Newsletter No. 302

第 302 期 2007 年 9 月 4 日 No. 302 4 September 2007 1 第三零二期 二零零七年九月四日 No. 302 4 September 2007 中大法學士課程廣受歡迎 CUHK’s LLB Programme Proves Favourite Choice of Potential Lawyers 耳鼻咽喉─頭頸外科學系成立 CUHK Launches Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 中 大在8月1日正式成立「耳鼻咽喉—頭頸外科學 系」。該系位於威爾斯親王醫院,除了為醫管 局轄下的新界東和九龍東聯網提供服務外,日後還會 加強對人工耳蝸以及華語和其他亞洲聲調語言的研究。 系主任尹懷信教授說:「新學系將承接過往中大外科 學系耳鼻喉科自1985年以來,各位醫護人員、教授和 科研人員所建立的種種成就,繼往開來。國際及中國 大陸均視耳鼻喉為獨立的醫學專科和學術範疇,新學 系的成立,正好順應這個趨勢。」 尹教授說:「本學系為患有不同聽力障礙人士提供一 站式全面服務,這無論在香港以至亞洲都是創先河 的,我為此感到十分高興。」 from the department’s comprehensive research into speech recognition and coding in Chinese and other Asian tone languages. Prof. Andrew van Hasselt, chairman of the department, said, ‘The new arrangements will build on the very significant achievements since 1985 of the dedicated clinicians, teachers and researchers who have served the Division of Otorhinolaryngology within the university’s Department of Surgery. This transition places us firmly in line with the international and mainland China classification of ENT as an independentmedical specialty and an established academic discipline.’ ‘I am particularly excited by the fact that we are the first single unit in Hong Kong and Asia that is able to offer a full one-stop service for people with a great variety of hearing disorders,’ added Prof. van Hasselt. The department’s Prof. Michael C.F. Tong said, ‘Our outstanding track record of research will continue, and we can now take even greater strides in head and neck cancer, including the nasopharyngeal cancers so highly prevalent in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Southern China. We shall also advance in such rapidly developing areas as surgical treatments for deafness in adults and children, minimal invasive ENT surgery, Asian facial plastic techniques and ENT problems in children.’ The newly constituted department expects to be working even more closely with charities to improve the quality of life of underprivileged children and elderly people in Hong Kong and mainland China who have hearing and speech communication disorders. choice. The number is the highest among similar programmes offered by local institutions. Prof. Mike McConville, director of the School of Law, said that the applications for its LLB programme this year soared by 30% from last year with 1,073 persons applying through the JUPAS and non-JUPAS schemes. Among the 65 students admitted to the programme this year were one top achiever with 3As in the HKALE and one top scorer with 9As in the HKCEE. The number of the applicants for its postgraduate programmes also rose to 1,237 this year, a promising 30% increase from last year. Most of these applicants are highly- educated with one or more postgraduate degrees in other disciplines. 學系教授唐志輝說:「我們會向頭頸腫瘤方面的研究 邁進,包括在香港和華南地區病發率高的鼻咽癌, 亦會深化一些發展迅速的範疇,如治療成人和兒童聽 障、耳鼻喉微創手術、亞洲面部整形技術及小兒耳鼻 喉科。」 該系還會和其他慈善機構更緊密地合作,提昇香港和 內地貧困地區有聽力及言語障礙者的生活素質。 O n 1 August 2007, CUHK formally constituted an independent Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Centred at the Prince of Wales Hospital, the department will extend its thoroughgoing cochlear implant programme, which will also benefit 今 年第二年招生的中大法律課程,開辦只有短短一年,已成為最受 高考生歡迎的法律學課程。參加今年大學聯招的學生中,共有81 人以中大法律學課程為首志願,為同類課程之冠。 法律學院主任麥高偉教授表示,今年共有1,073名學生經聯招及非聯招的 方法報讀中大法律學士,較去年增加近三成。該課程的學額也由去年的 50個增至65個。至於收生成績方面,全部學生會考及高考中英文科及其 他科目成績均達C級或以上,在錄取的65名新生中,有一位高考3A高材生 及會考9A尖子,另有七名來自美國、韓國及中國大陸等地的非本地生。 研究院課程方面,報讀人數由去年905人上升至1,237人,升幅高達三 成。申請人普遍學歷極高,不少人已擁有一個或多個博士、碩士學位。 T he Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme offered by the CUHK School of Law proved to be the most popular LLB programme among would-be university students. This year, 81 Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) applicants put the LLB programme of CUHK as their first