Lingnan University successfully hosts the 2023 Postgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning
With the support of the University Grants Committee Hong Kong, the School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University, hosted the Postgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning from 31 March to 1 April 2023. The conference was organised in partnership with the School of Nursing of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It was held under the theme: Intersections of Research, Society and Postgraduate Education. This two-day conference was held simultaneously on-site at the Lingnan University campus and online.
The conference was well-attended, with over 250 participants from 11 countries/regions, including Australia, Finland, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Morocco, Taiwan, Pakistan, Russia, Mainland China, and the United Kingdom.
In his opening address, Prof. Ka Ho Mok, Vice-President of Lingnan University, highlighted the need for collaborative research among young scholars. He indicated that this is one of the reasons why Lingnan University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University worked together to offer a platform for postgraduate students across the globe to interact with each other and share their research.
The first day of the conference comprised two keynote speeches. The first speech was delivered by Prof. Bingqin Li of University of New South Wales, Australia, who spoke on “Pursuing Research that Matters: Adaptation and Transformation in the Post-COVID Era”. On his part, Prof. Yuzhuo Cai from Tampere University, Finland, assessed “Transitions from Higher Education to the World of Work: What Students and Graduates Should Know?” On the second day, Prof. Hugh Lauder from the University of Bath, UK, spoke on the theme “Getting a Job: Two Paradoxes in the Education-Economy Relationship”.
Meanwhile, postgraduate students from around the world presented their research in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Business, and Arts & Humanities across the two days. The student presentations spanned theoretical discourse, methodological enquiry, and empirical investigations. The conference featured several fascinating talks and offered excellent opportunities for students to interact among themselves and renowned scholars. Several faculty members who attended the conference provided feedback to the students’ research.
In his closing remarks, Prof. Padmore Adusei Amoah, Assistant Professor of the School of Graduate Studies of Lingnan University, thanked all the attendees for their contributions to the success of the conference. He further announced plans to host the conference again in the following year.