“East Meets West: Synergy, Competition or Collaboration”
The University of Hong Kong was established a century ago to be a gateway for knowledge and learning to be shared between scholars and students from China and the West. Today, in a globalised world that is more interconnected and interdependent than at any other time in history, there are issues and complexities, challenges and opportunities that are shared by universities worldwide.
The Presidents Summit is an opportunity for heads of leading universities from around the world to discuss and debate the theme of “East Meets West” in the context of higher education globally, and will include issues such as synergy, competition and collaboration, internationalization, mass vs. elite education, public vs. private funding, foreign students, and current challenges in higher education from different international perspectives.
As the University of Hong Kong is celebrating its Centenary, the “Presidents Summit – East Meets West” will be convened on December 18, 2011 at the University Campus to mark this historic occasion.