Vice-President speaks at world university symposium in Beijing
Vice-President Joshua Mok Ka-ho was invited by Peking University to speak at the World University Presidents Symposium & Beijing Forum 2018 held on 4 and 5 May in Beijing. Over 250 presidents, vice-presidents and distinguished scholars were invited to join and celebrate Peking University’s 120th Anniversary. With the theme “Changes and Constants: Universities and Civilisations during the Past 120 Years”, distinguished guests from leading universities across different parts of the world like University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and University of Edinburgh in the UK, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Chicago, University of California, LA in the US, as well as others from Asia, Australia and Europe joined the events. Presidents and vice-presidents from The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Lingnan University were also invited as speakers at the forum.
Prof Mok gave a speech entitled “Riding over Globalisation and De-globalisation: Promotion of Regional Cooperation for Asian Higher Education”, with panelists from University of Warwick, American University of Sharjah, Lund University, University of British Columbia, Canada and Indiana University. He shared his research findings related to recent trends of higher education development in Asia Pacific Region and called for regional cooperation through the newly launched Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities advocated by Lingnan University and launched in November 2017. New academic links with leading universities were also developed during the forum. For example, conversations with the Graduate School of Education, Peking University and the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge agree to promote inter-university research and PhD student exchange in higher education and governance.
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