Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange (KE), together with Teaching and Research, form the three pillars that underpin all the activities of The University of Hong Kong (HKU). KE is defined by HKU as “the process of engaging, for mutual benefit, with business, government or the public to generate, acquire, apply and make accessible the knowledge needed to enhance material, human, social, cultural and environmental well-being.” KE is a two-way process, and it not only includes technology transfer but also encompasses all disciplines, including the arts and humanities and the social sciences.

The University has a long tradition of contributing to the community, and staff has been engaging in a wide range of knowledge exchange activities through, inter alia, applied research, technology transfer, delivery of professional and continuing education courses, public lectures, and expertise sharing through professional bodies and media. KE, being a natural consequence of research and teaching, is at the heart of the wide range of activities that staff members undertake with the non-academic sectors of our society.

Past Events

  • Knowledge Exchange 2020-2021

    The Department of Microbiology organised the fourth knowledge exchange activity (Coronavirus journey at HKU, IV: Rapid diagnosis and mass on-site screening of COVID-19) for secondary school students on...

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  • Knowledge Exchange 2019-2021

    This year, the Department of Microbiology and the Faculty of Dentistry jointly organised the first interdisciplinary knowledge exchange activity for healthcare workers, in particular microbiology...

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  • Knowledge Exchange 2018-2019

    The Department of Microbiology organized its third knowledge exchange activity for secondary school students during April to May 2019. It was the first time that we had secondary school students visit our new laboratory since...

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  • Knowledge Exchange 2017-2018

    Following the success of our knowledge exchange sessions last year, the Department of Microbiology organized four more knowledge exchange sessions for secondary school students during November 2017 – May 2018. The activities were held on...

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  • Knowledge Exchange 2016-2017

    The Department of Microbiology organized four knowledge exchange sessions for secondary school students during September 2016 – April 2017. The activities were held on 24th September 2016, 8th October 2016 (2 sessions) and 8th April 2017 by...

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