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PolyU Research Reveals that Short-term Study-in-China Programmes Promote Local University Students’ Intercultural Competence and Understanding of Mainland China
To enhance young peoples’ understanding and identification with China, local academic institutions have been organising various exchange programmes between China and Hong Kong. A recent Public Policy Research Project conducted by PolyU revealed that short-term study-in-China programmes enhanced the intercultural competence of local Hong Kong university students.
Dr Lu YU, Associate Professor at APSS; and Professor Daniel T. L. SHEK, Interim Vice-President (Research and Innovation), Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), Chair Professor of APSS and Li and Fung Professor in Service Leadership Education shared the findings a press conference on 14 December 2020. The short-term study-in-China programmes positively influenced their perception and attitude towards Mainland China, as well as their identification with China. The findings strongly suggest the importance of further promoting short-term learning opportunities in Mainland China for Hong Kong’s younger generation.