Lingnan University and the University of Oxford co-host International Postgraduate Summer School
The Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS) organised a public forum underscoring the theme of “Enhancing Social Participation, From Young to Old” on 26 June. The aim was to explore the challenges and opportunities of enhancing social participation in Hong Kong.
The Summer School, with a duration of three weeks, aims to provide a platform for scholars and research postgraduate students to present their major research findings, share research practices and reflect upon essential methodological issues. The first week of the Summer School is being held at Lingnan University followed by a two-week programme at Hertford College, University of Oxford.
At the Summer School held on 25 June, Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Prof Catherine Montgomery, Academic Director of International Partnerships at the University of Bath to deepen the collaboration between the two universities, especially in promoting postgraduate student exchange and collaboration in co-teaching and co-developing the Doctor of Policy Studies. Students enrolling in this programme can enhance their learning experience through studying at the University of Bath, one of the top five universities in the UK.
In collaboration with leading institutions in Asia and the UK, the Summer School offers the opportunity for students across different parts of the globe to establish their own research clusters with sharing interests and learning from world-renowned scholars to enrich their research experiences. Other co-organisers of the International Postgraduate Summer School include National Chung Cheng University, Peking University, South China University of Technology, Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University.
In his welcoming remarks, Prof Mok pointed out the importance of enhancing postgraduate students’ learning experience through international visit to leading universities like University of Oxford and engaging in academic exchanges with scholars and fellow students from leading institutions in the region.
Prof Montgomery from the University of Bath delivered a presentation on “Internationalisation in Higher Education: Reflection on Research Methodological Issues”. Prof Mok then shared his research and publication experience with the participants.
The one-week programme at Lingnan University also offers a series of workshops on various research and methodological issues, as well as student presentations, field visits and social activities.