Preparing students to meet the challenges of tomorrow
The Office of Academic Links has been active in providing and promoting learning opportunities to prepare our students to become global leaders of tomorrow. Recently, our students participated in the Global Health Student Case Competition and the Undergraduate Leaders’ Program (ULP) organised by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) to be equipped to take on various global challenges.
Team ACES is one of the two runners-up in the APRU Global Health Student Case Competition.
Team ACES, a CUHK student team comprising four students from the Faculty of Medicine was one of the two runners-up in the 6th APRU Global Health Student Case Competition which attracted participation from 121 teams from 37 countries. Hosted by the APRU Global Health Program in partnership with Amazon Web Services, the competition required participants to propose a realistic, well-designed, and innovative solution for the challenge ‘Technology-Driven Solutions to the COVID-19 Infodemic’. The task was to develop or adapt a technology-driven tool to help reduce the spread of misinformation and increase health literacy in one Asia-Pacific country. Team ACES entered the competition with the app COVIDENCE for use in China. Click here to watch the team’s video entry.
Participants of the ULP are trained to adopt environmentally sustainable solutions to meet emerging challenges in the Asia Pacific.
Two CUHK students also participated in the ULP which was hosted virtually by the University of the Philippines during 18-29 October. Themed ‘Sahaya: Science and Arts Harnessing the Youth’s Advocacies’, students from 13 APRU member universities were trained to embrace interdisciplinary, people-centered, and environmentally sustainable approaches and solutions to meet emerging challenges in the Asia Pacific in an increasingly globalised world.
Click here to revisit the programme highlights and the vlogs produced by the participants.