CUHK Students Join First China-UK Higher Education Young Talent Alliance Summit in Beijing
The first China-UK Higher Education Young Talent Alliance Summit was held at Tsinghua University on 17 – 20 April. The summit has the theme of "Exploring Beauty in the Humanities and Innovation, Bridging the Communication between China and the UK" this year. It aims to establish a cross-cultural platform of exchange and to enable Chinese and British youths to cultivate the ability of collaborative research. A total of 34 outstanding students from world-renowned universities in China and the UK, including The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, Cambridge University, University of Oxford and University College London attended the summit, among which four from CUHK were sent by Office of Academic Links (China).
Professor Chen Xu, Party Secretary of Tsinghua University and Chairperson of the China-UK Humanities Alliance for Higher Education stated that the summit was launched to meet the developing times and the needs of young people to promote exchanges in the humanities between China and the UK. She believed that under the joint efforts of members of the China-UK Alliance for the Humanities in Higher Education, as well as great support from all sectors of both countries, communication between the youth of the two countries would achieve new heights, and exchanges in the humanities between the two countries would result in new and greater achievements.
Apart from the summit, participating students visited various places, including the campus and Art Museum of Tsinghua University, the Palace Museum, and the 798 Art District. They also had in-depth discussions with members of various arts societies of Tsinghua, the Curator of the University Library and the director of the documentary "Masters In Forbidden City" on topics including cultural and creative industries, digital humanities and art education. The student had benefitted a lot from the event. Below is an extract of sharing by one of CUHK's participants:
The summit provided me with ample opportunities to exchange ideas and discuss questions concerning digital humanities practices in higher education with other delegates… The inspirations and insights I gained during the activities were put together into a research project that aims to explore the digital humanities learning experiences of Chinese international students in the U.K. … My experience at the HEYTA 2019 Summit has been very fruitful. Through mindful observations and reflections, I developed a deeper understanding of the significance of arts and humanities education and gained further insights into how research-based interventions can make a difference in arts and humanities education. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the OALC for giving me this opportunity to attend the Summit. (Ms Sun Tongle, Department of English)
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 last year to deepen exchanges among the member universities under the Alliance.
Limited Places for Summer Student Interflow Programmes under CU in Mainland & Taiwan
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Summer MOOC Flipped Classroom under Beijing-HK University Alliance
Regional Security and Development Study Camp
City Changemakers: Summer Workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Yunnan Innovation Development Planning Competition
Green Competition Camp under Cross-Strait Green University Consortium
Offers will be granted mainly on a first-come-first-served basis. Priority will be given to local students (as the hosts normally request). Students who attended our Information Session on 11 Jan 2019 will also be granted priority ONCE for their programme application within this year. Shortlisted students will receive our notification of offer via email.
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