The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sep 03, 2009 Volume 35
Office of Academic Links(China)
Student Summer Programmes

This summer, about 150 CUHK students participated in 9 summer programmes through the coordination of the Office of Academic Links (China). A great diversity of activities was offered to our students. Themes of the summer programmes included biological science studies, art, Three Gorges studies, Fujian cultural studies, Bayu cultural studies, space technology, development of the Northeast region and Shanghai, covering areas from culture, politics, academic area to science and technology. Below is the details for the activities:




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Shaanxi Normal University

Shaanxi Normal University & CUHK Summer Cultural Camp 2009




Wu Ta-You Foundation

The 8th Wu Ta-You Science Camp: Gene and Evolution



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Southwest University

Summer Tour to Chongqing 2009




Northeast Normal University

Summer Tour to Changchun




Harbin Institute of Technology

"Small Satellite" Scholar Scheme: Forest and Ecology Study Tour




Xiamen University

Summer Camp on Southern Fujian Cultural Studies between Students from the Universities in Hong kong and Xiamen University




Chongqing University

Summer Art Camp 2009




Chongqing University

The 3rd Study Tour to the Three Gorges between Students from Universities in Hong Kong and Chongqing University




Fudan University

Drastic Change in Thirty Years: The "Reform and Opening" and the Development of Shanghai and its Surrounding Areas





















In In these programmes, CUHK students could participate in the academic seminars, talks, campus tour, visit of natural heritage and historical sites, meetings and exchange. They had the chances to experience a different life and had a better understanding of the development of political and economic aspects, education, history and culture in the mainland and Taiwan. The activities also built bridges of friendship between students of CUHK and students from the mainland and Taiwan. It is an invaluable opportunity for academic and personal growth. Below is the sharing from students who participated in the above summer programmes:


"I am grateful for this opportunity offered by CUHK so that I could explore these three amazing cities.  The experience was eye-opening and I was thrilled by potentials that the cities have.  People of different cultures can live in harmony and work towards the common goal, that is, to assist the development and growth of the cities to become a international financial and commercial centre. 
I am thankful for the hospitality that the students and organizers from the Fudan University show us.  We were very well taken care of and the trip provided a variety of visits and sightseeing that allowed us to the best of the old and modern world.  There is still so much to learn from our great motherland and I hope that I can participate more of such exchange programmes later during my studies." - Chan Ting-li, Juris Doctor, Faculty of Law


"In this trip to Chong Ching, I feel I gained much more than what I have expected. 
Firstly, I gained a great experience in the excursions, the incredible scenes of the mountains and the waterfalls were so great that I have ever seen before, and the fusions of Chong Ching were delicious, and I have learnt how great the spicy foods are.
Second, I developed friendship with all the participants. We shared our different cultural and studies experience, and of course the funny things in the trip, such as rowing boats, speaking Mandarin in Cantonese way, and learning their native language.
 Last but not least, we have visited their studios and their exhibitions, including the exhibitions from the art schools of Szechwan. That was a great experience"
.- Wong Yee-ki, Department of Fine Arts.


"Despite being affected by the typhoon Morakot, the 8th Wu Ta-You Science Camp was held successfully in Shitou, Taiwan from August 2 - 6. The theme of this year's camp was "Gene and Evolution", which was to celebrate the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth. The 5-day activity has offered 91 young people, including myself, from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong a very rewarding experience because we could interact intensively with world-renowned scientists from the fields of evolutionary genetics. In addition to the stimulating and informative master talks, I had the chance to discuss in groups with different invited speakers to share their thoughts and passion about doing research. The organizer had also arranged seminars every night on issues related to the societal impacts brought about by the modern science breakthroughs." Dr. Fiona Lun, Post doctoral fellow, Department of Chemical Pathology



Dr. Fiona Lun (1st from left) and Ng Yiu-ming (1st from right) meet Dr. David M. Hillis (2nd from right), Member of the US National Academy of Sciences in the Wu Ta-You Science Camp

Participants of “Drastic Change in Thirty Years: The ‘Reform and Opening’ and the Development of Shanghai and its Surrounding Areas” thanks Mr Yu Dachu (5th from right), Program Director of Foreign Affairs Office, Fudan University for organizing the programme

Participants of Summer Tour to Changchun

Participants of Summer Art Camp 2009

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:: Delegation from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
:: Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland Postgraduate Students at CUHK
:: Student Summer Programmes
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