Nurtures professionals with scientific and legal knowledge in a STEM-driven society
STEM-knowledge driven businesses dominate today’s economies. As Hong Kong’s role as a premier innovation hub in Asia becomes increasingly important, the demand for patent practitioners and legal professionals in the technology transfer industry soars. In its recent policy address, the HKSAR government has actively promoted technological transfer and entrepreneurship via the Innovation and Technology Bureau. Coupled with the rapid development of the Greater Bay Area, the need for talents with both science and legal training becomes even greater. According to United States Patent and Trademark Office, there are 186,967 patents granted in the first half of 2021, and China ranks 3rd in the world. In view of this, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), are joining hands to introduce a new double degree programme 6858 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (BSc&LLB) in academic year 2022-23, offering first of its kind in Hong Kong for students who aspire to develop expertise in both law and science.