International Conference on Quality and Self-financed Higher Education "Connecting Local and Global" - HKU SPACE
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International Conference on Quality and Self-financed Higher Education "Connecting Local and Global"

Event Unit
| Education

Date & time
16Nov 2019 (Sat)09:30 - 17:45
Wang Gungwu Theatre, P4, Graduate House, No.3 University Drive, The University of Hong Kong
2975 5794 (Mr. Jason Sze) (

Self-financed higher education in Hong Kong is an important provider of quality continuing and professional education opportunities for learners, both part-time for working adults and full-time for school leavers and sub-degree holders.  In addition to local awards, the availability of transnational education (TNE) programmes has been important in increasing the variety of offerings and the international recognition of the qualifications awarded. 

HKU SPACE has a history of over 60 years and is one of the major providers of self-financed and transnational education in Hong Kong.  During the rapid expansion of TNE opportunities in the 1990s, HKU SPACE led the way in collaboration with overseas universities.  As the policy landscape and demand for TNE is rapidly changing, HKU SPACE invites local and international educators, researchers, education policy makers and professionals from academia and industry to contribute their experience to discuss the likely future of transnational education in this international conference. 


Conference Theme

Within the theme of quality in self-financed higher education from local and global perspectives, the sub-themes related to self-financed higher education and TNE provision are as follows:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Learning Experience
  • Policy landscape

Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings will be published.  Authors of selected papers can choose to have their paper included in the proceedings.



9:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:10




Opening Speech

Professor Ian Holliday

Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

University of Hong Kong

10:00 – 10:30


Souvenirs Presentation

Photo-taking Ceremony

10:30 – 11:30




Keynote Address

Professor Mary Stiasny

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Chief Executive

University of London

11:30 – 11:45

Tea and coffee break

11:45 – 13:00


















Round Table Discussion



Professor William K. M.  Lee
Director, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)


Guest Speakers:

Mr. Albert Chow

Executive Director

Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications


Professor Peter Yuen

Immediate Past Chairman

Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education


Dr. Eva Wong

Director of the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning

Hong Kong Baptist University

13:00 – 14:30


14:45 – 16:00




Parallel session I

i. Innovative teaching: crossing boundaries

ii. Policy landscape of transnational education

iii. Teacher-student partnership and learning

16:00 – 16:15

Tea and coffee break

16:15 – 17:30




Parallel session II

i. Delivering technology-enhanced learning: from local innovations to online course designs

ii. Challenges in quality assurance: local and transnational programmes


17:30 – 17:45




Closing Remarks at Wang Gangwu Theatre

Professor William Lee





Payment methods:

Please note that your registration is not complete until payment is made through one of the two methods below.

1. Pay by cheque before the Conference
Crossed cheques shall be made payable to “HKU SPACE” OR “香港大學專業進修學院“.  In order for us to send you back the receipt, please write “HKU SPACE International Conference 2019”, your name, mailing address, email address and phone number at the back of the cheque.

Please mail the cheque to the following address:

Mr. Jason Sze
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Room P504-05, Graduate House
No. 3 University Drive
The University of Hong Kong

2. Pay in person on the day of the Conference
You could pay by cash or cheque on the day at the Conference.  If you pay by cheque, please write down your name, mailing address, email address and phone number at the back of the cheque.