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Over 100 global educators gather in Hong Kong to discuss roles of higher education

Xinhua,December 07, 2017 Adjust font size:

HONG KONG, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on Thursday organized the Presidents' Forum, gathering over 100 higher education leaders from all over the world to share their views on the roles of higher education.

With a topic "Transformative Power of Universities for Our Future", the forum aims to provide an opportunity for higher education leaders from various countries in the world to exchange views and inspire each other on how universities can transform the world in view of the current and future global challenges.

Participants also discussed the driving forces for the future of the universities, and how the universities can respond proactively for the public good.

PolyU President Timothy Tong said the forum has provided an important platform for leaders of education around the world to share thoughts and experiences on how to shape up a sustainable future through transformative education model and programs, as well as developing and transferring knowledge that induces change and progress in society.

During the discussion panels, the speakers, including university presidents and senior representatives, shed light on how universities can look to the future and transform society through re-examining their role from a macro perspective, innovating education and research, as well as undertaking impactful knowledge transfer.

The speakers were from more than 30 higher education institutions from more than 20 countries and regions, including Africa, South America, North America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Enditem