e-bulletin (Issue 147) - 15 Oct 2021

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15 Oct 2021 (Issue 147)


Effective from 1 September 2021, The Open University of Hong Kong has been renamed as Hong Kong Metropolitan University.

University Updates
Honorary Fellows 2021
HKMU will confer honorary fellowships on three distinguished individuals on 5 Nov:

HKMU held a flag raising ceremony on 1 Oct to mark the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the PRC.
The Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration concluded an MOU with The Hari Hong Kong that will bring HKMU students internship, management training and job placement opportunities.
The Lecture Theatre and Tai Ning Nursing Skills Education Unit on 4/F and 7/F of the IOH were named after Dr Wu Jieh Yee on 11 Oct in recognition of a HK$15 million donation from the eponymous foundation.
The newly established ALTO organized the Learning and Teaching Week 2021 from 13 to 18 Sep, giving teaching staff opportunities to exchange ideas on effective pedagogy. At the same time, a series of activities were held for students.
The Solomon Lee Computer Laboratory on the Main Campus was refurbished with a new student corner where students can relax and work in groups.
The University secured an impressive HK$16.1 million for 18 projects from the latest round of the RGC’s Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector. Particularly, it trumped its peers in FDS proposals both in terms of total approved number and amount.
Awardee: Wong Fei
Awarded work: Holiday
6 Nov (Sat)
8–31 Oct

19 Oct (Tue) 5:00pm



22 Oct (Fri) 7:00–8:30pm
For HKMU staff and students

(Promo in Chinese, event conducted mainly in Cantonese; interpretation available if necessary)


23–25 Nov
Abstract submission deadline: 27 Sep (Mon)



3–4 Dec


Programmes and Professional Tests
Knowledge for All (Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm on TVB Pearl)
In a renewed partnership with TVB, HKMU has launched a new series of ‘Knowledge for All’ starting from 3 Sep. The new series is broadcast on TVB Pearl every Sunday morning from 9am to 1pm, and covers a wide range of topics including literature, history, cultural and creative industries, business management, language, healthcare and scientific research.


• Business Boomers: Coffee Shop Hot Shots (17 Oct 9:00)
• Hong Kong’s Role and Opportunities for Sustainable Financial Development (24 Oct 10:25)
• Entering the Homeless’ World (24 Oct 11:25)


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