It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend the Symposium
on Internationalization of Student Affairs Issues in Higher Education
[SIHE(SA)] that will take place on 25 and 26 January 2018 at
the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Internationalization of higher education in the Asia Pacific region has developed for more than a decade and institutions have been offering tailor-made services to promote it. In response to the new challenges, a range of university operations support the development of the integration of international/intercultural dimension. This Symposium will serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas, sharing of effective strategies in the internationalization of higher education in student affairs and to build up a network of practitioners.
The two keynote speakers of the Symposium will cover the future trends of student affairs and services issues in universities, as well as the core professional development of student affairs and services personnel. Other invited speakers coming from Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand will explore topics related to students’ learning, residential life, partnership with students, and support for students. Given the diverse background and expertise of the speakers, we believe the Symposium will be a fruitful and inspiring one. We hope that you can join us in this valuable networking opportunity with student affairs fellows to gain new insights for the provision of better student services.
We look forward to seeing you at CUHK in January 2018!
Edwin CHAN (Prof.)
Associate Vice-President & University Dean of Students
Convenor, Students Subcommittee, Steering Committee on Internationalization of Higher Education and Engagement of Mainland China
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The student demographic landscape in the tertiary institutions in the Asia Pacific region has been changing over the past decade given the rapidly growing number of inbound international students. At the comprehensively internationalized campuses, both academic and non-academic units have made various internationalization efforts to facilitate students' learning. In this theme, participants will share the endeavours pursued to enrich students' learning in fellow institutions.
To create a culturally diverse and inclusive on-campus living environment, residential life is also an important component of the internationalization of student services. It can benefit international students not only in their personal development, adjustment to study and campus life but also cultural integration with domestic students. In this theme, participants will share their experience and new ideas on how to develop cultural diversity and integration in students' residential learning.
In the direction of effectively infusing the understanding of global perspectives and developing multicultural competencies, one of the most common practices to create a culturally diverse environment on campus is hosting intercultural activities with students as partners. In this theme, participants will share their experience and new initiatives on partnerships with students to promote global and cultural awareness.
With the increasing number of international students, many tertiary institutions offer a full range of support for them, from mental and physical well being to career development. Such professional advice and guidance do not only play a vital role in facilitating students' adaptation to new environments but also help create culturally harmonious campuses. In this theme, participants will share their experience of support and pastoral care for students from different cultural backgrounds.
Please click here to download the latest version of the Symposium Programme.
(Updated as at 24 January 2018)
Registration is free. Please register
here by 10
January 2018 (Limited seats, first come, first served).
Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email. The Office of Student Affairs of CUHK reserves the right to cancel the event; change the venue/ speakers/ dates; or revise the programme should circumstances so require.
The below hotels are in close proximity to the symposium venue. Please contact the hotels if you would like to make a reservation.
|Address:||1 On Ping Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong|
|Telephone:||(852) 3940 8888|
|Fax:||(852) 3940 8828|
Around 15-minute traveling distance to symposium venue
It takes only 2 minutes to walk from the University MTR Station (Exit D) to the Yasumoto International Academic Park (YIA). (map)
The trip from the airport to the CUHK campus is approximately 45 minutes with a fare of around HK$300 depending on traffic conditions. The following text (English and Chinese) may be shown to the driver:
Yasumoto International Academic Park (YIA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
香港新界沙田 香港中文大學 康本國際學術園
By Airport Bus and MTR
First take Airport Bus route number A41 from the airport to Sha Tin MTR Station. You should get off at the Sha Tin Central bus stop. The bus runs every 20 minutes from 06:00 to 24:00 and the fare is HK$22.3. The bus ride takes 65-70 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Then, walk from the bus stop to Sha Tin MTR Station. From there, take the train to the University MTR Station. The trains run from 05:35 to 00:38 and the fare is HK$4.5. The train ride takes about 8 minutes.
By Airport Express and MTR
First take Airport Express from the airport to Tsing Yi MTR Station. The Airport Express runs from 05:45 to 00:48 and costs HK$70. The train ride takes about 14 minutes.
Then, from Tsing Yi MTR Station, change to the Tung Chung Line and get off at Nam Cheong MTR Station. From Nam Cheong MTR Station, take the West Rail Line to Hung Hom MTR Station and then the East Rail Line to University MTR Station. The train ride costs HK$14 and takes about 42 minutes.
Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section,
Office of Student Affairs,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Phone: (+852) 3943 7945