Monthly Archives: March 2018

McGill Summer Academy in Hong Kong (August 1-6, 2018)

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McGill Summer Academy in Hong Kong (August 1-6, 2018)


Founded in 1821, McGill University has a reputation for educational excellence that reaches around the globe. For the 12th consecutive year, McGill University is ranked 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities (Maclean’s 2017), and 32nd overall in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018).
For the first time, McGill University will be offering a summer academy outside of Canada. This programme offers learning opportunities for students aged 15-18 that foster curiosity about the natural, physical and social phenomena and prepare them for continuing learning at the university level. Upon completion of the programme, all students will receive a certificate of participation issued by McGill University.

List courses on offer include:

Medicines of the Future (Aug 1-3)
Toxicology: The Science of Poisons (Aug 4-6)
State-of-the-art Cryptography over the Whole Numbers (Aug 1-3)
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Aug 1-3)
Skills for Emerging Leaders (Aug 1-3)
Reading, Writing & Thinking Across the Disciplines (Aug 1-3)

To learn more about the courses and the teaching faculty, please visit the CDNIS ASA website or see attached annex.

Dates & Cost: Programmes will run from August 1-3 or August 4-6 from 9am-3:45pm . The 15-hour courses are priced at HK$6500/course and are taught by current McGill University academic staff.

Location: Canadian International School of Hong Kong, located at 36 Nam Long Shan Road. The school is located just a short walk from the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station (South Island Line).

Registration: Online via CDNIS ASA website

Inquiries: Corine Lin, McGill International Institute of Education (Asia) @


McGill Summer Academy – Course Desc & Teacher Bio

Liberal Arts Colleges in Hong Kong

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Monday, April 30, 2018 at 06:00 PM

Victoria Shanghai Academy
19 Shum Wan Rd
Hong Kong S.A.R.

Admission Officers from Bowdoin College, Haverford College, Vassar College, and Wesleyan University will be in Hong Kong, offering a program highlighting the incredible educational experience offered at a Liberal Arts College.

The program includes individual presentations from each of the institutions, general information about the selective college admission process and financial aid, the advantages of a liberal arts education in the workforce, and the opportunity to speak with each of us about our institutions. We hope to see you there!

Advanced registration is not required, but is encouraged.



Navitas – University Pathway Programs visiting DC

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Date: 27 March 2018

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: Room 4101 (Maggie Lee’s room)

Navitas is a leading global education provider that delivers an extensive range of educational services to over 80,000 students annually
through more than 120 institutions in 31 countries.

Since 1994, Navitas has been a respected leader in global higher education, partnering with universities in Australia, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand and Sri Lanka to increase students’ access to, and success in, higher education.

Our proven partnership model takes a transparent and collaborative approach in order to align our partners’ mission, vision, goals and objectives and position our partnerships for long-term success.

We provide our partners access to resources and expertise to help drive large-scale initiatives that provide tangible, lasting benefits to students, faculty, staff and local communities.

  • Accelerate the internationalisation of your university campus.
  • Drive higher-quality learning and student experiences
  • Fuel your efforts towards sustainable growth

University of Pittsburgh (US) visiting DC

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Date: 26th March 2018

Time: 14:30 – 15:30

Venue: 4F Diploma Centre


University of Pittsburgh is a public institution that was founded in 1787. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,123, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 145 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Pittsburgh’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 68. Its in-state tuition and fees are $19,080 (2017-18); out-of-state tuition and fees are $30,642 (2017-18).

University of Pittsburgh is ranked #68 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio is 15:1, and the school has 41.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

The most popular majors include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Engineering; Social Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 92 percent.

CUHK Summer Clinical Attachment Programme

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The Summer Clinical Attachment Programme will be held from 9 – 13 July 2018.

The 5-day programme aims at providing secondary school students with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives in medicine, and to develop a better understanding of our Faculty through interaction with our Faculty members, students and alumni in a wide array of interactive and experiential activities. The programme also offers the participants a unique opportunity to reside in CUHKstudent hostel for two nights to experience university life in a real setting. Enclosed please find the application guidelines for your favor of circulation. A video highlighting the SCAP of last year is now at YouTube:  

If you are interested in this program, please contact HEO.

HKIE “Smart Tomorrow, Engineers’ Motto” Programme

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The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is organising a major publicity event in April 2018 under the theme of “Smart Tomorrow, Engineers’ Motto”, which forms part of the activities of the HK SciFest 2018 initiated by the Hong Kong Science Museum.  The aims of this Programme are to demonstrate the contribution of engineers to the sustainable development of Hong Kong, and their endeavours in creating smart homes and a smart city for the people. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for youngsters and their families to learn more about STEM education and the engineering profession.

Programme Details


The exhibition introduces the contribution made by engineers to smart health, smart education and the smart use of resources.

Date: 7 – 18 April 2018

Venue: Main Lobby, 1/F, Hong Kong Science Museum

Fee: Free admission

Smart Lectures

Date: 7 April 2018 (Saturday)

Language: Cantonese

Fee: Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis

Project Site Visits

Fees: HK$50.00 per person

14 April 2018 (Saturday)

  • North East New Territories (NENT) Landfill Site and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital
  • The Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme

Date: 21 April 2018 (Saturday)

  • District Cooling System at Kai Tak Development and the EMSD Education Path
  • MTR Gallery at Kowloon Station


For enquiries, please call 2895 4446 or email at

HKUST Summer Institute 2018 – Early Brid Period Exended!

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HKUST Summer Institute 2018

“I am delighted to inform you that the early bird period of HKUST Summer Institute 2018 has been extended to 23 March 2018. The program will be held from July 14 to August 10. We aim at providing an opportunity for high school students to experience the vibrant university life at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) and prepare them for future study. More than 4,000 senior secondary school students have participated in our Institute since 2012. This year, we have already received hundreds of applications from students in Hong Kong, Asia, America and Europe. We are eager to extend this inspiring and enjoyable summer experience to your students.

Promotion leaflet for the HKUST Summer Institute 2018 is available here. Application commences on 1 February to 30 April 2018 (for local students) and 31 March 2018 (for non-HK residents). An early bird discount is available to successful applications submitted on or before 23 March 2018. We would very much appreciate your assistance in making the information available to your students, teachers and parents. Detailed program information and application procedures are also available online at

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (852) 2358 8464 or email

University of Leeds (UK) – Law academic Lecture by Professor Loughrey

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Date: 23 March 2018

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: 4F Diploma Centre

Professor Loughrey would be interested to talk to anyone interested in Law. She will give an actual Taster Lecture, and to discuss more generally about studying Law in the UK and at Leeds.

Professor Loughrey studied at Oxford and until 2016 was the vice principle of the Law School.

We are one of the leading law schools in the UK and have been providing instruction in law since our inception in 1899. Ranked 8th in the UK for Law in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018 and 3rd in the UK for Criminology by The Guardian University Guide, 2018, we are equally proud that this quality is felt by our students with 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, 2017. Leeds is a Russell Group university which was selected as University of the Year in 2017 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2017) and our research in the Law School is known for its quality and impact, achieving 4th place in the UK for these areas in the Research Excellence Framework,2014.


Professor Loughrey’s Profile: Here

University of Durham (UK) – Sample lecture by Dr Ian Whitfield

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Date: 21 March 2018

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: 4F Diploma Centre

We are very excited to have Dr Ian Whitfield from Durham giving a lecture on Wednesday 21 March at 1.30 in the DP Centre.  Dr Whitfield describes his lecture as:

‘..beginning with an overview of globalisation and its benefits and drawbacks. We will discuss how these drawbacks, whether real or perceived, can lead to a backlash and the rise of disputes, right wing politics and protectionism. Our discussion will be set against a backdrop of global economic and political events in 2016-18 (Brexit, Trump etc.) and the influence of China in global trade. Many issues relevant to Economics, Business and Politics will be analysed in this context.

This is a great opportunity to listen to a very relevant lecture delivered by a leading and very popular university.

Look forward to seeing many of you there!

Dr Ian Whitfield Profile: Here

University College Cork (Medicine and Dentistry) visiting DC

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Date: 22 March 2018

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: 4F Diploma Centre

Both UCC and its School of Medicine are long-established, with a distinguished history and an excellent international reputation. Medicine at UCC offers the following:

  • Rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship: our Medical degrees are internationally recognised and held in high regard
  • Ranks in the top 2% of universities worldwide
  • One of Ireland’s leading research institutes
  • Integrated, dynamic, systems-based medical curriculum with a strong research focus and world-class teaching facilities
  • Crucial early patient contact and clinical teaching
  • Early instruction on research methodology and opportunities for research
  • Dedicated and experienced teaching staff
  • Small group learning
  • Excellent post-graduate training opportunities in Ireland and abroad due to active alumni network
  • Superb modern facilities in purpose-built Medical School
  • Friendly, welcoming university
  • Excellent student accommodation within walking distance of Medical School
  • Excellent student welfare support system and personal mentoring
  • First-rate sporting facilities, 55 sports clubs and over 84 student societies

There are a wide variety of opportunities available to medical graduates.

Doctors are leaders in biomedical research, in the development of understanding of bodily function, diagnostic methods and therapies.

Doctors are engaged in the study of patterns of disease, while others may work as medical device manufacturers, in pharmaceutical companies and in the management of health and safety in the workplace.