IPAM will offer RIPS-Hong Kong for the first time in 2011. In collaboration with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, eight U.S. students and eight Hong Kong/Chinese students will work on cross-cultural teams on four projects, each sponsored by a company based in the region. The basic format of the program is the same as RIPS-LA.
RIPS students from the United States and Hong Kong form close professional and personal relationships and live, work and socialize together over the summer. The students will have offices on the HKUST campus. The HKUST math department provides technical support as well as some social activities, informal Chinese lessons, and occasional guest lectures. Students stay in a hotel within walking distance of campus or in a dormitory on campus, will eat most meals in on campus, and can use the university’s gym.
The beautiful HKUST campus overlooks Port Shelter on the Clear Water Bay peninsula, less than 30 minutes’ driving time from central Hong Kong. It is a remarkable place to spend a summer. Weekends are available for sightseeing; a few weekend trips beyond Hong Kong are also possible.
Like RIPS-LA, all expenses are paid, including round-trip travel from your residence or home institution to Hong Kong, accommodations, and most meals. In addition, students will each receive a stipend of $3,000 for their full participation. Also like RIPS-LA, graduating seniors are eligible. Note: These terms apply to U.S. students. Please consult the HKUST announcement for the benefits they offer students from Hong Kong and China.