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Lingnan University co-launches Research Consortium to strengthen international research on higher education

26 Oct 2016

To provide a platform for international research on higher education, policy and governance with particular focus on the Asia Pacific region and Asia-Europe comparison, the Inter-university Research Consortium for Higher Education will be launched on 31 October in a ceremony held at Lingnan University.


The Consortium was co-launched by Lingnan University together with University College London (UCL) Institute of Education’s Centre for Global Higher Education in the UK and the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP) in the US, and supported by University of Bath’s International Centre for Higher Education Management, King’s College London’s Department of International Development, and Bath Spa University’s Global Academy of Liberal Arts in the UK.


Details of the Launching Ceremony are as follows:


Date      :    31 October 2016 (Monday)

Time     :    12:30pm - 1:30pm

                   (Media registration starts at 12:15pm)

Venue   :    2/F, Mini Theatre, Fong Sum Wood Library, Lingnan University

                   8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories


President Leonard K Cheng of Lingnan University will officiate the ceremony together with representatives from other partnering institutions. Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University will also share his publication experience of two new books with the call for more regional and international research collaboration in higher education policy, development and governance.


Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the Ceremony. For enquiries, please contact Ms Melody Chan (Tel: 2616 8856 / 5321 1137; email: or Mr Terence Poon (Tel: 2616 8953 / 9192 1955; email: of the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Lingnan University.