RGC Public Lectures

The University Grants Committee and Research Grants Council have been supporting the Hong Kong higher education sector to undertake many exciting academic research projects over the years. To let the community know about the importance and values of the work of our researchers and their contribution to society, the Research Grants Council has been organizing regular public lectures to introduce to the public the achievements of our researchers.

Since 2009, leading scholars in their respective fields have been invited to deliver public lectures organized by the Research Grants Council. Relevant details of the lectures are listed below:

Date Theme Lecture Topic Speaker(s)
10 April 2021 Medical Technology and Society AI for Cognitive Health Professor Helen Meng Mei Ling
(Patrick Huen Wing Ming Professor of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Decoding health and disease with high-speed laser imaging technologies Professor Kevin Tsia Kin Man
(Professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong)
14 November 2020 COVID-19 and New Treatments for Liver Cancer Combat against COVID-19 in HKSAR
(Please click HERE to view the video)
Prof Yuen Kwok Yung
(Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong)
Broadening the horizon of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma
(Please click HERE to view the video)
Dr Albert Chan Chi Yan (Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery of the University of Hong Kong)
10 October 2020 Developing Hong Kong into a Global FinTech Hub What technologies are driving FinTech forward
(Please click HERE to view the video)
Prof Yiu Siu Ming (Professor of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong)
Hong Kong as a Smart Global City
(Please click HERE to view the video)
Prof Shi Wenzhong (Professor of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
12 September 2020
(Please click HERE to view the video)
Community Health COVID-19 Pandemic Online Health Information Dr Kelvin Wang Man Ping (Associate Professor of the School of Nursing of the University of Hong Kong)
Lifestyle Medicine for Physical, Mental and Brain Health Prof Agnes Chan Sui Yin (Professor of the Department of Psychology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
2 February 2020 Mass Communication and Social Media Who should be gatekeeping social media content? Mr Raymond Li (Director of the Institute for Journalism and Society of the Hong Kong Baptist University)
Still believe in me? A scrutiny of Hong Kong's mass communication and social media Dr Fu King Wa (Associate Professor of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong)
14 December 2019
(Please click HERE to view the video)
Theme-based Research Scheme Theme-based Research Scheme - Diabetes: a Global Epidemic in Need of Novel Solutions Professor Ronald Ching Wan Ma (Professor of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
(Please click HERE to view the video) Theme-based Research Scheme - The Most Unwanted Influence: Influenza Professor Leo Lit Man Poon (Professor of the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong)
7 December 2019 Challenge of Population Ageing: Dementia Prevention of dementia Professor Timothy Kwok (Professor of the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
The positive effects of cognitive stimulation therapy for elderly with dementia Dr Young Kim-wan (Associate Professor of the Department of Social Work of the Hong Kong Baptist University)
27 July 2019 FinTech Contributing to the Development of Hong Kong into a Global Fintech Hub Professor Tam Kar Yan (Dean of Business and Management of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
How Will the FinTech Movement Change the World of Financial Services? Professor Chan Chun Kwong (Professor of Practice in FinTech of the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
15 December 2018 Marketing and Branding in Hong Kong Emotional Branding by Global Brands across Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland Dr Doreen Wu, Associate Professor of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
How does partial reduction in negative product attributes influence consumers' responses? The role of consumers' implicit theories Professor Vincent Wong, Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Business of Lingnan University
2 September 2018 Stress Management and Mental Health Coping with stress: From lived experience to lifestyle change Professor Samson Tse, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Mental Health of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong
Sleeping well for better mental health Professor YK Wing, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
14 July 2018 Cancer Therapy: Immunotherapy and Medicine Cancer Immunotherapy – An Epic Trilogy of Serendipity, Skepticism and Scientific Breakthrough Professor Brigette Ma (Professor of the Department of Clinical Oncology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
The tumor microenvironment on ovarian cancer progression and the potential target-based therapy Dr David Chan (Assistant Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Hong Kong)
19 May 2018 Fintech/Artificial Intelligence Can AI predict stock prices? Dr James Kwok (Associate Professor of the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
AI/Fintech and their future impact to our daily lives Dr Andy Chun (Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science at the City University of Hong Kong)
10 December 2017 Creativity and Innovation of Technology Will calcium supplement really rescue your bone quality? Dr Kelvin Yeung (Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong)
Technologies behind the BAT Professor Wong Kam-fai (Associate Dean (External Affairs) of the Faculty of Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
9 September 2017 Food Safety and Health Genome Sequence Database for the Identification of Foodborne Pathogens in Hong Kong Professor Kwan Hoi-shan (Research Professor of the School of Life Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Food Safety and Health: Source and Cause of Foodborne Poisoning Dr Jennifer Wan Man-fan (Associate Professor of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong)
29 July 2017 Genetics, DNA Therapy and Personalized Medicine Novel Cancer Treatments Rare Diseases and Undiagnosed Diseases Program Professor Ching-wan Lam (Professor of the Department Pathology of the University of Hong Kong)
Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: from Dream to Reality Professor Dennis Yuk-ming Lo (Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine and Professor of the Department of Chemical Pathology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
7 May 2017 Cyber Security Cyber Security issues in Internet of Things Dr Lucas Chi-kwong Hui (Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong)
Beware of Your Location Privacy and Integrity in Social Networks Dr Haibo Hu (Assistant Professor of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
18 December 2016 Belt and Road The Belt and Road Initiative and Free Trade Mr Kelvin Kwok (Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong)
The Belt and Road Initiative: Viewing Through the Prism of New Economic Geography Theory Professor Xiangdong Wei (Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of the Department of Economics, Lingnan University)
25 September 2016 Life Quality of Elders Life Stories of Wise Elders: Lived Elderly Wisdom in the Hong Kong Chinese Context Dr Esther Oi Wah Chow (Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong
Neuroprotective Traditional Chinese Medicine Relieve the Progression of Parkinson's Disease Professor Min Li (Professor of the School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University)
30 July 2016 Particle Physics Studying the Neutrinos - Chasing after Ghost Particles Dr Jason Chun-shing Pun (Principal Lecturer of the Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong)
The Quest for Fundamental Structures of Matter Professor Ming-chung Chu (Professor of the Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
30 April 2016 Minorities and Immigrants (Mainland) in Hong Kong Society Minorities and Immigrants (Mainland) in Hong Kong Society: Challenges and Opportunities Professor Paul Yip Siu Fai (Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, and Director, Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong)
Engagement with School and Society of Minority and Immigrant Youth in Hong Kong Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui (Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Hong Kong Institute of Education)
5 December 2015 Social Mobility and Youth Advancement in Hong Kong Society Identities of Youth in Hong Kong: Values, Well-being and Views Professor Chui Wing Hong (Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong)
Educational Experiences, Spiritual Health and Life Satisfaction of Hong Kong Secondary Students with Diverse Cultural Backgrounds Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui (Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, Hong Kong Institute of Education)
12 September 2015 Parent Child Relationship/Education in Hong Kong Effective Parenting: What matters in Quality Parent Education Programs? Dr Sandra Tsang, JP (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong)
Positive Parenting: Building a Harmonious Parent-Child Relationship Dr Sylvia Kwok (Associate Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong)
18 July 2015 Climate Changes Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality of Pearl River Delta Region Dr. K.S. Lam (Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Sea-level Change in the Past, Present and Future: Implications to Hong Kong Professor Yongqiang Zong (Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)
9 May 2015 Waste Treatment Food Waste Management - Waste to Resource Professor Jonathan Woon-chung WONG (Professor, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University and Director, Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment)
Photocatalytic Technology for Pollution Treatment Professor Jimmy Chai-mei YU (Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
23 November 2014 Social Considerations for Urban Renewal and Urban Planning Social Sustainability of Gated Communities in a High Density City: the Case of Hong Kong Prof Rebecca Lai Har CHIU (Head and Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong)
28 September 2014 Social Considerations for Urban Renewal and Urban Planning Social Considerations in Planning Public Open Space to Integrate Elderly People in Urban Renewal Prof Edwin Hon-wan Chan (Associate Head (Research), Professor, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
26 July 2014 Sustainable Built Environment Pathways towards a Sustainable Built Environment Prof Mee Kam NG (Department Vice-chairman, Department of Geography and Resources Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Urine holds the key to the cities of the future Prof Guang-Hao CHEN (Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
26 April 2014 Biomedical Engineering Gut microflora, human health and Chinese medicines Prof Wen Luan Wendy Hsiao (Research Professor, Teaching Division, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University)
Hand of Hope Prof Raymond Kai-yu Tong (Professor, Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
28 September 2013 Green and Renewable Energy Sustainable Energy in Hong Kong and Worldwide Prof Daniel Hock Chun Ong (Associate Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Advanced Researches and Worldwide Trend of Biofuels Development Prof Dennis Y.C. Leung (Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong)
6 July 2013 Confucianism Confucian Political Philosophy: A Reconstruction for Modern Times Prof Joseph Cho-wai Chan ( Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong)
From Central Institution to Regional Indoctrination: The Interplay between Ritual Policies and Cultural Assimilation in the Didactic Transformation of Ancient Chinese Etiquette in the Chosun Dynasty of Korea from the 15th to 16th Century Dr Lo Ming Tung (Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University)
6 April 2013 Obesity Fighting the Obesity Epidemic: What?s on the Horizon in 2013? Prof Karen Siu-ling Lam (Chair Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
Childhood Obesity and Social-physical Environment Prof Stephen Heung-sang Wong (Professor, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
8 December 2012 Sustainable Environment and Energy Research Regional Air Pollution in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region Dr. K.S. Lam (Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Multiple environmental and energy benefits of green roofs in compact cities Prof C.Y. Jim (Chair Professor, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong)
15 September 2012 Genomic and Personalized Medicine Cancer Genomics and Personalized Medicine Prof Nathalie Wong (Professor, Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Personalized Medicine for Cardiovascular Diseases Prof Hung-Fat Tse (William M W Mong Professor in Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
7 July 2012 Cosmology and Astrophysics New Developments in Cosmology Prof Chu Ming-chung (Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Microwave Observations of the Moon Prof Chan Kwing-lam (Professor, Department of Mathematics; Director, Center for Space Science Research, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
21 April 2012 Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and its Security Prof David Wai-lok Cheung (Professor, Department of Computer Science; Director, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development, The University of Hong Kong)
Open Innovation under Cloud Service Environment Prof W.B. Lee (Chair Professor and Director, Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Center, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
8 October 2011 Nanotechnology Nanomechanical Behaviour of Materials and Biological Tissues Prof A.H.W. Ngan (Kingboard Professor in Materials Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong)
Nanotechnology: Science and Application Prof Aaron Ho-pui Ho (Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
9 July 2011 Areas of Excellence Chemical Biology: Anti-Cancer Gold Drugs and Traditional Chinese Medicine Prof Chi-Ming Che (Dr. Hui Wai Haan Chair of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong)
From Neuroscience Discoveries to Promoting Human Health Prof Nancy Ip (Chair Professor in the Division of Life Science and Dean of Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Director of the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience)
9 April 2011 Information Technology Areas of Excellence Project in Information Technology Prof Victor O. K. Li (Chair Professor of Information Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong) and Prof Soung-Chang Liew (Professor, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Processing Digital Images and Videos - Basic Principle and Emerging Applications Prof S. C. Chan (Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong)
29 January 2011 Areas of Excellence Strategic Issues in the Economic Development of Hong Kong in a Rising Asia Prof Y C Richard Wong, SBS, JP ( School of Economics and Finance, The University of Hong Kong)
A Field of Hope: The Stories of Hong Kong Plant Scientists Prof Samuel S.M. Sun (Director, Center for Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology and State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
18 September 2010 Bird Flu The impact of avian influenza on humans – from history to scientific research Prof Chan Kay Sheung (Professor, Department of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
The impact of influenza research from Hong Kong Dr Poon Lit Man (Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong)
24 April 2010 Science of Financial Analysis Analysis of Toxic Investment Instruments - Use and Misuse of Mathematics Prof Wong Po-Shing (Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Investment and the soft budget constraint in China Prof Wong Kit Pong (Professor, School of Economics and Finance, The University of Hong Kong)
16 January 2010 Chinese Medicine Chinese Medicine Research and Further Development Prof Leung Ping-chung (Director, Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Potential of Chinese Medicine Research in Treatment of Inflammatory and Cancerous Diseases Prof Liu Liang (Dean and Chair Professor, Centre for Cancer and Inflammation Research, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University)
26 September 2009 Environmental/Energy Research Bioenergy Production from Wastewater: A Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology Prof Herbert H P Fang (Chair of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Hong Kong)
Environmental Pollution and Human Health Dr Chris K C Wong (Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University)
18 April 2009 Cancer Research Oxidants, Antioxidants and Cancer Preventive Foods Dr Gilbert Chan Yuk-sing (Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
New Routes to Attack Cancer by Targeting Reverse of Dying-process Prof Fung Ming-chiu (Professor, Department of Biology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong)