** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
Accommodations: Students at the project center live in furnished apartments with small kitchens located in a typical Chinese residential neighborhood.
Project Types: Urban planning, greener environment, sustainable resource use, education innovation, economic and social issues Project Examples:
Education reform and innovation
Evaluating English language educational software developed to help Chinese students improve their English language skills
Evaluating how to increase recycling of beverage containers and vehicle tires
Identifying how to reduce light pollution and traffic congestion.
Identifying the possible impacts of climate change
Identifying and managing sources of plastic pollution in the marine environment
Sustainable resource use
Investigating how to make Hong Kong’s fishing industry more sustainable
Evaluating how to best develop the waterfront and marine areas of Victoria Harbour
How to plan urban housing and redevelopment to maximize sociocultural values, utility and walkability.
Sponsors: Hong Kong Business Environment Council, Hong Kong Green Building Council, Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), Friends of the Earth Hong Kong, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority, Designing Hong Kong, Harbour Business Forum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, etc.