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Lingnan University hosts International Postgraduate Summer School cum International Conference in collaboration with 11 leading universities

27 Jun 2016

Lingnan University signed Memorandum of Understanding on student exchange programme for full-time PhD students with partnering universities.
Lingnan University signed Memorandum of Understanding on student exchange programme for full-time PhD students with partnering universities.
Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University commented that the Conference which pools the efforts from leading universities will certainly stimulate academic discussions and collaborations.
Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University commented that the Conference which pools the efforts from leading universities will certainly stimulate academic discussions and collaborations.
Renowned scholars, experts, senior administrators of higher education institutions and postgraduate students from different regions gathered to attend the event.
Renowned scholars, experts, senior administrators of higher education institutions and postgraduate students from different regions gathered to attend the event.

 

Renowned scholars, experts, senior administrators of higher education institutions, postgraduate students from the UK, the US, Denmark, Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong gathered today (27 June) at Lingnan University for the opening of the three-day International Postgraduate Summer School cum International Conference on Comparative Development and Policy Studies.

The event, co-organised by the Division of Graduate Studies and Lingnan Institute of Further Education at Lingnan University in collaboration with 11 leading higher education institutions in Asia, the UK and the US including University of York from the UK, Rutgers University from the US, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Sun Yat-sen University, Zhejiang University, South China University of Technology, South China Normal University and The University of Nottingham Ningbo China from Mainland China, and National Cheng Chi University and Fu Jen Catholic University from Taiwan, aims to provide a platform for international academics, practitioners and postgraduate students to share and exchange their research knowledge as well as experiences and practices on liberal arts education, social policy and development.

 
 
In his welcoming remarks, Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President, Chair Professor of Comparative Policy and Director of Division of Graduate Studiesof Lingnan University emphasised that Lingnan University has been actively promoting regional and international collaboration in research and enhancing the learning of postgraduate students.  He also commented that the International Postgraduate Summer School cum Conference which pools the efforts of international scholars and postgraduate students from leading universities will certainly stimulate academic discussions and collaboration.

The Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Lingnan University and partnering universities was also held in the Opening Ceremony, which set up student exchange programme for full-time PhD students to undertake short-term research visits between Lingnan University and the partnering universities.Valuing academic exchange, global engagement and research development, Lingnan University will provide scholarships for selected inbound exchange students from partner universities to undertake research visits at Lingnan.

Following the Opening Ceremony, the forum themed “The Quest for World-class University: The Role of Liberal Arts Education in Asia” and the conference on “Comparative Development and Policy Studies” with a Postgraduate Session were held.
 
 
From 28 to 29 June, a series of workshops on multiple research methods for conducting comparative research, and a workshop on research strategies, publication and education development will be held for postgraduate students.
 
In the seminar titled “The Challenges of Comparing Child Well-Being across Countries: Reflecting on the UNICEF Report Card 13”, Prof John Hudson and Dr Stefan Kühner from the University of York and authors of the UNICEF Report will discuss their latest research findings on the development of child well-being in 41 countries.