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Global Citizenship Program 2018

Date & Time:
3-25 July 2018
Venue :
Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Taipei
Speaker :
Dr. Meike SAUERWEIN Lecturer, HKUSTProf. Shu-Ling CHEN National Taipei University
Language :
English
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Global Citizenship Program (GCP) was first launched in 2013 with the objective to promote global collaboration in Sustainable Development education, to enrich students academically and culturally, and to prepare them for the future challenges and opportunities in this field.  The program is co-organized by HKUST and National Taipei University (NTPU) this year.  In addition to HKUST and NTPU students, a few students from Arizona State University and Yale-NUS College are also joining this 3-week intensive program combining study tours in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Taipei with lectures given by experts from academia and the industry.  During the program, students will explore the different cities’ sustainability challenges including climate change and how mitigation and adaptation measures can contribute to sustainable urban development. Students will travel to different cities and be immersed in local environment and culture. Please visit http://www.gcp.ust.hk/ for more details.

IDPO 3500A - How to Change the World

Date & Time:
25-30 June 2018 8:45am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:15pm
Venue :
Room 5620 (lift 31/32), HKUST
Speaker :
Prof. Kira MATUSDivision of Public Policy, HKUSTDr. Carla WASHBOURNEDepartment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Poilcy, The University College London Dr. Naomi BRITTONDepartment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Poilcy, The University College London
Language :
English
Enquiry :

IDPO 3500A - HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD  (3 credits) (Summer 2017-18)

Jointly organized by the University College London (UCL) and HKUST, the Summer program aims to bring together second-/ third-year undergraduate students from across all disciplines to address some of the toughest and most pressing global challenges.

Unique in its scale and impact, UCL (Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Poilcy (STEaPP)) and HKUST (Division of Public Policy (PPOL)) deliver “How to Change the World (HtCtW)” to students through a problem-based experiential learning pedagogy. Briefly summarized, this approach entails: (i) Confronting students with an open-ended societal challenge; (ii) Placing students in teams with diverse backgrounds and expertise, and engaging those teams with materials and mentors which enable them to develop and flexibly explore detailed subject matter knowledge about the problem; (iv) Providing student teams with frameworks that enable them to hone down on one specific problem within the broad challenge; (v) Supporting student teams through a structured design studio aimed at applying their technical skills to developing a creative, technically-robust proposed solution to the specific problem they have identified.  Please visit http://ppol.ust.hk/events_details.php?event_id=10 for more details.

Interested students please register the course (IDPO 3500A) via the web-based Student Information System (SIS).