The Faculty hosts a successful series of Online Forums on Education in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) MoreClose
A series of three online forums on education in the GBA was organised by the Faculty’s Academic Unit of Social Contexts and Policies of Education (SCAPE) and the Consortium for Higher Education Research in Asia (CHERA) between December 2020 and April 2021. The forums were held to address the increasing interest in how the development of the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area will strengthen innovation and integration for the social and economic development of the region from the educational perspective. All three forums were very well attended, with between 70 and 90 participants at each.
The forums focused on specific subtopics under the umbrella of education in the GBA, and featured academics from our Faculty as chairs and discussants. Researchers from Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Norway shared their findings and insights based on their articles to be published in a Special Issue of Asian Education and Development Studies, guest edited by Professor Gerard Postiglione, Professor Emeritus, and Dr Alice Te, Postdoctoral Research Associate of the Faculty.
The first forum, held on December 15, 2020, shed light on the strategic role which can be played by Hong Kong’s world-class universities and the international academic profession in the regionalisation of innovation systems in the GBA. You can view this forum by clicking https://edutube.edu.hku.hk/public/chera/SCAPE_GBA-1_ET.mp4.html.
The second forum was on the motivations and experiences of students studying cross-border in the GBA and was organised on January 26, 2021. To view the video record, please click https://edutube.edu.hku.hk/public/chera/2021-01-26_Education-in-China%27s-Greater-Bay-Area-ET.mp4.html.
The final forum, held on April 16, 2021, discussed university graduate employability and entrepreneurship in the GBA, given the large number of students graduating and the fierce competition in the graduate labour market. To view the final forum, please visit https://edutube.edu.hku.hk/public/chera/2021-04-16_SCAPE-GBA3.mp4.html.
For more details of the series, please visit https://www.scapegba2020.edu.hku.hk/home.