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International Symposium on STEM Education 2021


International Symposium on STEM Education 2021

Programme Date: July 19-23, 2021 (Online Programme; 10am to 4pm)

Target: S3-5 students

Fees: HK$1000*

Registration: Please apply HERE* by June 1, 2021 (HKT)

*To apply for scholarships or grants, please select the specific programme on the system accordingly. (Deadline for scholarship application is on March 15, 2021 while grant application is on April 20, 2021)

**For programmes of International Symposium on STEM Education 2021, please visit the website.

International Symposium on STEM Education is a flagship programme jointly organized by the HKU Academy for the Talented, HKU-SCF Fintech Academy and the Microsoft Hong Kong, offering you an authentic experience to explore the latest trends in science and technology, and to think across disciplines for becoming a future global leader. This year, the symposium will focus on Fintech and Artificial Intelligence.

You will have an exclusive opportunity to 

- attend lectures and workshops conducted by prominent HKU professors and leading business leaders such as Paypal and Microsoft. 

- work in groups to design a new concept, product, service or solution for financial technology and to achieve the goal of "Innovation and Transformation for a Better World" with the guidance from HKU project mentors and entrepreneur advisors.

- discover how to intersect and integrate disciplines to tackle global challenges or complex issues, with an interdisciplinary focus and a good understanding and knowledge of different fields including business, science and technology etc.

The event culminates in a group project presentation judged by academics and industry professionals. 

You may also

- receive scholarships offered by the Academy to attend programmes organized by the scheme or an INTERNSHIPopportunity offered by our partnered companies.

*Awardee list for STEM 2020 can be found HERE.

Disclaimer: Programme contents are subject to change without prior notice.


Photos of the International Symposium on STEM Education 2020 can be viewed at the Gallery



“Teamed up with a group of talented students, we have achieved a great success, proving our 2-month effort paid off. Being the tech lead of the team requires me to learn new programming languages, C# and SQL; it also let me acquire the skills of the prospering IoT technology, thus encouraged me to explore the unknowns and fix the immaturity behind it in the future. This event is definitely a milestone of my life, which empowered me with knowledge of STEM and business of professionals.”                                                               Cai Gen, King's College (Hong Kong)

“An exhilarating experience that I’ll remember forever, the Symposium’s quality lectures and high expectations really pushed me to my limits. From the high table dinner and joint programming sessions to panel discussions and group projects, during each event we engaged with fellow tech enthusiasts and experts from all around the world.”                     Choi Ching Lam, Diocesan Girls' School, Hong Kong

I've never participated in a workshop like this. When I was introduced to my team members, I was amazed with the courses they took and the experiences they have had in high school. Despite only being high school students, we all have our own interests and specialization, ranging from: videography, computer science, business and entrepreneurial leadership. It was even more astounding during the final presentation, listening to the other groups' ideas and proposals. It was an honor to learn and work with so many talented and creative students, professors, and entrepreneurs. We are high school students, but we are competent to innovate the world.                                                                                                        Ngoun Keopagnapech, Jay Pritzker Academy, Siem Reap, Cambodia


Read what students are saying about the Symposium.