“International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education”
July 5 and 6, 2016 – Knowledge Exchange across the Globe
Dr. Shirley Yeung, Chair of the Conference/ Director for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) of Hang Seng Management College with the support of CCSI successfully held the “International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education” on 5 July, 2016 and 6 July, 2016 at Fung Yiu King Hall (Conference Hall), Hang Seng Management College. Nearly 20 panelists across the globe, alongside practitioners, students and other stakeholders, gathered to share their experience, discuss common challenges and demonstrate their best practices on Sustainable Development and related areas.
This conference is committed to promote the sharing of professional knowledge and research excellence with industry, business, the public sector and the community in order to achieve social, environmental or economic impacts.
The conference consisted of three discussion sessions, four panel sessions and concluded successfully with enthusiastic participation from secondary teachers and students, HSMC staff and students, and industries across the globe. Prof. Gilbert Fong, Provost, Hang Seng Management College, delivered a welcome remark at the conference.
There were two keynote speeches presented at the conference, which were: ‘Sustainable Development Practices in Higher Education – East and West’ by Mr. Jonas Haertle, Head of PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact Office; and ‘Ecosystem and Resources Planning in Programme Sustainability for Responsible Management’ by Prof. Kuperan Viswanathan, Professor of Resource Economics and Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
During the discussion and panel sessions, the industries, entrepreneurs and academic experts from various institutions were brought together to share and discuss responsible management, learning environment, technologies, programme design, resources planning and talent development for Sustainability in Higher Education. Panelists include Dr. Libing Wang, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand; Mr. Martin Tam, ABLE MART LIMITED, HK; Mr. Shaun O'Rourke, The Trust for Public Land, US; Mr. Ori Goshen, Crowdx, Israel; Ms. Susanna Lee, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, Hong Kong; Prof. Kuperan Viswanathan, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia; Ms. Karen Q. Zhang, UNESCO Hong Kong Association, Hong Kong; Prof. Roy Tamashiro, Webster University, USA; Dr. Jeannie Lum, University of Hawaii, USA; and Dr. Hackman Lee, Hang Seng Management College.
During the closing remarks, Dr. Shirley Yeung, Chair of International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education and Director of Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovation, expressed her thanks and highlighted the importance of collaborations for establishing a platform of knowledge exchange for long lasting socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-technological impacts.
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About Hang Seng Management College
Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) was restructured from the former Hang Seng School of Commerce and established in 2010 as a non-profit-making private university-level institution with five Schools (Business, Communication, Decision Sciences, Humanities & Social Science, and Translation). Adopting the unique “Liberal + Professional” education model, HSMC is a residential institution which puts quality teaching and students’ all-round development as its highest priorities. Aspiring to be a leading private university in Hong Kong, HSMC features top-quality faculty members, award-winning green campus facilities, innovative degree programmes, impactful research on corporate sustainability, and excellent student support services, with the aim of nurturing young talents with independent thinking, innovative minds, human caring and social responsibilities.
Note: Financial support by Research Grant Council, HKSAR, UGC/IIDS14/B01/15
About Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI)
The Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations aims to establish a platform for services / products / activities co-creation related to social responsibility (SR), sustainability and innovation. The UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Innovations (CCSI) mutually pursue the goals of engaging teaching institutions and the private sector on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and providing training programmes that will focus on effective entrepreneurship education, including social entrepreneurship.
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