Vice-President visits top universities in UK to strengthen collaboration
Vice-President Joshua Mok Ka-ho paid a visit to the UK in April to strengthen Lingnan’s collaborations with two renowned universities, namely the University of Bath and Nottingham Trent University.
On 5 April, Prof Mok had a productive meeting with Prof Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral) and Prof Catherine Montgomery, Professor of Education and Director of the newly established Centre for Research in Education in China and East Asia of the University of Bath. An agreement was reached to sign a MOU for PhD student exchange, faculty exchange, co-developing inter-university research platform to promote research in higher education and development, as well as facilitating student mobility through student exchange or visiting schemes at taught master and professional doctorate.
On 9 April, Prof Mok was invited by the School of Social Sciences of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), which was named University of the Year 2017 by Times Higher Education, to give a talk for their PhD students about his research project entitled “Methodological Reflections on Studying Hong Kong Non-Governmental Welfare Organizations Service Delivery in China”. He shared his research experiences after conducting field research in China for the project supported by the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme of the HKSAR Government. Besides, Prof Mok met Dean Kathie Moore and discussed with her colleagues from NTU on student exchange for taught master and PhD students. Dr Jason Pandya-Wood, Dr Johnathan Garry, and Dr Linda Gibson from NTU were very keen to develop dual master and professional doctorate as well as PhD degrees with Lingnan, as both universities placed significant emphasis on enhancing students’ experiential learning.