Lingnan joins Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme
Fintech – the integration of finance and technology in modern-day style – has evolved to become a vibrant industry. To help nurture talents to meet the growing needs of Fintech in Hong Kong, Lingnan University joined the Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme, a talent development scheme jointly launched by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI). On behalf of Lingnan University, Ms Jenny Ko Lai-fong, Director of Student Services attended the launching ceremony of the Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme on 16 December 2016.
Apart from Lingnan University, other universities participated in the Scheme include City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shue Yan University and The Open University of Hong Kong. The Scheme offers practical six-month or one-year internship for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the disciplines of Business & Finance, Computer Science, Science, Engineering, and Law who are interested in developing their careers in the Fintech industry. In the scheme, interns will be co-supervised by the 12 joining banks, HKMA and ASTRI on Fintech projects.