HKBU SCE holds “Annual Research Symposium 2021: Challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century” to promote research culture
The School of Continuing Education of Hong Kong Baptist University (SCE) organised the “Annual Research Symposium 2021: Challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century” on 11 June 2021.
Hosted by the School’s Research Management Committee (RMC) Secretariat, Multidisciplinary Research Centre, and Research Centre for Environment and Human Health, the Symposium commenced with welcome and introductory remarks by Prof. Ronald CHUNG, Dean of SCE, followed by a keynote address by Prof. Jennifer MANGANELLO from the School of Public Health, University of Albany, USA --- a Renowned Scholar of SCE, on “Promoting Health across the New Media Landscape: A Tale of Missed Opportunities”.
As an activity in line with the School’s strategic plan, the symposium aims to promote and strengthen research culture and cross-disciplinary research collaboration --- by bringing together teaching staff and students of different disciplines, providing them a platform to share their research findings, exposing them to a broad range of research topics, and allowing them to be engaged in thought-provoking discussion.
The virtual research symposium gathered over 50 teaching staff and students to present their findings on a diverse range of topics across a number of disciplines in seven concurrent oral presentation sessions, which attracted more than 100 participants online.
“Colleagues’ active participation and continued efforts in research are much valued and encouraged for furthering SCE’s research initiatives and strengthening the School’s research culture and capability,” said Prof. CHUNG, Dean of SCE.