The Department of Biology Retreat was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tseung Kwan O on 7 July. This retreat provided a good opportunity for the members of the department to step back from daily work and to discuss and brainstorm ideas about the future of the department in a relaxing environment.
In addition to the 24 members of the department who joined the retreat, we were very pleased to have Prof. Liu Jiming, Dean of the SCID, as our guest to deliver a sharing on the "Overview of the University and Faculty Research Strategy" with our colleagues. The full-day retreat focused on two important topics: “teaching and learning” and “research strategy”. By carrying out SWOT analyses and reflecting on our past performance, many ideas were shared which will help to contribute to a promising strategic direction for the department in the upcoming years.