Lingnan University co-launches Research Consortium to strengthen international research on higher education
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 was launched on 31 October in a ceremony held at Lingnan.
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.
Launch of the Consortium is the latest advancement of Lingnan University in enhancing international learning and research collaboration. A new Master Programme in International Higher Education and Management is being developed by Lingnan in collaboration with University of Hawaii and The University of Nottingham Ningbo China with the support of the Consortium’s research team.
“Partnering with leading institutions to co-launch the Consortium will further enhance Lingnan’s international research profile and create a great learning environment for postgraduate students,” said President Leonard K Cheng who officiated the launching ceremony. “The Consortium will bring together great minds for higher education, policy and governance research, the findings of which would inform international debates and policy making.”
During the launching ceremony, Vice-President Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho shared his publication experience of two books entitled Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspectives and Research, Development, and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education. He called for more regional and international research collaboration in higher education policy, development and governance.