Research strength extended – The Changshu Research Institute of Hong Kong Baptist University, the University’s base in the Yangtze River Delta to conduct high technology research and professional training, opened on 16 April.
Support for Chinese medicine hospital – A survey revealed that 81 per cent of the respondents agreed that Hong Kong needs a Chinese medicine teaching hospital.
Su Wei-chen as Writer-in-Residence – HKBU welcomed Professor Su Wei-chen, a renowned novelist from Taiwan, as Writer-in-Residence 2013 of the International Writers Workshop.
Support from foundation – HKBU received HK$2 million from Lam Woo Foundation Limited to establish the Lam Woo Foundation Senior Reporters-in-Residence Scheme
EFMD conference – The School of Business hosted the “2013 EFMD Conference” on 14 and 15 March for the European Foundation for Management Development on the theme “Bridging the ‘Gap’ – Awareness and Collaboration between Europe and Asia”.
Enhancing clinical teaching in Chinese medicine – The School of Chinese Medicine held a forum on 23 March where speakers concurred that bedside teaching is of utmost importance in nurturing Chinese medicine students.
Coffee for good cause – Sweet Heart Café, the first social enterprise project on the HKBU campus, was launched on 15 March.
Flowery display – The University and the Society of Chinese Materia Medica displayed 10 miniature masterpieces from Man Lung Garden and a series of medicinal plants in the annual Hong Kong Flower Show.
EQUIS recognition – The School of Business received European Quality Improvement System accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development
Creative work commended – Dr Kelvin Lee, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Communication Studies, clinched a special mention award for his work Differential Reality at the Interactive Media category of the 18th ifva Awards competition.
DanceSport stars shine – Twenty-six members of the DanceSport Society scooped a record of 34 medals in the post-secondary division of the 9th Inter-school DanceSport Competition.
Four-time champion – The HKBU Judo Team claimed the overall championship for the fourth consecutive year in the 24th Joint College Judo Competition.
Tennis champion – The female student tennis team won the championship for the second consecutive year at the inter-university tennis tournament.
No more tinnitus – Dr Peng Zengfu of the School of Chinese Medicine found that applying a new acupuncture treatment integrated with modern medication on skeletal muscle trigger points could help alleviate the problem of tinnitus.