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4 Dec 2023

HKMU to open up new research directions in Chinese mythology by exploring the digitisation of mythical creatures

Chinese mythology plays an important role in Chinese culture. In the digital age, it has become a medium connecting traditional culture with the future, and bridging China with the rest of the world. The Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) initiated a research project to explore how mythical creatures in Chinese mythology, folklore and legends, such as Qiongqi, Dijiang, and Nine-tailed Fox, have been presented to the public in brand-new ways through digitisation, and to open up new directions in the study of Chinese mythology.



27 Nov 2023

HKMU scholar explores new research frontiers by adapting digital humanities technology to study classical literature

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) is committed to preserving and promoting Chinese culture through academic research. Dr Gary Tsang Chi-chung, Assistant Professor of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, has opened up new frontiers in the Ci study of the Republican China period (1911–1949) by utilising innovative scholarly big data to study the Ci annotations published during that period. This research methodology can also be applied to other classical literary genres of the Republican China period, such as poetry and prose, contributing to the advancement and transformation of academic research paradigms.


26 Oct 2023

HKMU Scholars Recognised Among World’s Top 2% Most-Cited Scientists

Thirteen scholars of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) have recently been ranked among the top 2% most-cited scientists worldwide by Stanford University. This achievement has truly reflected and recognised HKMU scholars’ remarkable impact with their research outputs.


24 Oct 2023

HKMU professor develops enhanced thermoelectric generators for sustainable waste heat recovery

Prof. Roy Vellaisamy, newly appointed Chair Professor of Intelligent Systems at Hong Kong Metropolitan University’s (HKMU) School of Science and Technology (S&T), has pioneered an enhanced design for thermoelectric generators (TEGs), which can durably and efficiently convert industrial waste heat into usable electricity. The enhanced design may directly increase the efficiency of heat-to-electricity conversion, providing a good demonstration of the application of research to resolve real-world problems.


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, in 2022, the School of Science and Technology (S&T) of HKMU established the first open-access microalgae collection and research centre in Hong Kong: the Metropolitan Algal Repository and Supply (MARS).


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. It enables students, as well as the general public, to overcome the constraints of time, space and resources to practise interpretation and public speaking anytime, anywhere, providing a flexible, student-centred learning model.


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.


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

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) collaborated with Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service, LC-HKS (HKLSS) to conduct research titled “Dementia risks among Hongkongese aged 55 or above”. The study collected data from more than 1,000 participants aged 55 or above to assess their risk of dementia, analyse related factors, and gain insights into their awareness of dementia.


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. Through this project and his other innovative research, he hopes to demonstrate the benefits of eco-engineering of seawalls to the general public.