Croucher Foundation News

May 2016

Standing strong against the wind 30 May 2016

Professor You-Lin Xu is the Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Protecting Hong Kong's waters 27 May 2016

When it comes to preserving Hong Kong’s marine life, it’s all about striking the right balance and there’s a long way to go. Decades of fishing paired with a drive to increase productivity have decimated marine life. But that’s not to say nothing can be done.

From bricks to LTE: mobile phone technology  20 May 2016

Dr Gary Kit still remembers seeing the first generation of "brick style" cell phones. 

What music can mean 17 May 2016

Growing up playing piano Nina So was the student actually intrigued by the theory behind the music.

Croucher summer courses 6 May 2016

Keeping up with the latest advances in science, the Croucher summer courses return this year bringing back courses from previous years updated for today and introducing new courses in groundbreaking, novel technologies.

Fighting back against ageing 4 May 2016

In a bright, cheerful lab, Dr Sze Siu Kwan works to pinpoint exactly how the human body degenerates. His research focuses on tracing the progression of disease back to its protein foundations, which dictate cellular biological function. Spontaneous processes, chemical activity, and numerous other factors can impact protein structure, which can contribute to ageing, neurodegenerative disease, de...