Sub-degree Programmes and the New 334 Academic Structure

13 June 2011 (Monday), 9:30 am – 5:00 pm at Hotel Nikko Hongkong

2/F, Grand Ballroom, Hotel Nikko Hongkong, 72 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Since its establishment in 2005, JQRC has completed the first cycle of Institutional Review and a number of projects related to the quality assurance of self-financed sub-degree education, with the support of member institutions and colleagues in the sector.  To celebrate its accomplishment in the past five years, JQRC will be organizing a 5th Anniversary Symposium in June 2011.

In addition to celebrating the 5th Anniversary of JQRC the Symposium will also be the final event to conclude the success of the Quality Enhancement Grant (QEG) Project, under which JQRC had held a series of seminars funded by the Education Bureau since December 2009, with the aim to facilitate Self-financed Programme Units (SSPUs) for a smooth transition to the new 334 academic structure through professional exchange activities.

The Symposium will explore the impact of the new 334 Academic Structure on Sub-degree programmes and feature topics on the changes, development, quality assurance, and future role of sub-degree education in Hong Kong. 

Targeted participants: senior management and academics, programme leaders, teaching staff and major stakeholders in the degree and sub-degree sectors, secondary schools, quality assurance bodies, professional bodies and government organizations.

Symposium photos

Dinner photos




8:45am - 9:30am


Session 1

Opening Ceremony

9:30am - 9:35am

Opening Remarks


Dr. Kwok Sang SO

Deputy Chairman, JQRC and QEG Project Director

9:35am - 9:50am

Opening Address


Mr Kenneth Wei On CHEN, JP

Under Secretary for Education, Education Bureau

9:50am - 10:00am

Welcome Address


Professor Albert Sun Chi CHAN

Convenor, Heads of Universities Committee

10:00am - 10:10am

Welcome Speech


Professor Frank Hoo Kin FU, MH, JP

Chairman, JQRC

10:10am - 10:15am

Presentation of Souvenirs

Session 2
10:15am - 11:00am

Keynote Speech 1:

Global Trends in the Differentiation and Diversification of Higher Education



Chief, Section for Higher Education, Division for Basic to Higher Education and  Learning, UNESCO

Session Chairman: Dr. Kwok Sang SO

11:00am - 11:30am

Tea Break

Session 3
11:30am - 12:15pm

Keynote Speech 2:

Sub-degree Education in Mainland China: Quality Assurance and Articulation to Degrees


Professor JI Ping

Director-General, Higher Education Evaluation Center of The Ministry of Education, PRC

Session Chairman: Professor Richard Yan Ki HO, Project Advisor, JQRC

12:15pm - 1:45pm


Session 4
1:45pm - 2:30pm

Designing the Generic Content of Associate Degrees and Higher Diplomas:
A Similar or Different Approach?


Dr. Simon Tak Wing LEUNG

Director, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College

Professor David SKIDMORE

Fulbright Scholar, Visiting Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Session Chairman: Professor Frank Hoo Kin FU, MH, JP

Session 5
2:30pm - 3:15pm

The Quality Assurance of New Sub-degree Programmes


Mr. Yam Shing LEUNG

Senior Assistant Executive Director, Vocational Training Council

Ms. Jennifer Glok Hong NG

Principal, Community College of City University

Dr. Edwin King Por WONG

President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Community College

Session Chairman: Professor Tsang Sing CHAN, Immediate Past Chairman and Deputy Project Director, JQRC

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Tea Break

Session 6
3:45pm - 4:30pm

What is expected from Sub-degree Graduates: Perspectives from Schools, Higher Education Institutions and Employers


Dr. Esther Yuk Fan HO

Chairman, Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters

Professor John Chi Yan LEONG, SBS, OBE, JP

President, The Open University of Hong Kong

Ir. Edmund Kwong Ho LEUNG, SBS, OBE, JP

Managing Director, Hsin Chong Construction Group Limited

Session Chairman: Dr. Richard ARMOUR, Director, JQRC

Session 7
4:30pm - 5:10pm

Future of Self-financed Sub-degrees in Hong Kong and the Role of Joint Quality Review Committee


Professor Tsang Sing CHAN

Dr. Moses Mo Chi CHENG, GBS, OBE, JP

Chairman, Education Commission

Session Chairman: Professor Frank Hoo Kin FU, MH, JP

5:10pm - 5:15pm

Concluding Remarks


Professor Frank Hoo Kin FU, MH, JP







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