Newsletter – January 2023

Upcoming Webinars The Third Liberal Arts Forum: The Role of Liberal Arts Education in the STEM Era Co-organized by Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong & School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University Date: 10 February 2023 (Friday) Time: 10:00-16:00 (HKT) Format: hybrid mode Programme Highlights: Prof Gerard A. Postiglione (Emeritus Professor & Honorary Professor, Faculty of Education, HKU) is the Chair at “The Role of Liberal Arts Higher Education in the STEM-driven Development Context: Presidents’ Dialogue” Prof Cheng Kai Ming (Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Education, HKU) is the Chair and Prof Yang Rui (Dean, Faculty of Education, HKU) is the Speaker at the “Roundtable Discussion: Repositioning Liberal Arts Education in the Stem-dominated Era” Numerous renowned scholars in Liberal Arts Higher Education will present in different sessions in the forum Registration Early Career Researchers Network in Asian Higher Education Studies Series January 30, 2023 (Monday) 16:00 - 17:00 HK time by zoom Christy Ngan will present a literature-based and empirical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses, evaluation of integration effectiveness, and roles and responsibilities of the GBA development sectoral actors...
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Newsletter – 21 November 2022

Upcoming Webinars Symposium on employment trajectories of PhD graduates in East Asia Organized by University College London, Peking University and HKU CHERA 23 & 24 November 2022 Ten papers to be submitted to a Special Issue on Employment Trajectories of PhD Graduates in East Asia in the journal of Higher Education Quarterly in 2023 will be presented in this symposium. More Details Link for the 23 November: Click here Link for the 24 November: Click here Early Career Researchers Network in Asian Higher Education Studies Series November 29, 2022 (Tuesday) 16:00 - 17:00 HK time by zoom Dr Alice Te will unpack the complex dynamics of Hong Kong students’ choice in pursuing undergraduate education at the universities of Mainland China. Chair: Dr Jisun JUNG The University of Hong Kong Speaker: Dr Alice TE The University of Hong Kong Discussant: Prof Gerard A POSTIGLIONE The University of Hong Kong Registration December 15, 2022 (Tuesday) 16:00 - 17:00 HK time by zoom Dr Kejin Zhu will analyze the emerging resources of China's soft power drawn on a case study of Cambodian participants from Chinese higher education programs. Chair: Dr Lili YANG the University of...
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Newsletter – 26 October 2022

Upcoming Webinars Ideas, Debates, and More: Meeting of European and Asian Higher Education Researchers Series: November 11, 2022 (Friday) 16:30 - 17:30 Hong Kong time Dr Araki will investigate how the high participation systems affect social stratification, with close attention to (in)equality in educational opportunities and heterogeneous/declining returns to tertiary degrees across 27 countries. Chair: Dr Hugo HORTA The University of Hong Kong Speaker: Dr Satoshi ARAKI The University of Hong Kong Registration Other Events: Council on International Higher Education of the Association for Studies in Higher Education Session Type: Interactive Symposium November 16, 2022 (Wed) 8:15 am to 9:30 am (GMT-7) US-China University Relations: Strategic Competition vs Convergence of Mutual Interests Organizer: Gerard Postiglione, The University of Hong Kong Organizer: Qiang Zha, York University Chair: Wenqin Shen, Peking University Presenter: Gerard Postiglione, The University of Hong Kong Presenter: Qiang Zha, York University Presenter: Denis Simon, Duke University Presenter: Cong Cao, Nottingham University Business School China Presenter: Margot Landman, The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations More Details Symposium on employment trajectories of PhD graduates in East Asia Organized by University College London, Peking University and HKU CHERA 23...
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Newsletter – 8 October 2022

Upcoming Webinars Liberal Studies Education Series: Does Formal Liberal/General Education Have a Role in the Universities? A Transatlantic Debate between USA and UK (1920-1980) October 14, 2022 (Friday) 10:00 - 11:00 Hong Kong time In this seminar, Dr. Shen will discuss the role of formal liberal/general education in universities. Through a historical review of the Transatlantic debate between USA and UK (1920-1980), he attempts to answer why the UK and the US chose different paths for undergraduate education in the 20th century on the one hand, and to provoke contemporary reflection on the relationship between liberal/general education and the university on the other. Chair: Prof Gerard A POSTIGLIONE The University of Hong Kong Speaker: Dr SHEN Wenqin Peking University Discussant: Prof ZHA Qiang York University Registration Ideas, Debates, and More: Meeting of European and Asian Higher Education Researchers Series: November 11, 2022 (Friday) 16:30 - 17:30 Hong Kong time Dr Araki will investigate how the high participation systems affect social stratification, with close attention to (in)equality in educational opportunities and heterogeneous/declining returns to tertiary degrees across 27 countries. Chair: Dr...
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Newsletter – 21 September 2022

Upcoming Webinars Does Formal Liberal/General Education Have a Role in the Universities? A Transatlantic Debate between USA and UK (1920-1980) October 14, 2022 (Friday) 10:00 - 11:00 Hong Kong time In this seminar, Dr. Shen will discuss the role of formal liberal/general education in universities. Through a historical review of the Transatlantic debate between USA and UK (1920-1980), he attempts to answer why the UK and the US chose different paths for undergraduate education in the 20th century on the one hand, and to provoke contemporary reflection on the relationship between liberal/general education and the university on the other. Chair: Prof Gerard A Postiglione The University of Hong Kong Speaker: Dr Shen Wenqin Peking University Discussant: Prof Zha Qiang York University Registration Early Career Researchers Networks in Asian Higher Education Series September 30, 2022 (Friday) 15:00 - 16:00 Hong Kong time by zoom Ms Zhepin Zhuang will discuss China's ethnic minority educational preferential policy through a case study of investigating the Bonus Score Policy. Speaker: Ms Zhepin ZHUANG La Trobe University, Australia Chair: Dr Jisun JUNG The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Registration Watch...
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Newsletter – 25 August 2022

Upcoming Webinars The Contemporary Liberal Arts at Work Transdisciplinarity~Internationalization~Future Readiness An Exploratory Roundtable September 13, 2022 (Tuesday) 17:00 - 18:30 Hong Kong time In this Roundtable, leaders of integrative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral programmes will inquire into the types of variegated work that the Liberal Arts accomplish in global research-intensive universities. Focusing on transdisciplinarity, internationalization, and future readiness for both our students, for our universities, and for the planet, we will attempt to tease out articulations about how we might best re-imagine the Liberal Arts in a time of crises, constraints, and opportunities. Co-hosts: Gerard A Postiglione Coordinator, CHERA; Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, HKU Gray Kochhar-Lindgren Professor & Director, the Common Core, Founder of GLADE (Global Liberal Arts Design Experiments), HKU Roundtable Participants Dawn Bennett Assistant Provost & Director of the Transformation CoLab, Bond University, Queensland, Australia Rick Dolphijn Associate Professor of Philosophy, Art, and Cultural Studies: Co-Facilitator of The-More-Than-Human-City Research Exchange & The Lives of the Deltas [both with HKU], University of Utrecht, Netherlands Diana Spencer Professor of Classics, Dean of Liberal Arts & Natural Sciences (LANS), University of Birmingham, UK Registration Early Career...
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Newsletter – 12 June 2022

Upcoming Webinars Higher Education in Asia: Moving Ahead June 14, 2022 (Tuesday) 16:00 - 17:00 HK time Ms Sofia Shakil and Dr Sungsup Ra will discuss the role of universities in climate action and inclusive social policy under the new post-pandemic economy. Registration Higher Education and the New Economic Growth Challenge for Asia: The Role of Universities in Climate Action and Inclusive Social Policy Speaker: Ms Sofia SHAKIL The Asia Foundation Discussant: Dr Sungsup RA Asian Development Bank Chairs: Professor Gerard POSTIGLIONE & Dr Jisun JUNG HKU June 14, 2022 (Tuesday) Time: 16:00 - 17:00 (HK Time) by zoom Ideas, Debates, and More: Meeting of European and Asian Higher Education Researchers Series June 17, 2022 (Friday) 16:00 - 17:15 HK time Professor Rosemary Deem will explore how doctoral education is currently positioned, in relation to changes in academic work and recent critiques of the doctorate. Registration On (In)Visibility of Doctoral Researchers and Reframing the Doctorate for the 21st Century Speaker: Professor Rosemary DEEM Royal Holloway University of London Chair: Dr Hugo HORTA The University of Hong Kong June 17, 2022 (Friday) 16:00 - 17:15 (HK time) by zoom June 22, 2022 (Wednesday) 16:00 - 17:15 HK time Dr Christian...
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Newsletter – 25 May 2022

Upcoming Webinars Higher Education in Asia: Moving Ahead June 14, 2022 (Tuesday) 16:00 - 17:00 HK time Ms Sofia Shakil and Dr Sungsup Ra will discuss the role of universities in climate action and inclusive social policy under the new post-pandemic economy. Registration   Higher Education and the New Economic Growth Challenge for Asia: The Role of Universities in Climate Action and Inclusive Social Policy Speaker: Ms Sofia SHAKIL The Asia Foundation Discussant: Dr Sungsup RA Asian Development Bank Chairs: Professor Gerard POSTIGLIONE & Dr Jisun JUNG HKU June 14, 2022 (Tuesday) Time: 16:00 - 17:00 (Hong Kong Time) by zoom Early Career Researchers Networks in Asian Higher Education Series June 9, 2022 (Thursday) 16:00 - 17:00 HK time Dr Gordon Tsui will share how university service learning could help foster intercultural human (re)connections with the community through his autoethnographic research in Kenya. Registration Intercultural (Re)connections in Post-Pandemic University Service Learning Speaker: Dr Gordon TSUI The Education University of Hong Kong Chair: Dr Jisun JUNG The University of Hong Kong June 9, 2022 (Thursday) Time: 16:00 - 17:00 (Hong Kong Time) by zoom Ideas, Debates, and More: Meeting of European and Asian Higher Education Researchers Series June 17, 2022 (Friday)...
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Newsletter – 1 May 2022

Upcoming Webinars Ideas, Debates, and More: Meeting of European and Asian Higher Education Researchers Series May 16, 2022 (Monday) 17:00 - 18:00 HK time Professor Malcolm Tight will examine an old issue – the relation between education, voting and representation in this webinar. Registration   Should the More Highly Educated Get More Votes? Education, Voting and Representation Speaker: Professor Malcolm TIGHT Lancaster University Chair: Dr Hugo HORTA The University of Hong Kong May 25, 2022 (Wednesday) 17:00 - 18:00 HK time Ms Sofia Shakil and Dr Sungsup Ra will discuss the role of universities in climate action and inclusive social policy under the new post-pandemic economy. Registration Higher Education and the New Economic Growth Challenge for Asia: The Role of Universities in Climate Action and Inclusive Social Policy Speaker: Ms Sofia SHAKIL The Asia Foundation Discussant: Dr Sungsup RA Asian Development Bank Chair: Professor Gerard POSTIGLIONE & Dr Jisun JUNG The University of Hong Kong RIHE’s 50th Anniversary International Symposium Higher Education Research: Challenges and Prospects 高等教育研究ー課題と展望― To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Research Institute for Higher Education (RIHE), Hiroshima University, the International Symposium in English will be held as follows: May 14,...
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Newsletter 11 April 2022

Upcoming Conference The Higher Education Research Association (HERA) 2022 Conference will be held on April 27 to 29, 2022 via zoom. You are most welcome to participate. Mass Higher Education After Pandemic in East Asia: Policy, Diversity, and Social & Human Contribution April 27 - 29, 2022 Online conference (zoom) Keynote Speakers: Professor Gerard POSTIGLIONE University of Hong Kong Professor Futao HUANG Hiroshima University Professor Anthony WELCH University of Sydney Scholars, researchers, and practitioners from around the world will share their expertise and knowledge in the topic of higher education. Registration: Now to April 20, 2022 Read More A New Book In The Chinese Idea of a University: Phoenix Reborn by Hong Kong University Press, Rui Yang conceptualises the cultural foundations of modern university development in Chinese societies. Instead of focusing on the uniqueness of the societies, this book aims to prove that one educational purpose could be fulfilled via many paths, and that most of the characteristics the university had could be found in other institutions of higher learning. Citing the practices of four selected Chinese societies, namely Mainland China,...
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