The University of Warwick signed an agreement with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Friday 8 December which will allow undergraduate researchers at each university to carry out summer projects at the other university from next year.
The agreement, which was signed for Warwick by Prof. Lawrence Young, Academic Vice-President (China) and for HKU by Prof. W. John Kao, Vice-President and Prov-Vice-Chancellor (Global), extends existing cooperation between the universities in undergraduate student exchange by allowing students participating in Warwick’s Undergraduate Research Support Scheme and HKU’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme to exchange short-term research placements.
“We are delighted that Warwick students will have an opportunity to experience life as a researcher at a top Hong Kong institution, as part of our very popular URSS scheme,” said Professor Young. “Offering this overseas research experience to our undergraduates will help us to prepare the next generation of Warwick researchers to produce internationally-relevant, top-class research.”
Places at HKU under the new exchange programme will be available to 2017-18 applicants to URSS. Applications to the scheme are now open, with a closing date of 26th January. If you are interested in applying, you will first need to identify a supervisor. Please check the URSS website or contact Wendy Hunt, URSS Coordinator, for more information.