CityU trains trainers for innovation and entrepreneurship

Christina Wu

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Thirty teachers and researchers from the mainland and Taiwan participated in the “Symposium and Train-the-Trainer Workshop for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education” organised by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 2 to 6 December.
The event aimed to encourage higher education institutions to add elements of innovation and entrepreneurship to their curricula. Participants were introduced to the purpose, content and teaching methods for education that stress innovation and entrepreneurship, and were also provided with teaching materials created by CityU experts and scholars.
The organising units for the event were the Office of Education Development and Gateway Education, the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, and the Community of Practice for Discovery and Innovation at CityU.
Speakers at the symposium included Professor Arthur Ellis, Provost, Professor Christian Wagner, Associate Provost (Quality Assurance), Mr Wong Hon-yee, Associate Vice-President (Knowledge Transfer), Professor Dou Wenyu, Associate Dean of the College of Business, Dr Ma Ka-fai, Assistant Director of the Chinese Civilisation Centre and Hall Master of the Alumni Civility Hall, Professor Muammer Ozer, Professor of the Department of Management, Professor Linda Wong Lai Yeuk-lin, Professor of the Department of Public Policy, Dr Sun Hongyi, Associate Professor of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Professor Liu Zhi-Qiang, Professor of the School of Creative Media (SCM), and Mr Derwin Scott Hessels, Associate Professor of SCM.
Parts of the programme in the training workshop were taught and hosted by Dr Sun, who has won the first prize in education research for innovation and entrepreneurship presented by the China Association of Higher Education under the Ministry of Education. He was also a two-time winner of CityU’s Teaching Excellence Award.


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