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CUHK Receives Four Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards

The University received four Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) from the Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2012. These include one first-class award in Scientific and Technological Progress, and three second-class awards in Natural Sciences, making it the institution with the highest number of awards in the local tertiary sector. The award presentation ceremony was held on16 May at the Lecture Theatre of Shaw College. Dr. Du Zhanyuan (left), Vice-Minister of Education, presented the award certificates to Prof. Benjamin W. Wah, Provost, CUHK.

Led by Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Henry L.K. Chan, Prof. Yu Jun and Prof. Vincent W.S. Wong, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics; the research project on 'Investigation and Application of Pathogenesis and Intervention for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease' received the first-class award in Scientific and Technological Progress. Projects receiving second-class awards in the Natural Sciences included 'Theory of Microscopic Mechanisms of Electron Spin Decoherence, Coherence Protection and Applications', 'Molecular Systematics of Decapod Crustaceans', and 'The Safety Study of Islet Xenotransplantation'. The professors honoured were Prof. Liu Renbao, Department of Physics; Prof. Chu Ka-hou, School of Life Sciences; Prof. Wang Yixiang, Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology; and Prof. Charlie C.L. Wang, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering.

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