At the University’s Centenary Ceremony held on August 18, 2011, Premier Mr. Li Keqiang announced that the central government would set up a dedicated fund to support 1,000 HKU teachers and students to visit the Mainland every year.
The Programme was launched successfully, as projected, in 2012. The Fund also aims to provide financial support for the University to extend the collaboration and exchange opportunities with Mainland universities which can lead to activities, such as student exchange programmes, research scholarships, experiential learning opportunities and social service practices for HKU students and staff in the Mainland’s educational sectors.
Students must declare that they will not apply for any alternate funding from HKU Office of International Exchange (OISE) or any other scholarship offered by the University for their participation in the Programme to avoid double subsidies of the University Funding.
Launch of the Ceremony
Address by Prof. Lap-chee Tsui
Sharing by a HKU student