Virtual Forum on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virtual Forum on the COVID-19 Pandemic

HKU researchers from multiple disciplines discussed approaches to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for “big ideas” to bring new perspectives to huge issues faced globally.

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Filling the Vacuum

Filling the Vacuum

Recent research by HKU’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Xiang Zhang, has caused a stir in the scientific world by demonstrating that vacuums are not empty spaces and by manipulating activity within them.

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Gut Reaction

Gut Reaction

The discovery that an individual’s gut microbes may determine how much benefit they get from exercise, has significant implications for preventing diabetes and for improving exercise efficacy in general.

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The Paradox of Information Control in China

The Paradox of Information Control in China

Chinese law allows access to information on the one hand but restricts it on the other, which has a troubling impact on everything from virus outbreak controls to the country’s new social credit system.

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Lessons from the Past

Lessons from the Past

A new major archaeological research programme enables students to study the past of Armenia and the Ancient Near East and to excavate an ancient fortress and other settlements. The project also engages the public directly in field archaeology through an interdisciplinary knowledge exchange initiative.

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