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The Second Round Areas of Excellence Scheme

The University Grants Committee (the UGC) today (7 June 2000) announced that it has shortlisted 16 out of the 55 initial proposals received from the UGC-funded institutions under the second round of the Areas of Excellence (AoE) scheme. These shortlisted proposals, in alphabetical order of their titles, are:

Participating Institutions Title of proposal
HKU Business Management in China
CityU*, HKUST Chinese Language Sciences
PolyU*, CityU / HKBU / CUHK / HKUST / HKU Chirotechnology for Chiral Drugs
HKUST Coastal and Atmospheric Research
CUHK Computer Assisted Diagnosis, Treatment and Training in Medicine
HKUST E-Commerce Driven Manufacturing and Logistics Systems
CUHK E-Commerce Technologies
HKU Genetics and Functional Genomics in Development, Degeneration and Disease
HKU HK Culture and Society : Beyond Cosmopolitanism
HKU Institute of Chemical Biology : Integrated Research on Drug Development
CUHK Marine Biotechnology
HKUST*, HKBU / CUHK / HKU Molecular Neuroscience : Basic Research and Drug Discovery
CUHK*, CityU / PolyU / HKUST Research in Chinese Medicine
HKU Water Environment Engineering
CityU*, CUHK / PolyU / HKU Wireless Communications
HKUST*, CUHK Wireless Communication Systems

Note: * lead institution