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Lingnan-Peking-Wisconsin forum explores higher education, talents, and employment in global bay areas

December 03, 2019

On Nov. 11, faculty and graduate students from UW-Madison, Lingnan University, and Peking University, among scholars from other institutions, gathered at the Lingnan-Peking-Wisconsin Education Forum in Hong Kong to discuss higher education, talent training, and employment of global bay areas.  

The forum, co-organized by UW-Madison, Lingnan University, Peking University, and the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP), aimed to promote research and foster academic exchange, according to Lingnan University’s news release.

Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson
The news release explains how the event kicked off with remarks from professor Ka Ho Mok, vice president of Lingnan University; Professor Fenggiao Yan, dean of Peking University’s Graduate School of Education; and UW-Madison's Adam Nelson, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies. 

Nelson and Yan both delivered keynote speeches, alongside Professor Dean Neubauer from the East-West Center. The three professors shared research on the modernization of Chinese education, higher education human capital in the New York bay area, and the impact of emerging information and knowledge transformation on higher education, according to Lingnan University’s release.

Included in the program were three panels, featuring faculty members, researchers, and graduate students from various universities as presenters. The panels covered topics including the role of universities in bay area development, knowledge sharing and social justice, and rethinking higher education and talent cultivation. 

Following the success of this year’s forum, Peking University will host the next Lingnan-Peking-Wisconsin Education Forum in October 2020.

View a video of the forum here.

Lingnan-Peking-Wisconsin Education Forum in Hong Kong


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