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Professor Huang Bo received Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018 - Smart People Award
Prof. Huang Bo and his group members have developed an efficient smartphone APP named "TouchAir" for the general public to access real time air pollutant concentrations at any location in Hong Kong and Mainland China with high accuracy, high resolution and full coverage. This APP has won the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018 - Smart People Award. Ms. Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, attended the award presentation ceremony held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on April 4. TouchAir, with its server programs running on the Ali cloud platform, has been released since September 2015 with both its iOS and Android versions available on App Store (for iPhone and iPad users) and Google Play/Baidu Mobile Phone Assistant (for Android smartphone users).

 
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GRM students recognized in the Dean's List 2016-17 of Faculty of Social Science
The following students were presented the Dean's List certificates in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements by the Faculty of Social Science on 17 March 2018. Congratulations to our students!
[Taught Master's Programmes] MSc in Geoinformation Science: YAO Shiqi; MSSc in Sustainable Tourism: NG Tuen Man, QI Huan, SUN Jianru
[Undergraduate Programme] CHAN Chun Kit, CHAN Lok Hang, CHU Chun Ho, CHUAN Li Ying Jacqueline, CHUNG Sum Yue, GUO Xinyi, HUI Ka Chun, JIA Junyan, KWONG Ho Yin, LAI Hiu Tung, LAM Hei Yiu, LAM Ho Yin, LAM Tsz Kiu, LAU Chun Ki, LAU Chun Yin, LEE Cheuk Wing Cody, LEE Hau Ying, LEE Yeung To, LEUNG Shong Tung, LI Shau Yin, LIU Xinyu, NG Wing Chun, NG Yeuk Ying, SUN Ka Kit, TANG Siu Wa, TSANG Ling Yan, WONG Long In, WONG Wai Chun, WONG Wai Ming, YEUNG Tsz Chun, YIP Ka Yu.

 
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Our department ranked 38th in the world in 2018
QS World University Rankings has recently released the latest ranking by subject. In the subject of Geography, our department is ranked 38th in the world and 5th in Asia with a total score of 79.1. For more details, please visit: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2018/geography.

 
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Delegation of Lanzhou University visited our Department
A delegation of two faculty members and eight students from the College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University visited our Department on 20-27 January 2018. The delegation met with our colleagues to discuss collaboration in teaching and research and visited the Wetland Park, Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve and Geoparks in Hong Kong. Prof. Gao Xiang delivered a seminar in the Department on the multi-scale assessment of ecosystem stability in the nature reserves in arid deserts.

 
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Colleagues of our Department published important scientific findings in Nature Climate Change
Profs. Chen Yongqin and Lau Ngar-Cheung, together with Prof. Li Jianfeng of Hong Kong Baptist University and Prof. Thian Yew Gan of University of Alberta, recently published their research findings on the elevated increases in human-perceived temperature under climate warming in Nature Climate Change (January 2018). The study has attracted much media coverage locally and internationally. More details can be found at: http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press_detail.php?id=2696&t=cuhk-and-hkbu-discover-the-elevated-increases-in-human-perceived-temperature-under-climate-change&s=

 
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World-renowned scientist Prof. Vaclav Smil visited our Department
Prof. Vaclav Smil, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, Canada, visited our Department and delivered a seminar on "Energy transitions: Realities of decarbonization" on 14 September 2017. Information about Prof. Smil's interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy and environment can be found at: http://vaclavsmil.com/

 
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Advanced Workshop on Urban Studies and Smart Cities held in the Department
Our Department, jointly with Urban Studies Programme and Institute of Future Cities organized the one-day workshop on 28 April 2017. A number of renowned experts and scholars in urban studies, smart cities, sustainable cities and urban modeling from UK, USA, Sweden and Hong Kong were invited to give presentations on a wide range of research topics. Colleague of the department met with the international experts to discuss research issues and explore collaboration on the following day.

 
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Professor Michael Batty delivered Lecture Series on Smart Cities
Professor Michael Batty, a world renowned geographer and scholar on urban studies, has recently visited our Department again and delivered a series of four lectures on " The Smart City Defined ", "Data and Technology: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures ", " Urban Analytics: Networks, Mobility and a New Theory of Cities " and " Digital Urban Services: Participation, and Crowd-Sourcing "on 12, 19, 20 and 24 April 2017, respectively. He is a VC Distinguished Visiting Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Bartlett Professor of Planning, University College London.

 
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Prof. LIN Hui received distinguished award from AAG
Prof. LIN Hui received the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award 2017 from The American Association of Geographers in its Annual Meeting held in Boston in early April´╝îin recognition of his outstanding performance and important contribution in geographical research and teaching (http://www.aag.org/cs/awards/miller). Prof. Lin is the first recipient of this distinguished award from universities and research institutes in Asia.

 
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Prof. LIN Hui received Research Mentorship Award
Prof. LIN Hui has recently been awarded the Research Mentorship Award 2016 by the Faculty of Social Science in recognition of his outstanding performance and accomplishments in postgraduate supervision. He received congratulations from some of his current and former postgraduate students in the Faculty's Appreciation Achievement Award Celebration ceremony held on 18 March 2017.

 
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GRM students recognized in the Dean's List 2015-16 of Faculty of Social Science
The following students were presented the Dean's List certificates in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements by the Faculty of Social Science on 18 March 2017. As guest of honor, Dr. Wong Chung Kwong, JP, Honorary Advisor, Whole Person Development, was invited to officiate the ceremony of Appreciate Achievement Award Celebration and address the audience. Congratulations to our students!
[Taught Master's Programmes] MSc in Geoinformation Science: LUO Shuli, CHUN Kwun Chung; MSSc in Sustainable Tourism: SHEK Kwo Fung, YUAN Jingting, CHENG Lai Yee Sally
[Undergraduate Programme] CHAN Cheuk Yee, CHAN Chun Kit, CHAN Kei Yee, CHAN Pui Yan, CHEN Nuo, CHU Chun Ho, CHUNG Sum Yue, HO Hei Lam, HUI Ka Chun, KWONG Ho Yin, LAI Hiu Tung, LAM Ho Yin, LAM Hok Kwan Zenobia, LAU Hiu Ying, LEE Cheuk Wing Cody, LEE Yeung To, LEUNG Shong Tung, MAN Ka Chun, NG Wing Chun, NG Yee, SUN Ka Kit, TANG Siu Wa, TANG Tsz Ching, TO Ka Lai, TSANG Ling Yan, WONG Wai Chun, YIP Ka Yu, YU Jacqueline.

 
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Our department ranked 36th in the world in 2017
QS World University Rankings has recently released the latest ranking by subject. In the subject of Geography, our department is ranked 36th in the world and 5th in Asia with a total score of 79.8. For more details, please visit: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2017/geography.

 
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Professor Michael Batty delivered Lecture Series on Urban Modeling
Professor Michael Batty, a world renowned geographer and scholar on urban studies, has recently visited our Department and delivered a series of four lectures on "Urban modeling and simulation", "Gravitation and spatial interaction", "Integrated urban models" and "Predicting the impact of large scale urban infrastructure" on 13, 16, 20 and 23 January 2017, respectively. He is a VC Distinguished Visiting Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Bartlett Professor of Planning, University College London.

 
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Delegation of Lanzhou University visited our Department
A delegation of four faculty members and seven students from the College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University visited our Department on 15-22 January 2017. The delegation met with our colleagues to discuss collaboration in teaching and research and visited Science Park, City Gallery, and flood prevention facilities in Hong Kong. Prof. LI Zhuolun delivered a seminar on the environmental evolution and climate change in the Late Quaternary Period in the Alxa Desert.