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In Memoriam

NOVEMBER, 2, 2020

In loving memory of

Marie Li Ying
(August 14, 1958– October 31, 2020)

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our colleague and friend, Marie Li Ying, on October 31, 2020.


49th Hong Kong French Film Festival


The French Cinepanorama -- Hong Kong French Film Festival, is back in town, with an online format and in cinema! Organized by the Alliance Française de Hong Kong with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 49th Hong Kong French Film Festival will run from 25th November to 15th December, 2020. A great selection of 40 films will be screened online and in cinemas.


France to Hong Kong Education Tour


Taking place online on the 13th and 14th of October, you’re invited to the ‘’France to Hong Kong Education Tour’’ - the largest event related to French higher education in Hong Kong this year.


Teaching arrangements for semester 1, 2020-2021

AUGUST, 2020

As the Covid-19 circulation is still active in Hong Kong and physical distancing rules remain in place, all French courses will be conducted online in Semester 1, 2020-21.


French programme in the time of Covid-19


In light of the development of the COVID-19 outbreak, face-to-face teaching at the University was suspended in February 2020 to reduce the risk of infection. To comply with the University’s recommendation, HKU French programme switched to online teaching.

This is a brief account of how we kept things going in the time of Covid-19.


COVID-19 Multilingual Infographics

APRIL, 2020

French Programme collaborates with HKUMed to create COVID-19 Multilingual Infographics.

A key line of defence against the COVID-19 pandemic is having access to accurate health and hygiene information for everyone. With this in mind, HKU Faculty of Medicine has collaborated with the School of Modern Languages and Cultures to translate and produce a series of #Healthographics.


The ILLSA Project


ILLSA is a funded UGC project co-organized by three leading universities in Hong Kong to give students the opportunity to develop their skills in Foreign languages as well as to explore the topic of “Healthy Cities”.


Summer Courses Travel Grants

DECEMBER 02, 2019

This year, 20 students from the HKU French Programme received the Légion d'Honneur Club Hong Kong Chapter and Consulate General of France Summer Courses Travel Grants. The grant rewards achieving students who have attended a summer course in France in the summer 2019.


Littérature Au Vol. Les Djinns

NOVEMBER 30, 2019

Littérature au Vol is an original project presented as part of the Hong Kong 2019 edition of Novembre Numérique; a worldwide festival celebrating digital cultures.


This year, a group of HKU French students worked on a video adaptation of Les Djinns, a poem by Victor Hugo. 


Digital November


Each year, the month of November is dedicated to showcasing the fascinating diversity of the French digital culture in every part of the world. Digital November is an invitation to discover the latest French technology, its usage, content production and stakeholders in the digital world through a series of events.


48th Hong Kong French Film Festival


48th Hong Kong French Film Festival

The 48th edition of Hong Kong French Film Festival marks the 60th anniversary of the French New Wave, an iconic milestone in cinema history.


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