HKU Students Recognised by The Undergraduate Awards

The Undergraduate Awards (UA) has announced the winners of the 2016 programme, including the Global Winner, Regional Winners and Highly Commended Entrants from the University of Hong Kong.

Cited as the ultimate champion of high-potential undergraduates, and often referred to as a “junior Nobel Prize”, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest international academic awards programme, recognising excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.

The Undergraduate Awards received a record number of submission in the 2016 programme, totalling a massive 5,514 papers from undergraduates in 244 institutions and 121 nationalities. The Global Winner is the highest performing paper within its category and Highly Commended Entrants are those who were ranked in the top 10% of all submissions to their category. Also in each category, the Regional Winner is the highest performing Highly Commended paper within their region.

Congratulations to all the winners from HKU!

Award

Name

Category

Paper Title

Global Winner 2016

Ms Tai Ming-Wai

(BA 2016)

Art History, Music, Film & Theatre

From “Delightful” to “Barbarous”: The Decline in Canonic Writing and the Rise of Functional Harmony

Regional Winner

 

Ms Lei Wa-Yan

(BSc 2016)

Built Environment

Analysis of joint spacing distribution in tuff in Hong Kong

Regional Winner

Ms Tang Siu-Hang

(BA 2016; MA Literary and Cultural Year 1)

History

The End of Anti-Suffrage Movement in Britain: the Failure of the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage in 1910-1913

Regional Winner

Ms Eva Ng

(BA 2016)

Languages & Linguistics

Vocal Attractiveness in Cantonese: A Production Study

Regional Winner

Ms Tai Ming-Wai

(BA 2016)

Literature: English

Disguise, Performance, and the Theater in Paradise Lost

Regional Winner

Mr Enoch Leung Yi-Lok

(BA 2016; MPhil Year 1)

Mathematics & Physics

Free-form lens model of the CLASH cluster MACSJ1206.2-0847

Regional Winner

 

Mr Li La

(BSocSc Year 4)

Politics & International Relations

Verbal Indirectness of Government Discourses During the Umbrella Movement: A Study of What Is Not There

 

   

The Highly Commended Entrants from University of Hong Kong are:

Name

Category

Mr Li Ka-Chi (BA Year 4)

Art History, Music, Film & Theatre

Miss Kwok Pui-Ki Patricia (BA 2016)

Education

Mr Chan Wai-Chi (BA 2016; PGDE Year 1)

Literature: English

Ms Ho Ka-Wing (BA(ArchStud) 2016)

Visual Arts & Design

 

Speaking about this year’s Winners and Highly Commended Entrants, CEO of The Undergraduate Awards Louise Hodgson said “This is a huge achievement for the University of Hong Kong and its students. UA received the highest number of submissions to date with only the best papers making it through the judging process -  the competition was extremely tough and the Judges were astounded at the high quality of undergraduate research in the programme this year. Congratulations to this year’s successful entrants”.

Winners and Highly Commended Entrants are now invited to meet their fellow awardees at the annual UA Global Summit, taking place in Dublin, Ireland on November 8th-11th. The attendees will be addressed by the likes of NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Shiza Shahid of the Malala Fund, MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abrahams, among many more speakers and facilitators.


About The Undergraduate Awards

The Undergraduate Awards is the world's largest international academic awards programme, recognising innovation and excellence at undergraduate level. Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, UA identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework and provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths.

 

October 2016

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