Tin Ka Ping Foundation Co-organised Forum with HKIEd

 

Founded by Dr Tin Ka Ping in 1982, the Tin Ka Ping Foundation is a non-profit making charitable organisation that makes valuable contributions to education development in the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Foundation co-organised the Forum with The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) with a view to mapping out strategic outlines in education development. The Forum on Higher Education in the Greater China Region: Opportunities and Challenges held on 22 June provided a platform for academics and experts from the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau to discuss the opportunities and challenges for higher education in the Greater China region. The objective was to foster deeper regional collaboration as Asia rises to world cultural and economic prominence.

Dr Tin Ka Ping, Honorary Chairman of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, Mr Sam Tin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation and Professor Anthony B. L. Cheung, HKIEd former President, officiated at the opening ceremony.

Professor Liu Limin, Vice Minister of the PRC’s Ministry of Education, and Professor Yin Xiaojing, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, officiated at the ceremony and delivered remarks at the Forum.

President Emeritus Professor Chia-Wei Woo of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology highlighted the significance of multi-dimensional higher education in China’s education reform. Professor Zhang Li, Director of the National Education Development Research Centre, pointed out that the mainland has entered a new era of promoting universal senior secondary education.

Several university presidents and scholars from the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau gathered in a roundtable discussion on the prospects for higher education in the Greater China region led by Professor Joshua Mok Ka-Ho, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the HKIEd.

 

Centre for Greater China Studies

 

 

Professor Liu Limin, Vice Minister of the PRC’s Ministry of Education (left) and
Professor Anthony B. L. Cheung, HKIEd former President (right).

 

 

 

Far left: Mr Sam Tin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation welcomes all the participants at the opening ceremony.