CUHK to host ACU Summer School 2018


The Office of Academic Links won the bid to host the next Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School following a competitive bidding process. Themed ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’, the summer school will bring together 50 students from ACU member universities around the world for a week of expert lectures, field trips, networking, social events and group work during 1-9 July 2018. It will consider the challenges and opportunities inherent in urbanisation. Participants will have the opportunity to share examples of innovative best practice in sustainable city development and discuss how to set a new urban agenda in their home countries. Application will open in November 2017.


Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, remarked, ‘With environment and sustainability being one of our research priorities, CUHK will provide an insightful learning experience for participants on planning and designing sustainable cities and communities. We are confident that participants will not only be enlightened intellectually, but will also benefit from an eye-opening cultural experience.’


Established in 1913, ACU is the world’s first international university network with more than 500 member universities in over 50 countries. The ACU Summer School has been running annually since 2011 and is hosted by a different ACU member university every year.


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