Choi Yuk-lin visits Chicago

May 29, 2024
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During a visit to Northwestern University, Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin (centre) discusses with education experts how to promote academic research in Hong Kong.

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin visited Chicago, the US, to tour local universities and have in-depth exchanges with education experts on developing Hong Kong into an international hub for post-secondary education.


On Monday at Northwestern University, Ms Choi met Prof Liu Wing-kam, who is the university's mechanical engineering and civil & environmental engineering professor, as well as a member of Hong Kong's Research Grants Council under the University Grants Committee. They discussed promoting academic research in Hong Kong and the latest developments in building the city into an international education hub.


The education chief also paid a courtesy call to Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago Zhao Jian to brief him on Hong Kong's latest education developments and the collaboration between higher education institutions in Hong Kong and the US.


Yesterday, Ms Choi visited the University of Chicago to meet its leaders and explore ways to better utilise its Hong Kong campus to advance the city's strengths as an international hub for post-secondary education.


The success yielded by the University of Chicago Hong Kong campus is a testament to Hong Kong’s sound education infrastructure and highly internationalised post-secondary education sector, she pointed out.


Ms Choi added that she looked forward to the university's continued support for Hong Kong in its development into an international post-secondary education hub, bringing more of its leading programmes to Hong Kong, and strengthening academic exchanges between Hong Kong and the US to nurture future talent.


The Secretary for Education will attend the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, the US, today.

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