Lingnan University hosts International Postgraduate Summer School cum International Conference in collaboration with 11 leading universities
27 Jun 2016
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.
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.
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.