Research Universities and their Regions Workshop

Start Date
21 November 2013
End Date
21 November 2013
Hong Kong
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The U21 Research Universities and their Regions group will be holding a workshop on Thursday 21 November at the University of Hong Kong.



The theme of the workshop will be: Research–intensive universities and learning cities and it will examine the contributions of universities to the development of learning cities both within and beyond their own location, and their collaboration with other universities in doing so.

The workshop aims to explore the particular role of U21 universities in supporting health and environmental development in the context of their cities, and we invite all colleagues in U21 to propose examples of good practice for discussion at the workshop.


The workshop will take place from 10:00 - 16:00 on Thursday 21 November.

It follows the 11th conference of the Pascal International Observatory, Cities Learning Together - Local Communities in the Sustainable and Healthy Learning City being hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of Education from 18-20 November (

Speakers at workshop will include:

  • Professor Michael Osborne, University of Glasgow -Co-leader of Social Justice, Place and Lifelong Education Research Cluster, Director of CRADALL and Co-director of PASCAL
  • Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko, University of Hong Kong - Assistant Professor, Division of Policy, Administration and Social Science M.Ed. Program Director & Higher Education Specialism Coordinator
  • Professor Hans Schuetze, University of British Columbia - Emeritus Professor, Higher Education
  • Professor Bruce Wilson, RMIT University, Melbourne. Director of European Union Centre at RMIT - Co-Director of the Pascal International Observatory and RMIT’s Director of Research for Regional Development
  • Professor Chris Duke, University of Glasgow and RMIT - Visiting Professor
  • Professor Jari Stenvall, University of Tampere - Research Professor
  • Professor Ilpo Laitinen, University of Lapland. Adjunct Professor
How To Register

Submitting Abstracts

Anyone interested in sharing details of their research at the workshop are invited to contact Sarah Ward <> in advance.

Registering for the Event

The registration form can be downloaded below and must be returned to Sarah Ward ( no later than 31 October 2013. 

Sarah Ward