The Review 2004

T H E R E V I E W 2 0 0 4 1 Teaching and Learning Vision The University of Hong Kong, as a pre-eminent international university in Asia, seeks to sustain and enhance its excellence as an institution of higher learning through outstanding teaching and world- class research so as to produce wel l-rounded graduates with l ifelong abi l ities to provide leadership within the societies they serve. mission The University of Hong Kong will endeavour • To advance constantly the bounds of scholarship, building upon its proud traditions and strengths • To provide a comprehensive education, developing fully the intellectual and personal strengths of its students while developing and extending lifelong learning opportunities for the community • To produce graduates of distinction committed to l ifelong learning, integrity and professionalism, capable of being responsive leaders and communicators in their fields • To develop a collegial, flexible, pluralistic and supportive environment that will attract, retain and nurture scholars, students and staff of the highest cal ibre in a culture that inspires creativity, learning and freedom of thought, enquiry and expression • To engage in innovative, high-impact and leading-edge research within and across disciplines • To be ful ly accountable for the effective management of public and private resources bestowed upon the institution and act in partnership with the community over the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge • To serve as a focal point of intellectual and academic endeavour in Hong Kong, China and Asia and act as a gateway and forum for scholarship with the rest of the world Cover: Windsurfer Vicky Chan, a third-year Bachelor of Engineering student, won a gold medal at the World University Games in July 2004. Published by The University of Hong Kong ©2004 Edited by The Registrar Further detailed information about this Review or the University can be obtained from the Registrar [fax: (852) 2559 9459] Researched and compiled by Kathy Griffin Designed by trinity & co. Photography by sinopix photo agency and La Vie de Boheme Printed in Hong Kong by G & P Production & Printing Co. on recycled paper A Message from the Vice-Chancellor 2 Creativity and Learning 8 Honours 20 FACTS AND FIGURES 22 Innovation and Discovery 14 ContentS