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Working closer together on Poverty, Resilience in Youth and Migration with the Chinese University of Hong Kong

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19 July 2016

‌Professor Steven Ngai from the Department of Social Work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) led a delegation to visit the University of Bristol (UoB) on 6 July 2016 to strengthen academic partnership and discuss future collaborative initiatives between CUHK and Bristol. The delegation included Professors Joyce Ma, Ching-man Lam, Yu-cheung Wong, Ching-wen Chang, Min-seop Kim and Raees Baig.

The aims of this academic visit were to explore future collaborations between the two universities in collaborative research and student exchange activities. The delegation visited the School for Policy Studies (SPS) and the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research. The visitors presented the key areas of research at the Department of Social Work to Bristol staff members and discussed future academic collaborations between students and staff of the two Universities.

The delegation was met by David Gordon, Geraldine Macdonald, Patricia Kennett‌, Christina Pantazis from SPS, and Alan Emond from School of Social and Community Medicine.

Three future directions on collaboration were agreed upon:

  1. regular workshops (face-to-face and virtual seminars) will be organized to deepen and explore further areas of research collaboration. The next face-to-face workshop will be held in November 2016 at CUHK to share insights gained from the current collaborative Strategic Public Policy Research project, Trends and Implications of Poverty and Social Disadvantages in Hong Kong: A Multi-disciplinary and Longitudinal Study;
  2. development of a joint proposal for the WUN Research Development Fund - potential areas of research are migration and child resilience, and poverty and social disadvantage - to lead to collaborative research grants bids including the Research Council UK Global Challenges Research Fund and the HK Research Grants Council's Collaborative Research Fund, and
  3. exploring the potential of offering joint study abroad programmes for students and bilateral teaching programmes for faculty members.

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