20 Dec 2011 (Tuesday)

HKBU Institute of Creativity to conduct frontier research and nurture creative talent
浸大創意研究院推動嶄新研究 培養創意人才


(From left) Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, President Albert Chan and Professor Dominic Lam introduce the future development of IOC
(左起)卞兆祥教授、陳新滋校長和林文傑教授暢談創意研究院的未來發展方向

The grand opening of "Enchanted Time and Space" exhibition is officiated by (from left) Professor Dominic Lam, Mr. Laurence Tam, Mr. Wilfred Wong, Dr. Sze Chi-ching, Mr. David Mong and President Albert Chan
「美妙時空」藝術展覽開幕,主禮嘉賓包括:(左起)林文傑教授、譚志成先生、王英偉先生、施子清博士、蒙德揚先生、陳新滋校長

The University established the Institute of Creativity (IOC) in March 2011 to promote interdisciplinary research, foster academic exchanges and serve the community at large. At a media gathering held today (20 December), Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor and Director of IOC; Professor Dominic Lam, Fung Hon Chu Endowed Chair of Humanics of IOC; and Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Acting Dean of Chinese Medicine and Associate Director of IOC, introduced the future development plans, research projects and activities of the Institute.

 

President Albert Chan said that the Institute aims to conduct frontier research for the betterment of mankind. Five research themes have been initiated: development of new drugs based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), research on chemical technologies and new materials, Chinese classical learning and sinology, computational and theoretical studies, and cross-cultural studies. He said: “IOC will provide a platform to strengthen the research culture of HKBU, nurture a critical mass of research talent, sharpen the research performance and further promote the development of interdisciplinary research and theme-based research on campus.”

 

In introducing the TCM research theme, Professor Bian said future research would focus on the development of new drugs based on TCM, integrative therapies based on TCM and Western medicine in the areas of personal healthcare and treatment of illness, the mechanisms underlying TCM’s efficacy and safety, as well as elucidating TCM theories using scientific methods and techniques in order to facilitate the development of innovative drug research.

 

In addition, to inspire students’ creativity and arouse public interest in the latest discoveries and cutting-edge research, IOC will organise a wide range of educational activities and courses for HKBU students as well as the general public.

 

Prior to the media session, an art exhibition entitled “Enchanted Time and Space” by Professor Dominic Lam was kicked off with a grand opening cocktail event. Officiating guests were Dr. Sze Chi-ching, Chairman of Hang Tung Resources Holding Limited; Mr. David Mong, Vice-Chairman of Shun Hing Group and Chairman of Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Limited; Mr. Laurence Tam, former Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art; Mr. Wilfred Wong, Chairman of the HKBU Council and Court; President Albert Chan and Professor Dominic Lam. The exhibition is being held at Dr. and Mrs. Sze Chi Ching Exhibition Gallery, Lam Woo International Conference Centre until 28 February 2012.

 

Professor Dominic Lam is a world-renowned ophthalmologist and a distinguished practising artist. In 1980, he discovered Chromoskedasic Painting, also known as NanoArt, in which colour images are produced using only black and white photographic paper and solutions. He will lead courses offered by IOC to nurture creative talent.



浸大於本年三月成立創意研究院,旨在推動跨學科研究、促進學術交流和致力服務社群。創意研究院今天(十二月二十日)舉行傳媒聚會,校長暨創意研究院院長陳新滋教授、創意研究院馮漢柱基金全人教育教授林文傑教授、中醫藥學院署理院長暨創意研究院副院長卞兆祥教授介紹未來發展、研究項目和活動等。

陳新滋校長簡介創意研究院訂下的五大研究方向包括:中藥古方的現代研發、化學技術和新材料研發、國學與漢學研究、計算與理論研究和跨文化研究。陳校長說:「創意研究院旨在加強大學的研究文化,培育推動研究發展的傑出人才,推動跨學科研究和主題研究,令浸大的研究成果更為突出。」


卞兆祥教授介紹中醫藥的研究方向時表示,未來的研究項目將集中四大重點:從中藥研發新藥、中西醫合療研究、中藥檢定、以現代科學方法分析傳統中醫藥智慧。

 

創意研究院亦將舉辦多元化的教育活動和課程,歡迎浸大同學和公眾人士參與,以啟發創意和提高他們對嶄新發明和研究的興趣。

此外,林文傑教授的「美妙時空」藝術展覽開幕酒會於傳媒聚會前舉行,主禮嘉賓包括恆通資源集團有限公司主席施子清博士、信興集團副主席暨信興教育及慈善基金有限公司主席蒙德揚先生、前香港藝術館總館長譚志成先生、校董會暨諮議會主席王英偉先生、陳新滋校長和林文傑教授。藝術展覽於林護國際會議中心施子清博士伉儷展覽廳舉行,展期至二零一二年二月二十八日

 

林文傑教授是著名的視覺神經生物學家,在藝術方面同樣成就卓越,一九八零年發明「折光畫」,又名「納米藝術」,用不同攝影液體在黑白相紙上顯現不同顏色與效果。教授將於創意研究院開辦一系列的創意課程。

 

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