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2021.05.28 news_20210528 HKBU survey finds over 70% of respondents support the development of Esports in Hong Kong HKBU survey finds over 70% of respondents support the development of Esports in Hong Kong 2021.05.26 DSC_0257_00002 Research performance of Research Assessment Exercise 2020 The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is part of the University Grants Committee’s (UGC) commitment to assess the research productivity and quality of the UGC-funded universities in Hong Kong. This assessment aims to benchmark and encourage world- class research in different disciplines. The RAE 2020 covers three major areas in research productivity. These are, research outputs, research impact and research environment from the dates 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2019, a period of 6 years.   The RAE 2020 results were announced on 24 May 2021. The research assessment exercise results for the Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health (SPEH), Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) under the Unit of Assessment “Physical Education, sport, recreation & physical activities” were very encouraging. SPEH research outputs were rated “internationally excellent” (three stars) and “world leading” (four stars), and the department was the best performer among all institutions for this UoA (69%) in Hong Kong which is an outstanding result. The research competence and strength of SPEH in this discipline is recognized and reconfirmed by the RAE 2020.   Many thanks to everyone for the fantastic team effort and commitment of colleagues in SPEH. We will continue to excel and improve our research credentials in the areas of sport, PE and health science research. Further to this we will synergize the inter-disciplinary resources in HKBU to tackle the new global challenges emerging in exercise science and health.  2021.04.08 daniel Daniel Chan: Second serve Daniel Chan: Second serve Daniel Chan World No. 2 in Men's Singles Wheelchair Badminton (2017-2021) Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2019 Student, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health   2020.12.21 news_20201221 Prof. Baker's report published in "The Times of India" Prof. Baker's report published in "The Times of India" 2020.11.14 news_20201114_1 Jockey Club Home-School Academy for Kindergarteners - Family Fitness Ambassador Training Course Prof. Chung Pak Kwong, Associate Dean (Development) of Faulty of Social Sciences and his research team members, including Miss Claudia Wong, Miss Karena Ou, and Miss Cecilia Cheng cooperated with the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong (PFA) to organize the "Family Fitness Ambassador Training Course" on 14 November 2020 at HKBU, in which students from the Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health have fruitfully attended the course.   The course provides students with practical skills on fitness training and testing for kindergartners and young. Prof. Chung and Mr Wong Wing Sum, the Executive Director of PFA delivered opening remarks at the opening of the course. Prof. Chung indicated that the overall physical activity and fitness level of Hong Kong young children is considered as less adequate, thus more attention should be paid to our young children with an aim to improvement their engagement in physical activity. The Ambassador Training Course could not only provide PERM students with scientific and practical training, but also develop a group of qualified trainers and testers to promote children fitness in Hong Kong young children fitness training for maintaining their happy and healthy childhood.