Time: October 24, @13.00 – 14.00 (Helsinki time), 18.00-19.00 (Beijing time)
Yu Kar Ming, Patrick, is the Director of Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE), Hong Kong. He is also serving as the Associate Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) at Lingnan University. Prior to joining Lingnan University, he was the Dean of Students at the Education University of Hong Kong. He has taught at City University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his BA degree in Sociology at University of Essex, MA in Politics at University of Warwick and then PhD in International Relations at University of Bristol. He has wide research interests in areas concerning student learning, public management, strategic management, international relations, political economy, Hong Kong higher education and China Studies. As a senior university administrator at Lingnan University, Prof Yu provides an academic leadership in all aspects of the development of the two units (LIFE and SIS), including programme development, quality assurance, university governance, budgeting, staff planning, student development, etc.
Internationalization in HK Higher Education: An Experience and Reflection From A Local University
Internationalization has now become a main development direction and a pivotal agenda item in the higher education arena. As a university that mainly provides teachers education, offshore learning opportunities are prime to students of a university in HK. The special feature of the offshore learning opportunities provided by a university lies in the highly-emphasized students’ autonomous learning and peer coaching, alongside the mentoring system which on the one hand, fosters the exchange of past experiences, facilitating a sustainable growth of the activities and on the other hand, provides a valuable chance for higher education students who aspire to be future educators, to share with their students later in the future their takeaways from all the individual and team outbound experiences from which the next generation will learn to embrace cultural differences, build up personal and cultural identities, along with developing their global perspectives.