ಋȟֺɝáŠ?ČšĎ›Î›ÎŠŕ łášžŕ¸œßŽŢŤÍŒâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹÉť Ě’ÎƒáŠ?ŕąŠÔœáŠ?୺ʝŕą?cŇ°Ô­Őšá?žĎˇČšĎ‰ ËžÉŠŕ­‚Ęƒŕ§˝ŃźÎ˛ŕľŹĎˇâ€ŤŢ˘Řżâ€Źŕ­ŒĘĽŕŚŚáˆƒá‚¤áŠ? ‍ঢ়ר‏e

Computer Science students enjoy more internship opportunities ཋພލáŠ?ÓĄáŠ?Í á?ľŕŠĄŇĄÎ›ŕž˘ŕ­Œá‹€ŕ¸œ

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1 Year 3 students from the Department of Computer Science at CityU have seen the number of internship opportunities dramatically increase this year. Each student has an average of four choices. Over 370 placements are on offer through the IT Professional Placement programme, which represents an increase of 15% compared to last year, and 38% compared to the year before that.

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ɣཋພލáŠ?ÓĄĘŒÎąâ€Ťݯ‏Ί࠳᚞ཋພލáŠ?ŕż˜á™ˇ ŕŹ‰áŠ?ɥᇞ೥‍ؿ‏É?ι༛áŠ?Í ŕąŠÔœŢ¸ŕ Żŕž˘ŕ­Œá“ť

Ď˝cŕź–ËžÎąĘĽâ€ŤÚŠâ€ŹÎąĘ—Đ&#x;É?Ę ĘĽcĚĄŃ? ҰΊáŠ?Í ËżËžŕŠŁĚ’ŕ Żŕž˘ŕ­Œá“ťĎ˝Éťá?•áŠĽŕŻ–Î‹áˆŹâ€ŤŘżâ€Ź Čšŕ Że

The IT Professional Placement programme helps students to understand the professional requirements of the industry. ཋພލáŠ?ÓĄâ€Ťŕž˘Řżâ€Źŕ­ŒßŽŕ˝˛áœ‘áŠ?Í ŕą ŕą‹ÔŻŕ¨żŕ¸žáƒ”ŕ¨&#x;ŕž§É Éˇâ€ŤßŹŘżâ€ŹŇąe

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EE student wins local and global awards ཋɼɎ೥ӥáŠ?Í áŠ•ŕ˛˛á‡ƒŕŽ?ŕŚŠâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ  ๔̯ۤΔʼࣾ̔

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hen Jiashu, a Year 3 student in CityU’s Department of Electronic Engineering, has been awarded an IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate/Pre-graduate Scholarship 2007 for his achievements in radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) research. He is among 10 students worldwide to receive this Scholarship, which was awarded by t h e I E E E M i c rowave T h e o r y a n d T Techniques Society (MTT-S) in the US.

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In addition, Jiashu won the championship in the Underg raduate Deg ree Group of the You Younger Members Exhibition /Conference 2007, organized by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong.

ɼɎ೥ӥÉ?ι༛áŠ?Í ŕŽšŕ˝˝âŞłcáŠ•á”„Â—ŕ˛˛á‡ƒŕ˘‚á?źŕś‘Κཋŕź?˜É?‍ؿ‏Կྙ‍ޢ‏Ӡcŕż˜á?ľŕ¨?჌ ཋዀ࿒ཋɼɎ೥࢑áŠ?ŕ¸œ,(((€ᑲɎࡏŘ?ŕŹ‰áˆƒá ¤ŇŒŕ­şáŠ?ŕ¸œŕ˝•ŕł•ĚŻŢŤÍ á†‰áŠ?‍ٟ‏c

Ň°ÎąÍ˛ŕŹˆŕśŠΊáŠ?Í á?ľĎŠŕŁŚŕż˜e

14 July to 19 August Ë‚ˀϭË‚Ë€ The Works of Shen Ping Ҿ̥ˋŕŠ&#x;Đ?‍ࢄۂ‏ Venue: CityU Gallery Δᒨi‍ے‏ɣᖚఢ Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Daily

ŕŽšŕ˝˝âŞłŕ§–ČżÎ•ŕ¨?áƒŒá†‰ŕś–Éťŕą”Ű¤Ě”cË˘â€ŤŢ˘Řżâ€ŹÓ ÎƒŕŁ‚É–á˜°ŕŠĄĚŻÎ”á†‰ŕś–eË˘Î•ÉŽŕłĄĘĽŢŤŇŒáŠ?ŕ¸œ

ŕŁ‚ŕś‚iŇ°Ë€É?Ę&#x;ࣂϭɎĘ&#x;ࣂ

ŕ —ŕ˛‹Ę—ŕ¸œÂ€á?žá?’â€ŤÚ‡Řżâ€ŹÎąŕ¸œá˜Şŕ˘„á™´ˈᑊáŠ?ϽୂĐ&#x;Éťŕž”ŕŠĄâ€ŤßśÚĽâ€Źe

World-renowned economist Professor Gregory C Chow shares his views on applied research ŕ´&#x;Ί຤á?œáŠ?ŕĄźŕźŤĎ­ŕ­ĽŕŞ ŕŞ’Ę—Ô”áŽśÍ‚â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ĘśŕŠĄ

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orld-renowned economist Professor Gregory C. Chow shared his views on applied ityU. The event research in his speech “From Research to Social Changeâ€? on 9 July at CityU. was co-organized by Run Run Shaw Library and the Department of Economics and Finance. onomics and Professor Chow is appointed Honorary Professor in the Department of Economics istinguished Finance at CityU. The Department has set up Professor Gregory Chow Distinguished plied Graduate Student Fellowships to ďŹ nance students doing master’s degree in Applied Economics. áƒŒâ€ŤŮƒâ€ŹÎŠŕş¤á?œáŠ?ŕĄźŕźŤĎ­ŕ­ĽŕŞ ŕŞ’c‍Ë‚כ‏ˀΕ‍ے‏ɣá?žĎˇŕżŤá‘&#x;cá ¤ÉŁŕĄźĘ—Ô”áŽśÍ‚

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â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ â€ŤŘżâ€ŹĘśŕŠĄe໮࿫á‘&#x;Í…â€ŤŮˇâ€ŹŕľŤĘŠŕž‡ŕŁŠáŽ‚Ő—ŕş¤á?œĘĽâ€ŤŮźâ€ŹáŒŞÓĄá?˛Î‹Ëšá?’c࿍á‘&#x;Ëšá•€

‍ݯ‏i—áŠ?˞ߎ͂iŕŠŁâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ÔˇŇ?á›°â€ŤŮ…â€Źŕ¸œÂ˜e ŕźŤĎ­ŕ­ĽŕŞ ŕŞ’ŕŹŠâ€ŤŰ’ÝŻâ€ŹÉŁŕş¤á?œĘĽâ€ŤŮźâ€ŹáŒŞÓĄÎŠá™ˇŕŞ ŕŞ’cŕťŽÓĄá‘šËžË˘â€ŤŘżâ€ŹÎŠŕşŽŕ¨żâ€ŤŮžâ€ŹŕŽ‰ŕşŞČż

Professor Gregory C. Chow ŕźŤĎ­ŕ­ĽŕŞ ŕŞ’

Â—ŕźŤĎ­ŕ­Ľâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ Í á†‰áŠ?â€ŤÂ˜Ůźâ€Źcŕź…ĐĽáŠ?Í ŇžášžáŽśÍ‚ŕş¤á?œáŠ?ဨɥᇞ೥e

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Developing robots for the future ‫ޢ‬ೕ̰Ԟ‫ؿ‬ዀુɁ By Longgen Chen ஹ᎘࣓

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HE robotic industry is developing in much the same way that the PC business siness did 30 years ago, and this will bring about fundamental amental changes to contemporary lifestyles, predicted Microsoft soft Chairman Bill Gates in the January 2007 issue of Scientific entific American.

෬ச˚࢐ˈဍ • ၰওΕα˂໔ޫነɁᔵ Εα˂໔ޫነɁᔵ ႌɻᅅʼདӰcα‫ؿ܃‬ʌʨcዀુɁੀࠇᇲ࠯Ɂ ‫ؿ܃‬ʌʨcዀુɁੀࠇᇲ࠯Ɂ ཋ຾ੇ঴‫ؿ‬༞༏cϤ˘ผྵ֛ҝᛰ஛࠯ࣂˤ‫ݠ́ؿ‬ ผྵ֛ҝᛰ஛࠯ࣂˤ‫ݠ́ؿ‬ ʿβe

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his view is shared by Dr Sun Dong, Associate Professor of the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management (MEEM), City University of Hong Kong (CityU), and his colleagues Dr Tam Hon-yuen, Lecturer, and Dr Luk Bing-lam, Senior Engineer, as well as Dr Robin Sarah Bradbeer, Associate Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering. “Currently, the application of robotic technology is mainly restricted to industrial and military areas, but eventually it will become very common in many other sectors, particularly after breakthroughs that will reduce drastically manufacturing costs,” says Dr Sun, who joined CityU in 2000 and graduated from Tsinghua University. “Advances are likely in areas such as toys and games for entertainment, and in human service sectors, such as mechanical arms that assist doctors in surgery, and household robots that take charge of cleaning floors.” “Robots have applications in a great many fields,” says Dr Luk. “In the foreseeable future, they will certainly find a place in nearly every home.”

‫ے‬ɣႇ஥ɮೡʥɮೡဳଉነӡ৹ઠ઒ࡸ‫׭‬௟ɡdɣነᑟ࢑ᖭ‫ݙ‬ʏ௟ɡ՗ঢ়ज़ɮೡ࢑஺‫׳ݰ‬௟ɡ ˞ʥཋɥɮೡነӡ৹ઠ઒ᖓਫ਼௟ɡྦྷϊ૯τ΃෰e —ᒖಳዀુɁ͌‫ک‬ɣ஭͂‫כ‬ɮพֶ߶ԑcЎ௖ୄผౝʥcʮԯܰ๫Έ࠯‫ޚ‬ᗐነޫ‫ޢؿ‬Ӡτֺޯ व˞ʥႇ஥ι̯ɣఝࠌГɾ‫܃‬eೕࢄ੡༖҄‫ؿ‬ੀܰၤɁᗘ́‫ޚݠ‬ᗐ‫ؿ‬ეਟcΣ࡯ᅥֲ‫ضؿ‬Ԯ՗ ༝Ꮋc˞ʥ‫כ৻ר‬Ɂᗘ‫ؿ‬ϷพcΣԾХᔢ́২̔ޫʹ୺‫ؿ‬ዀુᐷ՗߲ஐ૜ઍΔ‫͂ࡼؿ׶‬ዀુɁ ೩c˜ଓพ‫כ‬૜ജɣነԎ‫כ‬αɃᓻ‫ے‬ɣ‫ࡸؿ‬௟ɡ႓e —ዀુɁ‫ؿ‬Ꮆ͂ᆲ௼Ɋʗᄤ‫؟‬eΕ˿˞དӮ‫ؿ‬ੀԞcዀુɁ̦ੀӶ൬ɝࡼຒʸc˜஺௟ɡɖ‫͐ٲ‬ ᖳ΃༞e

Dr Luk Bing-lam and his team are working on a new robotic project. ஺‫׳ݰ‬௟ɡ՗ˢ‫ޢؿ‬Ӡɩୂ̳Εୂ໦ȹ̎ณ‫ؿ‬ዀુɁe

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The fruition of years of T rresearch

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R Research into robotics started at CityU a dozen years ago when researchers from M MEEM developed a prototype for several se service robots, including an automatic vvacuum cleaner, a robot that examines th the plumbing, a climbing robot that cl cleans glass windows outside high-rise b buildings, an automatic navigating vvehicle and an underwater robot.These p projects were supervised by the now re retired Professor Tso Shiu-kit.

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““Although our prototypes have not bbeen turned into practical products so far, they have a promising future,” say Dr Luk, whose research pursuits says cover electronics and telecommunications, particularly in wireless telecommunications. Dr Luk Bing-lam ஺‫׳ݰ‬௟ɡ In addition, Dr Luk has worked in the UK on robots that test and transport objects, climb, work on board aircraft carriers and other warships, and carry out rescues from nuclear accidents. Since joining CityU, Dr Luk has taken part in many R&D projects and supervised many students, including one who clinched the top prize with his underwater sampling vehicle in the university category and the final championship at the Technology, Environmental Protection and Innovation Competition in 2006.

‫ے‬ɣɊΛα‫ک‬ɰτነّ‫ޢ‬ೕዀુɁcԎΕ ௑ઠ઒੓ეɎcͱ‫ޢ܃‬ೕˮϬ৽мྈኂዀ ુɁdᏎಡ௹ဳ‫ؿ‬ዀુɁd૜ᅳঢ়ᅢɣ෨ ‫ހ‬ᆍ೥‫ثؿ‬ᏳዀુɁdϬ৽ኒॾӹʥˋ֛ ዀુɁ೩Λိ‫৻ר‬ዀુɁࡈ‫ێ‬ଐ‫ۂ‬e —ᒖಳ҈ࠨ‫ޢ‬ೕ‫ؿ‬ዀુɁࡈ‫ێ‬ϭʌʋ̰ι ‫ݯ‬Ꮆ͂ଐ‫ۂ‬cԯ‫ک‬ౡ‫ڳ‬Ɋʗ˿ᜮcϤ˘ผ ‫ڈ‬੒ౝ༧c˜஺‫׳ݰ‬௟ɡ႓e஺௟ɡ‫˚ؿ‬ ߬‫ޢ‬Ӡᆲ௼ܰཋɥʥཋ঩cʮԯܰಲᇃ஝ ঩cԎτΛαྡྷ჌‫ޢ‬ೕ຤᛻eξΕߜਝɮ А౨ංcˢɰ਄ၤ‫ޢ‬ೕΛိዀુɁcΣᏎ ಡֶจ༜‫ؿͧذ‬ዀુɁd‫ث‬ᏳዀુɁd͂ ‫̴يॾכ‬ᘜֶԯˢኝᘜ‫ؿ‬ዀુɁc˞ʥ࣏ ԑ‫ܨ‬ɻ͂‫ܡכ‬ટ‫ؿ‬ዀુɁ೩e Ƀᓻ‫ے‬ɣ‫܃‬c஺௟ɡ਄ၤ༦ΛඖޫҌ‫ޢ‬ೕ ඖ͌cΕ‫ܞ‬ኒነ́உ߮ೕ‫ע‬ዀુɁʿࠍɖ დτ‫ۺ‬ኹcԯɻȹΊነ́உ߮‫֛ˋ—ؿ‬Յ ᅚዀ˜Ᏽ੡α—ޫነ • ᏷‫ • ړ‬௚Аˈ ᑩ˜ɣነୂ‫߶ڥ‬ʥୄรೕ‫ࡼע‬ᗸ࢔e —‫৻ר‬ዀુɁ‫͂ؿ‬ப‫۾‬ᄤ‫؟‬c˿˞Յˤֶ ԾХɁᗘ੣ԑ༦‫כ‬ნᛐdшᗒdᓯ௰ʦᔍ ֶ΀፮‫ؿ‬ɮАc˜஺௟ɡ໬ᘷ༞eઅ 着 ஺ ௟ɡ˞‫ث‬ᏳዀુɁ‫ݯ‬ԝcూ߸ȿ‫ث‬Ᏻዀુ Ɂ‫ؿ‬Ꮆ͂ᅶॶcΣ૜ᅳʨʼ̎ɾᗘ‫ؿ‬ଈѼ

In particular, service robots have a range of applications and can take over work that humans consider dirty, demanding, repetitive and dangerous, explains Dr Luk.

‫ۺ‬ዾe—஛ᗘᇲᔵ‫ؿ‬ଈѼ‫ۺ‬ዾ‫ذ‬ɐɺॶ‫ق‬ અܼஉͨЄ‫ذ‬᛽eΣ͂Ɂɮ૜ᅳcɺඩ჏ ߬ฆ‫ܼʹ຺ۺ‬cϤ˘ኬ࠯૜ᅳ༦ೡ˿ॶ३

“For example, robots can clean round surfaces such as the spheroid-shaped roof of an astronomical observatory. You can’t fix objects onto such a complex globe-shaped structure, so if humans are to clean the dome by hand, they will first need to set up scaffolding. The whole process may take a week and it wouldn’t be practicable for the observatory to suspend its work for such a long time,” he says. “But a climbing robot, being small and light, can do the cleaning bit by bit at any time with few restrictions.” Moreover, the climbing robot can be used to check whether or not the outside walls of a high-rise building are secure, just one of the many reasons this technology has earned CityU significant allotments from Hong Kong SAR Government’s Innovation and Technology Fund in the past few years.

ࣂȹ࠯ܱ౨e߬ʨʼ̎৤˅༜А஛ფ‫ࣂٽ‬ ංcЍ˝ɺʪྡྷ჌eΣ͂ዀુɁ૜ᅳc᛽ ዶɩdʗ൴Ⴆc˿˞ʗࣂ‫ݒ‬፭ࣂ૜ᅳcɺ ʪՇࠉԹe˜ ৖ϊɾ̔c‫ث‬ᏳዀુɁᑹ˿͂ԞᏎಡঢ়ᅢ ɣ෨̔ᏳܰЯΪͲc‫ݯ‬ϊ‫ے‬ɣ੡Էࠗಋऋ ਂ‫ؿ֚ܧ‬௚ณʥޫҌਥ‫ټ‬༅Хc൬ȹү‫ޢ‬ Ӡ՗ҝഁ஛ȹᎶ͂Ҍ୺e

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Dr Sun Dong ࡸ‫׭‬௟ɡ

Probing into the micro bio-world

Ӷ൬́‫ذ‬෬ᜮ˖‫ވ‬

In recent years, bio-robotic technology has become a major focus of attention. New techniques and instruments are very much in demand for fast and accurate manipulation of tiny mechanical and biological objects, such as gene injection into large batches of cells in biological engineering. For this reason, research in micromanipulation has received everincreasing attention worldwide both in universities and industrial sectors. “The ultimate goal of such research is to develop a computer-assisted system (automation) capable of performing manipulation and assembly tasks in the micro-world, as is currently achievable in the macro-world,” says Dr Sun, who has published more than 100 research papers in various international academic journals and at major conferences on topics such as robotics, control engineering, and mechatronics.

‫ٶ‬αԞć‫ذ‬ዀુɁҌ୺ˀ࿺ʵɁ؇͌c

“The key to success lies in incorporating the automation technology into the micro-field of Micro-Electro-Mechanical System, which is the integration of mechanical elements, sensors, actuators, and electronics on a common silicon substrate through microfabrication technology, and into nanotechnology against the background of bioengineering,” he says. Currently Dr Sun is heading a research group, together with Dr Cheng Shuk-han, Associate Professor of Department of Biology and Chemistry, working on advanced bio-robotic systems for the automatic injection of genes into large batches of cells. “Conventionally, biological cell injection is done manually, which requires lengthy training and suffers from a low success rate,” explains Dr Sun.“But our research will improve the efficiency and success rate of gene injections and many other biological injection processes.”

Ɂࠨ‫܈‬჏ॶ၀ᆢ˘҄஠ኧАୀɩዀુʥ෬ ᜮ́‫ذ‬᛽‫ؿ‬ณҌ୺՗ณშኂé‫ذ‬ɮೡ ɻc֡ɣ൴ୀߋɻ؇ࢂਥΐగܰȹ࠯԰‫ێ‬ ‫ؿ‬ԝɥeΐϊc˖‫ވ‬ΈΔ‫ؿ‬ঢ়೩৑࣎˞ʥ ଐพ‫ވ‬ˀऩࠇ഼ᛷ෬ኧАҌ୺‫ޢؿ‬Ӡe —஛ȹ‫ޢ‬Ӡეਟ‫ؿ‬௖ୄ͌ᅟܰ‫ޢ‬ႇˮཋ຾ ႤХ‫ؿ‬Ϭ৽ʝӡ଻c˥ԯΕ෬ᜮ˖‫ވ‬ɻɖ ॶਨϷኧАʥΪ໦ͨ৻c˜ࡸ௟ɡ႓c —ȹΣ๫‫ک‬Εѩᜮ˖‫ވ‬ɻɰ຤২Է‫ؿ‬ԅ ᅚeᗐᒄܰΈ‫ذ‬ɮೡ߇ౡɎcੀϬ৽ʝ Ҍ୺ጪɃ෬ዀཋӡ଻ɻ‫ؿ‬ᛷ෬ኧАc˞ʥ ›ጪɃœढ़ϝҌ୺e˜ ͌‫ک‬cࡸ‫׭‬௟ɡ̳ၤ́‫ذ‬ʥʝነӡ৹ઠ઒ ሲૠᄐ௟ɡ΋Аc੓ეȹ࠯྆අ‫ޢ‬Ӡͱ൬ ‫ذ́ؿ‬ዀુɁኧАӡ଻c͂˞֡ɣ ғୀߋɻ؇ࢂਥΐe—஝੒ੱ ‫ؗ‬Ɏc֡́‫ذ‬ୀߋɻ؇ࢂਥΐ ˚߬ቌɁʹኧАc჏߬‫ٽ‬౨ফ ᆻc˘ι˲ଅ‫ޅ‬ Гe஛ඖ‫ޢ‬

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Researching multi-robot formations One of the most challenging goals in robotics is to develop intelligent robots that behave just like humans and can work cooperatively with their teammates to get into and maintain a formation, as well as being able to respond to changes in the environment.

Ӡߗι˲cੀ˿ɣఝొঢ়ਥΐ؇ࢂ೩Λိ ́‫ذ‬ነ؇ࢂ‫ؿ‬ɮАࢽଅʥι˲ଅc˜ࡸ௟ ɡ໬ᘷ༞e

ዀુɁᇁඅ‫ޢ‬Ӡ෮ຮࠇɣ “However, robot control theory today has yet to achieve such an expectation,” says Dr Sun, now working on multi-robot formation, among other projects. Dr Sun, who serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Chairman of IEEE Hong Kong Section Joint Chapter on Robotics & Automation and Control Systems, has been working with his team on an advanced synchronization control approach to coordinating a group of mobile robots for formation control. This is his most recent Competitive Earmarked Research Grant project. Research into intelligent multi-robot systems can be applied to a range of areas, such as search and rescue operations involving helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft or ships, or a combination of these transport tools. To ensure efficient execution of such operations, a team of robots must be able to move around the environment, keeping a relative distance from each other and avoiding collision with possible obstacles. Other applications include simulating and investigating human interaction as observed during the spread of diseases (life science) and the control of traffic jams (intelligent transportation systems).

ΕዀુɁҌ୺ɻcшᗒ௖ɣ‫͌ؿ‬ᅟɾȹc గܰ‫ޢ‬ႇˮॶΣɁᗘঁᇁඅϷ৽˞ԾАѧ ιͨ৻‫ؿ‬ౣॶዀુɁcඅʤɾං̦඘Ծሁ ༜Аcୂ΋ιԎ‫ܛړ‬ᇁඅcϤ˘ॶԗኣ᏷ ྊᛰʝАˮʦᎶe —ಳϤଡɎ‫ؿ‬ዀુɁઁԹଉሃ‫ޢ‬Ӡֆ̰ॶ ਪྡྷଊ஛ိ౨શc˜ࡸ௟ɡ႓eࡸ௟ɡΣ ʌܰ,((( 7UDQVDFWLRQV RQ 5RERWLFVነ୺˰ ‫ؿذ‬৹˚ᇁ˞ʥ, ( ( (ࠗಋʗผዀુɁd Ϭ৽ʝၤઁԹነผ˚࢐eˢྦྷ‫ޢ‬Ӡጙመወ ‫ڴ‬cͱ‫܃‬Εਝ჌ነ୺˰‫ذ‬ʥࠇ߬ነ୺ผᘪ ɐೕ‫ٲ‬༩ϛᆵτᗐዀુɁd༜৽ઁԹʥዀ ཋȹ᛽ʝ‫ޢؿ‬Ӡሃʼc͌‫̳ک‬Ε‫ޢ‬Ӡዀુ Ɂᇁඅ‫ؿ‬ᇾᕀe ࡸ௟ɡ௖‫ٶ‬ι˲Ᏽ੡ —ӯ஢‫ޢ‬Ӡ͂ப໤Х ‫ ( &˜ټ‬5 *€cၤԯ ྆අߎɈ‫ޢכ‬ႇͱ൬‫΃ؿ‬ үઁԹؒc˞ԾሁઁԹᇁඅɎ‫ؿ‬ଫ৽βዀ ુɁ‫৽ݠؿ‬e ஛ȹ‫ޢ‬Ӡ෮ຮࠇ ɣcΐ‫ݯ‬ౣॶ‫ێ‬ዀ ુ ુɁᇁඅӡ଻‫ޢؿ‬Ӡ ι‫˿׮‬ ˿ ι‫ق˿׮‬અ༜͂‫כ‬ᆲ௼ᄤ‫؟‬ ‫ؿ‬ΛိɮА Аeϊ‫ޢ‬ А e eϊ‫ޢ‬ ‫ؿ‬ΛိɮАeϊ‫ޢ‬Ӡ‫ؿ‬ȹඖࠇɣ͂பΕ ‫قכ‬ʠዀ ʠ ࠔዀ ዀ ᘜ ‫قכ‬ʠዀdࠔዀdᘜ୛Ծሁ༜А‫ؿ‬ชఖ ટ౐Ϸ৽e‫ݯ‬ȿొঢ়Ϸ৽ࢽଅcȹඅዀ ુɁ඘ԮτΕऋց᏷ྊɎϬͅϷ৽‫ॶؿ‬ Ɉc֤ϊɾං඘‫ܛړ‬ȹց൝ᔴcԎॶᑷ ЛᅁԷ჋ᖄ‫ذ‬eϊ̔c஛ȹ‫ޢ‬Ӡ‫ؿ‬༜ ͂ᑹ˳‫ܢ‬ᅡᏃd‫ޢ‬ӠझञඨᅌɻɁະ ‫ؿ‬ʃ৽ᅡβ́՜ޫነ€c˞ʥ͚஝ ਧ෌‫ဳઁؿ‬ౣॶ‫͚ێ‬஝ӡ଻€e

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Grooming young people to applied pplied innovative technology

਩өαႦɁᎶ͂௚ณޫҌ

CityU scholars lay great emphasis on bringing up young people through practical work by inspiring their interest n and in robotics and sharpening their imagination nt has creativity. In MEEM, each graduating student uilding an opportunity to take a hands-on part in building robots.

ɻ਩өαႦɁྦྷዀુɁነ‫ؿ‬ጙመcውೕˢ

৖ȿޫ‫ޢ‬c‫ے‬ɣ‫ؿ‬ነّᑹɊʗ؇ࠇΕྡྷሚ ࠨ‫ؿ‬෱ཫɈcೕ౎௚෮eΕႇ஥ɮೡʥɮ ೡဳଉነӡcҰ࠯‫ޚ‬ᗐነޫ‫ؿ‬ଓพ́஭τ ዀผྡྷ჌਄ၤႇАዀુɁeɣነᑟ࢑ᖭ࿵ ʏ௟ɡ౦‫޻כ‬ਝ౜դါɣነᏵ੡ဨɡ՗௟ ɡነϽcɃᓻ‫ے‬ɣ‫܃‬ȹ‫ق‬੣ԑઁԹࡈଉ՗ ዀુɁነʥϬ৽ʝઠነɮАcԎ‫ܞ‬ኒነ́

Dr Tam Hon-yuen, who holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from Stanford University, has been otics teaching courses in cybernetics theory, robotics as and automation since joining CityU. He has supervised a number of student projects on building humanoid robots, electric wheelchairs, and mechanical dogs. When it comes to inspiring creativity in students, great credit must go to Dr Robin Sarah Bradbeer of the Department of Electronic Engineering. Prior to joining the University in 1990, Dr Bradbeer provided consultancy services to various companies on designing, manufacturing, and marketing educational robots and electronics. She was known as a “computer guru” on television, radio and in the popular press in the UK.

ႇА༦ɺʭɁ‫ێ‬ዀુɁdཋ৽ረ౯dዀુ ‫ش‬೩ྡྷሚඖ͌e Ε਩өነ́ೕ౎௚෮ʿࠍcᖓਫ਼௟ɡ˿˞ ီ੡ɐιᐜ୯‫ݰ‬eξΕαɃᓻ‫ے‬ɣɾ ‫ک‬cᖓ௟ɡɰΕ‫ݯ‬ɺ΃ʔ̇ొԜጺ໺‫ר‬ ৻cᎳХஉ߮d́ଐ՗ઐሻઠө͂ዀુɁ ՗ཋɥଐ‫ۂ‬cΕߜਝ‫ؿ‬ཋ഼dཋ̎೩ɣଠ ඨఌɻτ—ཋ຾թɷ˜ɾΊᐰe ˱๷‫ے‬ɣ‫܃‬cᖓ௟ɡҡҐઠነၤ‫ޢ‬Ӡࠇᒨ එɻΕˋ֛ዀુɁʥኂҥ՗ɮೡઠөʿ ࠍeϬ੣α঴c‫ے‬ɣၤ˖‫ވ‬Ϭಳਥ‫ټ‬

Since joining CityU, Dr Bradbeer has focused her research on underwater robots and equipment and on engineering education. In 2003, CityU set up the Marine Science and Engineering Laboratory in Hoi Ha Wan Park in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fun nd n d (WWF). WWF). The Laboratory has been b responsib for continuously recording changes chan Fund responsible

ผ၇਽΋АcΕࣵɎᜪࣵ֌ʔ්உ͓ࣵ‫ݗ‬ ޫነၤɮೡྡྷ᛻۩cС͂ႭઁዀુɁ‫ܛ‬ᙩ Ꮞಡడα‫ک‬ΕࣵɎᜪ‫י֛ࣵؿ‬ສɁɮேᐉ ‫ˋ܃‬ ‫֛ˋ܃‬᏷ྊ‫ؿ‬ᛰʝc΃ࣂဟಡ౶ࢠ‫̯כ‬ಋ ˋਟ ˋਟ‫ݿؿ‬๢ʥࣵ‫ذ́ݗ‬e Εࣵ ΕࣵɎᜪ—ɮА˜‫֛ˋؿ‬ዀુɁᙔ‫ࠗכ‬ಋ ଱ȹ ଱ȹ஫ɖܰ਒ȹ‫ؿ‬ȹ஫΃ᗘዀુɁeˋ֛ ዀુ ዀુɁ‫ؿ‬ਿพ୺ႍ̉АႭઁӹֶႭઁ༗Ԯ ᓯ ᓯီ5 2 9€cͅȹܼ๑‫ޚ‬ዀ՗ɍ࠯ઐ൬ ኂୂ ኂୂιeτȿ஛Ԓ໦ௐcˋ֛ዀુɁగ˿ ˞Ε ˞Εˋ֛Ϭͅ—ϷӶ˜c—Ϧᚹʒ༏cଡ ᜮɄ ᜮɄʿ˜cᜮྦ̒՚‫ؿ‬᏷ྊe ‫ݯ‬ȿ ‫ݯ‬ȿҐዀુɁᎶ͂Ҍ୺ඨ઒೽αႦɁcᖓ ௟ɡ ௟ɡɍα‫ک‬඀ն‫ܞ‬ኒነ́඀ࢄˋ֛ዀુɁ ‫ޢ‬ ‫ޢ‬Ӡ ‫ޢ‬Ӡඖ͌e—‫ے‬ɣ਄ၤ‫ޚ‬ᗐ‫ؿ‬Ꮆ͂‫ޢ‬Ӡɰ ൚ ൚༦ ൚༦αcԎႇ஥ȿΛ஫ᅶˋዀુɁc˜

Dr Robin Sarah Bradbeer explains to the students how a robot works. ᖓਫ਼௟ɡΉነ́ᑟ໬ዀુɁ‫ؿ‬ɮАࡈଉe

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to the seabed at Hoi Ha Wan after the deployment of artificial reefs several years ago and monitoring coral and other marine life in the local waters around Hong Kong using remote-operated robots.

ᖓ௟ɡ႓e—҈౦‫ܞ‬ኒ਄˱αͲಋɣਿ ́ዀુɁɣᑩ‫ؿ‬ԭୂነ́e໮ˈᑩྦྷ‫ے‬ɣʥ ነ́Ԟ႓c஭ܰᗒ੡‫ؿ‬ዀผ՗˥ɁΑՈ‫ؿ‬຤ ዃe˜

The automatic tool that “works” underwater in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is the only one of its kind in Hong Kong.Technically called “Remote-Operated Vehicle” (ROV), the machine is made up of a camera and three propellers and is capable of “walking” freely under the water and “watching and listening” in all directions for whatever is happening on the seabed. Dr Bradbeer started to guide her students in projects on underwater robots in 2004. “It’s been more than a decade since CityU started applied research in this field and it has built many robots,” says Dr Bradbeer. “The 2004 Robocon Hong Kong Contest, in which I supervised two groups of students, was a memorable experience for the University and our students.” In 2006, in partnership with the WWF, Dr Bradbeer initiated the Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge for secondary school students. Last year’s champion team later won three prizes, including a prize for the best remote-operated underwater robot, at the International Underwater Robot Challenge hosted by NASA in Houston, US.This year’s competition was expanded to include universities and colleges, and the two winning teams, plus the second runner-up in the secondary school group, were sponsored to compete in an international contest at the Marine Institute and the Institute for Ocean Technology, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada, in June.

αᖓ௟ɡҡೕ঴‫ے‬ɣၤ˖‫ވ‬Ϭಳਥ‫ټ‬ผ ΋ፒ‫ؿ‬ɻነ́—ࠗಋᅶˋዀુɁ‫ܥ‬ኝᑩ˜e ˾α‫߶ڥؿ‬අ͢਄˱ȿΕ޻ਝᄨήਝࡼॾʨ ѫͤɡནʪ‫ي‬ɻʶᐾϷ‫—ؿ‬ਝ჌ᅶˋዀુɁ ‫ܥ‬ኝᑩ˜cԎᏵ੡௖ԙႭઁᅶˋዀુɁᆉ೩ ɍඖᆉಶeʌαᐾፒ‫ˈؿ‬ᑩҡᒷࢄϭɣਿ ‫ވ‬cԭ࠯ୂ‫˞߶ڥؿ‬ʥɻነୂ‫ؿ‬տ߶ͳɍʻ අ͢Ᏽ੡༅Хc‫כ‬ʒ˂Ⴉ߳˱ࢬɣख़٧ᙬ޵ ֨ɣነဃพʥࣵ‫ݗ‬ነ৑਄˱ਝ჌‫ܥ‬ኝᑩe —҈Ѵશᔄ着΋ፒ஛ိ‫ܥ‬ኝᑩc૯ʝၤ˖‫ވ‬ Ϭಳਥ‫ټ‬ผ‫ؿ‬΋Аᗐ‫ڝ‬c˜ᖓ௟ɡ໤˨႓e —஛ɺඩᗐ˝́‫ذ‬ነcϤ˘ᑹ૾ࣹԷޫҌe ஦༦ʵ൬ޫҌc˿˞ొঢ়̯ಋነ࣎ʥነ́ྦྷ ࣵ‫ړݗ‬ө‫ؿ‬ᗐ؇e˜

ዀુɁ͂பᄤ‫؟‬d‫ک‬ౡႩɣ ΕɁᗘଉ෱ɻcዀુɁ௖ୄ˿શι‫ݯ‬Ɂᗘ́

“By co-holding such challenges, I hope, CityU will strengthen its collaboration ties with WWF,” adds Dr Bradbeer. “It’s not only about biology, but it involves technologies, too. By introducing technologies, we can expect to raise Hong Kong schools’ and students’ awareness of marine conservation.”

‫ؿݠ‬Ђ‫ڕ‬eኣᒚਝ༅঩஝‫ڌ‬஫ི߮cԷȿ αcᒚਝҰ࠯ࡼ࢓஭ॶኟτȹ̎ዀુ ɁeࡼࡼʸʸኟτዀુɁ‫کؿ‬ౡ˥Ɂᄴᄸc Ϥ‫ے‬ɣ‫ؿ‬ਿࡼ՗ነّੀΕ஛ ეਟɻೕ Ϥ‫ے‬ɣ‫ؿ‬ਿࡼ՗ነّੀΕ஛ȹეਟɻೕ౎Ϭ ɯ‫ؿ‬ȹɯɾ‫ٽ‬e

Bright future lies ahead Eventually, robots are expected to become life companions for humans. The Ministry of Information and Communication in South Korea projects that, by 2013,, ve every household in South Korea will own a robot. Attractive obot indeed is the prospect of each and every home having a robot holars ar to serve the family. To make it a reality, experts and scholars t at CityU will give full play to their talent and expertisee in this exciting field.

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(From left) Rachel Cheung Lai-ching, Year 1 student, Ms Kathy Chan Yin-ling, Director of the Development and Alumni Relations OfďŹ ce, Mr Andrew Fan Ka-fai, Chairman of the Convocation and Mr Weeky Wong Sau-lik, Vice-Chairman (External Affairs) of the Convocation ĚžŕŚ´Â€ČšÎąŕĽ›áŠ?Í ŕŠ›á—Ťŕą d‍ے‏ɣೕࢄʼ࣎ʤá?˛ŕłźŕ­Žŕ­Žâ€ŤŮ˝â€ŹŕŽšá‹˜â€ŤŢ ‏ɤɥd ÉŁáŠ?ŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œËšŕ˘?ß‘ŕĄźáˆŁÍąÍ ĘĽÉŁáŠ?ŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œ̔ঢ়€৚˚ŕ˘?Ë”ÓžÉˆÍąÍ

Uniting Alumni to Support CityU Development á‰ˇá ™ŕŁŽĘ¤Éˆŕľ´ʝ‍̴࣎ܛ‏ೕࢄ ÉŁáŠ?ŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œËšŕ˘?ß‘ŕĄźáˆŁÍąÍ ŕŽ„á‡šá?Ł By Jenny Kwan é—œç?Žç›ˆ

1 January 2007 marks an especially important date for City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and for over 90,000 of its alumni. This is the date for the establishment of the University Convocation, an organization that formally represents all alumni. Mr Andrew Fan Ka-fai, one of the first bachelor’s degree students to graduate from CityU and the Chairman of the Provisional Standing Committee of the Convocation, talks about the philosophy behind the Convocation and his views on alumni development. ι˂ˀcŕž§ŕ —ŕ˛‹â€ŤĚ&#x;ے‏ɣáŠ?â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÂ€Ő—Ď­ĘŒÉ°ŕľšŕźŚΊ‍࣎ؿ‏ʤϤӰܰȚ࠯ࠇߏ‍ؿ‏ˀɼeÎ•ŕŽ›ČšĘ¨cȚ࠯ˤ â€ŤŮ˛â€ŹË˘ŕ ¨â€ŤŘ’Řżâ€ŹÖ ŕ­‚á“ąÄśÄśÉŁáŠ?ŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œĚłÎ˛ÎšÍ“ČżeĐ?â€ŤŰ’ÝŻâ€ŹÉŁŕŹąČšÖ‰áŠ?ÉĄáŠ?Ď˝ŕŹ“ŕ¸žÍ ŕ šŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œá?˝ŕŁ‚ŕŠ’ŕ§ťŐŻŕĄ—ŕ¸œËšŕ˘?cߑय़ áˆŁÍąÍ ŕŽ›Ď˝áŠ?‍ٽ‏᎜ᑟઅՇÂ?ĘŒË€â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÂ?ŕŞ”ŕŽ„cĘ—Ô”ŕŻšÍ“ŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŹ‰Ö¨c˾ʥˢྦྷ࣮ʤá—?‍Ú?â€Źŕł•ŕ˘„â€ŤŘżâ€ŹČšÔ’â€ŤŘ’Ţœâ€Źe

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August É„Ë‚ 2007


How do you view the roles and functions of the Convocation?

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The establishment of the Convocation marks a milestone in the development of alumni relations. The Convocation is actually quite different from alumni associations organized by departments, faculties or graduates from different interest groups at CityU. It is in fact a statutory body established in accordance with the constitution of the University, serving as a formal link between the University and alumni, and among alumni themselves. This means the Convocation is a good friend to CityU, helping it to become one of the leading institutes in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Can you tell us the story behind the founding principle of the Convocation, “Uniting Alumni to Support CityU Development”? The growth of an individual depends not only on his or her relationship with family and career, but also on the fulfillment of social obligations. Education is an essential part of society, and supporting the development of our alma mater is definitely an important social obligation. Only by learning how to balance growth and obligation can we get to enjoy a richer life. Moreover, when we take part in alumni activities, we meet people from different professions and backgrounds. These contacts expand our social circle and help us to grow.

ೡຌeിᘪผτП‫֡˞כ‬Έ৑ӡֶጙመɩ ୂଓพ́Ϭೕୂι‫࣎ؿ‬ʤୂᓱc࣓ܰኣɣ ነૈԝι͓‫ؒؿ‬ցୂᓱcผι‫ݯ‬ɣነၤ࣎ ʤc˞ʥ࣎ʤɾං‫̳ؿ‬β฼஝ಒ༞cԎผ ਄ၤɣነೕࢄԑ৻e҈ࠨผι‫ݯ‬ɣነ‫ؿ‬௖ ԙྑЂcԾХઐ৽ɣነι‫ݯ‬ԓʪΔਂეͱ ‫ؿ‬ɣነe

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The Convocation is still in its infancy, and in order to lay a solid foundation for its future development each member of the Provisional Standing Committee of the Convocation promotes the policy of “SUM” (“Simplify to Unify; Unify to Multiply”). This means that the Provisional Standing Committee will implement a series of initiatives that unify alumni before expanding to a complete alumni network. We know that it takes time and effort to build such a network, but we are prepared to put in the necessary hard work.

ଊࣂിᘪผʋ୮‫כ‬঴үආ‫ݒ‬cҰ࠯ᐽࣂ੒ ৻կࡗผιࡗя‫ܓ‬Ψ680Щ6LPSOLI\ WR 8QLI\ 8QLI\ WR 0XOWLSO\€஛ȹೕࢄ೪଑c ‫ݯ‬ിᘪผ̰Ԟ‫ؿ‬ೕࢄ̨ɎਥᓣeЩ஦༦ᐽ ࣂ੒৻կࡗผઢ৽ɮАcඑɻਨϷడͧᗐ ᒄ‫ؿ‬ԑඖc྆೶ȹଠᆅʶ‫࣎ؿ‬ʤc൬ȹү ઐ৽ኬ࠯࣎ʤ၉೼‫ؿ‬ೕࢄe҈ࠨ‫͉ע‬஛࠯ ၉೼Ԏ‫ڈ‬ȹ౩ȹɢ˿˞‫ۺ‬ιc჏߬຤༦‫ٽ‬

To achieve these objectives, each member of the Provisional Standing Committee will act as a role model in alumni affairs and build a sophisticated system for recruiting those alumni keen to take part in University affairs. They will be the key personnel for expanding our future network.

How do you view the connection between a university and its graduates, and what is the real meaning of such a relationship? A university and its graduates maintain a symbiotic relationship. The university benefits in terms of branding and image promotion if its students perform well in the workplace and achieve success, since society will recognize the value of that university’s graduates. Likewise, students will benefit if they graduate from a university that possesses a wellknown brand and a popular image. Like the nucleus of an atom unifying electrons, a university energizes its graduates to produce a synergy that enhances the strengths of both parties.

Ⴉ‫ؿ‬ЦɈɷॶ༠ιeֺ˞c҈ࠨɊʗࠇ഼ ‫܉‬ᅚ̷ᙩೕࢄ࣎ʤ၉೼e ߬༠Է˞ɐ͌ᅟc҈ࠨੀ੣ԭʿࠍɃʹe ࠖͱcҰϽᐽࣂ੒৻կࡗผιࡗ̦඘˞Ӹ А‫ڬ‬cዶร਄ၤ࣎ʤԑ৻e଱ɀc߬‫͓ۺ‬ ȹ࠯ѧഁ‫ܼؿ‬࿚c஦༦τࢽ‫ؿ‬ಒ༞мढ़ᆅ ʶ਄ၤɣነೕࢄ՗࣎ʑԑ৻‫࣎ؿ‬ʤcʹ஦ ༦஛Ԓ࣎ʤᒷɣኬ࠯၉೼e

Б‫܉‬ᅚ‫ޜ‬ɣነၤ࣎ʤ‫ؿ‬ᗐ‫ڝ‬j஛ိ ᗐ‫ྦྷڝ‬ȹֺɣነʥҰȹ࠯࣎ʤԮτ ‫ޅ‬ფ෮ຮj ɣነၤ࣎ʤྡྷ‫ݯ‬ȹ—ͳ́᛽˜cЩԭّʃ

The key to achieving this is to develop a close relationship between the two parties. How

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can this be done? First, the university needs to recognize the vital role its graduates play in its future development, and graduates need to recognize the signiďŹ cance of university development. This level of reciprocation leads to strong, sustainable mutual association.

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Do you think the current relationship between CityU and its graduates is satisfactory?

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Boosting the degree of recognition and connection between CityU and its alumni is a long process and I would never concern myself with whether or not the relationship is a good enough at any one point. It is more productive to think in terms of planning how to work better. In any case, many students graduate from CityU every year, thereby expanding the alumni community, so the Convocation must work hard to recruit new members.

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I ďŹ rmly believe that students should be encouraged as early as possible to value their university and we should instill in them a sense of pride. The beneďŹ ts are long term and will help both parties.

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ProďŹ les of Other Convocation Members ԯˢկŕĄ&#x2014;ŕ¸&#x153;ΚŕĄ&#x2014;ÉŠá?&#x152;ŕŁ? The Provisional Standing Committee of the Convocation consists of 18 alumni. The committee members graduated from different programmes in different years and are now very busy with their work. However, thanks to their dedication and loyalty, they are heavily involved in the development of the University. Below are brief proďŹ les of three of the members:

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What do you think about CityUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in developing the alumni ni network? Have there been any ny major changes since you graduated ed in 1988? The alumni network has become more re ay formalized. The University started to pay 6, attention to its development in 1996, but, initially, the focus was on infor mal ni activities. Even when the CityU Alumni Giving Club was established in 2003, no hat official alumni association existed. That he changed on 1 January 2007 when the Convocation was set up to provide a en formal communication channel between the University and alumni.

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The Convocation has been in operation for over six months. Can you share with us your personal experience and feelings about the Convocation so far?

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What is most touching is that 18 CityU alumni, who graduated from different programmes in different years and are now working in different sectors, can join together as members of the Convocation. Although we were strangers before, we now share the same vision â&#x20AC;&#x201C; working together to help CityU become a more advanced university. In just six months, all 18 of us in the Provisional Standing Committee of the Convocation have developed a deeper understanding of each other.

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What do you want to say to alumni and to students who will soon graduate?

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eaching and learning does not have to be confined to the traditional classroom. The natural environment can be an alternative venue where

students can use their sensory faculties to acquire situational experience and content knowledge, enhancing their learning effectiveness.

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ነ༦ೡɺȹց߬Εᇾ۩ɻਨϷcྡྷΔϣྦ͛ɺ̖‫ݯ‬ӪΡ‫ؿ‬ነୌዀผc΃ነࠨॶਪᔄϊ ጱӸ᛽᛻ྡྷ჌᏷ྊcʵᖬ̡ˀᇾਦነԷ‫كؿ‬ᖫc੣Ϥొʠነୌࢽଅe

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Outcomes-based approach takes

teaching and learning to a new era —ιࢽ‫ؿ̯ݯ‬ઠၤነ˜ ʵეઠነ༎Ƀณ޵ʏ %\.DUHQ&KHQJ ሲᇷະ

In a move that complements the University’s planning for the 4-year undergraduate curriculum, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is forging ahead with the Outcomes Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) project, a major University initiative strongly supported by the University Grants Committee (UGC).

‫ݯ‬৉΋ɣነ̰Ԟ̒α̯ޫነԹcࠗಋ‫ے‬ ̟ɣነ‫ے‬ɣ€̳ͲɈઐϷɣነઠө༅ Хկࡗผઠ༅ผ€ʻ‫ܛ‬ೕࢄ‫—ؿ‬ιࢽ ‫ؿ̯ݯ‬ઠၤነ˜ 2%7/ ི߮e



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ityU is among the first of the universities in Hong Kong to implement OBTL, a project that will enhance the quality of teaching and learning on campus. The aim is to nurture ideal graduates, i.e. competent professionals who combine rich professional knowledge with the broader skills and poise required for career success and leadership in the community. More than 300 academic courses pioneered the OBTL approach at CityU in 2006–07, demonstrating that plans are on track.

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ʠઠነሔॖc˞਩өଉ෱‫ؿ‬ଓพ ́e஛Ԓነ̦́඘࠹Ԯᔔఒ‫ؿ‬ਿ

พ‫ك‬ᖫdɮАֺ჏‫ؿ‬ΛࠇҌ̝՗Ϭ‫˞ڌ‬ʥ ეኒ‫م‬ผ‫ؿ‬ɷॶe‫ے‬ɣܰ௖ξઐϷ2%7/߮ ི‫̯ؿ‬ΔɣነɾȹcԎȹ‫ق‬൬ࢄӪΡc‫כ‬ ነαɰΕΛඖޫ͌ɻઐϷ஛ȹ

OBTL vs. traditional teaching

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OBTL represents a departure from traditional teaching in which teachers tend to plan according to what they think students should learn, and use assessments that ask students questions to which they usually already know the answers. OBTL, on the other hand, is a student-centred approach, starting with a clear statement of not what the teacher is going to teach, but what the outcomes of that teaching will be, and what the students will be able to do, and to what standard. These are known as the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOS). Teaching and learning activities are then devised in such a way that they help students to achieve those outcomes, while assessment tasks show how well students have attained the intended outcomes.

OBTL improves learning results Te a c h e r s w h o h ave p i o n e e re d t h e implementation of OBTL in their c o u r s e s s ay s t u d e n t s t e n d t o participate more and understand better what they are learning.

2%7/՗ඨ଻ઠነ‫ؿ‬ଔ΃ 2%7/།ඨ଻ઠነτ‫ޅ‬ფɺ΃ՙjඨ଻ઠነ ‫ܘ‬๑Ϣ࢑ႏ‫ݯ‬ነ́Ꮆነୌ‫ޅ‬ფϤஉ߮ઠነ ʑࢀcി࣏ʿؒ˚߬ܰϣਐነ́ɰ‫ك‬೮࣐ ‫ؿ‬ਐᕀe ‫ޚ‬ʦc2%7/˞ነ́‫̯ݯ‬cነޫɺผͶ‫ע‬Ϣ ࢑߬ઠ‫ޅܰؿ‬ფʑࢀcϤੜሁ߬༠Է‫ޅ‬ფ ઠነιࢽc˞ʥነ́ѧιޫ͌‫ॶ܃‬ਪ২Ԓ ‫ޅ‬ფ՗Ꮆ໮༠Է‫ޅ‬ფˋ̡cЩད౨‫ؿ‬ነୌ ιࢽeֺஉ߮‫ؿ‬ઠነ‫˞৽ݠ‬ԾХነ́༠Է ͓߯‫ؿ‬ιࢽ‫˚ݯ‬cϤി࣏ʿβ‫ܰڬ‬ϣ࣏ነ ́༠Էད౨ιࢽ‫ؿ‬ೡ۹e

2%7/ҝഁነୌࢽ‫׮‬ ɰ‫ݯ‬ነޫྡྷ‫ܪ‬2%7/‫ؿ‬Ϣ࢑‫͐ٲ‬c΃ነᛰ੡

“In designing teaching and learning activities, I’ve made use of more class activities to engage students in their lear ning,” says Dr O l iv i a L e u n g S h e k ling, Assistant Professor in the Department of A c c o u n t a n c y. “ F o r example, I have used concept maps that

ҡ˚৽਄ၤነୌcɖҡॶుోነԷ‫كؿ‬ᖫ ՗Ҍॶe —உ߮ઠነ‫ࣂ৽ݠ‬c҈ผ˱ɃҡΛᇾਦ‫৽ݠ‬c ᜑ ΃ ነ ਄ ၤ ነ ୌ c ˜ ผ ߮ ነ ӡ Х ଉ ઠ ઒ ષဨ‫ށ‬௟ɡ႓c—ԝΣc҈ผ͂ล֨ྦྷᎶ ྇႓‫ע‬Έ࠯ᑟᕀ‫ؿ‬ᗐ‫ڝ‬c༜͂Ⴄነᆻୌར ᎞ነ́Ꮆ͂ነԷ‫ؿ‬ଉሃcԎ͂ɩୂАพ˱ ૯ነ́‫ؿ‬ႏ‫ك‬e˜ϊ̔cષ௟ɡҡᎶ͂ 2 % 7 /ณล֨c߬ұነ́Ϭ҈ിֺ࣏২‫ؿ‬ ୌАe

Dr Olivia Leung Shek-ling (right) and her student Carrie Suen Lee-na ષဨ‫ށ‬௟ɡ ́ ՗΢‫ؿ‬ነ́ࡸ୧࡭

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demonstrate links between various topics presented in the lecture, work-along exercises that encourage students to visualize the applications of concepts, and group projects that are useful in driving home messages.” In addition, students have to conduct selfassessments to evaluate how well their projects have been managed – a new concept introduced in OBTL.

ષ௟ɡ႓i—ઠነࢽ‫࢏׮‬ɺΛЩࣂᛷଊc ነ́ॶҡτࢽΔነୌe˜ ༅঩ӡ଻ነӡ৹ઠ઒஬ߎ৩௟ɡ͛τ΃ ෰i—2%7/Εነ́ɻ਩ቔȹိʃ‫ޚ‬΋А‫ؿ‬ ነୌʼʝeඨ଻‫ؿ‬ി࣏ᅡβྦྷ‫כ‬Ᏽ੡͆ज़

“The results are almost immediate, and students are able to follow what is being taught more effectively,” she says. This view is shared by Dr Ron Kwok Chi-wai, Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems. “OBTL has helped nurture a more collaborative learning culture among students. In the traditional mode of assessment, there are restrictions on the number of students who can get As. But under OBTL, results are based on how well the students fulfill the assessment criteria.”

ιᐜ‫΃ؿ‬ነɁᅕτࠉԹcЎ2%7/̋ԗኣነ ́༠Էി࣏ᅟๅ‫ؿ‬ೡ۹Ϥ೽ʀιᐜe˜ ஬௟ɡ‫ܞ‬ˮcϢ࢑ผ‫ݯ‬Ұඖད౨ነୌι ࢽ͓߯໯ୀ‫ؿ‬ി࣏ᅟๅe—̋߬ነ́༠ Էᅟๅcగ˿Յ੡᎚ଔιᐜcɺ̦ʃ‫ޚ‬ ᘏ‫ج‬eΐϊcነୌʼʝҝᛰȿc੣ʃ‫ޚ‬ ᘏ‫ج‬ᛰ‫ݯ‬ʃ‫ޚ‬΋Аc˜஬௟ɡ႓e ஬௟ɡ‫͐ٲ‬c2%7/‫ؿ‬ി࣏ʿ βτХ‫כ‬ȿ໬ነ́‫ٽؿ‬ ୮՗೛୮c੣Ϥ˿˞ሁ

Dr Kwok adds that detailed grading criteria have been devised for each ILO. “As long as students fulfill the criteria, they will be able to get top grades without having to compete for them,” he says. “The result is a change in the learning culture, from one of competition to that of collaboration.”

ኬነޫ‫ؿ‬ઠነࠇᒨe ᒖಳྡྷ‫ܪ‬2 % 7 / ࠯Ɂֺ٦‫ࣂؿ‬ං ༖ΛcЎષ௟ɡ՗ ஬௟ɡяႏ‫ࠤܰݯ‬ ੡‫ؿ‬cϤ΃ԑɾං ‫ؿ‬ʃ‫ޚ‬ʻ౐cԚ‫ޚ‬ ᗐི߮ઐϷ੡ҡ˱

Dr Kwok says the assessment helps him identify his students’ strengths and weaknesses, so that he can adjust the focus of the course accordingly.

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Dr Ron Kwok Chi-wai (right) and his student Kelvin Hui Koo-yin ஬ߎ৩௟ɡ ́ ՗ˢ‫ؿ‬ነ́ஈᚋሑ

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OBTL framework —ιࢽ‫ؿ̯ݯ‬ઠၤነ˜ܼ࿚ Designing teaching and learning activities (TLAs) உ߮ઠነ‫৽ݠ‬

Writing intended learning outcomes (ILOs) ᇁᄘད౨ነୌιࢽ

Designing assessment tasks (ATs) உ߮ി࣏ʿؒ

TLAs can be teacher, peer, or self initiated, and the best requires the student to be appropriately active. The choice of TLAs should be such that they facilitate active learning and the achievements of ILOs.

ILOs state what the student is expected to be able to do at the end of a course according to a given standard of performance. Outcomes should be achievable and assessable.

ઠነ‫ͅ˿৽ݠ‬Ϣ࢑d΃ነֶነ́ϬϷઐ

‫ܫ‬ց‫ٲؿ‬ଊᅟๅᎶ˿༠Է‫ޅ‬ფιࢽeֺ

Assessment tasks are designed to provide evidence on how well each student has achieved the ILOs. Such evidence can be provided by project work, case studies, assignments, examinations, laboratory work and reports, practicum, and so forth.

৽c௖Ρܰॶਪ˥ነ́ሬ๫ዶร਄ၤ‫ؿ‬

τιࢽᎶܰ˿༠Էʥ˿ϣ࣏‫ؿ‬e

ി࣏ʿؒᎶ˿ʦ‫ܮ‬ነ́༠ߎད౨ιࢽ‫ؿ‬

ད౨ነୌιࢽͶˮነ́ѧιޫ͌‫܃‬c‫ܘ‬

‫৽ݠ‬eሬ๫‫ؿ‬ઠነ‫˿৽ݠ‬ԾХነ́˚৽

ೡ۹cτᗐɮԮ˿˳‫ܢ‬ɩୂАพd࠯࣐

ነୌʥ༠ߎད౨ነୌιࢽe

‫ޢ‬ӠdୌАdϣ໰dྡྷ᛻ɮА՗ంй˞ ʥɮАྡྷୌ೩e

Both Dr Leung and Dr Kwok agree that while OBTL has taken up more of their time, it is worth it, emphasizing that support from fellow teaching staff helps to ensure the effective implementation of OBTL.

Adopting gradual approach for best results Dr Lawrence Li Kwok-yan, Acting Head of the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, and deputy departmental coordinator for OBTL, agrees, but says staff members in his Department will adopt a gradual approach converting to OBTL. Instead of conducting all assessment tasks in the OBTL mode, some are still evaluated in the traditional way, so staff will not have to cope with too many changes all at once, Dr Li points out. Dr Lawrence Li Kwok-yan

“OBTL is a new concept and it takes time for staff to get used to it. If changes are introduced gradually, they will be more readily accepted,” he says, adding that advice from their consultant has been useful in helping them get through the nuts and bolts of the process. Dr Li says he talked about his Department’s OBTL experience during a retreat with the Department of Physics and Materials Science, which is interested in adopting a similar approach.

Mr Aman Shah

Mr Aman Shah, Coordinator of the OBTL project, says “the project promotes

ңਝ࢟௟ɡ

఩ѵ࿺൬cณᓿԎΦ ႇ஥ɮೡʥɮೡဳଉነӡອଉӡ˚ͨʥነ ӡ2%7/ི߮৹଻ᘐңਝ࢟௟ɡ΃෮ɐ߸႓ ؒcЎ‫ܞ‬ˮӡʑ΃ԑੀઔՅ఩ѵ࿺൬‫ؿ‬ʿ βઐϷ2%7/e ң௟ɡ‫ܞ‬ˮcӡʑነޫ‫ؿ‬ി࣏ʿβᅗɺผ Ͳ஫ઔ͂2%7/ʿؒcϤผ࠹͂஫ʗඨ଻ʿ ؒc˞‫΃ڏ‬ԑ஢үሬᎶᔝᛰe —2 % 7 /ܰ༖ณ‫ؿ‬ล֨c΃ԑ჏߬ࣂංሬ Ꮆe஢үઐϷc΃ԑ༖‫מ‬અढ़e˜ϊ̔ˢ

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reflective practice for teachers and the enhancement of the quality of teaching and learning. The emphasis on outcomes helps to provide students with a clear focus on their learning thereby strengthening the teaching/learning partnership necessary for giving them a rich educational experience.”

ႏ‫ݯ‬ᚋਐొԜ‫ؿ‬෮Ӯ‫۾‬τ͂c˿ԾХˢࠨ ໬ҺɺʭઐϷɐ༤Է‫ؿ‬ਐᕀe ң௟ɡ‫͐ٲ‬cˢΕ‫ذ‬ଉʥҥࢿޫነӡАঽ ࠳ࣂʗԔȿઐϷ2%7/‫ؿ‬຤᛻cϤ໮ӡ͛τ

OBTL enhances sharing among students

෮ઔढ़ᗘЍ‫ؿ‬఩ѵ࿺൬ʿβe 2%7/ི߮଻ᘐҳඏʼͱ́‫͐ٲ‬i—஛ඖ߮

Feedback from students s h ow s t h a t O B T L i s effective in helping them understand what they are learning. Sina Yip See-na, a Year 1 student from the Department of Information Systems, says OBTL reflects their perfor mances better because it necessitates Sina Yip See-na the application of what ່౜࡭ is lear ned, instead of focusing simply on getting good examination results.

ིτХઐ৽Ϣ࢑ʦ‫܆‬ʥొʠઠነሔॖeͅ ‫כ‬2 % 7 /ི߮ੜሁιࢽcነ́τ૜౞‫ؿ‬ነ ୌ͌ᅟcτС‫˱כ‬ੜઠၤነ‫ޚؿ‬Ⴄ‫ޚ‬ιᗐ ‫ڝ‬cԚነ́τȹ࠯ᔔఒ‫ؿ‬ነୌ຤ዃe˜

2%7/‫ڔ‬൬ነ́ɾං ‫ؿ‬ʗԔ΋А ਄˱2%7/‫ؿ‬ነ́ႏ‫ݯ‬c ໮ི߮˿τࢽԾХˢࠨ ‫ֺ͉ע‬ነ‫ؿ‬ʑࢀe༅঩ ӡ଻ነӡȹαज़ነ່́ ౜࡭‫͐ٲ‬c஛ඖི߮ҡ ॶʦ‫ܮ‬ነ́‫ؿ‬ነୌ‫ٲ‬ ଊcΐ‫ݯ‬ԯി࣏ʿβ߬

“There is little motivation to help each other in class in the traditional mode of assessment. We are more concerned about our own results. But under OBTL, we are more willing to share, and our relationship is much closer,” Sina says.

ұነ́Ꮆֺ͂ነcϤɺ ܰ௰क़Δ߬ұϣ໰Յ੡ Ριᐜe Frenda Yeung Ka-chun ฦࡼ‫ژ‬

β‫۾‬ᗒઐ৽΃ነΕነୌ

Her classmate Frenda Yeung Ka-chun agrees that OBTL has helped to motivate him to do better, but some of the

Example of course ILOs:

΢႓i—ඨ଻‫ؿ‬ઠነᅡ ɐʃ‫ޚ‬ᎳХcΐ‫ݯ‬ɣࡼ

Course: Accounting I

ད౨ነୌιࢽ‫ؿ‬ԝɥ

ޫ͌iผ߮,

Course aims (before OBTL) • This course provides an introduction to the need for and role of accounting information in a modern economy, and a comprehension of the financial statements generated by a business, the accounting process and the fundamental accounting concepts. ޫ͌‫ྡྷؿ͌ؿ‬Ϸ—ιࢽ‫ؿ̯ݯ‬ઠၤነ˜ི߮‫€ک‬

̯ޫ͌ʍଽଊˤ຤Ꮬֺ჏‫ؿ‬ผ߮‫ك‬ᖫʥԯА͂cȿ໬ਆพዀ࿚ᇁႇ‫ؿ‬ ল৻ం‫ٲ‬dผ߮ೡѵʥਥ̯‫ؿ‬ผ߮ล֨e

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஭É&#x160;Ę&#x2014;Î&#x2022;ࡎΚá?&#x153;cĐ&#x17D;2%7/á&#x2026;ĄÎ˛â&#x20AC;Ťŕ ¨Ň&#x2C6;ËĽÚłâ&#x20AC;Źá&#x2026;Ľ

assessment cr iter ia seem a bit vague and the number of group projects might mean less time to study other subjects.

ࡎĘ&#x2014;Ô&#x201D;Öşá&#x160;?cÖ¤Ď&#x160;â&#x20AC;ŤŘżâ&#x20AC;Źá&#x2014;?â&#x20AC;ŤË&#x2C6;Ú?â&#x20AC;Źŕź&#x2013;á &#x2021;਽eÂ&#x2DC; ŕť&#x2C6;ŕą&#x153;७â&#x20AC;ŤÎ&#x192;Řżâ&#x20AC;Źá&#x160;?ฌय़â&#x20AC;ŤÚ&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;Źá&#x2013;łÎ&#x192;Î&#x201D;â&#x20AC;ŤÍ?ٲâ&#x20AC;Źc2%7/ËĽ ˢá&#x203A;°ŕŠĄŇĄÎĄá&#x160;?cĐ&#x17D;Ď&#x201E;Ô&#x2019;ŕ´żŕŁ?á&#x2026;&#x;ŕš&#x2026;â&#x20AC;ŤË&#x2C6;Úłâ&#x20AC;Źŕź&#x2013;á&#x2026;Ą

Rolling out OBTL in preparation of new curriculum The University has put in place a vigorous plan to implement OBTL in about 2,400 courses from 2006 to 2009. At present, the OBTL framework has been introduced in over 300 academic courses. Another 600 will follow in 2007, with the rest over the two remaining years.

á&#x2020;šcϤʪÎ&#x203A;â&#x20AC;ŤŘżâ&#x20AC;ŹÉŠŕ­&#x201A;Đ?ŕ¸&#x17E;ŕ˛&#x2022;ʭȿˢá&#x160;?ŕ­&#x152;ԯˢ á&#x160;?ŢŤâ&#x20AC;ŤŕŁ&#x201A;Řżâ&#x20AC;Źŕś&#x201A;e

Ͳŕ ?ŕŞ?á&#x201E;¤2%7/câ&#x20AC;ŤŮ´â&#x20AC;ŹŕŞ&#x2026;ŕ¸&#x201C;á&#x160;?Ôš ÉŁá&#x160;?á&#x2039;śŕ¸ŁŕŞ?ϡ2 % 7 /ߎིcѴજÎ&#x2022;Ď­ ÎąŕŠ&#x20AC;ߎིŕŞ?ŕ˘&#x201E;Ď­ŕś&#x2013;ŢŤÍ&#x152;eÎ&#x2022;Í&#x152;â&#x20AC;ŤÚŠâ&#x20AC;Ź É°Ď&#x201E;Î&#x203A;ŕś&#x2013;ŢŤÍ&#x152;ŕŞ?Ϸ໮ི߮â&#x20AC;ŤŘżâ&#x20AC;Źŕ¨Ľá&#x201C;ŁÉ?c Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing â&#x20AC;Ť×łâ&#x20AC;Źŕş°á?°ŕŞ ŕŞ&#x2019;

ÎąŕŠ&#x20AC;Ě&#x160;Ě&#x201D;á&#x201E;&#x2C6;Ëąŕś&#x2013;ŢŤÍ&#x152;cá?­â&#x20AC;ŤŘżÜ&#x192;â&#x20AC;ŹÔ­Îą ÉťŕŠ&#x20AC;ŕ¸&#x153;Î&#x2022;á&#x2030;&#x2014;É&#x17D;â&#x20AC;ŤÍ&#x152;ŢŤŘżâ&#x20AC;ŹÉťŕŞ?ϡŕŽ&#x203A;Țߎིe ŕş­ŕŹ&#x2030;৚ŕŁ&#x17D;â&#x20AC;ŤÍ ŢŤĚŻŮ˝â&#x20AC;ŹŕŞ ÓŠÂ&#x20AC;â&#x20AC;Ť×łâ&#x20AC;Źŕş°á?°ŕŞ ŕŞ&#x2019; á&#x201A;&#x201C;iÂ&#x2014;੣ŕŹ&#x160;Î&#x2022;ԷྡྷϷĚ&#x2019;ι̯ލá&#x160;?Ôšâ&#x20AC;ŤŘżâ&#x20AC;ŹŕźŚŕ˛&#x17D;

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is an opportune time for teaching staff to reďŹ&#x201A;ect on how teaching and learning can be made more effective in the run up to the four-year undergraduate curriculum,â&#x20AC;? says Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing, Acting Vice-President (Undergraduate Education).

â&#x20AC;&#x153;With learning outcomes aligned with teaching and learning activities and assessment tasks, students will know better what they are learning and what outcomes they will be able to achieve after completing the course, thus engaging them more actively in their learning,â&#x20AC;? Professor Lam says. To assist departments and teaching staff, the University, along with the UGC, has allocated funds for this purpose, and the consultant team has been expanded from two members to 10 in order to cater to needs and provide advice on speciďŹ c issues.

๨Ę&#x2018;cá&#x160;?ŕŁ&#x17D;â&#x20AC;ŤŘżâ&#x20AC;ŹŕŞ ŕ˘&#x2018;ËżË&#x17E;ŕ &#x2021;ŕ¸&#x201C;â&#x20AC;ŤÜ&#x2020;â&#x20AC;ŹĎŁÎŁĐ&#x201E;˼ઠ á ¤á&#x160;?á&#x203A;°ŕŠĄŇĄĎ&#x201E;ࢽeÂ&#x2DC; Â&#x2014;2 % 7 /â&#x20AC;Ťŕ§˝Ý â&#x20AC;ŹĘĽŕ´żŕŁ?ĘżŘ&#x2019;â&#x20AC;ŤŢ&#x161;â&#x20AC;ŹŕłśÎ&#x2039;â&#x20AC;ŤÜ&#x192;â&#x20AC;ŹcÎ&#x192;á&#x160;? ËżË&#x17E;ŕŤ&#x153;ŕ¸&#x;ȿ໬ֺá&#x160;?â&#x20AC;ŤŘżâ&#x20AC;ŹĘ&#x2018;ŕ˘&#x20AC;Ë&#x17E;ʼѧΚލÍ&#x152;â&#x20AC;ŤÜ&#x192;â&#x20AC;Ź á&#x17D;śŕťŽŕź Ôˇâ&#x20AC;ŤŘżâ&#x20AC;ŹÎšŕ˘˝cŕŽ&#x203A;á&#x2026;&#x161;ËżÔ&#x161;ˢࠨá&#x160;?ŕ­&#x152;ŇĄá&#x2039;ś รcÂ&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;Ť×łâ&#x20AC;ŹŕŞ ŕŞ&#x2019;໤˨á&#x201A;&#x201C;e â&#x20AC;ŤÝŻâ&#x20AC;ŹÔžĐĽá&#x160;?ӥʼઠŕĄ&#x2014;ŕŞ?ϡ2%7/ߎིcâ&#x20AC;ŤŰ&#x2019;â&#x20AC;ŹÉŁĘĽ ઠŕź&#x2026;ŕ¸&#x153;É°á&#x2026;&#x2020;ˎਿಠcϤá&#x161;&#x2039;ŕ¨?ÉŠŕ­&#x201A;Í&#x203A;੣ŕĄ&#x2C6;Ô&#x17E; â&#x20AC;ŤŘżâ&#x20AC;ŹÔ­Î&#x160;ŕ­&#x201A;ŕĄ&#x2014;á&#x201E;&#x2C6;Ď­É&#x160;Î&#x160;cË&#x17E;á&#x17D;śË&#x;á&#x192;?ߏʼâ&#x20AC;Ťŕ ŻÝŻâ&#x20AC;Ź Đ&#x;ŕ¨?á&#x2022;&#x20AC;ŕą&#x160;Ô&#x153;ࡎӎe

Course ILOs (after OBTL) â&#x20AC;˘ Prepare ďŹ nancial statements for servicing and merchandising companies; â&#x20AC;˘ Identify and explain fundamental GAAP; â&#x20AC;˘ Calculate and interpret fundamental ďŹ nancial ratios based on information collected from balance sheets and income statements; â&#x20AC;˘ Be an active learner, actively participate in class activities and be self-motivated. ŢŤÍ&#x152;â&#x20AC;ŤŘżâ&#x20AC;Źŕ˝&#x2018;๨á&#x160;?ŕ­&#x152;ΚࢽྡྷϷÂ&#x2014;Κࢽâ&#x20AC;ŤŘżĚŻÝŻâ&#x20AC;ŹŕŞ á ¤á&#x160;?Â&#x2DC;ߎིâ&#x20AC;ŤÂ&#x20AC;Ü&#x192;â&#x20AC;Ź

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Achieving Excellence in SPORTS and STUDIES

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Before us stand three energetic young people, wearing confident smiles and radiating youth. All three have a passion for sports and are committed to busy training programmes despite their tight daily schedules. So important has sports become, they feel uncomfortable if they neglect their fitness regime for even one day. But how do they balance physical training and studies? What’s the secret? CityU Today caught up with all three and find out. 30

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ࠍ‫ک‬ɍϽ‫ݠ‬Ɉ˨Ҹ‫ؿ‬αႦɁc၀ुҋᒼcᐻɐ ࢄᚉ着ᏬᙡϤϬ‫ؿڌ‬ॐࢀcತӸౙೕˮ‫ܬڇ‬՗ ඈࣩͮࢠe஛Ԓᆅෲ᛽ө༜৽‫ؿ‬αႦɁcࣂං ‫ٲ‬ᐢܰખ੡਽਽ௌௌ‫ؿ‬cδ着਄ၤɺ΃‫ؿ‬ফ ᆻe༜৽ɰ຤ι‫ݯ‬ˢࠨ́‫ؿݠ‬ȹ஫ͫc̋߬ȹ ʨɺ༜৽c‫ڏ‬ผᘨ੡ತӸɺϬΕeˢࠨӠ௄Σ Є̡ጫ᛽өফᆻ՗ነୌ‫ؿ‬ՙj

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Sandra Sze Hoi-ying ‫ܪ‬ௗᕯ

̡ጫነพၤ༜৽ గᚾဳଉነӡɀαज़‫ܪؿ‬ௗᕯܰ‫ے‬ɣɤɥ ખଈඅ‫˚ؿ‬Ҟʹc΃ࣂɌ͖ܰ͗ଈඅ‫ؿ‬අ ࡗe৖ȿɐᇾ̔c΢డ˝Ұʨ஭߬਄ၤɺ ΃‫ؿ‬ফᆻඖ͌cɊʗδຉcྦྷ᛽ॶ‫߬ؿ‬ұ ɖ‫۾‬ঢ়c΢‫ڳ‬૏ɺ˞‫ݯ‬ಳe —҈੣ɩነࣂగɰ਄ၤ͖͗ଈফᆻcɻነ ࣂᔝ̨ખଈe৖ȿ߬Ꮆ˟࣎අফᆻcᑹ߬

Balance provides opportunities

࠹ᚋነ‫ވ‬၀ߜඅʥଈผফᆻඖ͌cξɰୌ

Sandra Sze Hoi-ying, a Year 2 student in the Department of Management, is the main attacker in CityU’s volleyball team and a key member of the table tennis team. Everyday she works her way through a number of high-impact activities designed to build strength and endurance. But, she insists, this is not a hindrance to her studies.

ྻᐥδɌ၇಑‫ؿ‬ফᆻ́‫ݠ‬c˜‫ܪ‬ௗᕯ႓e ɣਿખଈ՗͖͗ଈˈᑩᑩೡɊʗ၇಑c੣ Ұα˂ϭ୊α˂c࢏ɺΛ኷༎ኬ࠯ነ αcফᆻ‫৽ݠ‬੣ɺංᒾcЩԚϣ໰౨ංӀ

“I started playing table tennis when I was at primary school and volleyball in secondary school. I’ve played in school teams and trained with inter-school teams and sports associations as well. I have long been used to this kind of tough schedule!” Sandra says.

τˈᑩcඅࡗʋ඘Σ੒൬Ϸኧᆻc˞‫ܛړ‬ ௖ԙ᛽ॶ‫ྸر‬eͅ‫כ‬ফᆻЌ͂ȿ‫ܪ‬ௗᕯɣ ஫ͫࣂංc΢਒τᙢ‫ݸ‬Ϭɯ‫ͤؿ‬ඁ‫৽ݠ‬c ɺॶཫȹঁɤ‫ۦ‬ɥԅᅚԔՇனഷ՗‫ޜ‬ཋᄧ

Her commitment to both sports means Sandra has a packed schedule from September to March, spanning almost the entire academic year. During examination periods, when there are no competitions, she keeps in shape by working out with her teammates. Since exercise takes up so much time, she has to sacrifice her free time. Unlike other women her age, she does not care for shopping or watching movies, and she does not spend as much as she would like socializing with her schoolmates. Luckily, since she has learned over the years how to find some sense of balance. “Because I live in a student hall, my commute to school has been reduced significantly, giving me more time to study,” Sandra says. “And I save even more time for revision or discussion group activities with classmates because I keep meals to no more than 30 minutes. Fortunately, most of my classmates understand my situation and they try to fit meetings around me. They also let me work on tasks that I am good at, so I can still manage my heavy study load.”

‫ؿ‬ᅥመcɖɺॶ຤੒਄ၤ΃ነɾං‫ၙؿ‬ ผeΡΕ΢੣ɩ‫ڏ‬ነผʗ৉՗ഁ͂ࣂංc ॶਪ࠹ᚋነพ՗ফᆻe —҈ଊΕϾΕ਼ٞc˿˞‫۾ڳޘ‬Λ͚஝ࣂ ංcফᆻѧଓ‫܃‬ɖ˿˞‫҄۾‬ҙɃᇾพc˜ ‫ܪ‬ௗᕯ႓e—ϊ̔c҈‫͂ؿ‬ᎁࣂං੣ɺ൚ ༦˸ɩࣂc቗Ɏ‫ࣂؿ‬ං‫͂ڏ‬Ԟใୌֶၤ΃ ነদሃୌАంйe֗Ρ΃ነɊʗȿ໬҈‫ؿ‬ ੱ‫ؗ‬c஭ผሰగ҈‫ࣂؿ‬ංcᑹผΪખȹԒ ҈ኞ‫ٽ‬୮ଉ‫ؿ‬ɮАcֺ˞ʋॶᎶ˟ᐥࠇ‫ؿ‬ ነพe˜

ࠍྦྷࢹҗɺࣩቖ

Not giving up to setbacks

ᒖಳ‫ܪ‬ௗᕯδ‫כ‬਄ၤ࣎අ‫৽ݠ‬cЎ੣ԞӀ

So successful is her method, Sandra was one of the winners of the Faculty of Business Sports Award in 2006–07, demonstrating that it is possible for an outstanding athlete to get good grades, too.

τΐϊ঄ᄠነพc΢Ε༜৽՗ነพɐ‫ؿ‬᎚ Ӟ‫ٲ‬ଊ˥΢Ᏽཕα۹ਆነ৑᎚Ӟ༜ ৽ࡗᆉነ‫ټ‬cͅϊᖬ‫ע‬௑ˮ‫ؿ‬༜৽ࡗ˿˞ ࠹ᚋነพιᐜe

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—ᚾɣነȹαज़ࣂcሬᎶɣነ́‫ݠ‬ɾ቗c

“In my first year at CityU my grades were not that great because I needed to adapt to campus life and spend time training,” Sandra says. “But I soon realized that I was not only an athlete but also a student, and I had to study hard to acquire new knowledge. In any case, I wanted to show other people that professional athletes can perform well in academic studies. And I have been lucky to get support from my teachers, classmates and my mother. I have never given up on my studies and I always try my best.”

ᑹ߬࠹ᚋ༜৽ফᆻcֺ˞‫ࣂٱ‬ነพιᐜԎ ɺʪଉ෱eЎ҈‫͉ע‬ϬɯΕ࣎ʑ‫ؿ‬Ӹͫɺ ඩܰ༜৽ࡗcҡܰነ́eነ́‫ؿ‬ஐͨ‫ܰڏ‬ ЦɈ͂˲ነୌcмՅณ‫ك‬ᖫc΃ࣂ҈ɖ෱ ΉԯˢɁᖬ‫ע‬c᎚Ӟ༜৽ࡗɖ˿˞τΡ‫ؿ‬ ነพιᐜeΕϢ࢑d΃ነ՗ෞෞ‫ؿ‬ԾХ՗

Teamwork learned from sports

ར᎞Ɏc҈ɺ௰Ӏτ‫ૃי‬cϤ˘သɯֺ

Sandra has also learned the importance of teamwork thanks to volleyball, a sport that demands a high degree of communication skill and cooperation, and her leadership skills received a boost when the CityU coaches nominated her for the Sports Team Council. The Council was initiated by the Physical Education Section of Student Development Services and works under the motto “To Lead and To Serve”. Serving on the Council, and participating in major open competitions, has enabled Sandra to broaden her hor izons, and subsequently she has developed a deeper understanding of failure and success.

Daring to take on challenges Hubert Leung Chor-pat of the University swimming team is a busy psychology student in the Department of Applied Social Studies , which means he has to balance the pool with academic projects. He has wanted to study psychology since he was young, and he is keen to know more about how the mind works so that he can apply his knowledge to help those in need. He accepts that studying psychology is no easy option, but he has still chosen it as his programme of study.

ॶcɈұ২Է௖Ρc˜‫ܪ‬ௗᕯ႓e

༜৽‫ڔ‬൬‫ޚ‬ʃ΋А ‫ܪ‬ௗᕯ‫͐ٲ‬cϬ੣਄˱ખଈ࣎අc৖ȿነ ผഁ͂ࣂංcҡࠇ߬‫ܰؿ‬Ꮇ੡ȿ΋А‫ࠇؿ‬ ֲ߬e΢ֺ਄ၤ‫߬৽ݠؿ‬ұ྆අ΋Аcᑟ Ӡ฼஝Ҍ̝c৉΋᎖ۖcͅϊቔι‫ؿ‬ୌྻ ྦྷ˞‫ؿ܃‬ɮА஭Ɋʗτऩeϊ̔c΢ᑹ୽ ઠᆻొΊ਄˱‫ے‬ɣነ́ೕࢄ୮᛽ө஫ι͓ ‫ؿ‬༜৽අ͢ე୿྆අcτዀผ˞—ኒѾ‫כ‬ Ɂ˜‫ؿ‬րο‫ݯ‬Έ࠯༜৽අ‫৻ר‬cᒋᆻȿϬ ɯ‫ؿ‬ეኒɷॶeͅ‫כ‬຤੒਄ၤΈඖɣ‫ێ‬ʔ ඀ˈᑩc΢τஈΛ඀ᒏଡ‫ؿވ‬ዀผc੣Ϥ ᛰ ੡ ҡ ι ᆃ c ྦྷ ι ડ ੡ ̖ τ ȿ ҡ ஦ ྵ ‫ؿ‬ ଉ໬e

‫ܥכڭ‬ኝรࠉ ࠳ᚾᎶ͂‫م‬ผޫነӡʶଉነᇾೡ‫ؿ‬ષ

“I like to take on challenges, so I w i l l wo r k h a rd t o ove rc o m e whatever difficulties emerge. When I first started at CityU, I needed to spend a lot of time training in the pool, but my workload was also really intense. I worried whether I’d be able to get good grades or not. I’ve been able to succeed because I used effective time management planning,” Hubert says.

ฟదܰಌ؈අιࡗc΃ᅚܰ࠯ɣδ ɁcҰʨ৖ȿᆻୌ̔cᑹ߬࠹ᚋᐥࠇ ‫ؿ‬ነพe࠳ᚾʶଉነᇾೡܰષฟదϬ ɩ‫ؿ‬ጙመcˢѴશ˿˞Λȿ໬ПɁ‫ؿ‬ ʶଉcੀԞτዀผᎳХτ჏߬‫ؿ‬Ɂc ֺ˞ЩԚ‫ك‬༞஛࠯ነޫࠍᐽ‫ؿ‬ᎦɈ՗ ᘏ‫۾ج‬ɣcʋᗙЦɈȹ໰e —҈௩ᚭઅՇ‫ܥ‬ኝcʹ˱ɐ࠳ᚾʶଉ ነܰ҈‫ؿ‬ጙመ՗ҁᗙcಲሃτ‫ޅ‬ფ

Hubert Leung Chor-pat ષฟద

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Clara Wong Choi-ki ඡ੟ಾ

шᗒ҈஭ผਠ‫ܛ‬Ɏ˾e‫ٱ‬Ƀነࣂcͅ‫כ‬჏ ߬٦‫۾‬Λࣂංᆻୌಌ؈c˱ɐነޫ˲ᇾᐥ ࠇc҈ɊʗኪʶϬɯ‫ؿ‬ιᐜ̰ॶ༠ᅟcᄪ ֗‫ܰؿ‬Ϭɯॶτࢽʗ৉ࣂංc௖ୄֆ˿Ꮆ ˟໩Σc˜ષฟద႓e ષฟదၤ‫ܪ‬ௗᕯΕుઁࣂංʿࠍ΃ᅚফᆻ τॖeષฟదȹ‫ق‬༦╌ᐥδϤτஃ‫́ؿ܁‬

His schedule includes going to bed early and getting up early to ensure he has enough energy to manage his busy tasks the next day. By revising what he has learned in his classes each day, his grades have been quite good, and he won the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Sports Award and the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Ltd. Elite Athlete Scholarship in 2006–07.

‫ݠ‬eˢୌྻξဣξ঴cΐϤτ˨ӷ‫ؿ‬᛽Ɉ Ꮆ˟Ұʨ၇಑‫ؿ‬ˀೡe΃ࣂˢ͛ୌྻΕᇾ ਦ‫͓܃‬Щใୌ๫ˀነ༦‫كؿ‬ᖫcነพιᐜ Ɋʗଉ෱cα۹ʗПᏵ੡Ɂʼʥ‫م‬ ผޫነነ৑᎚Ӟ༜৽ࡗᆉነ‫ټ‬ʥࠗಋᅸή ਆผ၀ߜ༜৽ࡗᆉነ‫ټ‬eષฟదႏ‫ݯ‬Ϭɯ

“I started swimming when I was young,” Hubert says, “and through exercising I have built up a strong body and mind. When facing problems, I will not give up easily, but will be resourceful in identifying solutions.”

ΕነพɐॶਪՅ੡ଉ෱ιᐜၤ༜৽τ‫۾‬ɣ ᗐ‫ڝ‬e —҈ϬɩઅՇಌ؈ফᆻc஦༦༜৽҈ɺЎ

Hubert is also fond of drumming. As a key member of a local band, he gives public performances, sensing that drumming is a great way to relieve pressure and stimulate creativity. That is why he encourages younger students to make better use of their time and plan carefully. By following a well-planned schedule, students can enjoy lots of different activities without worrying about their exam results.

Caring culture of sports teams Clara Wong Choi-ki, Assistant PE Officer, thinks back her own days as a CityU student when she listens to the stories of Sandra and Hubert. Clara was admitted to CityU through the Student Athlete Admission Scheme and was captain of both the University table tennis team and basketball team. In her three years as a student in the Department of Accountancy, she enjoyed a rich and healthy university life.

ኟτੜ৪‫ؿ‬᛽ብc΃ࣂᒋᒅˮਠੜ‫ؿ‬෮ҁ ɈcࠍྦྷшᗒࣂɺผႦӰ‫ૃי‬cɈұཹ໰ ͂ɺ΃ʿؒ໬Һਐᕀc˜ષฟద႓e ષฟదɺඩነ᛽࠹᎚cϤ˘Ɋʗᆅটར ᅥc̯ܰΔརᅥඅ‫ؿ‬ɻਠͫɥc຤੒τዀ ผ਄˱ʔ඀‫ٲ‬࿫eˢႏ‫ݯ‬c௚А՗࿫ۗར ᅥɺ௰ܰಕᎦ‫ؿ‬ሁቸ‫ۂ‬cҡ˿˞ውೕϬɯ ‫ؿ‬ᐲ෱Ɉcྦྷነพ‫ޅ‬τᎳХeષฟదར᎞ ነѺነհ߬ഁ͂ࣂංcɓԑξАΪખcသ ൴‫ི߮ܘ‬Ϸԑcɷॶ࠹ᚋΛိ‫͛৽ݠ‬Ⴆᕌ ϬΣe

“One of the most unforgettable moments in my university career was receiving the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Ltd. Elite Athlete Scholarship when I was in Year 3. This award is organized by the Physical Education Section. Only those students with good grades and an outstanding performance in sports are eligible, and the

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ᗐᕤʼʝcใᙀธɁ ͌‫ͨک‬ᓻ‫ے‬ɣХଉ᛽ө˚ͨ‫ؿ‬ඡ੟ಾ‫ޜ‬Է ԭϽነѺነհ‫ؿ‬຤ዃcѽ֣ᘨ੡ࣂͮࠧ

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‫ݚ‬cɌΑԷϬɯ‫ؿ‬ነ́ࣂˤeඡ੟ಾܰผ ߮ነӡ‫ؿ‬ଓพ́c๫α΢஦༦—ነ́༜৽ ࡗɃነི߮˜Ƀᚾ‫ے‬ɣcұነ౨ං͖ܰ͗ ଈ࠹ᘑଈ࣎අඅ‫ٽ‬ć‫΃ݠ‬ᅚ༦੡˨ྡྷϤ

criteria for awarding the scholarship are highly stringent. So winning was not only a great honour, but also recognition of my achievements in sports and studies. This makes me very grateful to CityU and my coaches for all their hard work in nurturing me.”

৪੖e —ɍαɣነ́૟ɻcͿോ௖૯‫ܰؿ‬ɍαज़ ࣂᏵ੡ࠗಋᅸήਆผ၀ߜ༜৽ࡗᆉነ‫ټ‬e

Clara was most impressed with the caring culture inherent in the CityU sports teams and she says the warmth and friendship she experienced changed her life. This is part of the reason she decided to stay on in to CityU to teach.

໮ᆉነ‫ټ‬Ұᾳ᛽ө஫߲ஐ଻ᘐʥፔፕc ͅነพιᐜଉ෱ʥΕ࣎අɻ‫ٲ‬ଊ᎚Ӟ‫΃ؿ‬ ነᘏ஢cᑹ߬຤༦ᗲࣟፔፕʥࠍ໰ೡѵe ॶᏵ੡໮ඖᆉነ‫ټ‬cɺඩܰรɣ‫ؿ‬࿘ᙷc

Be the best that we can be

ҡܰྦྷ࠯Ɂ᛽ө՗ነพιగ‫ؿ‬ٛցe҈Ɋ

CityU sports teams have attained excellent achievements in the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong, China, winning the overall championship in the women’s division and getting the first runner-up in the men’s division in 2006–07. Mrs Dorothy Davies, Associate Director of Student Development Services (Physical Education), feels that the outstanding performance of the sports teams is due to the hard work of teachers, students, alumni and the support of the senior management.

ʗ෰ው‫ے‬ɣ՗ઠᆻྦྷ҈‫ࣛؿ‬਩՗ઠኒc˜ ඡ੟ಾ႓e ΕΛα‫࣎ؿ‬අ́‫ݠ‬ɻc˥ඡ੟ಾ෰Շ௖૯ ‫࣎ܰؿ‬අ‫ؿ‬ᗐᕤʼʝe΢‫ق‬Ӱc̳ܰ஛ိ ಲ෬ɺϭ‫ؿ‬ᗐᕤҝᛰȿ΢‫ؿ‬Ɂ́ᜮcଓพ ‫͎܃‬ҁΑ㏾̴࣎c֝ᙩ஛࠯‫ے‬ɣ༜৽྆අ

“The mission is for students to reach certain targets under the motto ‘Be the best that we can be’. We try our best to develop the athletic potential of our students, encourage them to study hard and we organize different activities to help with leadership and communication skills,” Mrs Davies says. “The ‘can do’ spir it nur tured through sports training can be applied to other areas of student life at CityU, which will be ver y useful for the future development of our graduates.”

‫ؿ‬ʼʝe

သᛷᅶॶcͳ௚ԙᐜ ‫ے‬ɣ༜৽ˤ‫ٲ‬අΕࠗಋɣਿ᛽өԾผዃα Ԟ‫ˈؿ‬ᑩɻιᐜˮଠeα۹c৖ ȿΛඖ༜৽ඖ͌‫ٲ‬ଊˮϳ̔cҡᚤ‫ܢ‬ȿɤ ɥୂͲα྆᛽ᐢ‫߶ڥ‬ʥӘɥୂͲα྆᛽ᐢ ԓ߶eነ́ೕࢄ୮৹୮‫ٽ‬Ꮌ˔ཽဒɤɡ‫ٲ‬ ͐c‫ے‬ɣ༜৽ˤ‫ٲ‬අॶ���Ᏽ੡Σϊ୯‫ؿݰ‬ ιᐜcѧͲᓊ˲‫כ‬ΈϽϢ࢑՗΃ነ‫ؿ‬ღʶ ΋Ɉc˞ʥ࣎ʤdΈ஫‫΃پ‬ԑ՗ɣነဳଉ ᄙ‫ိိؿ‬ʻ‫ܛ‬e —҈՗ԯˢϢ࢑஭τȹိԚ՜෰cగ̯ܰ ╌›သᛷᅶॶdͳ௚ԙᐜœ‫ؿ‬ଉ֨c‫ݯ‬ነ ́༜৽ࡗ͓߯ɺ΃͌ᅟcသɈೕ౎ˢࠨ‫ؿ‬ ༜৽ᅶሔc΃ࣂར᎞ˢࠨΕ༜৽՗ነพɐ ೕኍΉɐc‫ج‬Ᏽԙᐜe҈ࠨᑹผᐾፒɺ΃ ‫৽ݠؿ‬cԾХొʠነ́‫ؿ‬ეኒɷॶ՗฼஝ Mrs Dorothy Davies Ꮌ˔ཽဒɤɡ

Ҍ̝c˜Ꮌ˔ཽဒɤɡ႓e—΃ነΕ༜৽ ফᆻɻᆻగ‫ؿ‬ਠඕ෮ҁ՗̷ɺӰડ‫ؿ‬၀ ुc˿˞Ꮆ͂Εነพ՗ˀ੒́‫ݠ‬ɻc‫ڌޚ‬ ྦྷˢࠨˀ‫ؿ܃‬ೕࢄτ‫۾‬ɣᎳХe˜

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A bright future awaits the hardworking ᐢτˮ፾ɾˀ By Ellen Chan 陳倩茹 “I feel very honoured to be appointed by the Hong Kong SAR Government as a member of CityU’s University Council,” says Ms Dilys Chau Suet-fung. “I hope my contributions will have a positive impact on the continuing development of the University. This will be my way of thanking my alma mater for nurturing me.” —҈Ɋʗ࿘֗Ᏽࠗಋऋਂ‫֚ܧ‬կͨ‫ࠗݯ‬ಋ‫̟ے‬ɣነ‫ے‬ɣ€࣎໎ผιࡗcʌ‫҈܃‬ผҡዶร਄ၤ࣎ʑԑ৻c౨શ‫ݯ‬ ̴࣎‫ؿ‬ೕࢄသȹʗɈc˞Α㏾̴࣎ྦྷ҈‫ࣛؿ‬਩e˜՚ுუɤɡΕᇹԷ΢௖‫ٶ‬Ᏽկͨ‫࣎ݯ‬໎‫ؿ‬෰Շࣂ႓e

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s Chau hopes her appointment will show CityU students that success comes from self-confidence and hard work, even when the challenges seem insurmountable. “Be yourself rather than the one as seen by others, do not fear environmental constraints and broaden your horizon,” she says. “The key to a person’s success depends on how one looks at oneself and confidence has to be built on the belief that everyone has a good basis. Reinforced with such belief, a hardworking person will have a bright future.” In fact, Ms Chau did not achieve the grades she had hoped for in her secondary school studies; this made her feel frustrated, ashamed even. However, being an indomitable person, her frustration motivated her to study even harder. She eventually won a place at CityU and was awarded a professional diploma in company secretary and administration in 1987 and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy in 1992. She is now a partner in Ernst & Young, the international accounting firm, becoming the first CityU graduate to win promotion to this position. She started out with the firm as a consultant in the tax department, but after nine months she decided the job was not suitable for her. She took the initiative to ask her colleagues in the audit department if there were any vacancies, and, luckily, there were. Ms Chau did not have professional audit training at that time, but she thought the job would suit her outgoing and independent personality. Her bold approach proved fruitful and kick-started a bright new career.

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ʗԔϬɯ‫ؿ‬᛽ผi—ׂ߬೸২ПɁ ଡɻ‫ؿ‬Ϭɯcޯव᏷ྊ‫࣑࣑ؿ‬c͌

ͮ߬Ⴉɣeȹ࠯Ɂι˲ၤЯՅ決‫כ‬Ϭɯ‫܉‬ᅚ ‫ޜ‬Ϭɯcΐϊ߬ҐϬ‫͓ۺڌ‬ΕҰ࠯Ɂ஭τȹ ࠯޻Ρ‫ؿ‬ਥᓣ‫ؿ‬ႏ‫ك‬ɐcʹ˱ɐɺᒾЦɈc ௖ୄผτˮ፾‫ؿ‬ȹʨe˜ ுუΑ෱Ϭɯᚾ࣊ࣂcιᐜԎɺˮଠcϬ෰ ੓ȹᒨϬՀeɺ༦cˮ‫כ‬Ρ௝‫ؿ‬ʶଉc஛Ԓ ࢹҗʦϤι‫ݯ‬΢ЦɈΉɐ‫৽ؿ‬Ɉeֺ˞Ƀᚾ ‫ے‬ɣ‫܃‬c΢ԅ੣ɺ‫ؿૃי‬၀ुȹ‫ق‬ઐ৽ 着 ΢ ɺᒾೕ౎Ϭɯ‫ؿ‬ᅶॶe ுუͱ‫܃‬Ᏽ੡‫ے‬ɣཕೕʔ̇ो࣊ʥϷ‫ܧ‬ਿพ ʼን՗ผ߮ነ࿘ᙷʼነɡe͌‫ک‬c΢ܰΪ̷ ผ߮࢑ԑ৻ֺ΋ྑɁcᙔࠖϽ‫ے‬ɣଓพ́Ε ໮ʔ̇ᏵᏅʠϭϊᓻϽeΑ෱Ϭɯͅ‫ٱ‬ଓพԷԑ พτȿᒨιగcுუϬετ‫۾‬Λτመ‫ؿ‬຤ዃe௖ ‫ٱ‬cுუፕእҙӸೢ৻ጺ໺ɮАhȾ࠯˂‫܃‬ೕଊ Ϭɯɺሬ΋஛ͫɮАc‫ܰכ‬Εֆᙔˈ༖ࠋ́‫ؿ‬᏷ ྊɎ‫׮‬ᒾΔఖұҝᛰc̒୮݅ਐτӀτዀผᔝԷ ᄗ߮஫eᒖಳுუ๫ࣂԎӀτՇ༦ᄗ߮ফᆻcЎ

Before her appointment as a university council member, Ms Chau served CityU for a number of years, offering pre-work counseling for students in the Department of Accountancy, discussing interview skills, attitudes to work and values.

΢‫ؿ‬ዶร൬Յ‫ݯ‬΢ఈցȿι˲‫ؿ‬଱ȹүe ுუˮͨ࣎໎‫ک‬cȹ‫ق‬ᆅʶ‫৻ר̴࣎ݯ‬c຤੒‫ݯ‬ ผ߮ነӡ‫ؿ‬ነѺነհొԜᓻ‫ک‬ႤኒcʗԔࠍ໰Ҍ ̝ʥ̳ᆢ‫ؿ‬ɮАྸ۹՗ძࠤᜮe

“I want to use my experience to help to educate the new generation, helping them to realize that hard work is the key to success in any job. Young people should not look down on an entry-level position,” she says. She recommends young people to take the initiative to grasp all learning opportunities. Doing so can help lay a solid foundation for future development. Ms Chau embraces new challenges, which has helped to broaden her horizons. “I am the kind of person who is willing to take on challenges. I feel excited when they arise because I know I will have the chance to prove myself,” she says. Through regular meetings with students, Ms Chau has noted that students lack confidence and initiative. She hopes that through the mentoring scheme, she can teach the students to acquire a positive attitude. “I am certain CityU students will cherish every opportunity to develop their strengths and enrich their knowledge and experience, which is the first step towards a successful career.”

—҈Ѵશ͂Ϭɯ‫ؿ‬຤᛻ઢೕณȹˤ‫ؿ‬αႦɁcͨ ЄɮА஭߬˟ˮЦɈɷผι˲cϤ˘ɺְ߬੣Г ᄙ২঴e˜ுუ֡֡ར᎞αႦɁ߬ዶร‫ج‬Յɺ΃ ‫ؿ‬ነୌዀผcɺְ߬—ၿ֛˜cΐ‫ݯ‬Ұȹͧԑ஭ ˿˞೽Ɂ˞ᒋᒅ՗ొʠeுუ഼Ұ࠯ᗒᕀ‫ݯ‬ณ‫ؿ‬ ‫ܥ‬ኝcԎႏ‫ݯ‬஛Ԓ‫ܥ‬ኝ˿˞ᒷᒏ഼யʥᄈ˱࠯Ɂ —ᄚዃ˜i—҈ܰ࠯ᅥ‫כ‬અՇ‫ܥ‬ኝ‫ؿ‬Ɂeȹ̭༤ Էᗒᕀc҈ผ෰Էጙኍcΐ‫ك҈ݯ‬༞஛ܰȹࢄֺ ‫ؿٽ‬Ρዀผc˿ᜑԯˢɁᐃ໬Ϭɯ‫ॶؿ‬Ɉe˜ ၤΕ࣎ነ́અᘩ༦ೡɻcுუೕᘨஈΛ΃ነɺਪ ˚৽՗˄ॠϬ‫ڌ‬e΢Ѵશ஦༦Ⴄኒི߮cར᎞ነ Ѻነհ‫ނ‬ੴҰȹ࠯ዀผcᒋᒅϬɯ‫ॶؿ‬Ɉcᔔ ఒϬɯ‫ؿ‬૪ቔ՗຤᛻cྺྺ‫͓ۺ‬Ϭ‫ڌ‬e—৖ϊɾ ̔cαႦɁ߬‫ྦྷࠍכڭ‬шᗒcౘ‫ֻכ‬ኪஐͨc਒ τ஛ᅚɷॶምɐι˲ɾ༏c˜ுუ‫ڮ‬᎞༞e

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Life-long learning in Chinese art and civilisation

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ultivating an appreciation of Chinese civilisation and art has been my heart’s desire ever since I started tutoring in the Chinese Civilisation Centre at CityU nine years ago this July. My greatest hope has always been that my students will continue to explore treasures from the past for themselves after graduation. The Chinese civilisation courses at CityU are offered as General Education for students from various departments and faculties, and, more often than not, they have not had much relevant background when they start.

αȼ˂c҈Ε‫̟ے‬ɣነɻਝʼʝ

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ɻʶ‫ؿ‬ઠነɮАcࡄΡምɃ଱Ⱦ ࠯α፾eΕ‫ے‬ɣઠ઒ɻਝᖚ୺՗

ϣ̀ᇾc௖ɣ‫ؿ‬ʶᗙܰᎳХ΃ነొঢ়ˢࠨ ྦྷᖚ୺‫ؿ‬ነୌጙመ՗‫؀‬ሌॶɈcԚˢࠨ Ε֡‫ؿ܃‬ˀɥ໧τጙመ՗ॶɈᘗᙩϬ҈ ነୌe ‫ے‬ɣ‫ؿ‬ɻਝʼʝᇾೡܰ஝ᖫᇾc΃ነԞϬ

Unlike subjects in their specialized disciplines, students can find such General Education courses in art too ‘high brow’, especially if the courses are demanding, and then they tend to perceive art as abstract and subjective; and Chinese art particularly so. For that reason, an instructor should use plain yet expressive language while lecturing on Chinese art, citing artistically valid examples that stimulate interest.

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ɺ΃‫ؿ‬ነӡcȹঁྦྷɻਝᖚ୺՗ϣ̀ʼ‫ذ‬ ‫ؿ‬ႏᖫɺ૯e஝ᖫᇾɺ΃ਿพᇾcςঢ়՗ ྠੀᄧᚊᖚ୺ઠө‫ؿ‬ιࢽcྦྷ΃ነ߬ұʪ ঢ়ɖɺʘྡྷ჌eྦྷȹ࠯ᖚ୺‫ٱ‬ነّԞ႓c ֶΛֶʭผᘨ੡ᖚ୺˖‫׊ވ‬ോ˚ᜮdɺ‫מ‬ ‫ע‬໬cɻਝᖚ୺‫ވ˖ؿ‬ҡʀɁঢ়ɺ˿ᕧ‫ؿ‬

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This is why each semester I take my students on fieldwork trips to Chinesestyle gardens, such as Lingnan Garden at Lai Chi Kok. These short tours are highly motivating and have a very positive impact on students. Another recent highlight was using the Chinese masterpiece Along the River during the Qingming Festival in the first class of the current summer semester. My students were enthralled. It helped that this famous hand scroll is currently on display in town as part of the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty. But my students also responded positively to the painting’s genre: it records social customs and the daily lives of common people, and therefore requires no abstract phraseology. For newcomers to Chinese art, this makes the work more accessible and better appreciated than traditional Chinese portraits that convey “air and mood”, or those landscape pieces that emphasize “rhythmic vitality”.

෰ᘨhΐϊΕᇾਦɐઠ઒ɻਝᖚ୺c༜͂ ‫ؿ‬ႍӰ̦඘૯Ƀ૛ˮcፕእ‫ؿ‬ʼ‫ྡྷذ‬ԝ̦ ඘࠹ௐᖚ୺ֲdዟऋֲdመՈֲe ᛆ‫כ‬ɻਝᖒೋၤɻਝ්‫׳‬ಲሃΕୂιʏ ॖdஉֶ߮‫؀‬ሌʿؒɐc஭τͳ஝ֲc҈ Ұ࠯ነ౨஭ผ੓ე΃ነ਄ᜮ—Ꮀ‫ڲ‬ɾࠓ˜ ೩ɻਝβ්‫׳‬cఓነୌ‫כ‬ϣྦ༝ዃe‫ٱ‬ү ‫ؿ‬ιగܰ‫ٱ‬ነّ‫ؿ‬௖ɣར᎞՗ᘗᙩነୌ‫ؿ‬ ࡈ৽Ɉe ௖‫˞҈ٶ‬૜‫ע‬ɐ،྇А‫ݯ‬ౢ౨ऒࠖᇾ ‫ؿ‬઒ᇾʑࢀc΃ነࠨጙመ‫۾‬ɣc͂ʶ২೫ তcᇾ‫܃‬ਐᕀʋɺᒾc˚߬ࡈΐ๫ಳܰΐ ‫ݯ̚ݯ‬ᄪूࠗಋΑᓊ൪αϤԞcξɰι

Chinese art can also be made more accessible through information technology. The Chinese Civilisation Centre has been running the database “Appreciation of Art and Civilisation” for instruction and research purposes since 2003–04. The database draws on the Xubaizhai Gallery Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in the Hong Kong Museum of Art and has provided the CityU community and the general public with resources for teaching new projects every semester.

‫ےݯ‬ɻদሃ‫ؿ‬ᆅᒨe৖ϊ˞̔cɖΐ‫̚ݯ‬ ܰȹఝ޵፣‫م‬ผ̵́‫ڙࠓؿ‬ೋcɺ඘஝༦ ‫׊‬ോ‫ؿ‬ᖚ୺ႍӰ˾ଉ໬cྦྷɻਝᖚ୺‫ٱ‬ነ ّԞ႓cˈᑟӠ—ඨु˜‫ؿ‬Ɂ‫ذ‬ೋֶᑟӠ —ࣩᗗ˜‫ؿ‬ɬˋೋ‫מ‬ుో՗અՇe ྦྷ‫כ‬ȹԒӀτፕᚾᖚ୺ᇾ‫΃ؿ‬ነd࣎ʑ࣎

So far, 11 project items have been presented, including “Classical Chinese Gardens”, “The Wu School of Painting and Ming Dynasty Society”, and “Master Qi Baishi’s Paintings”.

̔‫ֶ́࢑ؿ‬ʔଠɁɡcɻਝʼʝɻʶࠥХ ଊˤ༅঩ޫҌΉˢࠨઐᄤɻਝᖚ୺eᖚ ୺ʼʝሌ‫ܰ׹‬ɻʶၤࠗಋᖚ୺ᎂമ͉ᒭ ᔀɻਝ࣊ೋᎂ΋ፒ‫ؿ‬ɻਝᖚ୺ʼʝઠ‫ޢ‬༅

Similarly, I have found that web-based instruction, with its interactive features and engaging structure and web-page design, has greatly enhanced the effectiveness of teaching Chinese art. It serves as a widespread platform for art appreciation and research into specialized topics.

ࢿ࢒cϬϭነαɐነ౨඀նcҰ ነ౨ց౨ઐˮɻਝᖚ୺ਿᕀඖ͌cА‫ےݯ‬ ɣ࢑́‫ؿ‬ᖚ୺ઠነၤነୌఌ᛽c΃ࣂ͛ᚭ ‫ٴ‬ʔଠᓒᙴ՗Ԛ͂e ӿʌɰઐˮɻਝ්‫׳‬ᖒೋdд‫پ‬ೋ‫ݢ‬ ၤ‫ע‬ˤ‫م‬ผdღ͉͏ᖒೋ೩ͳ࠯ਿ ᕀඖ͌e၉ॎઔՅʃ৽Ѽβcܼ࿚՗၉ࠒ உ߮ᓯ‫ע‬τመc˿ᄈ˱ઠነ‫ݠؿ‬ᅱֲcɖ ˿А‫ݯ‬ҡᄤ‫ؿ؟‬ᖚ୺ᛆሌၤʗ‫ޢ׹‬দ‫ؿ‬ ̡̎cτС‫כ‬ɻਝᖚ୺ʼʝ‫ؿ‬ઠၤነe

Dr Marianne Wong Pui-yin 7XWRU &KLQHVH&LYLOLVDWLRQ&HQWUH

ඡԣሑ௟ɡ ɻਝʼʝɻʶኒ࢑

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