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Conference for Higher Education Research (CHER) – Hong Kong 2022



Conference for Higher Education Research (CHER) – Hong Kong 2023


Education for Sustainability: 

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Higher Education



17–18 November 2023

Leung Oi Wan Art Gallery
Lingnan University, Hong Kong | Hybrid


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Meeting ID: 961 8992 7452

Passcode: 17112023

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The impact of ChatGPT is being felt across higher education globally, but it represents just one of the emerging research directions in this field. The landscape of higher education has been evolving constantly, with practitioners encountering a diverse range of challenges and opportunities. In order to establish a sustainable higher education environment that can keep pace with society's advancements, it is crucial to facilitate collaboration between universities and institutional leaders to exchange best practices, develop innovative curricula and pedagogy that accommodate changes in technology, ensure that access to learning is equitable and society's advancements does not exacerbate educational disparities, and address the emotional and social needs of students in response to the evolving landscape of higher education.


It is important to recognize the role of higher education in promoting peace and harmony for human betterment. This is reflected in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4, which calls for the provision of inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all. With that in mind, this year’s Conference for Higher Education Research – Hong Kong (CHER – Hong Kong) aims to facilitate discussions on the most effective path forward and the necessary strategy to promote sustainability education. There will be a special focus on the following topics:


  • Technology and STREAM Education
  • Inclusive and Equity Higher Education
  • Development of Students’ Sustainability Competencies
  • Innovative Higher Education Curriculum and Pedagogy 
  • Collaboration and Internationalization in Higher Education
  • Effective Governance and Leadership in Higher Education


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Note: The list of speakers may be subject to final arrangements and is subject to change.


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Welcoming Address


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Professor S. Joe QIN 

President of Lingnan University 

Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science 


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Opening Remarks



Professor Joshua MOK Ka-ho

Vice-President of Lingnan University

Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy


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Keynote Speakers


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Dr. Kristof FENYVESI

University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

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Professor Ruth HAYHOE

University of Toronto, Canada

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Professor Tristan MCCOWAN

University College London, United Kingdom

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Professor Catherine MONTGOMERY 

Durham University, United Kingdom 

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Roundtable Speakers

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Professor Angela HOU Yung-chi

National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Professor Tristan MCCOWAN

University College London, United Kingdom

Professor Paulina WONG Pui-yun

Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR

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Dr. LI Kam-cheong

Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong SAR

Ms. Antonia YEUNG Yu-hung

Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Professor MACFARLANE Bruce John

The Education University of Hong Kong  (Moderator)




CHER – Hong Kong 2023 will be jointly hosted by Lingnan University, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Institute of Policy Studies. The intention is to invite global partners to co-organise and support this event, thereby providing a diverse international platform to discuss the latest development in higher education and what comes next. The co-organisers and supporting organisations of CHER – Hong Kong 2023 are:





  • Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP)
  • Graduate School of Education, Peking University, China
  • South China Normal University, China 
  • National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Chinese Taipei Comparative Education Society
  • Center for Global Higher Education, University of Oxford, the United Kingdom



Organising Committee of CHER – Hong Kong 2023


  • Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR
  • Michelle Cheng Wing-tung, Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR
  • Jane Tian Zhen, Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR
  • Erica LAU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR
  • Emily Wong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR
  • Tammy Tam, Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR



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Please complete the online registration by 3 November 2023.


For enquiries, please contact [email protected].






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