"Exploring New Horizons 2024" is one of the activities under "The HKLF Science Explorer Award Scheme 2023/2024 for Secondary Students" (The Award Scheme), launched by the Council of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum (HKLF). In this activity, senior secondary school students can visit local universities and research institutions' laboratories and engage in dialogue with local scientists and researchers, to gain a deeper understanding of scientists' work, cultivate their interest in science, and ignite their pursuit of scientific research advancement.

Event Details

Event Period January to March 2024
Target Senior secondary school students
No of Visits Approximately 12 laboratories visits to outstanding local scientists/research teams will be scheduled
Capacity Each visit will accommodate around 10-50 students, depending on the capacity of the laboratory
Transportation For groups of 10 or more members, the HKLF will provide free shuttle bus services between schools / pick-up points and the venues.
Language The visits will be conducted in either Cantonese or English, depending on the combination of individual scientists and participants.
Participation fee The participation is free of charge
Enrollment form Schools who would like to participate are required to fill out the following form:
*Please enroll before 12:00 noon on 12 January 2024 (Friday)
*Please note: Enrollment will be arranged on a first-come-first-served basis, we will arrange for the sessions according to the number of participants and your preferences as much as we can. Confirmation of the sessions will be sent via WhatsApp and email on or before 17 January 2023 (Wednesday).
Points for Award Scheme
  • Students can earn points for the Award Scheme by joining the above visit.
  • 15 points can be earned for each laboratory visit while each Award Scheme participant can earn a maximum of 30 points for this event
  • A certificate will be issued by the HKLF to students who garnered a certain number of points
  • The Award Scheme is supported by the Education Bureau
  • Please click HERE for details

Exploring New Horizons 2024 (January – March)
Visit Schedule

Date and time Lab Visit and / or Facilities Visit Affiliated University Max Capacity
1 23 Jan 2024 (Tue)
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Centre for Immunology & Infection The University of Hong Kong 12
2 26 Jan 2024 (Fri)
3:30pm – 5:30pm
HKU-Pasteur Research Pole The University of Hong Kong 12
3 1 Feb 2024 (Thu)
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Koln 3D Technology (Medical) Limited n/a 30
4 3 Feb 2024 (Sat)
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Connecting with stars - solar and cosmic ray observation / telescope, cloud chamber, particle detector Chinese University of Hong Kong 30
5 24 Feb 2024 (Sat)
2:00pm – 4:00pm
6 28 Feb 2024 (Wed)
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Hong Kong Center for Cerebro-cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE) City University of Hong Kong 15
7 2 Mar 2024 (Sat)
10:00am – 12:00noon
CityU State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves City University of Hong Kong 20
8 6 Mar 2024 (Wed)
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Human-System Interaction and Simulation Laboratory (HIS) and Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One The University of Hong Kong 30
9 6 Mar 2024 (Wed)
2:30pm – 4:30pm
The Cheung Lab The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 50
10 8 Mar 2024 (Fri)
2:30pm – 4:30pm
11 9 Mar 2024 (Sat)
10am – 12 noon
Wong Laboratory in Cancer Biology The University of Hong Kong 15
12 12 Mar 2024 (Tue)
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Laboratory of Cancer Immunology Chinese University of Hong Kong 10

Contact Person

For enquiries, please contact Ms Eva Cheung of the HKLF Secretariat on 2905 6511 or email to