Executive programme for Russian officials explores education issues


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Around 25 senior Russian government officials attended an executive programme at CityU.


A 5-day executive programme for around 25 senior Russian government officials on the topic of “Issues for Improving the Quality of Education” is being held at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 28 October to 1 November.

The intensive training programme organised by the College of Business, CityU and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) includes speeches, seminars and visits to local education institutions. 

The opening ceremony was officiated by Professor Chen Ziguang, Director of the Centre for Advanced Business Research and Executive Education (Shenzhen), and Dr Yanni Yan Mingping, Director of Executive Development (International Programmes), both of the College of Business. 

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Professor Julie Li delivered the first keynote speech.


Dr Maxim Nazarov, Vice-Rector of RANEPA, said education was placed among the top priorities in Russia and that this executive programme would inspire Russian officials to tackle related issues and challenges.

In her welcome speech, Professor Julie Li Juan, Associate Provost (Academic Planning and Undergraduate Education) and Professor in the Department of Marketing, stressed the importance of education as a key to success for every country and region.

She gave the first keynote speech, titled “Efficient University Management and Administration”, setting forth CityU’s vision and mission, and its achievement in research and global rankings.

Other speeches and seminars will be delivered by experts and scholars including Professor Eddie Ng Hak-kim, former Secretary for Education in Hong Kong, Dr Edmond Yau Kwok-kwong, Director of The Centre of National History Education (Hong Kong), and Mr John Jalsevac, School Director of the American School Hong Kong.

During the programme, participants will visit the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, American School of Hong Kong, Education Bureau, Civil Service Training and Development Institute, Hong Kong Education City, and the Education University of Hong Kong.




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