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The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China

Established in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the territory’s first university, and is a comprehensive research-led university recognised globally for its academic and research excellence. It receives over 20,000 student applications annually from 80 countries.

As its medium-of-instruction is English, HKU receives over 20,000 student applications annually from over 80 countries. We have the largest international university student population in Hong Kong and half of our teachers are international faculty.

Additionally, HKU is also strong in post-graduate research, conducting cutting-edge work in many fields. The University’s pioneering influenza researchers identified the coronavirus that triggered the 2003 SARS epidemic and located the source of the avian flu outbreak. The State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases at HKU and State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at HKU are each the first such Laboratories of their kind to be established outside of Mainland China. HKU has collaborative networks with over 300 universities internationally, and works with businesses and governments around the world so that as many people as possible can benefit from our research discoveries.

Website: www.hku.hk

VSE Summer Semester 2021: The University of Hong Kong


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED
Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
May 11 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the English language proficiency requirements listed at:
https://aal.hku.hk/admissions/international/admissions-information?page=admissions-standards. Please upload the required proof(s) of English language proficiency in the online application to the VSE Central Office.



Course Information

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Number of Credits0
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Mathematics, Faculty of Science
Course TeacherDr. Ka Ho LAW
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 28, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 16, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed, Fri 1400-1700
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description Counting is one of the very first topics one encounters in mathematics. While the subject generally requires little prerequisite, it is so deep and broad that many elegant and surprising results arise. In this course we will study various techniques of counting, and look at some famous numbers arising from counting problems.
Course OutlineLink
Programme Fee is waived for VSE students.
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Arts
Course TeacherMs. Karin Ling-fung CHAU
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 12, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 30, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon-Fri 0930-1230
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course is required of all students intending to major or minor in Global Creative Industries. This course will examine the relationship between cultural policy and the development of the global creative industries. We will analyze why and how the state intervenes in the production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and ideas. We will trace the development of cultural policies in different countries through a comparative approach. We will also explore the impact and limitation of national cultural policy in the global arena. Our goal is to help students identify and explain the complex interaction among business, politics and culture behind the operation of the global creative industries. Students will be encouraged to select a country or an area of focus for deeper examination in writing their own essay.
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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Arts
Course TeacherDr. Anna BAUTISTA
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 12, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 30, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon-Fri 1430-1730
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description The practice of Gender Studies, and indeed the experience of gender, frequently crosses disciplinary boundaries. This course will give students access to approaches derived from a number of disciplines, including art history, cultural studies, and material culture, which will enable them to develop and extend their understanding of how objects, images and other kinds of representations are implicated in and predicated on discourses of gender. The course will explore topics including popular culture, advertising, fashion, design, fine art and photography, and print and new media, covering a broad territory of times and places. Students will develop a critical understanding of some of the key debates that have structured feminist theories of representation, and their relationship to the general field of visual culture. Emphasis will be placed on engagement with resources and research methods specific to visual topics with the aim of providing students with tools and skills that they can utilize throughout their undergraduate careers.
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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Arts
Course TeacherProf. Rachel STERKEN
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJun 28, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 16, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon-Fri 1430-1730
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description From emojis, hashtags and GIFs, to a plethora of new punctuation and speech styles, the internet and social media has changed language and the way we communicate. This course will cover the evolution of language in the digital age, provide a comprehensive survey of new research on the many linguistic innovations of the internet (e.g., emojis, hashtags, GIFs), and a forum for discussion of their value and place in language and society at large.
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*The number of credits is shown as provided by the course offering university. The credit structure at the course offering university may be different from the one at your home university. Please contact the APRU VSE Coordinator of your home university for credit transfer information.

Course enrollment is subject to final approval from your home university and the course offering university.