Interviewing Yinwu Huang

Interviewing Yinwu Huang
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To be held virtually via Zoom
Interviewing Yinwu Huang - Admission Event for HKU's MSc(Conservation) Programme

Even though you are not a conservation specialist, you may have heard of Yinwu Huang and his outstanding conservation efforts in Shaxi, Yunnan. Acclaimed by professional specialists including the UNESCO and World Monuments Fund, Huang and his team renovated and revitalized this valley dotted with Bai villages in the Hengduan Mountains of southwest China. Huang is a well-known conservationist and architect in China, a proud alumnus of our MSc(Conservation) programme and also an adjunct professor of HKU.

Join us on Zoom in our Interview with Yinwu Huang on January 26th at 7pm to hear his insights into conservation. This event is part of a series of admission events of our re-launched MSc(Conservation) programme and is hosted by the Built Heritage Research Collaborative (BHRC) of HKU.

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What do we teach at HKU? 

The Master of Science in Conservation equips graduates with the technical competencies and intellectual skills required to guide decision-making in conservation planning, management and design in the 21st century.

The programme emphasizes the integration of sustainability in conservation training, which enables graduates to address the growing risks and challenges to built heritage conservation, including climate change, disasters, and various pressures from urbanization, gentrification and tourism development. Through a combination of dedicated seminars, studios and elective courses, students will gain theoretical and practical insights into the latest policies, methodologies and best practices and apply their knowledge to real-life projects.

With its internationally recognized expertise in planning, architecture, landscape architecture and building construction, the Faculty of Architecture at HKU provides an ideal interdisciplinary setting for educating well-rounded conservation professionals and future heritage leaders.

Why should you choose our programme? 

    • Learn about the latest heritage policies, legal frameworks and methodologies for built heritage conservation.
    • Choose from one of the two streams of specialization: Conservation Planning and Management; and Design for Conservation.
    • Gain insights into different types of heritage schemes in Hong Kong, Greater China and the Southeast Asian region.
    • Acquire practical experience through individual and team-based studio projects.
    • Develop communication skills to advocate conservation for local communities and engage with multiple stakeholders.
    • Travel to an outstanding heritage site in the region.

What are the career choices? 

Graduates may take up professional positions in governments, NGOs, architectural and planning practices as well as heritage consultancies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and beyond. They may also pursue further studies in the MPhil and PhD programmes at HKU and other reputable universities around the world.

Our application deadline for the 2022 intake is 12:00 noon, March 1, 2022.
Visit HKU Taught Postgraduate Admissions website for admission details.

If you have any further questions about the event, feel free to contact Ada Jiang via email at