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Sink or Swim?

A course on aquaculture was the inspiration for HKU students to design a new kind of raft for cultivating oysters and then launch a start-up company, Soonlution, to develop and market it. Called the Modern Shellfish Home (MSH), it is specifically designed to withstand...

HKU’s Virus Experts Called to Action

HKU’s LKS Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed) has been at the forefront of research into emerging infectious diseases for decades, producing groundbreaking work on H5N1 and H9N1 bird flus, H1N1 swine flu, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East...

Playing the Long Game

The wicked witch in this particularly grim fairytale is the modern world – where parents are too busy to play with their children and where the only interaction occurring during play is between the child and his/her digital device, be it iPhone, iPad, or computer.This...

Turning STEM into STEAM through Music

The primary objective of the ‘STEAM’ competition, organised by the Faculty of Engineering and the Arts & Technology Education Centre (ATEC) and supported by the Knowledge Exchange Fund, was to enhance interest in and knowledge of how to engineer musical...

Softening the Blow

“We wanted to become the most respected orthopaedic implant company worldwide for the elderly, by offering the safest, most effective and most innovative treatment options for fracture repair in patients with soft, fragile bone tissue,” said co-founder Dr Sloan...
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