The Hongkong Prize and BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize

The Hongkong Prize is an annual competition that honors students for their academic accomplishments and extracurricular activities, giving them recognition they so desperately deserve. Winners are honored at an awards ceremony with cash prizes awarded as well as access to Hong Kong research facilities.

The Prize is given annually to a student taking at least 48 credits in History during their third year of studies, who achieves exceptional results in History. Established by friends and students of Professor John D. Young in 1996 to commemorate his passion for Hong Kong history and belief that an education should include a comprehensive knowledge of local history.

Since its inception, the Prize has become a benchmark for excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate history studies. Furthermore, it provides students with an incentive to explore diverse historical aspects of Hong Kong. Finally, its aim is to raise awareness of local history’s role in its development.

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited created this prestigious award in 2022, with the mission of attracting world-class scientific talent to Hong Kong while supporting forward thinking scientists to form an active innovation and technology hub. A review board comprising an independent Review Committee and Compliance Oversight Team evaluates candidates based on scientific research achievements as well as their application, transformation, social or economic value creation and their social or economic benefits created.

This year, HKUST researchers across all fields of science and technology applied for the Prize with record numbers – artificial intelligence, life and health, new materials and energy, advanced manufacturing and FinTech being particularly well represented. This success of the Prize highlights its great impact by encouraging academic researchers to explore innovative research ideas while simultaneously building careers here in Hong Kong, serving their nation and contributing globally.

Hong Kong arts practitioners are energetic centers of culture and creativity, reflecting their views of global change through various art forms. This prize offers them recognition, support, encouragement in their creative work, arts projects or further studies; increased international visibility via top-tier media coverage as well as access to an incredible network of potential collaborators – this truly unique and exciting opportunity awaits!