EdUHK Signs MOU with Peking University to Promote Academic Collaboration
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)’s Graduate School and Peking University’s Graduate School of Education signed a partnership agreement today (21 March) to further their academic collaboration on various fronts. Under the new partnership, both universities will undertake scholarly exchange and research collaboration in the coming five years to facilitate inter-university research initiatives, and jointly organise academic conferences and professional training courses. Summer exchange opportunities will also be explored to broaden the horizons of students from the two universities.
Joining the ceremony were EdUHK Vice President (Research and Development) Professor Chetwyn Chan Che-hin; Vice President of Peking University Professor Wang Bo; Secretary of the Communist Party of China of Peking University Graduate School of Education Professor Zhang Xiaoli; and Professor and Head of the Department of Educational Technology of Graduate School of Education of Peking University Professor Jia Jiyou. Following an introduction by Professor Lim Cher-ping, Associate Dean (International Engagement) of the Faculty of Education and Human Development, Professor Lo Sing-kai, EdUHK Dean of the Graduate School and Professor Yan Fengqiao, Dean of Graduate School of Education from Peking University, signed the partnership agreement to mark the commencement of the collaboration.
Addressing the ceremony, Professor Chetwyn Chan said, “I am most pleased to see the cooperation with Peking University, which has been acclaimed for its long history in advancing knowledge in educational studies. The new partnership will serve to strengthen our longstanding collaboration and synergise our expertise in research areas such as equity, quality and efficiency in education. This will contribute to the pursuit of quality education in the context of national development.”
In his speech, Professor Wang Bo said, “The collaboration exemplifies the distinctive advantages of Hong Kong, which enjoys strong support of the Motherland and closely connects with the world. I believe our partnership will effectively enhance the synergy in scientific research of both universities, making a greater global impact together.”
As early as 2015, EdUHK and Peking University’s Yuanpei College signed an academic and student exchange agreement. To date, over 100 EdUHK students have taken part in the relevant exchange projects at Peking University. The University also appointed two celebrated academics from Peking University, namely Professor Sun Hua and Professor Chen Suzhen, as Visiting Scholars last year to enhance students’ understanding of Chinese history and culture.
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