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Student Project No. 5 : Botany on CUHK Campus
學 生 習 作 5 : 香 港 中 文 大 學 校 園 植 物 學

         
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was founded in 1963. Its mission is to assist in the preservation, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge by teaching, research and public service in a comprehensive range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of Hong Kong, China as a whole, and the wider world community. Its vision is to become a first-class comprehensive research university of international recognition with bilingual and multicultural dimensions of student education, scholarly output and contribution to the community at par with standards of excellence.
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At present, there are seven faculties: the Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, and Social Science. A Faculty of Law will soon be added. There are 61 departments, offering 53 full-time undergraduate programs and two part-time degree programs leading to a bachelor degree. There are a total of 54 graduate divisions in CUHK, offering ten postgraduate diploma programs, 123 master programs and 62 doctoral programs in the academic year 2002/03. Currently, CUHK has an enrolment of over 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Its campus occupies 134-hectares along the southwest shore of Tolo Harbor, just north of Shatin. It is the largest and the most beautiful university campus in Hong Kong, with a panoramic view of the bay and several mountains including Ma On Shan, Needle Hill, Pat Sin Leng, and Lion Rock. The campus is carefully landscaped, with many natural and ornamental plants.

A field trip or leisure walk on the CUHK campus is very relaxing and educational. Students and visitors can come by train or by bus No. 70, 70A, 72, 72A, 73A, 74A, 87K, 272K, 287K or 289K.

In this Project, we invite you to learn more about the botanical diversity in CUHK. Many of the plants are commonly found in Hong Kong for ornamental and landscaping purposes.

         
Students are suggested to
         
  (a) enjoy the diversity of plants on CUHK campus,
  (b) take a photo of the plants or plant parts or a photo of the student standing next to or touching the plants (but no detaching or picking any plant parts), and
  (c) summarize the characteristics in short phrases or use them as captions for the photos. When finished, students can submit their reports and photos to < webmaster@hkflora.com > or send them to Hong Kong Flora and Vegetation Team, Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong. We shall arrange to have them loaded on the website.
         
Reports should include:
         
  (a) School name
  (b) Teacher and student names
  (c) Date, and
  (d) Report and photos
         



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