The University, in collaboration with its partner universities and educational institutions, has been undertaking collaborative projects in the local, regional and international contexts. The collaborative projects include:
International Conferences/ Seminars/ Scholarly Activities
The University have been organising, sponsoring and co-sponsoring international conferences with various international and regional organisations and partners. These conferences have created numerous opportunities for exchange and collaboration in the development of scholarly work and community service.
The University is committed to serving international communities in some key areas of education. It has designed and delivered R&D courses for high-level government officials and senior school managers in the Region.
The University and the Kluwer Academic Publishers (The Netherlands) co-published three books in teacher education, namely,New Teacher Education for the Future: International Perspectives, Teaching Effectiveness and Teacher Development: Towards A New Knowledge Base, and Subject Teaching and Teacher Education in the New Century: Research and Innovation in 2001 and 2002. A very successful partnership with the Education Department of HKSAR, the Hong Kong Subsidised Primary Schools Council, the Hong Kong Subsidised Secondary Schools Council and the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association resulted in the publication of The Hong Kong and International Educational Policies: A Handbook (Volumes 1 & 2 with CD ROM) which contributes to the ongoing policy debate and formulation.
The University undertakes international R&D projects that are of strong relevance to local education. The Schools Around the World (SAW) project is one of the major projects. SAW is a multinational, systemic teacher professional development project that aims to improve student achievement. Hong Kong is one of the nine participating nations/regions which include Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States.