The Annual Meeting of Mainland and Hong Kong-Macau Academic Exchange Professionals Association 2015
Coordinated by Office of Academic Links (China) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Macao Affairs Office of Nanjing University, the 2nd annual meeting of Mainland and Hong Kong-Macau Academic Exchange Professionals Association was held in Nanjing on 10 October 2015. More than 30 representatives from Education, Science and Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government (LOCPG) in HKSAR, academic exchange executives from eight Hong Kong tertiary institutions and 12 mainland and Macau institutions attended the event. Ms Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China) of CUHK joined the meeting on behalf of the University.
At the meeting, participants gave presentations on related topics in recent collaboration in student interflow programmes among the three regions. Discussions were held on the development of summer exchange program as an extension of the MOE Ten Thousand Student Interflow Programs. The meeting allowed participating institutions from the regions to share their experience and establish stronger links.
Mainland and Hong Kong-Macau Academic Exchange Professionals Association was founded in 2014 by eight local tertiary institutions and 12 mainland and Macau universities with the support from LOCPG, aiming at promoting communication and enhance collaboration between academic exchange administrators in the higher education sector of the regions. A general meeting among member institutions is held every year to exchange views and discuss on further developments.
The 16th Training Course on Management of Mainland Higher Education
The 16th Higher Education Management Training Programme was held in Tsinghua University from 9 to 16 October. The programme was jointly organized by Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Ministry of Education (MOE), and the Education, Science and Technology Department, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR.
Twenty-nine administrative and executive staff from nine local institutions participated in the Programme. Four CUHK participants were from Office of Academic Links, Office of Academic Links (China), Graduate School and the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.
The 8-day course comprised a series of lectures on mainland China's recent developments in the higher education, judicial systems, diplomacy, as well as political, economic and social conditions. Participants also visited historical sites in Beijing including the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression, the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. They also met with representatives of Tsinghua University to share experience in tertiary institutions. The programme provided a great opportunity for participants to obtain in-depth knowledge of the mainland's recent development, and facilitated exchange and interflow among administrative and executive staff from the two regions.