CUHK and CUHK(Shenzhen) to introduce collaborative double major programme spanning both campuses, training talents for the Greater Bay Area
This August, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) made a submission to the government’s 2022 Policy Address via public consultation, proposing the launch of a new Greater Bay Area “2+2” degree programme, so students can have immersive educational experiences in the emerging southern Chinese megapolis and contribute to the region’s talent pool.
Following this proposal, CUHK and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) are jointly introducing a first-of-its-kind collaborative double major programme that will span both campuses. Students will pursue a programme in Interdisciplinary Data Analytics and another major from among specific academic disciplines offered by either CUHK or CUHK(Shenzhen). The dual-location programme will provide a cross-border learning experience as well as internship opportunities to students, which will be particularly advantageous for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the Greater Bay Area.
Subject to approval by CUHK’s Senate, the new programme is expected to be launched in the 2023/24 academic year. CUHK and CUHK(Shenzhen) will admit a total of 40 to 50 students every year, with CUHK admitting students through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) and other admission channels. The programme in Interdisciplinary Data Analytics encompasses a wide spectrum of subject knowledge and skills in business, engineering and science, with real-life application of big data and business analytics. Students will choose another major offered by either CUHK or CUHK(Shenzhen), with options including statistics, information engineering, integrated BBA, electrical and computer engineering, financial engineering (please refer to Table 1 in Appendix for a comprehensive list).
During the four-year study period, students will enjoy flexibility in their choice of courses and spend two years on each campus for studies, research and field trips. A list of equivalent courses at CUHK and CUHK(Shenzhen) is available to allow students to complete the required/elective courses and fulfil the graduation requirements of their home campus. A bachelor’s degree will be awarded with two majors printed on the degree certificate by the respective university. In addition, CUHK students will also secure guaranteed admission to CUHK’s flagship Co-operative Education Programme, gaining full-time paid work experience and leveraging CUHK’s established industry network.
CUHK’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President Professor Isabella Poon Wai-yin said, “Hong Kong and Shenzhen are two major global cities in the Greater Bay Area, and are in a leading position internationally in areas such as global business, finance, and innovation and technology. Students will gain cross-border learning and work experience, which will help facilitate their network building in the Greater Bay Area. They will also benefit from the abundant resources and opportunities offered by the two cities, which will help propel them to thrive in their future careers in all kinds of institutions or in the Greater Bay Area.”
For details of the new programme, please visit: http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/dmp/.