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25 Mar 2024

HKMU's newly opened Ina Ho Cantonese Opera Research Centre expected to release its first translated libretto this year

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Ina Ho Cantonese Opera Research Centre (the Centre) on 21 March. The Centre has embarked on a series of initiatives, including Cantonese opera libretto and excerpt translations, online course and appreciation, and exquisite performances, with the mission of promoting traditional Chinese culture and Cantonese opera, and introducing Chinese operatic art to local and international audiences. The first translated libretto is expected to be released in mid- to late-2024....

21 Mar 2024

HKMU becomes Hong Kong's first University of Applied Sciences with a commitment to promote the development of UASs

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) today (21 March) received approval from the Education Bureau (EDB) to become Hong Kong's first University of Applied Sciences (UAS). The University welcomed the EDB's decision and pledged to play a pioneering role in enhancing recognition of vocational and professional education and training of UASs, in cooperation with the Government....

29 Feb 2024

HKMU launches HK$50 million Startup Fund to help students, staff and alumni realise their entrepreneurial dreams

To further promote an entrepreneurial culture, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) has officially launched the HK$50 million HKMU Startup Fund (the Fund). This initiative aims to encourage students, staff and alumni to embark on an entrepreneurial journey and turn their creative ideas into commercial products or solutions, helping them on a successful business path that contributes to economic growth and benefits the community. Each selected startup can receive investment of up to HK$1 million and enjoy multi-faceted support to start or further enhance its business....

16 Feb 2024

HKMU welcomes the TPB's approval of land planning for the Ho Man Tin site and proposes building a new campus positioned as “A Hub for Community Health and Wellness”

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) welcomes the approval by the Town Planning Board (TPB) of an application submitted by the University for the use and development of a slope of land at the junction of Sheung Shing Street and Fat Kwong Street to build an academic complex. The University will next apply to the Government for a grant for the site to commence the construction of the new campus, and will maintain dialogue with relevant government departments to ensure that the new campus will benefit the University's development, students and the community....

25 Jan 2024

HKMU launches a University-wide student mental health enhancement scheme, earmarking over $10 million to support students' mental health

There have been a number of tragic student suicides in Hong Kong in recent months, which has raised great concern in society about the mental health of students. In response to the Education Bureau's advocacy of promoting mental health awareness among students, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) will earmark over HK$10 million in a three-year university-wide scheme to enhance student mental health (the Scheme), whose aim is to enhance students' understanding of and concern about mental health. By providing further education on psychological well-being, the Scheme aims to empower students to engage in self-help and in helping others, which may help reduce the potential risks....

18 Dec 2023

HKMU receives a grant worth over HK$37 million from the EDB to establish an Industrial Centre for new industrialisation and develop related programmes

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) was awarded a grant worth over HK$37 million from the “Enhancement and Start-up Grant Scheme for Self-financing Post-secondary Education” (ESGS) of the Education Bureau (EDB) to set up an Industrial Centre for new industrialisation, develop a new programme and enhance the existing programmes. HKMU President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing said he believed that the establishment of the Industrial Centre would complement the Government's policy of promoting “New Industrialisation” and help nurture talent for industry....

1 Dec 2023

HKMU provides Diploma of Applied Education Programmes for the “Ethics College” to support inmates in continuous learning

The Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) has collaborated with the Correctional Services Department (CSD) to offer Diploma of Applied Education Programmes for the“Ethics College”, which was established by the CSD to support inmates in continuous learning. CSD held an opening ceremony for the “Ethics College” on 30 November at the Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution. The establishment of the College marks a new milestone in the provision of continuing education for inmates by the CSD and HKMU....

15 Sep 2023

HKMU welcomes the selection of the Sports and Recreation Management Programme for the second round of the Pilot Project on the Development of Applied Degree Programmes

The Education Bureau announced the results of the second round of the Pilot Project on the Development of Applied Degree Programmes today (15 September). The Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Sports and Recreation Management programme of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) was selected for the Pilot Project. HKMU President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing welcomed the selection. He said he believed that it would help promote the development of professional education and nurture talent for the industry....

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....

20 Aug 2023

Grand opening of the HKMU Ina Ho Cantonese Opera Research Centre with a spectacular performance by renowned artists

Presented by Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), the “Glamour of Cantonese Opera Shines through the Academia” Ina Ho Cantonese Opera Research Centre (Research Centre) Opening Ceremony cum Cantonese Opera Performance was held yesterday (19 August) at the Xiqu Centre in the West Kowloon Cultural District. ...

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