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30 Apr 2019

Professor Stewart Cole in Hong Kong to further collaboration between HKU and Institut Pasteur

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole had the great pleasure to welcome Professor Stewart Cole, President of Institut Pasteur, in its lab.

Greeted by Professor Roberto Bruzzone and Professor Malik Peiris, the two Co-Directors of the pole, he had the opportunity to meet and discuss with the group leaders, praising the quality of their work, their dynamism and their enthusiasm.

Professor Cole came to Hong Kong for the presentation of a joint HKU-Institut Pasteur project to the Inno@Health Committee that aims at expanding even further the scope of collaboration between the two institutions.

At the invitation of The Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau Alexandre Giorgini, he met Professor Xiang Zhang, President of the University of Hong Kong, at the Residence de France, where the commitment of the two institutions to work together through HKU-Pasteur Research Pole was reaffirmed.

To conclude his visit in Hong Kong, Professor Cole had a meeting with Mr Leo Kung, Chairman of the Pasteur Foundation Asia, to discuss the future of Institut Pasteur and its International Network in Asia. 

Roberto Bruzzone, Stewart Cole and Malik Peiris at the Residence de France.

23 Apr 2019

The APRU Global Health Conference will be held at HKU for the 2019 edition

The School of Public Health will be hosting the APRU Global Health Conference 2019 from 17 to 20 November on HKU campus. This conference will serve as an important platform for both Hong Kong-based scientists and overseas scholars to exchange expertise and cutting-edge findings to address urban health challenges. It will also provide a great forum for academics to brainstorm solutions with a wide spectrum of stakeholders including policymakers; industry practitioners; civil society and our next generation of leaders, students.

Highlights of this year's Conference include academic and career mentoring sessions for post-doctoral fellows and students. In addition, skill-based pre-conference workshops will be conducted to provide practical training. Unique fieldtrips will offer an insider's perspective as to how Hong Kong transformed from a small fishing village to a vibrant international city.

>>> PROGRAM <<<

With the theme of Global Urban Health, the Conference is now calling for abstracts from interested parties from around the world. Abstract Tracks:
  • 1. Non-communicable diseases (e.g. mental health, smoking, diabetes, cardiovascular disease cancer)
  • 2. Infectious diseases
  • 3. Environment, health & active lifestyle (e.g. air pollution, climate change, physical activities, ageing, occupational health & safety, maternal & child health/reproductive health)
  • 4. Health systems & governance
  • 5. Smart city / technology
  • 6. Global health education & training
  • 7. Others (e.g. migration/displacement, natural disasters)

Abstracts must be submitted online via the Abstract Submission Portal from now to 5 July 2019. For detailed regulations and guidelines, please visit the event website

For enquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat at or consult members of Organising Committee and Scientific Committee.