What's Happening in IPO

3 May 2018

IIM was Featured at CCTV

China Global Television Network (CGTN), an international channel of China Central Television (CCTV), interviewed Prof. King L. CHOW, Director of IPO and Individualized Interdisciplinary Major Program (IIM) and Felix CHO, an IIM student, at a feature story on innovative higher education in Asia.

IIM was showcased as the innovative pedagogy initiated by HKUST at the feature story. IIM students can create their own major and curriculum for their special intellectual interest which no existing majors can cater such needs. IIM is the only program of its kind in the greater China region to allow students to fully customize their own curriculum.  Prof King L. CHOW initiated this program considering that each student has different needs and interest. He wanted to provide opportunity and full flexibility for students to create their own curriculum instead of conforming themselves in any existing majors with boundaries from schools and departments. 

Felix CHO, an IIM student, created his own major of “Computational Cognitive Science” to study how human mind works to make decisions. He went to exchange in the National University of Singapore last semester and is currently taking courses from both Chinese University of Hong Kong and HKUST. Felix said IIM provided him with great amount of freedom to learn how human make decisions from different perspectives and IIM was the only one program that offered such unique opportunity.  

Please click here to view the full story at CGTN.