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National Chengchi University & Lingnan University 2021 International Research Seminar: The Changing Context of Global Higher Education in the Post Pandemic



The annual NCCU–LU International Research Seminar, co-organized by National Chengchi University College of Education and Lingnan University, aims to provide a platform for worldwide scholars to exchange research and academic ideas on significant education topics. The 2021 Seminar taking place on 12 November will explore various issues of global higher education in the post-pandemic era. This research seminar emphasizes the University’s promotion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are designed to provide quality education for all (SDG4) and facilitate good health and well-being (SDG3). This co-organized Seminar as an international exchange platform is directly related to SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals), which aims to revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development.






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Programme Rundown


09:00 – 09:30 

Welcoming Session


Opening Remarks

Prof. Chao Yu Guo, National Chengchi University
Prof. Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University
Prof. Robin Jung Cheng Chen, National Chengchi University

Group Photos

09:30 – 11:00 

Session 1: Transnational Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects

Chair: Prof. Bruce Macfarlane, Education University of Hong Kong


The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Higher Education: Comparative and International Perspectives

Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University

Exploring Transnational Research Partnership on a Virtual Mode and the Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Research over PIRE Project in Taiwan and US

Angela Yung Chi Hou, National Chengchi University

The Development of National Information Centers (NICs) with Tokyo Convention: Can the NICs Become a Key Booster for Transnational Higher Education in Asia and Pacific?

Taiji Hotta, Hiroshima University & National Information Center for Academic Recognition Japan (NIC-Japan)

Shifting Power and Agency from the College / University to Students

Joshua Smith, Loyola University Maryland


11:00 – 11:10 

Tea Break

11:10 – 12:40

Session 2: Cities, Changing Demography and Universities: Systems and New Approaches

Chair: Prof. Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University


The Impact of Covid-19 on Changing University Learning and Teaching Policies: Whither the Freedom to Teach?

Bruce Macfarlane, Education University of Hong Kong


Two Edges of Asia in a Multipolar World: The Interconnections between Chinese and Turkish Higher Education Systems

Yusuf Ikbal Oldac, Lingnan University & Lili Yang, University of Oxford


Higher Education Intellectual Performance, Social Network, and Strategies over the Pandemic Time: A Bio-eco-tech Approach to Online Mathematics Education

Toshiyuki Hasumi & Mei-Shiu Chiu, National Chengchi University


University as Real Estate Developer: Comparative Perspectives from the Global East

Do Young Oh, Lingnan University


12:40 – 13:40


13:40 – 15:10

Section 3: Role of Universities and Internationalization under Covid-19 Crisis and Innovation

Chair: Prof. Angela Yung Chi Hou, National Chengchi University


Flexible Pathways to Learning: Putting the Learner at the Centre

Christopher Hill, British University in Dubai

Online Education in Chinese Universities under the Control of COVID-19 Epidemic: Challenges and Countermeasures

Youliang Zhang, Tongjie Chen, Yidan Zhu & Tongfei Ma, Lingnan University

Internationalisation of Malaysian Higher Education in Post Covid Era

Husaina Banu Kenayathulla, University of Malaya


Innovating Higher Education Assessment amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Weiyan Xiong, Yidan Zhu & Youliang Zhang, Lingnan University


15:10 – 15:20 Tea Break
15:20 – 16:50

Session 4: Student Experience in Virtual Internationalization: Quality and Engagement

Chair: Prof. Joshua Smith, Loyola University Maryland

Pre-service Teachers’ Transformation of Teaching under Covid-19: Feelings, Strategies and Gains

Yang-Hsueh Chen, National Chengchi University


The Impact of the COVID-19 on International Higher Education: The Emergence of New Forms of Internationalization

Ka Ho Mok & Yuyang Kang, Lingnan University


COVID-19 and Well-being of International Students: Implications for International Higher Education Governance

Padmore Adusei Amoah, Lingnan University & Esther Wing Chit Mok, University of Sydney


Developing Effective Discourse for Online Learning and Knowledge Creation

Huang Yao Hong, National Chengchi University


 16:50 – 17:00

Closing Remarks

Prof. Ka Ho Mok
, Lingnan University
Prof. Angela Yung Chi Hou
, National Chengchi University




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