Croucher Foundation News


Athena Ng was a young scientist of huge potential 2 December 2023

She died, at the age of 22, in October of this year.

Professor Dennis Lo elected to CAS and wins the inaugural Tengchong Science Award 23 November 2023

Croucher Foundation is delighted to learn that Professor Dennis Lo has been elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and has won the inaugural Tengchong Science Award.

Croucher summer courses back with a bang in 2023 28 October 2023

After a break of three years we were delighted to see the courses return.

Croucher Science Week school programme extended 20 April 2022

Hands on activities and science shows available until 22 May.

Croucher Foundation Eighth Report 2016–2021 14 April 2022

Find out how Croucher Foundation performed over this six year period.

Croucher Foundation’s Climate Change Survey highlights Hong Kong risks 18 February 2022

Croucher Foundation today launched the Climate Change Survey, a selection of 20 high quality scientific publications that can assist organisations as they assess climate-related risks in Hong Kong.

Depiction of cell division process in the heart wins 2nd in Croucher Image Awards 30 December 2021

Dr Chi Chung Wu (Croucher Fellowship 2018) had more than beauty in mind when he colourised his image, Cardiomyocyte mitosis. Not only did he capture the cell division process of primary mammalian cardiomyocyte, the contractile unit of the heart, but the colours the Croucher Scholar used made it more accessible to colour blind viewers.The four separate images of the second prize winner in the...

Croucher Image Awards winner reveals the hidden beauty of West Antarctica ice flows 23 December 2021

Dr Felix Ng (Croucher Scholarship1995) won the Croucher Image Awards 2021 with an image that captures not only an important scientific discovery, but also the beauty of that knowledge.“I wanted people to be intrigued,” Dr Ng says when asked what inspired him to use satellite-based radar to create an image of ice stream velocity data in West Antarctica.The image spans more than 1,000 kilometers...

Welcome Class of 2021 8 December 2021

23 outstanding young scientists have been awarded the 2021 Croucher Scholarships, Studentships, Fellowships and Science Communications Studentships.

Croucher Awards Presentation Ceremony 2021 8 December 2021

Croucher Foundation held a ceremony on 8 December 2021 to present awards to the recipients of the Croucher Senior Research Fellowships 2020 and 2021, Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowships 2020 and 2021, Croucher Innovation Awards 2019 and 2020, and to two recipients of the newly announced Croucher Innovation Awards 2021, in recognition of their excellent scientific research...

Croucher scholar receives Xplorer Prize 2021 25 October 2021

Professor Yao Wang is one of 50 national researchers who has been awarded the Xplorer Prize 2021.

Croucher Fellow awarded IEEE medal 29 July 2021

Professor Raymond Yeung Wai-ho has received the IEEE 2021 Richard W Hamming Medal for his contributions to network communication and pioneering development of the BATS code.

Hong Kong scientists win national science awards 10 June 2021

The Ministry of Education of China has honoured five research projects involving universities in Hong Kong in the recent Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology). Croucher scholars led two of the projects receiving recognition.

Croucher Ecology Issue Four: Climate Change 31 May 2021

For the final issue of Croucher Ecology we are examining the impact of climate change on the ecology and biodiversity of Hong Kong.

Croucher Ecology Issue One: Land 23 April 2021

This week the Croucher Foundation published the first of a series of publications to explore the biodiversity of Hong Kong.

Pioneering ethnic minority centre tackles mental health issues 20 December 2020

Commencing January 2021, Croucher Foundation will be supporting part of an innovative two-year project connected to the Ethnic Minority Well-being Centre along with the Lee Hysan Foundation.

Croucher Fellow ranked among world’s “Top 20 Translational Researchers” 14 December 2020

Professor Dennis Lo (Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellow 2006) has been named among the “Top 20 Translational Researchers of 2019” by leading science journal Nature Biotechnology for his achievements in cancer and foetal diagnostics.Lo, Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is known as “the Father of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing”...

Welcome Class of 2020 11 December 2020

24 outstanding young scientists have been awarded the 2020 Croucher Scholarships and Fellowships.