Keith Richburg joins Journalism and Media Studies Centre as the new director

Keith Richburg joins Journalism and Media Studies Centre as the new director

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at the University of Hong Kong has announced that Keith Richburg will become the centre’s new director starting this September, following the retirement of current director Professor Ying Chan. Chan founded the JMSC in 1998 and has been the director ever since. Richburg sees his first goal as that […]

Cricket match screening brings Indian and Pakistani students together

Cricket match screening brings Indian and Pakistani students together

A small bar in Hong Kong became a microcosm of the cricket stadium Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India on March 19 as arch-rivals Pakistan and India locked horns in a major cricket world cup game, the ICC World Twenty20 2016. Close to a hundred students of Indian and Pakistani descent were hosted by the HKU […]

Student cultural exchange network strives to make HKU more inclusive

Student cultural exchange network strives to make HKU more inclusive

A “majority of students in HKU do want to mingle with students outside their ‘group’, but maybe only a few can take the ‘first step’,” says Felix Kevin, the President of SCENe. According to Kevin, a third-year Accounting and Finance major, it is rather human of us to choose to stay within our comfort zone […]

The international student community on student protests at HKU

The international student community on student protests at HKU

A series of interviews with 50 members of the University of Hong Kong’s international student community revealed that while a majority of the students interviewed were aware of the besiege that took place in January at the HKU Council meeting, most of them did not think it was directly relevant to their university life and […]

Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson on the value of education

Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson on the value of education

Professor Peter Mathieson, the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, gave a talk on the book, Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on March 3 at the Main Library. The book talk was organized by the University Libraries and was attended by HKU students, staff, alumni and members of the public. The […]

Seeking adventure with a sense of purpose

Seeking adventure with a sense of purpose

Ever wanted to try something exciting, but could never find a good chance to do so? XGravity might be offering the experience you have been looking for. Started by HKU undergrads, for HKU undergrads, the club aims to combine the thrill of adventure sports with a message of social change in order to create unforgettable […]

34 startups take part in HKU’s first ever Startup Job Fair

34 startups take part in HKU’s first ever Startup Job Fair

The University of Hong Kong held its first ever Startup Job Fair, organized by CEDARS, on Feb. 5. The event took place a day after the annual three-day long Careers Fair. 34 startups set up booths in the university’s Loke Yew Hall, looking for students to fill part-time, full-time and internship positions. Startups that featured […]

Korean anchor shares tips for choosing career paths

Korean anchor shares tips for choosing career paths

Jeong Il Kim, head anchor of Seoul Broadcasting System, visited the University of Hong Kong on Feb. 19 to deliver a speech to an audience of Korean students. The event was organized by Weekly Hong Kong, a Korean newspaper company in Hong Kong. Rosa Kwon, a representative from the company, said that this event was organized […]

HKU gets a taste of a ‘Karneval’

HKU gets a taste of a ‘Karneval’

The “Karneval”, a celebration of German culture, took place on Feb. 19 at the Global Lounge. Organized by the German Association, the event brought beer, food and a taste of German customs and traditions to the university. Carnivals are typically celebrated in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and involve many different festivities, which vary amongst countries […]

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