The 18th Training Course on Management of Mainland Higher Education was held in Tsinghua University on 9 – 16 October. A total of 34 academic and executive staff members from 13 local institutions, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), participated in the programme. The six participants from CUHK included Mr. Simon Lee, Director of Security and Transport; Dr. Maria Lau, Deputy University Librarian; Mr. Lee Kwok-ming, Finance Manager of the Bursary, and administrative members of the Faculty of Arts and Office of Acadmic Links (China).
The eight-day training programme was jointly organized by Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Ministry of Education (MOE), and the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government (LOCPG) in the HKSAR, with OALC providing administrative assistance. It comprised a series of lectures covering a wide variety of topics related to the education, political, economic, social, diplomatic and judiciary developments of mainland China, as well as that of the National Belt and Road Initiative.
Apart from the lectures, participants also visited various historical sites and museums in Beijing, and met with representatives of Tsinghua University to share experience in administration and management in higher education. The programme provided a great opportunity for participants to obtain in-depth knowledge of the recent development on the mainland and facilitated exchange of academic and executive members in the tertiary education sector from the two regions.