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Creating Cooperative Partnerships with Hong Kong High Schools

Date 2019-01-25 3875 Clicks

Hoping to increase enrollment among overseas students and strengthen ties with Hong Kong high schools, on Jan 18, 2019, Tamkang University held a joint signing ceremony with numerous Hong Kong high schools at the Highwise Service Foundation, Hong Kong. The TKU delegation that attended the Signing Ceremony was led by the President of Tamkang University, Dr. Huan-Chao Keh, and included the Dean of International Affairs, Dr. Lucia Chen, and Lin Yu-ping of the TKU Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (OICSA).

TKU previously signed a cooperative agreement with 14 Hong Kong high schools in Sept 2014. Then, during this recent trip to Hong Kong, the delegation renewed TKU’s agreements with nine of the original schools, and added nine new schools, taking the tally of cooperating schools to 18. Schools renewing their agreement with TKU include: La Salle College, Pui Ching Middle School, Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College, Po On Commercial Association Wong Siu Ching Secondary School, King Ling College, Lai King Catholic Secondary School, Tsung Tsin College, and the Buddhist Hung Sean Chau Memorial College. Meanwhile, the newly added schools include: HKMLC Queen Maud Secondary School, ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School, Fanling Kau Yan College, Lam Tai Fai College, QualiEd College, HKTA. The Yuen Yuen Institute No.3 Secondary School, the Hong Kong Taoist Association Ching Chung Secondary School, and Saint Antonius Girls' College.

In a speech made during the Signing Ceremony, President Keh thanked the TKU Alumni Association Hong Kong for helping to bring TKU and the various high schools together. He expressed his hope for closer interaction and exchange with these partner schools in the future in the form of teacher workshops and jointly-held student camps.