Q1 I would like to ask if the projects should be student-initiated. Can supervisors take initiative?
Students should take initiative to identify the research topics. However, supervisors can also encourage students to join the Scheme and provide guidance in the process.
We encourage and give priority to cross-departmental and interdisciplinary research projects.
Initially, we plan to have a yearly quota of 100 new projects. We may slightly adjust this number if the response is very positive.
Q4 Will tutors at the Residential College take up the supervisory role of the approved research projects?
Academic staff will take up the supervisory role of the approved research projects. However, students can discuss their projects with tutors at the Residential College.
Q6 Is URIS credit-bearing? If not, will the scheme be enhanced to become credit-bearing study programmes in the future?
URIS is not credit-bearing. We will review the situation after two years to see whether the scheme can be enhanced to a credit-bearing programme.
The research project can be a precursor of FYP. However, this is not a credit-bearing subject and the research project should not contribute to the assessment of the FYP.
The members in an approved project should be undergraduate students. However, supervisors may invite graduate students to guide the students in the process.
An approved project will be evaluated by the DRC. The two main criteria are quality of the completed project (such as achievement of the project outcomes) as well as learning experiences of the students.
Yes. We will put the names of the supervisors and students as well as the project titles on the website and other publications from the Scheme.
We are considering recording the title of "CURI Scholar" to students who have completed their projects. Details will be determined later.