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DATE: July 19 - 23, 2021


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 INTERNSHIP* opportunity offered by our partnered companies.

*Awardee list for STEM 2020 can be found HERE.

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


Professor Bennett Yim 


Board of Advisors of HKU Academy for the Talented Scheme

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Hong Kong 

Mr. Fred Sheu

National Technology Officer

Microsoft Hong Kong LImited

Professor Becky Loo  

Head, Department of Geography

The University of Hong Kong 

Mr. Angus Tong 

Azure Specialist

Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Mr. Joseph Chan 

Program Lead of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation Faculty of Business and Economics, 

The University of Hong Kong 

Mr. Chin Yung Lu  

Senior Manager


Invest Hong Kong


Professor Douglas Arner

Kerry Holdings Professor in Law; Associate Director, HKU-SCF FinTech Academy

The University of Hong Kong

Mr. Steven Xavier Chan

Senior Director and Regional Head of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific


Professor Chen Lin

Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics; Associate Director of the HKU-SCF FinTech Academy

The University of Hong Kong

Mr. Hugo To

Account Technology Strategist

Microsoft of Hong Kong Limited

Dr. Allen M.H. Au

Associate Professor

The University of Hong Kong

Mr. Joseph Chan

Program Lead of Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation,

HKU Business School

The University of Hong Kong

Mr. Alvin Kwock




Mr. Ken Chew

Senior Program Architect, Salesforce
Maker Evangelist
Marine Conservationist

Mr. Venant Chiang

Co-Founder & CEO 

Enlightening Intelligence

Mr. Nickey Khemchandani 

Co-Founder & CEO 

BSD Education

Mr. Alex Cheung



Ms. Divya Samtani

Co-Founder & CEO 

Savvy Sapiens


Dr. Tsz Hon Yuen, John

Assistant Professor

The University of Hong Kong