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Students’ success showcases international education partnership

Press release issued: 16 April 2016

Students graduating from two international courses at the City University of Hong Kong will be joined for their graduation today by a delegation from the University of Bristol.

The 10 Doctorate in Education (EdD) graduates and 10 MEd Education Management graduates will be presented with their qualifications at the Wei Hing Theatre on City University's campus, by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, Professor Hugh Brady.  

Professor Brady said: “We have been working together with City University to provide these courses for more than 20 years. I am delighted to be able to attend this graduation, and I’m extremely proud of the students and their success.”

The EdD and MEd – now MSc – Education Management courses are a collaboration between City University’s School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) and Bristol’s Graduate School of Education. They allow educational professionals the opportunity to study for a UK doctorate or MSc, taught by staff from the University of Bristol, entirely in Hong Kong without having to interrupt their careers or leave the context.  The long and successful partnership between the two institutions ensures a high level of recruitment, year after year, in what is an increasingly competitive market.

Dr Louis Ma, Director of SCOPE, City University of Hong Kong said “We have witnessed over 300 educators graduated from these two long-standing courses since collaboration. We have enjoyed a strong partnership for over 20 years and treasure the quality and research training provided by Bristol’s dedicated and enthusiastic academic and research faculties.”

Professor Sally Barnes, Graduate Dean for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol said: “These are not easy programmes and our graduates can feel very proud of their achievements.   It is so good to see how CityU SCOPE and the Graduate School of Education at Bristol continue to have a deep and lasting relationship through all these years. Congratulations to all.”

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