Global Creative Industries in Asia (Hong Kong x Taipei):

Cultural Management and Urban Regeneration

Programme Code: CMTPE2020

Faculty of: Arts

Managed by HKU Summer Institute

Target Students: HKU Undergraduates, Non HKU Local Undergraduates, Non HKU Undergraduates, Postgraduate Students

Area of Interest: Asia Cities: Business, Culture and Society, Global Issues, Humanities & Creative Industries, Multi-location

Credits: —

Programme Period: July 27, 2020 to August 7, 2020

Programme Fee: HKD 18,800

Accommodation: Included

Discount: 10% off for students from HKU exchange partners

Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020
– 12% discount on programme fee (HKU partners’ students)
– 5% discount on programme fee (non HKU partners’ students)
– Priority in accommodation reservation
– Priority in social & cultural activities registration

Deadline for Application: March 31, 2020

Online Application: apply now

Co-organised by: HKU & National Central University (Taiwan)

This programme provides the opportunity to take two courses while learning about Global Creative Industries. Due to the limited quota, priority will be given to those who have been admitted to the Entertainment Business: KOLs and Social Media Marketing Strategy (EKOL2020).

Programme Description:

This course is designed to teach students creative leadership in Asia. The course has two major focuses. The first focus is about creative cities. The other one is about traditional cultures, community building, and creative industries. The first week of the course will be spent at The University of Hong Kong. The lectures of this week will focus on creative cities building in Asia. Students will be taught about some theoretical and practical knowledge about how to plan creative cities. Students then are taken to Taipei in the second week of the course. They will be taught about how traditional cultures can be used and reused to develop local-based creative industries and community building. The course will be ended with a group presentation on students’ project.

Programme Objectives: 

After the programme, students are expected to achieve the following:

  • To understand the concept of creative cities and its application
  • To analyse and compare different cases of culture-driven urban regeneration through the site and firm visits in Hong Kong and Taipei
  • To acquire practical skills in creative leadership through interactive workshops


18 sessions (10:00 – 13:00 ) & (14:30 – 17:30)

Teaching Methods

Lectures, case studies, activities, field trip (Taipei) and presentations

Key Topics:

  • Planning Creative Cities
  • Urban Development and Regeneration in Asia
  • Heritage and Tourism in Asia
  • Traditional Cultural Resources and Creative Cities
  • Communicating Creative Ideas
  • Cultural Diversity and Creative Cities
  • Revitalizing Tradition
  • Comprehensive Community Building
  • Community​ industry of Alang Gluban (賽德克·巴萊)

The programme fee includes

  • Accommodation in Hong Kong and Taipei (shared room)
  • Networking events, social activities and orientation
  • Certificate of Completion (non-credit bearing programme)
  • Welcome kit
  • HKU Facilities Access

Other Estimated Personal Costs (do NOT include in the programme fee)

• Airfare (self-arranged) to and from Hong Kong to Taipei and their home countries; personal meals, insurance fee, local transportation fee, visas application (if applicable), etc.

Field trip to Taipei: preferred flight schedule and accommodation

Preferred flight schedule on August 1, 2020 (self-arranged) Accommodation (programme fee includes)
Hong Kong to Taipei (TPE)

CX494  10:25/12:25

CI904  11:05/12:55

BR852  11:05/12:55

Details will be shared with the admitted students

A free shuttle bus will be provided from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) to the dormitory. (ONLY applicable to students who fly the preferred flight).

If these pick-up date/times do not suit you, you will find the information about getting to the dormitory HERE useful.

Visa and Passport Requirements

Hong Kong (Student Visa) Taipei
Hong Kong Permanent Resident Nil Valid passport #
Tourist visa* (if applicable)
Mainland Students (Chinese Passport Holder) HK student visa required (details) Valid passport #
Tourist visa*1 (if applicable)
Foreign Passport Holder (Not HK Permanent Resident) HK student visa required (details) Valid passport #
Tourist visa*2 (if applicable)

# To enter Taipei, a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months is required by all nations.

*For some countries, the tourist visa is required for students to attend the field trip to Taipei. You are reminded that visa application fees are not included in the programme fee.

*1 For Chinese Passport Holders, the National Central University will assist you with the tourist visa application, which will cost approximately TWD650. The instruction of tourist visa application will be shared to the admitted students with the programme admission letter together.

*2 For Foreign Passport Holders, please note that you are required to arrange the tourist visa to Taiwan on your own. Please also note that the visa application process and the list of the required documents may change at any time. Please visit here for the most up-to-date information.

Programme Itinerary (Tentative)

DATE July 27 (Monday) July 28 (Tuesday) July 29 (Wednesday) July 30 (Thursday) July 31 (Friday) August 1 (Saturday) August 2 (Sunday)
Morning session Registration and Orientation Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture Hong Kong to Taipei Excursions
Afternoon session Free Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture Hall Check-in Excursions
DATE August 3 (Monday) August 4(Tuesday) August 5 (Wednesday) August 6 (Thursday) August 7 (Friday) August 8 (Saturday)
Morning session Lecture Community life experience Lecture Lecture Presentations Hall Check-out
Afternoon session Site / Firm Visit Community life experience Site / Firm Visit Lecture Programme End

• HKU Summer Institute reserves the right to change, amend, modify, suspend, continue or terminate all or any part of the programme either in an individual case or in general, at any time without notice.

• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.

• In any case, students are strongly recommended to make their own insurance arrangements throughout the entire period of your programme. Students will be responsible for their own medical and dental costs during the period of the programme. Please refer to here (Point 5) for more information.