Nearly 40 distinguished scholars from Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland attended the two-day Xiangshan Science Conference hosted by HKUST yesterday. The Honorable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mr Chen Dong and Dr Tan Tieniu, Deputy Directors of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR officiated at the closing ceremony of this high-profile conference today, which was founded by the State Science and Technology Commission (now the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, PRC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Forty-one students from five local secondary schools recently spent an unforgettable four days learning about electric vehicles (EV) and actually building and driving them! This was made possible through the four-day EV Summer Program co-organized by the Academy for Bright Future Young Engineers of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and CLP Holdings Limited (CLP). The Academy is funded by a donation from the Bright Future Charitable Foundation, which is founded and chaired by Prof Roy Chung.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Chiaphua Industries Limited (CIL) officially establish the HKUST-CIL Joint Laboratory of Innovative Environmental Health Technologies today. The Joint Lab aims to nurture cutting-edge research in environmental health technologies to enhance the quality of the environment as well as health and well-being of individuals and communities. It will receive funding from CIL for the coming five years.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is launching a transformative new degree program in Integrative Systems and Design (ISD), which will revolutionize traditional teaching method as students will study systems design not through fixed curriculum, but project-based learning in teams where the “what” and “how” to learn are individualized.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the University of Toronto (U of T), the top-ranked university in Canada, have established joint educational placements which aim to maximize the opportunities for joint supervision of PhD students and further facilitate engineering related research collaboration between HKUST’s School of Engineering and U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Megvii (Face++) yesterday on establishing a joint laboratory on artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision. The lab will be dedicated to improving people’s living and advance knowledge frontiers through researches in AI and image recognition and analysis, marking a new milestone in the collaboration between HKUST and Megvii.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has recently joined an international not-for-profit consortium – Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society – to promote the development of ethical artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure safety, security, privacy, transparency and fairness of such technology in Asia.