Media Review, No. 34/2003

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Media Review (No.34/2003)

Prepared by the Office of University Development and Public Affairs A total of 94 substantive news reports mentioning UST were collected. ** denotes items involving OUDPA in providing information or statements upon

enquiries, issuing media invitation, issuing press releases, or setting up

interviews.

1. A study by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation found

that in the past 5 years, among all local tertiary institutions, UST has

the highest number of articles published in top journals in the field of

life and medical sciences

Ming Pao Daily News (29/12).

2. News and articles on the proposed funding cut for universities** 42 clippings (20-29/12); TVB news and Cable TV news (21/12); ATV

news (21/12 and 24/12); RTHK news, CR news and Metro news (24/12).

3. A feature article on UST's MTM program in logistics management HK Economic Times (27/12).

4. Dr Alexis LAU (AMCE) and Dr Kin-Man LEE (CIVL) commented on the gas field

blowout incident in Chongqing

Ming Pao Daily News (27/12) and Oriental Daily News (26/12). 5. UST has developed a technology to turn used tyres into building materials

Apple Daily (26/12).

6. President Paul CHU recommended "A Theory for Everything" for the Book

Festival held during Christmas holidays** 7 clippings (23-26/12).

7. More than 5,000 university students applied for postponement of tuition

fee payment in the first semester of 2003-04 year Sing Pao Daily News (26/12).

8. Dr Helmut SOHMEN, a Council member and founding Court member, and his wife,

Prof Anna Pao SOHMEN, donated HK$10 million to UST** 9 clippings (20/12-25/12).

9. UST faculty take part in the Hap Map project** 5 clippings (17/12-25/12).

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10. Prof Otto LIN, Senior Advisor to the President, led a delegation to visit

Chiu Chow

Ta Kung Pao (25/12) and HK Commercial Daily (18/12). 11. Prof Francis LUI (ECON) commented on economic issues 3 clippings (18/12-24/12).

12. JUPAS figures show that the BBA program of UST has attracted the biggest

number of applications** 6 clippings (23/12).

13. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Quantitative Finance Program offered by the

HKUST Business School will provide students with the computing and

mathematical skills to solve financial problems** HK Economic Journal (23/12).

14. A feature on President Paul CHU's superconductivity research** Sing Tao Daily News (23/12).

15. Prof Leonard CHENG (ECON) commented on economic issues HK Daily News and Oriental Daily News (23/12).

16. The Financial Times discussed executive education and mentioned the HKUST

Business School

HK Economic Journal (23/12) and FT (22/12).

17. The UST team competed in the Philips Hong Kong Universities Football League

SCMP-Young Post (23/12).

18. Prof KC CHAN (DBM) was among a group of academics who met Chief Executive

Tung Chee Hwa on the latter's invitation to discuss the policy address

Apple Daily (23/12).

19. Nobel Laureate Prof Vernon SMITH spoke at a luncheon talk of the HKUST

Business School**

HK Economic Journal (22/12).

20. UST produced the 3rd generation robot-cop, the first locally-developed

model of the kind, for the Hong Kong Police Oriental Daily News (22/12).

21. President Emeritus Prof Chia Wei WOO was appointed non-executive chairman

of Synergis Management Services Ltd (# Please see Editor's Note below.)

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22. An article on the future of the optoelectronics industry mentioned the

OLED research at UST E-Zone (19/12).

23. Wind engineering consultant Roy DENOON of Ove Arup worked with UST experts

at the CLP Power Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility on wind problems associated with

tall buildings SCMP (18/12).

23. Dr Raymond WONG (BICH) commented on food safety issues Next Magazine (18/12).

# Editor's Note:

Item 10 of the last Media Review published on 24 December 2003 reported on a newspaper

article (Oriental Daily News, 15 December) which mentioned that President Emeritus

Chia-Wei Woo would move to Shanghai. Prof Woo has written to us to clarify that he

would NOT be moving to Shanghai. Prof Woo said he would be spending quite a bit of

time in Shanghai to work on the Shanghai Yangpu University City project next year,

and would therefore be setting up a second home there. IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Because of restrictions on photocopying newspaper articles, OUDPA is unable to

provide clippings for photocopying. Most of the clippings are however available

in HKUST News Clippings Online

(http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/newsclip.pl)

through the Library's subscription to the WiseNews service. Enquiries can be

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