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Beijing ching fai ng


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Beijing ching fai ng

  1. 1. The HKBU Internationalization Policy By Professor Ng Ching-fai President & Vice-Chancellor, Hong Kong Baptist University 13 October 2006 International Association of Universities 2006 International Conference and China Education Association for International Exchange 7th International Forum on Education
  2. 2. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyThree stages of internationalization at HKBU1. Supported by private funding; international cooperation contributed to gaining recognition2. Public funding since 1984; opportunities overseas provided for faculty members to upgrade qualification and experience3. Reaching out to the world and bringing the world to campus
  3. 3. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyRationale• Provide students with wide exposure to various cultures; cultivate in them a global vision – ties in with the whole person education ethos• Academic collaboration and exchange bring in new dimensions of knowledge and cross-cultural experience• Cultural diversity as a source of enrichment
  4. 4. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyCurrent Internationalization effortPolicy set up in 2003 that English is the medium of instruction• Enhance our students’ English languages proficiency as an international language for communication• Ensure a wide range of courses are available for international students, without the language barrier
  5. 5. The HKBU Mountaineering Team conquered the 6 206-metre Mount Kyizi in Tibetand hoisted the Golden Jubilee Banner on the summit at10:45 am on 29 May 2006 The team comprises two exchange students from Germany and Austria, two from the mainland and seven local students
  6. 6. We encourage genuine interaction among local and overseas studentsWe are glad to see active participationof overseas students in campus life
  7. 7. Introducing Hong Kongand Chinese cultures tooverseas students
  8. 8. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyConsuls-General-in-Residence Programme• 2004: France, USA, Thailand• 2005: Switzerland, Italy, Austria, India• 2006: The Republic of Germany, Mexico, Republic of Hungary, Pakistan
  9. 9. Consuls-General-in-Residence Programme
  10. 10. International Festival Italian Festival Indian Festival
  11. 11. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyInternational Writers Workshop– Asia’s First• 2004 : “Writers from Post-colonial English-speaking Countries” - writers from India, South Africa, Ghana, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Martin, Mainland China, Malaysia, Taiwan• 2005: “Understanding the Islamic World and Its Writers” - writers from Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Jerusalem, Indonesia, Mainland China, Taiwan
  12. 12. International Writers Workshop IWW 2005 IWW 2004
  13. 13. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyInternational CollaborationParticipate in international academic organizationsWith our International Office as contact office• Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA)• Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)• Eurasia Pacific UNINET• European Association of International Educators (EAIE)• Institutional Management of Higher Education (IMHE)• International Association of Universities (IAU)• National Association of International Education (NAFSA)• Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (APPLE)• Asia Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE)
  14. 14. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyInternational CollaborationPlaying host to two international consortia1. David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) - Initiated in 1995 to enhance cooperation among scholars with similar research interest in East-West studies - Founding Members: Baylor, Ohio, Simon Fraser, Tsinghua, Leeds, Strathclyde, Western Sydney - 28 members universities from Australia, Mainland China, North America, The Philippines, the United Kingdom, Europe, and South Korea
  15. 15. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyInternational CollaborationPlaying host to two international consortia2. Wing Lung Bank International Institute for Business Development (IIBD) - Established in 1995 with start-up cost supported by HKBU through donation, until end of 1997 - Operates on a self-financing basis through fee-generating activities e.g. seminars, international academic conferences, exchange progammes, executive development programme, study tours - 18 members universities from Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Sweden, Thailand, The Netherlands, The Philippines, the United Kingdom, USA
  16. 16. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyBeijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University-United International College• A deep collaboration between BNU and HKBU• In line with HKBU’s strategic goal of internationalization• First university on the mainland governed by a council and with a bilingual teaching programme, contributing towards diversification of Mainland China’s tertiary education system• An extended platform for HKBU for academic collaboration• Strengthens our international network through 3-way cooperation
  17. 17. Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University-United International College Located in Zhuhai, Guangdong
  18. 18. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyChallenges and Limitations• Hostel provision for in-coming students• Incentives for local students to participate as out-going students in the exchange programmes• Costly subsidy to overseas students limits expansion of the programme• Government support is needed in terms of provision of student quota and the related cost subsidy
  19. 19. The HKBU Internationalization PolicyConclusion• Internationalization helps to equip our graduates with the vision and experience to function well in a multi-cultural world.• To achieve a genuine multi-cultural campus, we reach out to non-English speaking countries, such as countries in Europe (East Europe), Mexico, other parts of Asia, and even Central Asia• HKBU has included internationalization as one of the seven strategic development goals in our new strategic plan.