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Global Perspectives in Data Science


This course introduces students to the area of data science. Learn about data handling, analysis, and hypothesis testing using statistical methods and tools like spreadsheets, R, and Python.

Explore diverse science subjects and the collection and analysis of data. Gain a deeper understanding of data use in research, interdisciplinary nature, and develop skills towards becoming a professional scientist.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about data and its life cycle.

  • Gain the ability to generate and collect data.

  • Use the appropriate statistical method for a given data set and hypothesis to be tested.

  • Use technology and statistical methods to analyze, manipulate, and communicate data effectively.

  • Summarize and communicate results in a data science investigation.


Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course.

  • Programme Name: Global Perspectives in Data Science: HKU - University of Edinburgh Collaborative Programme

  • Programme Code: HKU-EDINDATA

  • Programme Duration: June 26 - July 13, 2024 (18 days)

  • Programme Period: June 26 - 28, 2024 (HKU); June 29 - July 13, 2024 (Edinburgh)

  • Target Audience: Academically high achieving Year 12 and 13 high school students (Secondary 5 – 6) between the ages of 16 – 17

  • Tuition Fees: HKD 62,000* (HKD 55,800* - 10% discount available for HKU Academy for the Talented members)

    • Comprising lectures, social activities, airport pickup, as well as accommodation with breakfast and dinner (additional charges may apply).

  • Recommended Airfare Schedule:

    • Departing from Hong Kong to Edinburgh: June 28, 2024 (Arriving at Edinburgh Airport on June 29, 2024) (Time: To be confirmed)

    • Departing from Edinburgh to Hong Kong: July 13, 2024 (Arriving at Hong Kong International Airport on July 14, 2024) (Time: To be confirmed)

  • Accommodation:

    • Included at Edinburgh's Hall of Residence with breakfast & dinner.

      • Check-in date: June 29, 2024

      • Check-out date: July 13, 2024

Application Deadline: Feb 29, 2024 (23:59)


* The programme fee includes tuition, accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Edinburgh, course materials, a welcome kit, and transportation from the airport to accommodation in Edinburgh for those who choose the recommended flights.

* Please note that the programme fee does not include flights and accommodation in Hong Kong. Applicants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from their home country, as well as transportation between London and Hong Kong. Our HKU programme coordinator will contact the admitted students by the end of February 2024 to provide more specific information regarding further arrangements.

* The programme is subject to cancellation if there are insufficient applications.

*Disclaimer: Programme contents and formats are subject to change.  We will continue to work closely with professors to refine our programme and ensure that students will have a safe and enjoyable time. Programme fees and application fees are non-refundable.

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