Congratulations to Gitanjali Anna Pies – Winner of Best Student Work at Student Learning Festival 2022-23

Dear Friends,   We are pleased to announce that Gitanjali Anna Pies, a Year 4 student in the BASc programme, has been named the winner of the Best Student Work at the Student Learning Festival!   We would like to extend our congratulations to Gitanjali and thank all the students whose excellent works were showcased at the festival. Your hard work and dedication to your studies continue to inspire us.   Thank you to the staff and students who supported the festival and helped make it a success. We could not have done it without your help.   All the

Transdisciplinary Experiential Learning Fund

Transdisciplinary Experiential Learning Fund SUPPORTED BY THE HKU GALLANT HO EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FUND The Transdisciplinary Experiential Learning Fund enables innovative and immersive experiential learning projects/activities aligned with the Common Core. Students and/or teachers can apply for funding which enables students either individually or in teams to engage with transdisciplinary experiential learning involving real-life challenges beyond the campus. Activities should foster collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, and should have local and/or global impact. Activities can take place in Hong Kong, in the Mainland, or internationally. Application will be accepted on a rolling basis. >> Details   

Transdisciplinary Research Exchange 2023

HKU COMMON CORE & UTRECHT UNIVERSITY CRITICAL ZONES: LOCAL & PLANETARY FLOURISHING A TRANSDISCIPLINARY GLOBAL RESEARCH-IN-ACTION LAB 2023 PROGRAMME DIRECTORS GRAY KOCHHAR-LINDGREN (HKU) & RICK DOLPHIJN (UTRECHT UNIVERSITY)  AN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE The Common Core is inviting applications for Critical Zones, this year’s Transdisciplinary Research Exchange 2023, co-organized with the Honours Programme at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands). To increase capacities for creative problem-solving and global collaboration that produces tangible outcomes around issues that they care deeply about, students will work with each other and their peers in Utrecht to initiate, organize, analyze, and create transdisciplinary research methods, reflections, video productions, and public events.

A Call for TransDisciplinary Undergraduate Research Proposals

The TransDisciplinary Undergraduate Research Project is an opportunity for an individual or small groups of undergraduate students to pursue funded research on a topic of their own choosing. To be carried out locally or outside Hong Kong, the project will be supervised by a Faculty mentor, with a duration of between 6 weeks to 6 months.   All undergraduate students (first to final year) are eligible to apply  Application Period for 2022-23 (Sem 2): Now – March 15, 2023 Application method and guidelines: Students who are awarded in the 2023/23 Sem 1 Iteration are not eligible

U21 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 voluntary, social enterprise or environmental project that you would like to showcase, scale up, develop, and build, then RISE is for you! Details and submission method of U21 RISE 2022/23:  

The Future of Sustainable Business in Asia

Register before 27 Jan 2023 We invite interested undergraduate students to participate in this research project in collaboration with the international sustainable business consultancy firm BSR ( The project involves identifying and researching emerging issues and trends affecting the future of sustainable business in Asia. Under the guidance of consultants from the BSR Futures team, students will learn the skills to conduct horizon scanning, identify signals of change, and extrapolate on the potential implications. Students will be required to deliver a final report and presentation. Click here for the details.

Common Core Lounge is open again!

Common Core Lounge is open again! Welcome to the CC Lounge, a common room for students and teachers to gather before and after their CC tutorials and other lectures. We hope you enjoy our space as much as we enjoyed making it for you. It is located in Room 150 in Main Building. Come chill out!

Updates on Course Offerings for 2022-23 (Last update on August 31, 2022)

August 31, 2022 CCHU9013 ‘Cultural Heritages in the Contemporary World’ (Sem 1) The first lecture of CCHU9013 ‘Cultural Heritages in the Contemporary World’ (Sem 1) on September 7 will be delivered online. Please refer to the announcement on Moodle for details of the arrangement. August 26, 2022 CCST9066 ‘Big Data Solutions to Social Problems: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ (Sem 2) The lecture venue of CCST9066 ‘Big Data Solutions to Social Problems: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ (Sem 2) will be changed to Grand Hall. CCHU9014 ‘Spirituality, Religion and Social Change’ (Sem 2) The lecture venue

New Common Core Courses in 2022-23!

   Science, Technology and Big Data Course Code Course Title Course Co-ordinator CCST9081 All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Humans Dr Michael B.C. RIVERA School of Humanities (History), Faculty of Arts    Arts and Humanities Course Code Course Title Course Co-ordinator CCHU9079 Queering Art, Performance and Cities Dr Brenda B.R. Alegre School of Humanities (Gender Studies), Faculty of Arts CCHU9086 Understanding Religious Worlds Dr G.A. SOMARATNE Centre of Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts CCHU9088 We are Family: Myths, Realities and the Future of an Idea Dr Carol C.L. TSANG School of Humanities (History), Faculty of Arts CCHU9090 The Love