The Multicultural and Global Diversity project is funded by the Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) 2022-2025. The project aims to foster multicultural understanding and enhance linguistic diversity within HKU campus by organizing and conducting in-person (f2f) and interactive intercultural workshops and activities, based on language exchange. This initiative is led by Dr Loretta Kim, Dr Li Chong and Dr Mercedes Vázquez. These events promoting intercultural understanding and exchange not just between English and Chinese-speakers but also with speakers of all the languages taught in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures including Korean, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Arabic, and providing students with a platform to share across cultures and languages will include:
Lectures/performances about significant attributes of
societies around the world delivered by guest speakers
These interactive and broadly appealing events will pique students’ curiosity and raising their awareness of the culturally-specific dimensions and demonstrate respect for cultural differences within the HKU community, within Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, and in the global context.
Students and other speakers will give multimedia presentations about their experiences participating in language and cultural exchange programmes overseas and inspire students to pursue experiential learning opportunities outside of Hong Kong.
Festival of Languages and Cultures
This annual event will feature locally based visual and performing artists from various countries and cultures, and will also expose HKU students to forms of intangible cultural heritage similar to the Hong Kong Culture Festival.
Meet the Team
The Multicultural and Global Diversity Project is led by three faculty members from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, HKU and supported by various alumni, students, and research staff on a rotating basis.