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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....

28 Feb 2024

HKMU welcomes the 2024-25 Budget's earmarking of resources to support the development of UAS

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) welcomes the $100 million start-up fund earmarked in the 2024-25 Budget to support self-financing, post-secondary institutions in forming an Alliance of Universities in Applied Sciences (UAS) for joint publicity and promotion of vocational and professional education and training (VPET), with a view to enhancing the status of VPET among parents, students and society in general....

21 Feb 2024

Long-term HKMU study reveals rising health risks of oral corticosteroid use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are often prescribed oral corticosteroids (OCSs) if there is a sudden deterioration in their condition. A scholar of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) and related research team conducted a long-term study that unveils an increased risk of 17 diseases, including cardiovascular disease, associated with OCS use for COPD. The research team recommended exploring alternative treatments to minimise the possible side effects of using OCSs to alleviate the condition....

21 Feb 2024

HKMU swimmers claim three silver medals in USFHK Aquatic Meet

HKMU swimmers put their best stroke forward at the most recent Annual Aquatic Meet by the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong (USFHK) and were rewarded with encouraging results. The spotlight fell especially on Tsang Pak-ho, who came second in two individual 50 metre races — Freestyle and Butterfly. He bagged a third silver medal with fellow teammates, Chow King-him, Ma Wing-sum and Phoebe Cheuk Yuet-ying, in the Mixed 4 x 50 metre Freestyle Relay. Overall, the HKMU Swimming Team ranked sixth out of 12 university teams, with the boys' and girls' teams placed sixth and seventh respectively....

19 Feb 2024

Creative writing and film arts graduate's film criticism gets published

Graduate of the creative writing and film arts programme Mak Wan-ching's article on the movie Joker was selected and published in the online column “The Movie Newbie (電影新人類)” of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society...

19 Feb 2024

Literary works of Creative Writing Master's students published and recognised

With the commencement of the spring term, master's students in creative writing have been enthusiastically putting their skills into practice, and their writing experiments have been met with appreciation...

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....

7 Feb 2024

HKMU signs MoU with LALIGA to develop Hong Kong's first Dual Master's Degree programme in Global Business and Sports Marketing

The Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration (the Business School) of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LALIGA (through its Education Department, LALIGA Business School) to develop a dual master's degree programme......

7 Feb 2024

Bloom of creativity at Disney Imaginations Hong Kong Design Competition

Four computing and interactive entertainment students gathered to join the Disney Imaginations Hong Kong Design Competition 2024. They stood out among 100 teams from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, and Macau to reach the final round as one of the six finalists...

6 Feb 2024

Short story by Dr Shawn Shao of Department of Creative Arts listed among good works of the year

Dr Shawn Shao Dong, Acting Head of Creative Arts and Assistant Professor at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, has once again received academic recognition for his literary work following the critical acclaim for his short story collection, Air Guitar. His short fiction piece, “Chinese Paddlefish”, made the list of “Good Works by Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Overseas Chinese Writers 2023”, a selection by the Research Institute for Literature by Taiwan, Hong Kong and Overseas Chinese Writers of short stories, novellas, novels, poetry and prose published in mainland China during the year. Starting from 2021, the Institute has selected 10 outstanding pieces for each of the mentioned categories every year with the aim of fostering public and academic interest in Chinese literary works by writers residing outside mainland China. Dr Shao had another story, “The Story of Yu Lan” shortlisted last year....

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