- Charles Sturt University has a long history of transnational education in Hong Kong
- The University recently renewed theology and library science course delivery and academic collaboration agreements
- The face-to-face meetings with the University’s educational delivery partners are the first since COVID-19 forced international border closures
A Charles Sturt University delegation has visited partner institutions in Hong Kong to cement the recent renewal of its course delivery and academic collaboration agreements.
The University has a long history of transnational education in Hong Kong dating back more than 30 years, and the face-to-face meetings with the University’s educational delivery partners were the first since COVID-19 forced international border closures.
Charles Sturt has been in partnership with the University of Hong Kong HKU SPACE following commencement of the relationship in 1989 for collaboration in library science. The University recently renewed its partnership in the form of International Academic Collaboration and Course Support Agreement (2022 to 2026).
The University has been in partnership with Ming Hua Theological College (MHTC) in Hong Kong since 2017 delivering the Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology at the MHTC campus, and recently renewed the partnership in the form of a Course Delivery and Services Agreement (2022 to 2025).
Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor Professor Renée Leon said these partnerships align with the University’s strategy to build social and economic value through international engagement.
“The programs consider innovations in delivery mode to students and discipline diversification which will open up new pathways to Australian university qualifications,” Professor Leon said
“Renewing Charles Sturt University’s long-standing agreements with these educational institutions will ensure students in Hong Kong can continue to access our courses and qualifications.”
Next week another delegation from Charles Sturt University will travel to India to meet with higher education institutions to develop new partnerships and opportunities for collaboration.
This is particularly timely given the Mechanism for the Mutual Recognition of Qualifications (MMRQ) announced earlier this month, which is an agreement between India and Australia to provide students with greater certainty that the qualifications they attain will be recognised by both countries.
Australia’s Minister for Education the Hon. Jason Clare, MP, and India’s Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship the Hon. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan signed the mechanism, which means that an Indian student can be sure that a degree they obtain from an Australian university will be recognised if they want to continue higher education in India.
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