To promote international collaboration and enhance student learning, Lingnan University participated in the Higher Education Leaders Asia Forum 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 23 to 25 February. Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice President and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, Chairperson of the event’s Organising Committee, was also a Featured Speaker of the Forum.
In the Forum, university leaders and government officials from Asia and the Pacific region joined dialogues and discussions on how to further enhance international research collaboration, student exchange and regional cooperation. Prof Mok gave a speech on the topic “The Quest for World-class University Status: Implications for Sustainable Development of Asian Universities”, highlighting the major development trends and challenges confronting Asian universities. He called for a holisitic development of Asian universities, placing balanced efforts on responding to economic imperative and human betterment. “As Asia has rich and diverse traditions and cultures, we should be confident in promoting our own cultures and good practices and sharing comfortably with the international academic community,” said Prof Mok.
Prof Mok also took the opportunity to establish productive networks and links with universities in the region, and potential student exchange, research collaboration and programme development was explored. A number of universities in Malaysia, Australia and other Asian societies are keen to work together with Lingnan to promote student learning and research collaboration.