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Public Management Reforms in Asia Discussed at EdUHK (亞洲公共管理改革研討會在教大舉行)

Public Management Reforms in Asia Discussed at EdUHK (亞洲公共管理改革研討會在教大舉行)

2017 November

Some 60 scholars from 16 countries and regions in the world gathered at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) on 24-25 November 2017, participating in the International Research Symposium of Public Management in Asia: Innovation and Transformation. Hosted by the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of EdUHK, this symposium was co-organized by public management faculties and institutes of eight other reputable universities from Mainland China, Thailand, the Philippines and Central Asia. Public Administration and DevelopmentPolicy and Society and Journal of Asian Public Policy served as supporting journals of this high-profile research event.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prof. Lui Tai-lok, Vice President (Research and Development) of EdUHK expressed his warm welcome to delegates and wished that similar research conferences could further extend EdUHK’s international outreach.

The symposium also witnessed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between EdUHK and Naresuan University of Thailand. Departmental MoUs were also signed between APS and School of Political Science and Public Administration of Wuhan University and School of Public Administration, South China University of Technology (SCUT), two renowned universities in Mainland China.

In a post-conference round-table, senior representatives of leading universities from Mainland China, South Korea, Central Asia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam engaged in extensive discussion on public policy and management education in Asia and explored various collaboration initiatives.






(From left to right): Prof. Piraton VP, Naresuan University and Prof. Lui Tai-lok, Vice President (Research and Development), EdUHK

(From left to right): Prof. Darryl S.L. Jarvis, HoD, APS and Prof. Wang Zhiqiang, South China University of Technology

(From left to right): Prof. Darryl S.L. Jarvis, HoD, APS and Prof. Huang Ding, Wuhan University