HKIEd President’s visit to UK Universities
and Going Global 2012 Conference
From 11 to 16 March 2012, HKIEd President Professor Anthony B. L. Cheung and Associate Vice President (External Relations) Professor Joshua Ka Ho Mok, together with representatives from other UGC-funded institutions, joined a Hong Kong higher education delegation in London to attend the Going Global 2012 conference. The visit was intended to strengthen academic ties and collaboration with universities in the UK and develop a better understanding of the country’s higher education reforms.
On 15 March, Professor Cheung gave a public seminar entitled “Challenges to Governance in Hong Kong” for the Asia Research Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was also interviewed by Caixin Media for his views on related topics. On 13 March, Professor Mok gave a public seminar on the “Privatization or Restatization of Higher Education in China” for the Institute of Education at the University of London.
During the visit, the HKIEd delegates met with academic and policy leaders from England and Scotland, and visited University College London, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, the Institute of Education, and Goldsmiths, University of London. They discussed possible collaboration in research, joint programmes and student exchange programmes, and the Institute community will definitely benefit from these internationalization initiatives.