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International Conference on Sustainable Development in Higher Education (2016-07-05 & 2016-07-06)

 “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 Dr. David Chui, Co-Chair of the conference and 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 with around 70 practitioners, students and other stakeholders, gathered to share their experience, discuss common challenges and demonstrate their best practices on Sustainable Development and related themes.

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 was concluded successfully with the 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, gave a vote of 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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Note: Financial support by Research Grant
Council, HKSAR, UGC/IIDS14/B01/15