Celebrating accreditation in Hong Kong

High-ranking education officials attend a cocktail reception to celebrate our degrees gaining local accreditation in Hong Kong
Pictured from left are Professor Jonathan Kydd, Dr Darwin Chen, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-
Pictured from left are Professor Jonathan Kydd, Dr Darwin Chen, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Professor C F Lee and Mrs and Mr Lee Shiu
The accreditation indicates University of London qualifications are considered equivalent to local qualifications in Hong Kong.

Senior education officials from Hong Kong attended a cocktail reception to celebrate the University of London International Programmes gaining accreditation for seven degrees by the Hong Kong Council Accreditation for Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).

The event was hosted with the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), an Affiliate Centre for the University of London International Programmes, at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Saturday 19 January.

Guests included Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education; Cherry Tse, Permanent Secretary for Education; Paul Lynch, representative of the British Consul General; Professor Y K Fan, Executive Director of HKCAAVQ; Linus Cheung, Chairman of HKU SPACE Board of Directors; and Professor C F Lee, Director of HKU SPACE.

Representing the University of London International Programmes was the Dean, Professor Jonathan Kydd; and Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Bollington; along with academics from the University of London programmes that received accreditation – Dr Jan Stockdale, Dean of the University of London International Programmes at LSE; and Isabella Chaney, Director MBA HKU SPACE.

Speaking at the event, Professor Lee highlighted the long relationship between the University of London and HKU SPACE: “HKU SPACE and the University of London International Programmes have more than 50 years of collaboration. Together, we have nurtured tens of thousands of students to aspire to continuing education.

“We have also been delighted in the past year to respond to one of the government’s education hub initiatives to enter seven of our degree programme collaborations onto the Hong Kong Qualifications Register.”

The accreditation indicates University of London qualifications are considered equivalent to local qualifications in Hong Kong. This is important, particularly for full time students in Hong Kong, as it means that students are eligible for financial assistance and loans to support their studies.

The programmes that were accredited were the Diploma in Economics, BSc Business, BSc Management, BSc Economics and Management, MBA in International Management, MSc in International Management and the Postgraduate Diploma in International Management.