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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.


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. The support scheme is targeted at parents who have difficulty performing their parenting role due to physical or mental disabilities. By matching them with young volunteers, who provide academic and personal guidance for their able-bodied children, as well as offering a series of parental training and counselling services, the scheme aims to enhance the communication between disabled parents and their children and reduce the risk of intergenerational poverty for these families.


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 the Smart Traffic Fund for the development of a Virtual Reality-based (VR) Driving Training System. The research aims to promote the development of smart city by investigating the adoption of VR technology in driving practices and mock tests, which will help prepare learners to drive in various traffic conditions and also enhance the efficiency of road usage.


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.


20 Apr 2023

HKMU research finds young nurses seek work-life balance rather than promotion, calls for understanding their competency needs to retain talent

HKMU researchers found that young nurses are interested in a healthy work-life balance and are less willing to be promoted because of concern about a heavier workload. This and discrepancies among different generations of nurses regarding the essential elements of managerial effectiveness are possible factors for the manpower shortage in the nursing sector.


13 Apr 2023

HKMU researchers find new way to alleviate wireless network congestion

HKMU researchers recently developed an algorithm that significantly improves the performance of wireless network transmission and alleviates network congestion caused by a large number of connected devices. The research result provides insights into the network industry in developing the next generation of wireless networks.