The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) bade farewell to some 400 incoming exchange students who will return to their home countries after a term-long exchange at the University this semester.
IASP End-of-Semester party
Time flies and the first term of the academic year 2013–14 has come to an end. The Office of Academic Links (OAL) organised an End-of-Semester party to bid farewell to the incoming exchange students at the S. H. Ho College Dining Hall on 29 November 2013. Some 200 students and guests attended the party with a number of university representatives who shared the joy and fond memories of the students at CUHK.
Applications for outgoing student exchange programmes 2014–15 reach record high
Applications for outgoing exchange programmes 2014–15 closed on 30 October 2013. A record high of 1,925 student applications were received, surged by about 45% from the previous year, of which about 80% are from those in the double cohort. With increased demand from the double cohort, it is anticipated that some 1,070 students will take part in outgoing exchange in 2014–15, up 25% from the present year. OAL has been negotiating with the University's partners for more exchange spaces to cope with the extra needs, resulting in about 600 full-time equivalent exchange places in 2014–15, which represents an increase of 36% from the present year.
Over 840 interview sessions were conducted in late November and early December. There will be two rounds of placement allocation; one in late January and another in early March 2014.
Pre-departure gathering for outgoing exchange students in 2nd term of 2013–14
OAL organised a pre-departure gathering for outgoing exchange students who will undertake exchanges in the 2nd term of 2013–14 on 8 November 2013. Some 80 returned and incoming exchange students joined the small group sharing sessions to share their valuable experiences. The outgoing exchange students were provided with practical information and advice to prepare for study in foreign countries.
Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 2014 for overseas students officially launched
OAL has officially launched the Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) to allow undergraduate students from the University's overseas and non-Chinese partner universities to undertake a short-term research attachment at CUHK during the summer. Some 50 faculty members will supervise students in the summer of 2014, and they have offered over 100 project topics in various disciplines including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science for application by incoming students. Participating SURP students will spend approximately eight to ten weeks at CUHK to conduct research and learn about the University's research environment. The initiative will allow the University to attract potential students for postgraduate studies, adding strength to its research capacity.
CUHK faculty members encountering enquiries for summer research may refer to OAL's website for more programme information. For more details on SURP 2014, please click here. The application will close on 3 February 2014.
Meeting with the Secretary of Education, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr. Eddie Ng Hak-kim, SBS, JP, Secretary of Education, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, visited to CUHK on 14 November 2013. During his visit, Mr. Ng met with a group of students including incoming exchange students, CUHK students who have returned from exchange studies and degree-seeking international students and exchanged views on international education. Students reflected on their overseas learning experience and got advice from Mr. Ng on his university and professional careers. As an alumnus of CUHK, Mr. Ng also shared fond memories of his past student life during the meeting.