Two major international conferences at Lingnan University attracted over 150 participants from over 20 countries to discuss contemporary social policies and social transformations in rapidly changing societies in China and around the world. Organized by the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, the two conferences were part of the events in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University’s re-establishment in Hong Kong.
《Principal Forum in the Greater China Region》
The Principal Forum in the Greater China Region with the theme “Promoting Global Citizens and Liberal Arts Education” was held on 6 December at the campus of Lingnan University. A total of about 180 international higher education experts and principals and education professionals from primary and secondary schools in the Greater China region participated in the Forum, who discussed on how to nurture global citizens through liberal arts education.
Hong Kong is undeniably one of the world’s most dynamic cities in terms of trade, finance and general economic activity. It has inevitably created demand for individuals with the international vision, regional expertise and in-depth knowledge to navigate their way – and lead others – through these changes. MA in International Affairs aims to provide postgraduates with an understanding of key subjects including international and comparative politics, developmental studies, international security, environmental politics, and Greater China plus issues like nationalism and political culture.
The new “Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International)” programme incorporates a focus on the study of development issues, welfare policy initiatives and good governance. Lingnan has launched the programme to meet the increasing demand to address the shortage of individuals with relevant comparative knowledge in the public sector. The programme is the only taught Master programme in Hong Kong which makes a comparative approach the focal point of studying social policy, development and governance.
Interviews conducted by Sing Tao Daily News