The Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented, HKUST was established in 2010 and has been dedicating in nurturing gifted students through provision of diversified study programs in a systematic pathway, in science subjects, engineering and mathematics. We also attend to the developmental needs of gifted students.

Nevertheless, the gifted community still remains largely an unknown group to the general public. Also, challenges for gifted students, parents and teachers may be similar but they vary in different school environments. Hence, we have launched the pilot “Project FIRE: Ignite the Gifted” since September 2018, adopting a school-based approach with a core mission to provide tailor-made training and support services.

In 2018/19, we have partnered with several seed schools and provided a series of training seminars, workshops, and support group sessions on gifted education. In the coming academic year, we will proactively enhance our capacity through expanding our Project FIRE Professional Training Team in order to provide more local secondary and primary schools with school-based training support.

Looking forward, we wish to connect other schools for exchange, inspiration and mutual support, with a vision of building a strong gifted community network.

Project Enquiry

If you are interested in joining or understanding further about this project, please reach us via:

Project Documents Project Plan and Application Form (Chinese version only)
Project In Charge Ms. WONG Cheuk Ki (Katrina)
Email Address:

Be Our Team Member

If you are interested in joining our Project FIRE Professional Training Team, and possess relevant professional qualification(s) (e.g., Counselling Psychologist, Counsellor), you are very welcome to contact Katrina for further details.

The project is fully supported by the Dr Tin Ka Ping’s Centenary Memorial Donation