5 February 2013
We were fascinated to see this article China move may open the floodgates, which appeared in the Times Higher recently. It began ‘Mainland recognition of foreign degrees taught in Hong Kong is key for UK,’ and went on to explain that Chinese officials had indicated that they were close to expanding a mutual recognition agreement to cover overseas qualifications, which would attract more students from the mainland to study in Hong Kong. The UK higher education sector already offers around 70% of the overseas programmes in Hong Kong.
Our director of the International Leadership Development Programme, Dr Tom Kennie responds:
“The value of Hong Kong to UK higher education is considerable and growing. It is, however, a market which is the target of considerable competition from the US, Australia and India among others. Despite this it is particularly timely to re-evaluate the region given the opportunity to access the vast market of south China. In response, we are spreading our Hong Kong programme further by visiting Guangzhou (China’s third largest city with a population over 12m) to start the relationship building, which is a vital pre-requisite for further academic and commercial links. This international programme proves an ideal opportunity to really immerse yourself in this fast changing context, gain insights from key players and institutions, and reflect on the leadership processes and practices of your counterparts in many different institutions. We hope you will be able to join us in Hong Kong in April.”
Join us in Hong Kong - Sunday 7 April – Thursday 11 April 2013
The spring 2013 run of ILDP begins in Hong Kong on the afternoon of Sunday 7 April, and in an intense five days provides the opportunity to make connections and links with a wide range of higher education contacts in Hong Kong and on the mainland. The theme of the programme is Building HE International Partnerships. To find out more check out the programme or to book a place email Hannah Phung, International Projects Manager or Book Online.