Bulletin Spring‧Summer, 2008

Activities and Events CUHK Appoints Award-winning Architect to Chart Campus Development C ampus development at CUHK takes a major step forward with the announcement on 22 February 2008 of the appointment of Aedas Limited and its overseas partner Edward Cullinan Architects as the professional consultants for the Campus Master Plan (CMP). Co-chairman of the Steering Committee on CMP and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ching Pak-chung (centre), said that the selected consultant will start work after the appointment. They will survey the campus, conduct technical and planning assessment, and hold a series of workshops to learn about the concerns of University members, before drafting a CMP. Mr. Edward Cullinan (1st left), chairman of Edward Cullinan Architects and 2008 RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) gold medalist, said, 'When designing for educational institutions, I always study what is there already and try to work with it and respond to it.' Double Degree Programmes by Law School and Sociology Department S tarting from the 2008–09 academic year, the Faculty of Law and the Department of Sociology are jointly offering two new double degree programmes, namely the LLB–BSSc (Sociology) and the BSSc (Sociology)–JD. Students of the double-degree programmes will benefit from the combined strengths of the Sociology Department and the Faculty of Law—the rigorous training in research methodology provided by the former and the teaching of legal research skills plus development of skills of argumentation and analysis by the latter. The programmes will aim to produce sociologists with intimate knowledge of the law, legal experts who get to the heart of social problems, and individuals passionately involved in both areas. Activities and Events   53