To dissect the language-related experiences and beliefs of international students, Dr Matthew SUNG of CityU’s Department of English launched a research project at an EMI university in Hong Kong. From the perspectives of language policy and critical sociolinguistics, he zoomed in on their ideologies about the roles, the varieties, and the monolingual and multilingual uses of English in the EMI university context.
Professor Christine HUANG Yi-hui, Chair Professor of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication, conducted a survey along with her research team in August 2022, asking 1,042 local citizens aged above 20, about their opinions on the existing “3+4” quarantine policy.
(Video in English only with bilingual subtitles) People often feel helpless and depressed when facing life-altering situations such as a terminal diagnosis, incarceration and even a global pandemic. While many clinical psychologists mainly provide their patients with symptom treatments that focuses on “now”, Prof Samuel HO Mun-yin, Head of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, has dedicated over two decades to his hope-based treatments that focus on the future. Prof Ho has established Chinese Hope Scales to measure the cognitive style of hope; these instruments have been widely adopted by practitioners in hospitals and NGOs. Based on his research findings, Prof Ho has developed five hope storybooks and two treatment manuals for hope-based interventions, and was involved in the development of a gender-responsive treatment facility in the largest women’s prison in Hong Kong. His work has also gained recognition overseas these years. He was invited to provide training and consultation to over 400 clinicians in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK.