Knowledge Exchange



Hong Kong Keywords: Reproducing Hong Kong Cultures

hk studies

Project Coordinator: Professor Stephen Y. W. Chu
School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Hong Kong Studies)

This project aims to motivate Hong Kong secondary and tertiary education students to rethink about Hong Kong cultural characteristics and their resonances by means of keywords production. The project explores the multiple perspectives of the various producers and consumers of Hong Kong culture by engaging secondary school and tertiary education students, members of other interested institutions, as well as the general public, in forums, public seminars, community educational outreaches via online and traditional platforms.

Big Language Data for Beginners: HKU CorpusMate

lang data

Project Coordinator: Dr Peter Crosthwaite
Centre for Applied English Studies

This project aims to develop a bilingual online and mobile corpus query training package for English language users in HK titled ‘CorpusMate’, including a small private online course (SPOC) containing simple, step-by-step worked examples detailing the use of language corpora for data-driven learning, with accompanying jargon-free, feedback-driven software suitable for absolute beginners to big language data.

Automated Content Feedback and English Essay Writing


Project Coordinator: Dr Cynthia F. K. Lee
Centre for Applied English Studies

This project aims to promote the use of computer technology for English essay writing through the Essay Critiquing System (ECS) to the community, and inform the English language profession of the latest research and pedagogy on computer-assisted second language writing.

German with Fun - Language and Cultural Project for Secondary School Students

german Project Coordinator: Dr Li Chong
School of Modern Languages and Cultures (German)


This project aims to enhance the interest within the general Hong Kong community in learning German language and understanding its culture. Staff and students of the German Programme at the Hong Kong University will initiate outreach programmes benefitting local secondary school students in Hong Kong through organizing various language and cultural workshops. It also provides HKU German Programme students the opportunity of experiential and extended learning outside classroom experience and of mentoring experience. 

LinguisticMinorities.HK: Bigger picture, broader issues

Project Coordinator: Dr Lisa Lim
School of English


This project aims to develop material in and from LinguisticMinorities.HK – the website comprising a one-stop resource on the linguistic situations of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong – to more explicitly position it in relation to broader issues relevant to today’s world, including migration, education, health, traditional knowledge, social justice, development, and sustainability. Through material themed on these issues, and delivered on the website, via social media, and in talks and activities conducted in schools in Hong Kong, the project aims to continue to raise awareness, prompt a more nuanced and reflexive discussion, and inspire youth in Hong Kong, both local and international, to respond to these issues in intelligent and responsible ways.


Resources for Interpreting - Developing a Mobile App Version

resources for interpreting

Project Coordinator: Dr Eva Ng
School of Chinese

This project further develops and enhances the well received website – Resources for Interpreting (, created with the support of two previous KE Impact Project grants (2014/15 and 2015/16). It aims for the current website to take on a whole new dimension by developing a mobile app alongside with the web version and for it to reach out to a variety of users with different needs. 

Mind HK: Developing a Web-based Information Resource on Mental Health in Hong Kong

mental health

Project Coordinator: Dr Olga Zayts and Mr Joseph H.K. Poon
School of English and School of Chinese

This project aims aims at developing a bilingual (English and Chinese) one-stop web-based information resource about mental health, the rights of individuals facing mental health problems, and medical and social sources of support available to them in Hong Kong. Unlike limited online resources that are currently available in Hong Kong, the proposed information resource will take a ‘patient-to-patient’ approach to deliver accessible yet comprehensive and good quality reliable information to several main target group of beneficiaries: (a) individuals with mental health problems; (b) social networks (e.g. family members or carers) of individuals with mental health problems; (c) pre-and post-qualification medical professionals and other specialists involved in the provision of mental health services.