Projects funded by the Hong Kong Foundation

Geoffrey Ma Scholarships

This year the scholarships will support students in Law entering their third year. From next year it will be rolled out to all students from Hong Kong entering their first year. There is an application process, asking for grades and a personal statement outlining career ambitions and plans post-graduation.

Changing Childhoods in a Changing World

Led by Professor Deborah Youdell, Head of the School of Education; Professor of Sociology of Education.
In partnership with the Educational University of Hong Kong, this ground-breaking research aims to understand how children aged four to five-years-old "learn how to learn", bringing together classroom observations with measurements of their biochemistry. It will give insight into how learning activities stimulate biological responses related to emotional wellbeing and cognitive learning.

Mapping Microplastics and Types in Hong Kong Rivers and the Pearl River Delta

Led by Professor Iseult Lynch, Professor of Environmental Nanosciences and Professor Stefan Krause, Professor of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry.
In collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, this project aims to sample microplastics gathered from the six major rivers of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta (a major sources of plastic pollution worldwide). This will be the most comprehensive mapping ever undertaken, with data then used to model the environmental impact and how it can be averted.