Student Project Award


Student Project Award

The Student Project Award is a prestigious recognition that celebrates outstanding student achievements at HKSYU. It is the first university-wide Student Project Award in HKSYU, organized by the Advancement for Teaching and Learning Development Committee (ATLC) and the Teaching and Learning Development Office (TLDO). This award is part of the initiatives taken by the university to promote teaching and learning excellence in SYU. It recognizes and celebrates the contributions of students who demonstrate exceptional skills and talents in their academic pursuits and who have made a significant impact on the academic and social communities of the university. The Student Project Award is a testament to the university's commitment to providing a supportive and challenging learning environment that encourages students to achieve their full potential.


  • The Student Project Award has several objectives, which include the recognition of academic excellence, the fostering of peer learning, collaboration, and community, the encouragement of innovation and creativity, and the promotion of active learning and project-based learning. The award aims to celebrate and showcase exceptional student achievements across diverse academic disciplines, promoting academic excellence and inspiring students to realize their full potential. Additionally, the award strives to cultivate a collaborative learning culture by encouraging students to collaborate on creative projects, building a sense of community and fostering peer learning. By promoting active learning and project-based learning, the award also aims to provide students with practical experience and to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


Full-time undergraduates in HKSYU

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for the Student Project Award are:

1. Academic quality

      • - Demonstrates an excellent and thorough understanding, as well as critical thinking of the theories, cases, or practical knowledge of the
           selected topic
      • - Able to present the idea of the project effectively regardless of the medium of presentation

2. Originality

      • - Demonstrates an excellent potential for discovery or impact in the field
      • - Greatly extends previous work instead of repeating what other people have done (e.g., Addressing questions that are important but
           unanswered in the field)
      • - Innovative content or creative modes of delivery

3. Impacts

    • - Demonstrates exceptional theoretical (e.g., informs future development of theoretical models) or applied (e.g., inform daily practices
         such as industrial arrangements) significance

4. Interdisciplinary perspectives

  • - Exhibits interdisciplinary thinking by showing the ability to use knowledge of different disciplines to design the project or to interpret the
       project’s outcomes from the perspectives of various disciplines

5. Written recommendation from course lecturer

  • - A written recommendation from the course lecturer with comments on the various criteria is needed


2022/23 Student Project Award Winners




The Real Surrealism Masterpiece:

Salvador Dalí versus the Artificial Intelligence


Chan Ying Yuet (Department of Chinese Language and Literature)

Cheung Hoi Yi (Department of Chinese Language and Literature)

Chan Tsz Hin (Department of Counselling and Psychology)


This project designed an exhibition that includes both Salvador Dalí's original artworks and artworks generated by artificial intelligence. Dali’s works and Al-generated works were mixed and randomly placed on site. The aim of the exhibition is to increase public understanding of surrealist art, raise public awareness of surrealist art, and provoke critical reflection on the impact of AI on artistic practice.



Zheng He's Voyages to the West and the Ming Dynasty Defense Construction


Fu Wing Yu (Department of History)

Lin Jian Ye (Department of History)

Wong Hoi Yan (Department of History)

Lee Chung Ming (Department of History)


This project aims to enhance secondary school students' interest in learning Chinese History through the use of open educational resources (OER) in the form of a website. This project stands out with its integration of immersive technologies such as AR and VR. With these technologies, users can learn about the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, one of the most important defence constructions in the Ming Dynasty, explore Zheng He's voyages, and discover the routes Zheng He has traveled.



Adoption and Use of Digital Technologies in Museums:

A Case Study of Hong Kong Palace Museum


Ma Tsz Lui (Department of History)

Ning Chao (Department of Accounting)

Wu Yihan (Department of Accounting)

Chen Jing (Department of Accounting)

Wang Jiani (Department of Accounting)


The project reflected on the adoption and use of digital technologies in museums through a case study of the Hong Kong Palace Museum. Quantitative analysis was used to assess the attractiveness of all digital devices in eight galleries. The study helps to assess the achievements and shortcomings of different digital technologies in the Hong Kong Palace Museum.




    Students who want to apply for the award should (1) fill in the application form and return the application form together with (2) a brief summary of the project, (3) written recommendation from the course lecturer and (4) project materials via email to before the deadline.

    Deadline for application in 2023/24 academic year: 19thJuly,2024
    You can downlaod application form here.