Lingnan University co-organises Asian University Leaders Programme and International Senior Seminar on higher education
27 Oct 2016
Scholars and university leaders from the US, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong gathered in Hong Kong from 27 to 29 October for the Asian University Leaders Programme and International Senior Seminar on “Gender and the Changing Face of Higher Education in Asia Pacific”.
The event was hosted by the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies of Lingnan University and the Centre for Greater China Studies and Department of Asian and Policy Studies of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) in collaboration with the Asian Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership, and was supported by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, and One Asia Foundation.
In his address at the opening ceremony on 27 October, Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University pointed out that Lingnan has been actively engaging in promoting collaboration in higher education research and high-level professional trainings. He expected this event could pool efforts of scholars and university leaders to theoretically explore the issue of gender and higher education in Asia-Pacific Region in response to UNESCO’s earlier call for research-based studies of gender issues in the region, and engage university leaders in the good practices and lessons learned on gender and institutional management.
The first two days’ programme will be held in EdUHK, while the last day will be held at Lingnan. The event will include keynote speeches, academic presentations and roundtable discussions. Prof Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong will talk about the gender (in)equality in universities in Hong Kong. Prof Terry Au Kit-fong, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources) of The University of Hong Kong will share her management experience as a senior university leader. Dr Wang Hongbo, Prof Cameron D Campbell, Prof James Z Lee and Ms Ren Yunzhu of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will deliver a presentation on “Long-term Trends of HKUST UG Gender Distribution”. Dr Jiang Jin, Assistant Research Professor and Dr Qian Jiwei, Affiliate Fellow of Lingnan University and Research Fellow of National University of Singapore will present the topic of “Do Women Benefit from Higher Education? A Study of Female Workers in the Labor Market of Urban China”.
Students of Lingnan University and EdUHK will attend the event and join in-depth discussion with scholars and university leaders, thus providing them with opportunities to enrich their learning experiences, develop their global insights, and enhance their international and intercultural understanding.