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May 25
2012年5月25日

國際化教學、研究和
社會服務

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我在今期「校長簡訊」中提到國際化和跨文化元素引入教學、研究和社會服務各個領域,現將刊於簡訊中的觀察轉載於網誌上與大家分享。  

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很高興電子工程學系六名學生最近獲Atos聘請為暑期實習生,在倫敦奧運會擔任場館資訊科技助理經理、資訊科技服務櫃台經理,該六名學生是亞太區唯一獲聘參與此國際盛事的大學生。
 
Atos董事總經理李志明先生更指出他們以城大學生為首選,是因為「城大學生學業基礎扎實、工作態度認真,而且樂於學習,願意承擔額外的責任。」我們對此深感鼓舞。
 
在全球化形勢下,高等教育發展不能單從國家本位出發。我們應把國際化和跨文化元素引入教學、研究和社會服務各個領域,培養學生的國際視野,幫助他們發展為跨國人才,回應全球化社會和經濟的發展,以及國際就業市場的需求。
 
在2011–12學年,城大約有750名學生赴外地交流,也迎來700名外地的交換生,兩組人數都比2010–11學年增加一成。我們的目標,是在未來數年內把參加交流的學生增加至總數之五成。
 
除了國際交流及海外實習計劃,城大現正推行幾項新舉措,以加深學科的國際化元素。其中包括:與國立台灣大學合辦工商管理會計學士課程、與復旦大學合辦行政人員工商管理碩士(國際)課程、與加拿大蒙特利爾工程學院合辦雙文憑博士學位課程,以及城大科學及工程學院與美國哥倫比亞大學籌備中的聯辦學位課程。
 
其他國際學術合作項目包括:城大法律學院與美國哥倫比亞大學法學院合作,每學期讓30名修讀「環球法律教育及認知課程」的法律學士及博士學生前往哥倫比亞大學修讀專設的科目,以及最近城大科學及工程學院與英國劍橋大學屬下的劍橋核能中心簽訂的合作備忘錄,共同開展核能科技教學及研究工作。
 
提供放眼世界的學習機會,有助學生以開放的心胸,面對全球化發展,積極向不同文化學習,並增強在環球市場的競爭力。以開拓國際視野為大學教育方針,能增進學生的學科知識和專業技能,更有助培育多語言溝通及跨文化交往的能力。讓我們繼續攜手促進城大的國際化,以國際水準推動大學的整體發展。

Internationalised education, research and service functions

 

I mentioned in the latest e-newsletter "From the President's Desk" that we need to integrate an international/intercultural dimension into our teaching, research and service functions. I am now sharing my observations in my blog as stated in the newsletter.

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We are delighted that six of our electronic engineering students have been selected as interns by Atos Information Technology (HK) Ltd to serve as assistant IT managers and service desk managers for the 2012 London Olympics this summer. These CityU students were the only ones from the Asia-Pacific region selected by Atos for this global sporting event.
 
We are also very encouraged by remarks made by Mr Raymond Lee Chi-ming, Managing Director of Atos, who said his company preferred CityU students because they have "solid academic knowledge and a conscientious work attitude, an active learning style, and a willingness to take up additional work and responsibilities".
 
The impact of globalisation means higher education can no longer be viewed in a strictly national context. We need to integrate an international/ intercultural dimension into our teaching, research and service functions in order to prepare students for the demands of today's global societies, economy and labour markets.
 
In this 2011–12 academic year, CityU has approximately 750 outbound exchange and 700 inbound exchange students, a 10% increase for both numbers on 2010–11. Our target is to have up to 50% of our students participating in overseas exchange programmes within the next few years.
 
In addition to international exchanges and internships, the University is launching a number of new initiatives aimed at internationalising our academic programmes. These include a joint BBA degree programme in Accountancy with National Taiwan University, an Executive Master of Business Administration (International) in collaboration with Fudan University, a Double-Diploma PhD programme with École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, and a joint programme of degree studies currently under preparation between our College of Science and Engineering and Columbia University.
 
Other exciting initiatives include the Global Legal Education and Awareness Project which enables 30 students each semester on the Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor programmes to take a tailor-made course at Columbia Law School; and a recently signed MOU between CityU's College of Science and Engineering and the Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre at the University of Cambridge will develop deep collaboration in nuclear energy and technology education and research.
 
Students will become more open, responsive and competitive in the global environment through an education that fosters an international perspective. In addition to enriching their academic and professional knowledge, this perspective encourages multilingualism as well as social and intercultural skills. Let us continue to enhance CityU's internationalisation efforts and promote the development of international standards in all our endeavours.

May 25, 2012

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