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HKU iDendron incubatee Hollo wins 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Champion
Team Hollo, an iDendron incubatee from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), won the 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Champion with a mental health companion web application leveraging Azure analytics and AI services to advance youth therapy practices. This is the first team from Hong Kong to have won the World Champion since the launch of the Microsoft Imagine Cup in 2003.
Brilliant “BISME” bonaza benefits bright HKU students via many new prestigious MSc Scholarships in the field of Space Science
To celebrate the upcoming launch of the NJU-HKU No.1 satellite and their MoU with HKU Laboratory for Space Research, the famous Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity (BISME) confirmed it was making available at least 300,000RMB annually to establish a minimum of six scholarships at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) for the exciting new Taught Postgraduate Master of Science (MSc) programme in Space Science hosted by the Physics department beginning in September 2020.
HKUMed scientists unlock the molecular mechanism that promotes ovarian cancer growth, paving the way for new treatment opportunities
Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cancer among women in Hong Kong. The latest figures show that 651 cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in 2017, with 219 deaths in the same year. The causes and the molecular events that lead to the development of the disease remain largely unknown. Now a study by researchers at the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has revealed a signalling pathway triggered by a protein called p85β to promote the growth and progression of ovarian cancer cells. The findings are published in Nature Communications.
HKU-Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation FinTech Academy
A Synergistic Partnership between Academia and Industry to Steer FinTech Development and Groom World-Class TalentsThe University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited are proud to jointly announce the establishment of The University of Hong Kong – Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation FinTech Academy (HKU-SCF FinTech Academy) with a generous support of HK$60 million from the Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation (SCF).
HKU research team receives national funding to develop novel 3D bioprinting for human organs
An HKUMed research team received funding from the National Key R&D Program of China's Ministry of Science to advance bioprinting technology to include human tissues and organs.With cutting-edge 3D bioprinting technology, the project aims to develop functionable human tissues and organs including full-thickness skin, cornea, bone, cartilage and major blood vessels. The team expects to launch the first human pre-clinical trial within five years.