HKUST-Minerva Scholars Program

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 (All day)

The HKUST-Minerva Scholars Program is established in May 2018 under the joint partnership of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Minerva Project (Minerva). This is a first-of-its-kind collaboration designed to enrich HKUST students’ learning experiences through innovative curriculum, pedagogy and technology while allowing Minerva students to engage in learning and research at HKUST.

Beginning in Fall 2018, the program allows selected HKUST students to take four Minerva Cornerstone courses over the first two years of their studies at HKUST while taking additional HKUST courses in parallel. Meanwhile, final year students at the Minerva Schools at KGI (Keck Graduate Institute) will also have the option to spend part of their fourth year at HKUST to take classes and continue their research and hands-on lab work with HKUST faculty members, while simultaneously completing their final year of Minerva courses and Capstone work.

These four Cornerstone courses focus on equipping students with the cognitive tools they need to succeed in the world, building the core competencies of thinking critically, thinking creatively, communicating effectively, and interacting effectively. The courses are taught by HKUST professors in Minerva’s Active Learning Forum designed to deliver interactive small seminars in real time. Students learn actively in a video-conference-like setting and engage with course materials deeply through discussions, debates, breakout groups, simulations, polls and team presentations.

Application for Fall 2018 enrollment will close in early August 2018. More details are provided in the HKUST-Minerva Scholars Program website.

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