16 Mar 2020

CUHK Hosts a Series of Online Public Lecturesfor Students to Broaden Knowledge during the Pandemic

16 Mar 2020

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will host the “Class Acts” CUHK Online Talk Series for students between March and April to encourage ongoing learning at home and self-improvement by acquiring knowledge in various areas during the pandemic. Demonstrating the vibrant academic environment of CUHK, nine public lectures will be presented by CUHK scholars in simple terms, outstanding in their areas of expertise, through the video conferencing platform Zoom. The lectures are free to the public, in particular local secondary and college students and those from the Mainland and overseas countries.

The first lecture presented by Professor Alan Kam Leung CHAN, Provost of CUHK on the theme of “Higher Learning in the Era of Industry 4.0” will be held on 20 March and a Q & A session is arranged for greater interaction between the speaker and participants. The outstanding scholars from eight faculties, namely Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science, will give their views on their respective areas of expertise. The topics cover artificial intelligence (AI), gravitational waves, the application of robots in education for Special Educational Needs students, and the law of treasure hunting, amongst others. Details of the lectures are as follows. For more information on the arrangement and speakers’ profiles, please visit

Date Time Speaker Topic Language
20 March (Fri)   4 p.m. Professor Alan Kam Leung CHAN, Provost of CUHK Higher Learning in the Era of Industry 4.0 English
25 March (Wed) 4 p.m. Professor Irwin Kuo Chin KING,
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
A Traveler’s Guide to the 3-pound Universe English
27 March (Fri) 4 p.m. Professor Tingting FAN,
Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing
Love at First Swipe: Innovations for Online Dating English
31 March (Tue) 4 p.m. Dr. Shiu Sing TONG,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics
What Do Gravitational Waves Tell Us? Cantonese
1 April (Wed) 12:30 p.m. Professor Steven GALLAGHER,
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Law
Chinese Shipwrecks and the Law of Treasure Hunting   English
7 April (Tue) 3 p.m. Professor Ian MORLEY,
Associate Professor, Department of History
City Development and Urban History English
9 April (Thu) 3 p.m. Professor Catherine Wing Chee SO,
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Robots as Mentors for Children with Autism Cantonese
15 April (Wed) 3 p.m. Professor Mei Po KWAN,
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Geography and Resource Management, Faculty of Social Science
Using Mobile Sensing to Accurately Assess Individual Exposure to Air Pollution English
17 April (Fri) 3 p.m. Professor Jeremy Yuen Chun TEOH,
Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
What I Have Learnt as a Surgeon English