The Chinese University of Hong Kong will host ACU Summer School 2018

The Chinese University of Hong Kong will host ACU Summer School 2018

Published on 05 July 2017

The ACU is delighted to announce The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as the host of the 2018 Summer School, following a competitive tendering process. The theme of the event will focus on 'Sustainable Cities and Communities' and it will take place from 1 to 9 July 2018.

The 2018 Summer School will bring together 50 students from ACU member universities around the world for a week of expert lectures, field trips, networking, social events and group work.

The Summer School will consider the challenges and opportunities inherent in urbanisation. It will provide an opportunity for participants to share examples of innovative best practice in sustainable city development and discuss how to set a new urban agenda in their home countries.

CUHK has been an ACU member institution for over 50 years and is ideally placed to offer the Summer School on this theme thanks to the expertise contained in its dedicated Urban Studies programme.

Professor Joseph J Y Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, remarked: "We have great pleasure to host the ACU Summer School in 2018. With environment and sustainability being one of our research priorities, CUHK will provide an insightful learning experience for participants on planning and designing sustainable cities and communities.

"It's also most intriguing to study the topic in this Asia's world city, which has aspired to preserve its past and strike a balance between economic growth, community development and heritage conservation.

"We are confident that participants of the ACU Summer School will not only be enlightened intellectually, but will also benefit from an eye-opening cultural experience which is grounded on our many years of experience in hosting various types of summer school. I look forward to welcoming students from the ACU family to our beautiful campus."

Summer School bursaries will be available for students from ACU member universities who would otherwise not be able to attend.

Applications will open in November 2017. To register your interest in the event in advance of applications opening, please email

The ACU Summer School has been running annually since 2011 and is hosted by a different ACU member institution every year. More information about past Summer Schools can be found here.

Updated November 2017: Applications are now open! For more information and to apply, visit: