ACU Summer School 2018

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Why attend the Summer School?

The Summer School was a fun and interactive way to engage with students and academics from other countries. The keynote lectures and workshops were inspirational. The experience has allowed me to grow as a person and as a researcher.
Samantha, Geography student from University of the Western Cape, and Summer School 2017 participant.

The 2018 School will be a stimulating week of expert lectures by local and international speakers, skills development, social events providing insights into the fascinating culture of Hong Kong, group work, networking opportunities, and field trips to key sites such as the Jao Tsung-I Academy, the Blue House Cluster, and the Mapopo Community Farm.

The Summer School programme has been developed by senior academics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong's well-established Urban Studies programme. It's a small and friendly event which is capped at 50 participants.

Please see this page for more feedback from previous participants and take a look at this Storify for highlights from the 2017 Summer School.

The theme

The particular urban environment of Hong Kong makes it a perfect location for a Summer School on the theme of Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities.

The programme

The draft programme can be found here. 

Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Jenny Cameron – Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Christopher Law, JP – Founding Director, Oval Partnership; and Member of Development Committee, West Kowloon Cultural District
  • Professor Ng Mee Kam – Director, Urban Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Peter Ngau – Centre for Urban Research and Innovations, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr Edgar Pieterse – Director of the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Professor Hendrik Tieben – School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ada Wong, JP – Director, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture; and Chairperson, Make A Difference Institute

Eligibility and registration fees

The registration fee is £400 GBP for students from ACU member universities and £500 GBP for students from non-member institutions.

Participants must be current postgraduate or final year undergraduate students. More information on eligibility and fees can be found here.

A number of bursaries are available for students from ACU member universities. Please ensure that you meet the bursary criteria before applying.

How to apply

For application guidance and to apply see this page.

Applications close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 14 January 2018.

Contact us

If you have a query which is not answered on this page, please email summer.school@acu.ac.uk

Host university

CUHK