University strengthens ties with HKU SPACE

Front row: Professor William K.M Lee, Director of HKU SPACE, and Professor Simon Payne, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Plymouth. Back row (from left): Solange Leung, Programme Director HKU SPACE College of Business and Finance; Professor John Swarbrooke, Associate Dean International Academic Partnerships; Professor Ning.R Liu, Deputy Director; Richard Parkman, Relationship Development Manager; Dr John Cribbin, Deputy Director Academic Services; Suzanne Higman, Executive Officer International Development; Professor Paul Brunt, Deputy Dean Academic Partnerships

The University of Plymouth has strengthened its ties with the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE).

The two institutions have been working closely since 2009 to extend lifelong learning opportunities and enable students to study Plymouth programmes in their home country.

Now a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed which will reinforce the existing connection and allow both parties to explore new collaborative programmes which might be offered in Hong Kong.

It will also enable academics and students to potentially develop research programmes and other opportunities such as staff and student exchanges, joint conferences, seminars and workshops.

Richard Parkman, Lecturer in Leadership and Events Management at the University of Plymouth, and the Relationship Development Manager with HKU SPACE, said:

“This has always been a mutually beneficial partnership, increasing the opportunities available to students and academics in both Plymouth and Hong Kong. The new agreement strengthens that collaboration, enabling us to enhance what we already offer and complement it with new teaching, research and development opportunities.”

HKU SPACE is a leading provider in the field of lifelong education in Hong Kong and functions as the University of Hong Kong’s extension arm. Around 450 students are currently enrolled at HKU SPACE to study Plymouth programmes and graduation ceremonies are held in Hong Kong every autumn.

Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)

The HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) is a leading provider in the field of lifelong education in Hong Kong and works closely with the University to offer programmes of professional and continuing education

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