University of Hong Kong

Established in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the territory's oldest institute of higher learning. For more than a century, the University has committed itself to creating knowledge, providing education, and serving society. It has grown with Hong Kong and generations of our graduates have helped shape the city from which the university takes its name. Today, HKU is internationally renowned as a research-led comprehensive university, with frontier research endeavours and scholarly achievements that have won it worldwide acclaim.
As a leading international institution of higher learning in Asia, HKU strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars from around the world through its excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, and its contributions to the advancement of society and the development of leaders through global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China.
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Dinosaur Ecosystems | 恐龙的生态系统 (edX)

A global adventure to learn how palaeontologists use animal and plant fossils as well as living forms to reconstruct dinosaur ecosystems. Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the world of dinosaurs? Yes? Well here’s your chance! Using the Late Cretaceous fossil site of Erlian, [...]
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Epidemics I (edX)

Explore the science, prevention and control of epidemics in this free online course. In addition to lectures by leading scientists in this field from HKU, this course will feature a supplementary module on COVID-19 and panel discussions with world-leading experts in epidemics.
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Europe Without Borders? (edX)

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Europe Without Borders? (edX)
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A Europe that’s united and without borders is under threat. Can it survive the challenges presented by the eurozone crisis, Brexit and the COVID-19 outbreak? Do you wonder what the European Union is all about? What challenges does it face and can it survive them? How will the eurozone [...]
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Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens (edX)

Explore globalization through Hong Kong film classics of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Maggie Cheung, among others. Hong Kong Cinema has a global reach. Let’s explore how it reached you… Perhaps you know the films of martial arts icons Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan or the heroic bloodshed films [...]
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Interpreting Vernacular Architecture in Asia (edX)

Discover the value of local peoples' traditional built environments in Asia, find inspiration in these buildings, and learn how to conserve them for future generations. This course is about architecture. But it’s not about grand structures such as monuments or royal palaces. Rather, it is about the built environment [...]
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Blockchain and FinTech: Basics, Applications, and Limitations (edX)

Understand the design rationale of blockchain technology, its emerging platforms and applications and uncover the limitations and the opportunities enabled by blockchain applications, particularly as it relates to finance.
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Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought (edX)

We make ethical or behaviour guiding right / wrong judgments all the time but have you ever wondered where Ethics comes from, what it is about and why it is important? This course provides an introduction to traditional Chinese ethical thought and focuses on the pervasive contrast in the [...]
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Vernacular Architecture of Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Cultural Sustainability (edX)

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Vernacular Architecture of Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Cultural Sustainability (edX)
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Learn about built environments in Asia and how we can better conserve and sustain vernacular architecture in the future. How do we deal with the challenges and threats to vernacular architecture and make sure that it is sustained in this modern urbanized world? This is the key question we [...]
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Making Sense of News (edX)

With social media and a 24/7 news cycle, how do we — as news consumers — make sense of what we hear and read? At a time when we are flooded with an abundance of information and disinformation, it is essential for each one of us to become a more discerning news consumer.
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The Search for Vernacular Architecture of Asia, Part 1 (edX)

Join us in the Search for Vernacular Architecture of Asia and learn key concepts to better understand your own local built environment.
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