Newsletter No. 166

SIX MORE RESEARCH PROJECTS RECEIVE SUPPORT S ix research projects initiated by staff members of the University have attracted funding support from different quarters: • The Cloning of Two Rat Epididymis-specific Novel mRNAs and Their Potential Roles in Sperm Maturation (US$9,999) Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation (CONRAD Program) Principal investigator: Prof. Chan Hsiao Chang (Department of Physiology) • Randomized Double-Blind Comparison of Obstetric Outcome after Apidural Labour Analgesia Using Ropivacaine or Bupivacaine (HK$5 38,171) Sponsor: Health Services Research Fund Principal investigator: Prof. Warwick D. Ngan Kee (Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care) • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Problem in Chinese Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: Prevalence, Severity, and Risk Factors (HK$827,240) Sponsor: Health Services Research Fund Principal investigator: Dr. Angela Y.M. Wang (Department of Medicine and Therapeutics) • Utilizing Neuropsychological Assessment in the Early Diagnosis and Cognitive Interventions in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease (HK$80,000) Sponsor: Health Care and Promotion Fund Principal investigator: Prof. Agnes S. Y. Chan (Department of Psychology) • To Assess the Predictive Value of Ultrasonic Assessment of Umbilical Cord Morphology for Intrapartum Foetal Distress (HK$59 1 ,996) Sponsor: Health Services Research Fund Principal investigator: Prof. Michael S. Rogers (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) • Novel Technologies for High-Performance Vibration Damping and Compact Motion-Stages for Electronics Manufacturing Equipment (HK $520,000) Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund Principal investigator: Prof. Liao Wei Hsin (Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering) MBA Progrmmes Strong as Ever Number One in Hong Kong and Among Top Six in Asia The 5th May 2000 issue of Asiaweek carries a survey of the best MBA Schools in Asia (including Australia and New Zealand). MBA programmes offered by The Chinese University have attained extremely high rankings in the survey: all three programmes ranked first in their respective categories for Hong Kong; the Part-time and Executive MBA Programmes came second in their categories for Asia, while the Full-time MBA Programme came sixth. The ranking criteria adopted by Asiaweek included student selectivity, faculty resources, graduate output, school academic reputation and linkages etc. The schools in Asia were asked to rate one another. Top international MBA institutions such as the Wharton School in the US and some 130 top corporations in Asia were also asked to grade the schools. Extra points were awarded to those that require students to have working experience, and to those with teachers serving as consultants or as former corporate executives in big companies. The CUHK Faculty of Business Administration established the first MBA programme in Hong Kong in 1966. It is one of the first two Asian business schools to have been accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business 一 the International Association for Management Education (AACSB-IAME) in 1999. It is also a member of the Programme in International Management (PIM), a consortium of leading business schools around the world in the pursuit of student exchanges and other collaboration. G L O B A L WORKPLACE™ CUMBA Alumni Enjoy Exclusive Job Opportunities TheUniversity's MBA Programme is now a member of Global Workplace ( , an online senior executive appointment service available exclusively to the MBA alumni of the participating business schools in the Global Workplace alliance. Originating from Workplace launched by the London Business School in 1997, Global Workplace aims at globalizing the job market for business graduates. The service provides recruiters and applicants with access to their counterparts across the globe via the Internet, thus bridging the world's most qualified business brains and the best opportunities available. The Faculty of Business Administration at The Chinese University is the only business school in Hong Kong invited to join the alliance. The vision of Global Workplace is to provide an exclusive appointment network to the alumni of the world's premier business schools, contribute to the advancement of their professional careers, and reinforce the relationship between alumni and their schools. The service is run from a password-protected website, accessible only by alumni and corporate contacts of the partner business schools. The site allows users to search from a range of positions using a selected criteria, to register their preferences, receive e-mails alerting them to relevant positions, and apply directly to employers or approved intermediaries. On the other hand, corporate users only need to provide a brief job description and their key criteria on the site, and the service will alert the appropriate candidates from the alumni pool of 150,000 and put them directly in touch with the companies. At present over 400 employers worldwide have registered as the users of the site, including Arthur Andersen, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Coca-Cola, and Hewlett-Packard. New Ho t el School Amasses Su p p o r t f r om I ndus t ry A n advisory committee for the University's School of Hotel Management was inaugurated on 5th May at The Regent Hong Kong. The committee's membership boasts some of the top players in the tourism, hospitality, and real estate industries, including representatives from Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, The Peninsula Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Tourist Association, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and The Federation o f Ho ng K o ng H o t e l Owners Ltd. It is chaired by Mr. Randolph F. Guthrie, chief executive of Ocean Park Hong Kong, and will provide valuable guidance to the School in the course of its development into a regional centre of excellence in hotel management. On the same occasion, the School of Hotel Management announced the launch of its summer internship programme for its undergraduate students, and its plans to organize an executive training programme in collaboration with the Hong Kong Hotels Association. Both projects have been fully supported by the local tourism and hospitality industry. The School of Hotel Management was established in 1997 and admitted its first batch of undergraduate students in 1999.