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Hong Kong, PRC
The Hong Kong Project Center provides a gateway to one of the most dynamic and significant regions on the planet. Hong Kong radiates energy as it rapidly modernizes and takes the lead in economic development, high-rise building, efficient transportation, artistic expression, educational reform, and environmental conservation.
Students at the project center live in furnished apartments with small kitchens located in typical Chinese residential neighborhoods.
Project sponsors include a variety of educational, social service, policy, and environmental organizations and institutions. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU), Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), and Lingnan University regularly sponsor projects. Other sponsors include Friends of the Earth, Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Caritas Francis Hsu College, Caritas Charles Vath College, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Civic Exchange, Designing Hong Kong, Jets Technics, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, and the Hong Kong History Museum.
New sponsors are sought on a regular basis, and projects focus on topics such as urban planning, a greener environment, sustainable resource use, education reform and innovation, and economic and social issues.
Education reform and innovation - Evaluating English language educational software developed to help Chinese students improve their English writing skills; evaluating how to best improve library usage and information literacy among secondary school students Greener environment - Evaluating how to increase recycling of beverage containers and vehicle tires; identifying how to reduce light pollution 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