Dangerous! And so am I, very dangerous: more dangerous than anything you will ever meet, unless you are brought alive before the seat of the Dark Lord. And Aragorn is dangerous, and Legolas is dangerous. You are beset with dangers, Gimli son of Gloin; for you are dangerous yourself, in your own fashion.
-Gandalf, The Two Towers
Congratulations to my first doctoral alum, Haipeng Guo aka hpguo (Ph.D. Kansas State University, 2003). Currently a visiting assistant professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), established 1991, he has just been hired as the newest faculty member of United International College (UIC), the newest university in China!
United International College (UIC)
Zhuhai, Guangdong (Canton) Province, China
UIC is a jointly founded college of Beijing Normal University (北京师范大学), established in 1902, and Hong Kong Baptist University (香港浸會大學), established in 1956. It will grant four-year B.S. degrees in many arts and sciences and engineering disciplines including computer science. Students will spend the first two years of the program in Zhuhai, an hour and a half west of Shenzhen by boat and train and a little over two hours west of Hong Kong. The remaining two years may be spent abroad:
Not a bad exchange program.
According to this pamphlet, UIC's campus is still under construction; students will move over to the main building in 2007. From September, 2005, when classes begin, until then, classes will be held on the Zhuhai campus of Beijing Normal University.
hpguo's posting as an assistant professor of computer science at UIC will commence in November, 2005.