Global Higher Education Bulletin (Hong Kong) Vol. 2, No. 4 March 8, 2019, Editor: Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko

We hope that you have been enjoying the reading week. Upon return to campus next week, you will have a chance to attend the following events in the field of higher education studies:

 

1. On March 12 (12:45-14:00), Professor Liudvika Leisyte from the TU Dortmund University, Germany will speak on “Dynamics of Protected Spaces in Academia Under the Quasi-Market Logic”. She will discuss the challenges of modern academics in asserting “authority over the content and methods of their work as well as the prestige they hold within the academic community”. The seminar will take place at 12:45-14:00 on March 12, 2019 in Room 206, Runme Shaw Building.

 

2. On March 12 (12:00-13:30), Dr. Donna Freitas from the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Nortre Dame will provide a workshop on teaching consent on campuses. “Her book, “Consent on Campus” discusses her insights from talking to U.S. college students about sexual consent and assault on campus for over a decade.  She has lectured at nearly two hundred colleges and universities about her research on college students”. In Hong Kong, her presentation will address some earlier concerns expressed by students in our city, as was outlined in https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/03/sexual-harassment-at-hong-kongs-universities-rarely-reported-but-not-rare/

 

3. On March 15 (12:45-14:00), Prof. John Flowerdew from Lancaster University, UK will discuss strategies of “Writing for scholarly publication in English in the context of the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)”. His talk will take place in Room 401-402, Meng Wah Complex.

 

4. On March 15 (11:30:13:00), Professor Ruth Hayhoe, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE-UT) will share insights about her career of international scholar and contributions to reforms in the Chinese higher education. The public seminar will take place at LT3, Yasumoto International Academic Park, Chinese University of Hong Kong (preliminary information can be obtained from Ms. Eunice Lee at Lee Woo Sing College at eunice_lee@cuhk.edu.hk)

 

Several of our experts spoke on the developments of higher education and science projects in the countries that we have been doing research on:

 

1. Profs. Gerard Postiglione and Yang Rui expressed their views on the cross-border innovation hub which is emerging in the Greater Bay Area of South China (Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Macau and Shenzhen):https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190222131558497

 

2. Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko spoke on concerns of international collaborations in the context of Russian transformations:https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/03/07/experts-have-doubts-russias-plans-reform-research-efforts

 

Finally, you may want to prepare and submit a proposal to the annual conference organized by the US-based Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), one of the leading research communities in our field.  The deadline for proposal submissions is April 18. The conference will take place on November 13-16, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The ASHE’s Council of International Higher Education will hold a pre-conference on November 13-14. Please visit the conference web-site at https://www.ashe.ws/conference
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