Nurturing the next generation of talents is critical to increasing Hong Kong’s momentum and maintaining our success in innovation and technology. To this end, The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (ASHK), in collaboration with the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES) and the Hong Kong Institution of Science (HKIS), is launching the Fifth “Distinguished Master, Accomplished Students” Mentorship Programme in 2023, on the basis of its prior success in the last four cohorts. The Fifth round of the Programme will officially start on 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2024.
The purpose of the Programme is to enhance Hong Kong students’ exposure to current scientific and technological development and to nurture future talents through experience sharing and interaction with experienced professionals. Through the one-year mentorship, mentors will inspire students with real world experience and industrial knowledge at a personal level, providing advice to help students unleash and realise their potential.
With the help of the Hong Kong Subsidized Secondary Schools Council, the Hong Kong Direct Subsidy Scheme Schools Council and the Association of Principals of Government Secondary Schools, 108 students have been admitted and matched with 55 mentors from ASHK, HKAES, HKIS and YASHK volunteering to participate in the Programme.
The Mentorship Programme Briefing Session was held at 3pm on 31 March 2022 (Thursday) via Zoom. The briefing session aims at providing mentees information about the Programme and advice on how to interact with their mentors. Prof. Lap-Chee TSUI, President of The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences, delivered his opening speech at the beginning of the session.
Download the Briefing Slides for Mentees (pdf - 3 MB)
Download the Guidelines for Mentees Booklet (pdf - 553 KB)
Download the Guidelines for Mentors Leaflet (pdf - 21 KB)
Check out the opening speech by Prof. Lap-Chee TSUI!