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Research and Knowledge Transfer – Highlighted Stories

28 Sep 2023

HKMU sets up MARS to further microalgae research in the Greater Bay Area and Southeast Asia

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) has a long and excellent track record in environmental science research, especially on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and beneficial applications of microalgae. To further microalgae research in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and Southeast Asia...

26 Sep 2023

HKMU academic develops HK’s first free-of-charge, one-stop Extended Reality mobile app Empowering students to master interpretation and public speaking with no time and space constraints

Simultaneous interpretation and public speaking both emphasise on-the-spot reaction. However, it’s not an easy task to provide students with real-life interpreting and speaking scenarios for practice. Therefore, Dr Venus Chan, Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), led a team to develop the “XR MALL” interactive mobile app, which combines Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies to offer immersive simultaneous interpretation, consecutive interpretation and public-speaking scenarios on a smartphone...

21 Sep 2023

HKMU and two partner institutions awarded a government grant of approximately HK$8 million to develop first cross-institutional VR game to enhance healthcare students’ interprofessional communication skills

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) is actively promoting the teaching and development of healthcare through innovation and technology. In collaboration with Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) and Tung Wah College (TWC), HKMU will develop a cross-institutional Virtual Reality (VR) simulation teaching game. The primary goal of the project is to enhance the interprofessional communication skills of approximately 2,800 undergraduate nursing and physiotherapy students from the three self-financing institutions to enable the students to deliver higher-quality healthcare services to patients in the future. The project received a grant of HK$7.97 million from the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) under the Government’s Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund. The game is expected to be ready for classroom use in 2025 at the earliest....

13 Sep 2023

HKMU tops the research grant table with HK$29.1 million secured from the Research Grants Council, accounting for over 35% of its total funding for self-financing institutions

In the latest round of the Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector of the Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) secured a total of HK$29.1 million for 27 projects, accounting for over 35% of the total RGC allocation, making it the largest player among all local self-financing institutions....

22 Aug 2023

HKMU and HKLSS conduct a study on dementia risks to encourage healthy diet among lower-educated groups and enhance public education

With the global ageing population, including that in Hong Kong, the well-being of older adults has emerged as a significant social issue. The prevalence of common illnesses among older adults, particularly dementia, is a major societal concern....

26 Jul 2023

HKMU researcher contributes to ocean health through collaborative project on development of eco-friendly materials for seawalls

Environmental science is one of the strategic research areas of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). Dr Juan Carlos Astudillo Placencia, Assistant Professor in the School of Science and Technology, will start to work on a research project which involves exploring eco-engineering works at the rip rap seawall in south Hong Kong through the use of innovative eco-concrete features to augment habitat complexity....

7 Jun 2023

HKMU research finds Jockey Club Support Service for the Children of Disabled Parents 2.0 effective in improving communication and social interactions for disabled parents and their children

The Public and Social Policy Research Centre, under the School of Arts and Social Sciences of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), is commissioned by the Hong Kong Network for the Promotion of Inclusive Society (HKNPIS) to evaluate the effectiveness of its Jockey Club Support Service for the Children of Disabled Parents 2.0 scheme....

2 Jun 2023

HKMU to establish the Ina Ho Cantonese Opera Research Centre to promote the development of Cantonese Opera

At the opening reception of the Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Troupe (HKCOT) on 31 May, its founder, Dr Ina Ho Chan Un-chan, announced a donation to HKMU for the establishment of the Ina Ho Cantonese Opera Research Centre, which aims to promote education and appreciation of Cantonese opera, as well as enhance local young people and the overseas community’s knowledge and appreciation of Cantonese opera through Cantonese opera libretti translation, exchange activities and academic research....

18 May 2023

HKMU to develop a VR-based Driving Training system supported by the Smart Traffic Fund and the driver-training industry to promote smart city

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU)’s efforts to nurture students’ creativity and promote innovative research have been recognised once again. The University recently received a grant from...

4 May 2023

HKMU research finds that Chinese medicine Danshen reduces cancer drug side effects and provides insights into integrated Chinese and Western medical treatment for cancer

Researchers at HKMU found that components of traditional Chinese medicine Danshen help reduce high blood pressure as an adverse effect of cancer drugs, thereby enhancing the treatment effect. The research team is striving to find the best extract of Danshen and its effect on concurrent treatment with Western medicine. The research findings are expected to provide much stronger support for combined Chinese and Western medical treatment of cancer and give hope to cancer patients in dealing with the side effects of Western medicine....






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