CUHK-Shenzhen Launches Two New Undergraduate Programs in 2020
The Ministry of Education has approved the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen CUHK-Shenzhen to offer four new undergraduate majors. Two of them, namely English and data science and big data technology, will be available for enrollment this year while the other two, clinical medicine and pharmacology, are expected to be ready next year with the construction of the School of Medicine.
Hence in 2020, a total of 17 undergraduate programs are open for application. These programs are offered by four schools, which are the School of Management and Economics (SME), the School of Science and Engineering (SSE), the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), the School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS).
The newly launched programs are following international standards in curriculum design and teaching pedagogy, with an aim to fuse traditional approach of knowledge acquisition with the technical skills of the contemporary world. Students will be able to convert their educational experience into applied and practical experience in society.
The English program launched by HSS is an innovative attempt of interdisciplinarity. It is operated in a “English+X” model. With the cultivation of English language ability being one core value, three directions are also provided for students to choose from: international corporate culture communication, legal affairs, and language technology. It aims to cultivate application-oriented versatile foreign language talents with an international perspective and intercultural communication skills.
Data Science and Big Data Technology offered by SSE seeks to cultivate data science talents who excel in both academic and practical performance. The program covers a wide range of fields relative to big data, including operations research, statistics, machine learning, operations management, and decision science, and related areas. The faculty team is composed of well-known scholars at home and abroad, with rich teaching and research experiences. On the other hand, CUHK-Shenzhen has carried out research cooperation with many well-known enterprises in the relative fields, including IBM, JD.com, SF Express, Tencent, etc. The excellent research and practice platform will help students to gain valuable research experience and create links with industry.