Background Information of HKU Student Research Team返回


(As of 25 March 2004)


The HKU Student Research Team is formed by a group of voluntary researchers in the University of Hong Kong, who are passionate in current affairs. It is supported by the Public Opinion Programme (POP), headed by Dr Robert Chung Ting-Yiu. The Team emphasizes doing high quality work by self-initiative. It provides opportunities for students to learn, organize and practice social research, while at the same time provide useful data for public consumption and academic studies.


The Team is not yet under any student association, but will very likely do so in due course. By then, membership of the Team may be extended to HKU alumni, associates and friends, and the Team will be run by office bearers elected by Team members. For the time being, the following are voluntary organizers of the Team (listed in the order of joining the Team):


Since the formation of the Team in October 2003, a number of research projects have been organized. These include:

  • Project DC03, which studied the District Council election of November 2003, by means of a series of pre-election observations and election day exit polls.
  • Project Jan1 Rally, which estimated the number of people attending the New Year Rally held on 1 January 2004 by counting the number of demonstrators passing a specific check point.
  • Project TW04, organized jointly with the Hong Kong University Students' Union, which studied the Taiwan presidential election held on 20 March 2004, by means of a study trip to Taipei between 17-20 March 2004.

A number of projects are now in the pipeline, including a survey of students' opinion in the University of Hong Kong on university affairs, and a study project on the 2004 Hong Kong Legislative Council Election. Other projects will be organized from time to time, depending on members' interest.