Welcome to THEi Student Applied Research Presentations 2022.
Like the rest of the world, the Hong Kong SAR has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. THEi had to close our campuses and cease all face-to-face teaching for some time. Fortunately, with the efforts and support from the THEi community, teaching and learning activities were able to be continued through virtual platforms.
Against this background, I am pleased to bring you this year’s Student Applied Research Presentations (SARP 2022). From 1 August 2022 onward, you can see a selection of this year’s final-year students’ applied research projects, in the form of abstracts, posters, and video presentations, here on the THEi website. It is indeed encouraging that there are some 74 submissions from students across 16 programmes of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), Faculty of Design and Environment (FDE), and Faculty of Management and Hospitality (FMH).
Engaging THEi students in applied research through their Final Year Projects is a vital part of their educational and pre-service career development journey, with the goal of developing their metacognitive and critical capacities, design thinking, and problem-solving abilities. In this year’s presentations, there are five key themes: Hong Kong-specific Issues, Sustainability, Life-improving Technologies, COVID 19 Pandemic, and Improving Human Wellbeing and Performance. As you will see, the projects’ topics are all highly practical and relevant to the needs of Hong Kong industries and professions.
Congratulations to THEi students for completing your applied research projects. Your resilience and dedication in continuing your education during the pandemic, and your interest in developing your professional skill sets and communication abilities through the sharing of your work are to be highly commended.
All the very best for the future!
Professor Christina Hong, PhD