Annoucements

Call for Application: U21 RISE (Real Impact on Society and Environment)

U21 RISE (Real Impact on Society and Environment) is an international video competition for student teams to showcase their projects related to sustainability and social innovation. Winning teams will be awarded a prize of USD 2,000 each, together with access to a global network of experts in academia and industry to help scale their projects. If you have a project for RISE, please submit your entry (video + analysis) by 21 January 2022. The University of Hong Kong will nominate up to four (4) undergraduate student projects, two of which can be cross-institutional entries*, to RISE 2021/22. Selected projects for

Common Core Global Climate Change Photography Competition

In support of Global Climate Change Week on 18 – 24th October 2021 and our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Common Core is inviting HKU undergraduate students to participate in the “Climate Action and Leadership in Hong Kong” Photography Contest: Any undergraduate HKU student is eligible to enter the contest. The photo must be submitted as a high-resolution JPEG, accompanied by a caption and a short description of how the photo(s) relate to Climate Change and Leadership in Hong Kong. (No more than 50-words in total) Accepted entries will be exhibited between 18 – 24th

Updates on Course Offerings for 2021-22 (Last update on August 26, 2021)

August 26, 2021 CCGL9062 ‘Shaping Our Health Across Cultures’ (Sem 1)The first three lectures of CCGL9062 ‘Shaping Our Health Across Cultures’ (Sem 1) on September 1, 8 and 15 will be delivered online. CCHU9079 ‘FantASIA: Weaving Queer Intersections in Asia’ (Sem 2) The offering of CCHU9079 ‘FantASIA: Weaving Queer Intersections in Asia’ (Sem 2) has been cancelled. CCHU9010 ‘Being Different: Understanding People with Disabilities’ (Sem 2) The lecture venue of CCHU9010 ‘Being Different: Understanding People with Disabilities’ (Sem 2) has been changed to LE1. Split-class arrangement is not necessary for the lectures of this course.. August 24, 2021 CCHU9052 ‘The

Common Core Transdisciplinary Minors and Clusters 2021-22

Common Core Transdisciplinary Minors and Clusters (Optional and available to students of the 2017-18 intake and thereafter) If you are a student of the 2017-18 intake and thereafter, you may pursue an organized course of interdisciplinary study tailor-made to your interests. The Common Core (CC) has launched two thematic clusters as follows which are applicable to cohorts admitted in or after 2017-18: a.  Sustaining Cities, Cultures, and the Earth (SCCE)b.  The Quest for a Meaningful Life (UQM) / The Universe and the Question of Meaning (UQM) These will offer you a self-chosen pathway for you to personalize your Common Core

Call for Submissions | Unforeseen Circumstances 2020-21

Common Core Office is seeking submissions from all UG students from now until June 30 2021. Please see https://qrgo.page.link/CYJTJ for submission method and guidelines. Unforeseen Circumstances 2020-21: An Online Journal and Exhibit Space In order to reflect more deeply on the unforeseen circumstances of 2020-21 that have impacted our learning together—and to create a marker for what we have experienced—the Common Core is seeking brief videos, photographs, creative maps, data-visualizations, drawings, music and sound art, essays, short fiction, poems, designs for experiments, architectural and computational models and other creative artefacts.

Updates on Course Offerings for 2020-21 (Last update on Jan 26, 2021)

Jan 26, 2021 CCST9045 ‘The Science and Lore of Culinary Culture’The delivery mode of the lectures of CCST9045 ‘The Science and Lore of Culinary Culture’ (Semester 2) will be switched to ONLINE. Jan 22, 2021 CCHU9065 ‘A Life Worth Living’The delivery mode of the lectures of CCHU9065 ‘A Life Worth Living’ (Semester 2) will be switched to ONLINE. Aug 28, 2020 CCHU9079 ‘FantASIA: Weaving Queer Intersections in Asia’CCHU9079 ‘FantASIA: Weaving Queer Intersections in Asia’, originally scheduled to be offered in Semester 2, will be cancelled. CCCH9005 ‘The Chinese Cultural Revolution’The delivery mode of the lectures of CCCH9005 ‘The Chinese Cultural

Online Teaching and Learning for Final Weeks of Semester 1, (2019-20)

Dear students Thank you for working with us to transition to online teaching and learning for these final weeks of Semester 1, 2019-20. I am writing to you now about assessment. Our core principle for all course assessment is fairness to each and every member of the class, whether in Hong Kong or outside. To deliver on this principle in the current circumstances, we believe we need to offer you an array of choices for each course you are taking. Just occasionally this is not possible because of professional requirements. For the vast majority of our courses, however, it is

Message from the Common Core Director (Nov 15, 2019)

Dear Common Core Students, As you are all aware, on-campus classes have been cancelled for the rest of the semester and various forms of online connections will be used instead. Here is the message from the Senior Management Team: In view of the uncertain and unsafe traffic conditions for travelling to HKU, we are suspending classes on the Main Campus for the rest of the semester and making teaching and learning accessible online. This will enable students to stay away from campus, and even leave Hong Kong should they wish, while at the same time completing their courses and assessments.