CUHK Holds Closing Ceremony for Student Summer Programmes 2021
To celebrate the successful completion of the student summer programmes coordinated by the China Engagement Office (CEO) in 2021, a closing ceremony for The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Summer Programmes was held on 13 August. Professor Chan Wai-yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, officiated at the event and gave a speech to participating students while student representatives were invited to share their learning experiences. The closing ceremony was held via online-offline mixed mode with a total of 128 participants. Programme completion certificates were presented to students at the end of the ceremony.
Professor Chan concluded the fruitful achievements of the student summer programmes and encouraged the students to integrate what they have learnt in order to get prepared for the challenges ahead. Student representatives shared their experience and views from various summer programmes including representatives of Greater Bay Area Summer School, Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Students, Chinese Academy of Sciences – CUHK Research Internship Programme in Major Scientific Research Infrastructure, CUHK-Greater Bay Area Summer Internship Programme, and Ministry of Education Student Interflow Programme.
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CUHK Organizes the Second Greater Bay Area Summer School
Following the success of the first Greater Bay Area Summer School (GBASS) held in 2020, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) organized the second CUHK GBASS under the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance Summer School Series, during 2-13 August 2021. A total of 55 undergraduate students from the Greater Bay Area participated in the programme. Students who met the course requirements were awarded with the respective credits.
With the aim of strengthening cooperation and provision of quality education in the Greater Bay Area, CUHK first established GBASS in 2020 to offer online credit-bearing courses. Participating students are provided with the opportunity to broaden their horizons and actively communicate through the knowledge learning. This year, GBASS offered three courses, namely, Reading Humanity, Reading Nature and a newly introduced English course Understanding Ecotourism. Students enjoyed the summer school and here are some of their experience sharing:
The programme deepened my understanding of ecotourism and broadened my knowledge of the current eco-tourism industry in mainland China and Hong Kong. Professor Johnson Chan used the planning and layout of the ecotourism industry as a starting point to explore a sustainable, green and healthy economic model. Some of us encountered some difficulties in speaking in English, but the teacher listened patiently and enthusiastically to us and encouraged us to express our opinions. This greatly improved our oral English level.
(Student of Understanding Ecotourism, Zeng Runjia of Guangdong University of Technology)
When studying Ethics, the teacher guided us to explore the value of life through the wonderful meaning of happiness, that is, a life that makes full use of rationality. During the course, I gained the most from reading the classics seriously, and opened the perspective of appreciating and analyzing the classics, so that I can step into the philosophical world. In the future, I will continue to read and think critically with what I have learned, taking into account the essence of Chinese and Western philosophy, and continue to improve myself.
(Student of Reading Humanity, Wang Yuanjiang of Shenzhen University)
The course is challenging. We have to read a lot of books in a short period of time, such as “The Utopia, Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, etc., and also have group discussions to express our views on the teacher’s questions; at the same time, this class is fun. The teacher helped us to interpret these books. We found many intriguing sentences in these masterpieces and enjoyed the fun of deep thinking.
(Student of Reading Nature student, Shen Yile of South China University of Technology)
For information about GBASS and reports on previous events, please visit our website.
Chinese Academy of Sciences – CUHK Research Internship Programme in Major Scientific Research Infrastructure Held Successfully
In order to strengthen the cooperation and exchanges between The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and to provide CUHK research students with internship opportunities at the top scientific and research bases in China, the China Engagement Office joined hand with CAS to launch a Research Internship Programme in Major Scientific Research Infrastructure. From 1 June to 30 July, three PhD students from the Department of Physics of CUHK successfully completed their internship training at the Chinese Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) of the CAS Institute of High Energy Physics. Apart from getting to know the cutting-edge research facilities and equipment, the students also obtained knowledge in recent research development to further study. Below are the sharing from the students:
I have learned a lot at CSNS. I know more about the neutron detection technology and gain a deeper understanding of the application of neutron technology. This will be of great help to my future research and study.
(Department of Physics Year 1 PhD student Liu Heng)
The two-month internship at CSNS has been very fruitful. I am very happy to have participated in this programme. I hope that there will be more opportunities in internships and learning in the future.
(Department of Physics Year 1 PhD student Xu Luhang)
CUHK has been in close collaboration with CAS in academic exchange and joint research projects since the partnership establishment in 1980s. Apart from the State Key Laboratories and Joint Laboratories, the two institutions joined hands with Shenzhen Municipal Government to establish SIAT in 2006 to advance the research development in the region.
CUHK Greater Bay Area Internship Programme Completed
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Greater Bay Area Internship Programme was successfully held during June to August 2021. A total of 6 students completed their internship in Shenzhen and Zhuhai. The Programme offers valuable opportunities to CUHK students to apply their knowledge and skills as well as explore career development prospects in the Greater Bay Area. Below are the sharing from three students:
During the two-month internship, I received guidance from supervisors, colleagues and teachers. I have always believed that business students should seek exploration and growth in practice. Through this internship experience, I learned a lot of skills from my colleagues and the work they have done that can be applied in my future career.
(Integrated Bachelor of Business Administration Programme Year 1 bachelor student Fang Lexi)
I saw the broad prospects of the economic development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area from this internship. This experience gave me an opportunity to combine the knowledge I learned in the university with practice, which is beneficial to my future study and work. In addition, this internship also taught me how to deal with interpersonal relationships and I was very fortunate to meet many wonderful people.
(Integrated Bachelor of Business Administration Programme Year 2 bachelor student Lu Jiarui)
This internship gives me far more than knowledge and experience. Before this internship, I didn’t have clear career planning. After this internship, I plan to return to private equity industry in the future.
(Economics Year 2 bachelor student Zhai Yunxiao)
CUHK China Engagement Office first launched CUHK Greater Bay Area Internship Programme in 2021 summer. It provides CUHK students with a platform for internships in the Greater Bay Area. Thematic talk on the GBA development is also organized for students participating in the internship in order to enrich their understanding of the latest developments in the Greater Bay Area. It is hoped that our students would be able to gain better knowledge of the regional development and seize various opportunities concerning education, employment and living after graduation.
CU Students Join the 3rd China-UK Higher Education Young Talent Alliance Summit
Organized by Tsinghua University, the 3rd China-UK Higher Education Young Talent Alliance Summit (HEYTA) was held during 6-9 September online. A total of 59 students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) joined this international summit together with over 400 university students all over the world. Famous speakers of various universities gave lectures at the Summit to build a platform for idea exchanges among the participating students.
The virtual summit addressed three themes including Digital Humanities, Drama Studies and Comparative Literature. Scholars from UK and China shared their extensive knowledge on related topics ranging from the application of scientific and technological innovation in the field of humanities, the understanding and dialogue of Chinese and foreign dramas, to the comparative study of Eastern and Western literature. Students exchanged views concerning digital humanities practices to develop a deeper understanding of the complementary direction of humanities and technology. For summit schedule and information of speakers, please click here.
The China-UK Humanities Alliance for Higher Education was initiated by Tsinghua University with the aim of increasing and consolidating academic exchanges between Chinese and British universities through cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration in the field of the humanities in 2016. CUHK is the only founding member from Hong Kong in the Alliance and hosted the China-UK Humanities Annual Forum in 2018. Please click here to learn more about the Alliance.