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The Sustainable Practice of Backpacking

The Sustainable Practice of Backpacking

Backpackers typically try to do things on the cheap in ways that turn out to be good for the planet, as Dr Benjamin Iaquinto of the Department of Geography discovered.

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Making Society Fit for Ageing

Making Society Fit for Ageing

Hong Kong society is ageing rapidly. HKU scholars in social sciences, architecture, engineering and medicine have been testing physical and social improvements that would allow the elderly to be more mobile, receive better support for problems like dementia, and have a healthy, meaningful old age.

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VP(R)'s Picks: Breakthrough in Understanding Quantum Metals

VP(R)'s Picks: Breakthrough in Understanding Quantum Metals

The “high-temperature” superconductivity of metals holds great promise for enabling highly efficient energy transportation, but it requires extremely cold temperatures that are currently too costly and energy-intensive to replicate. A better understanding of quantum critical metals themselves is needed. New research from Dr Meng Zi Yang in the Department of Physics and his collaborators takes us closer to overcoming this challenge.

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VP(R)'s Picks: Mathematician at the Frontier of Knowledge

VP(R)'s Picks: Mathematician at the Frontier of Knowledge

Theoretical mathematics pushes the limits of human knowledge by probing patterns in the world around us. HKU’s Chair of Mathematics, Professor Ngaiming Mok, is renowned for his achievements in this pursuit.

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VP(R)'s Picks: Patterns of Tyranny

VP(R)'s Picks: Patterns of Tyranny

Renowned HKU Historian Professor Frank Dikӧtter examines some of the worst dictatorships of the 20th century to detect patterns of behaviour and insights on how they seized and retained power.

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