The 27th HKTDC Education & Careers Expo will be open to the public, with free admission, from 23 February to 26 February 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 800 exhibitors from various countries and regions will be expected at the Expo. The Consulate General, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Goethe-Institut Hongkong will jointly take part in the Expo again. While the Consulate General will hold a seminar on the Working Holiday Scheme in Germany, the DAAD will showcase a variety of study programmes from summer courses to postgraduate research programmes at German universities, and provide information about scholarship opportunities. The Director of the DAAD Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau will also hold a seminar on studying in Germany.
HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2017
This year's European Union Film Festival took place from 8 February to 24 February 2017, presented by the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao and the Consulates General of EU member states (including the German Consulate General) in association with Broadway Cinematheque. The film selection was sourced from 16 European countries. The German contribution was "After Spring Comes Fall" by Daniel Carsenty. The opening of the EUFF was hosted on 8 February 2017, which consisted of a concert of scores from EU films, followed by a reception and the premiere of the opening film "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki" (Finland).
European Union Film Festival 2017
After its success in Hong Kong in 2015, Stanley Plaza's German Christmas market made a grand return this year over the weekends 10-11 December and 17-18 December 2016 in a German fairytale setting. Organised by LINK and supported by the Consulate General as well as the German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, the enchanted Christmas market offered visitors a great variety of typical German delicacies, handicrafts and a spectacular candy house.
Enchanted Christmas Market at Stanley Plaza
On 12 November 2016, the sixth inter-university German Speech Competition took place at the Hong Kong Baptist University. As in the previous years, the competition was supported by the Consulate General. This year's theme of the competition was "Höher, schneller, weiter?". Students studying German language at five universities (Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong) could take part in the competition. The first prize was a two-week language course at a Goethe-Institut in Germany including the flight. Other attractive prizes were also given away.
Further information is available on the website of Goethe-Institut Hongkong.
German Speech Competition 2016
The Consulate General and the German Alumni Association Hong Kong jointly invite you to a talk on "Europe, Germany and the Refugee Crisis" to be delivered by Deputy Consul General Mr. Karsten Tietz.
Talk "Europe, Germany and the Refugee Crisis"
This year's European Union Film Festival took place from 26 February until 11 March 2016, presented by the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao and the Consulates General of EU member states (including the German Consulate General) in association with Broadway Cinematheque. The film selection was sourced from 17 European countries. The German contribution was the "About a Girl" by Mark Monheim.
European Union Film Festival 2016
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 theses by Martin Luther (according to tradition) on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg on 31 October.
On this occasion, the German Swiss International School and the German Speaking Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Hong Kong jointly present a special lecture by Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Margot Käßmann, the special envoy for the Reformation anniversary of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).
Luther 2017: 500th Reformation Anniversary
From 2 December 2015 until 16 January 2016, Karin Weber Gallery, situated on Aberdeen Street in Central, presented the solo exhibition “Concealed Spaces: New Works by Tina Buchholtz” – a Berlin-born artist whose subject matter is contemporary society, its stresses, and its coping mechanisms. Buchholtz brings to the canvas tremendous depth, color and texture and suggests a world in constant motion. This chaos, however, is met in equal measure with what the artist refers to as ‘hiding places,’ or refuges for renewal. Supported by the Consulate General, Concealed Spaces offered visualisations of Buchholtz’s own retreats and personal inner sanctums. (© Karin Weber Gallery) Further details can be found under the following link.
Exhibition "Concealed Spaces: New Works by Tina Buchholtz"