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
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
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