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Moving Forward Together: MoU Renewed between PolyU, PekingU, and UChicago!

23 Nov 2021

Since 2016, PolyU has established a strong partnership with Peking University (PekingU) and The University of Chicago (UChicago). The Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) signed between the three parties brought together a wide range of specialty areas and provided unique opportunities for knowledge and skills exchange to enrich education and research.


In the past five years, two research teams involving leading experts from the three universities, had formed to address the issues of rural-to-urban migration and poverty in China. Winter Institutes were organised for students from all three universities to engage in in-depth discussions and gain overseas fieldwork experiences. A total of 22 APSS students, 24 PekingU students and 23 UChicago students have participated in and benefited from this collaboration.



On 2 November 2021, faculty members from PolyU's Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS), PekingU's Department of Sociology, and UChicago's Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice (formerly known as School of Social Service Administration) came together to discuss about the MoU moving forward. We are thrilled to share that the MoU has been renewed, paving the way for another fruitful five-year collaboration!


The collaboration aims to advance the development of post-graduate social science education and research in social work, social welfare and social policy in China through facilitating collaborative international collaborative graduate education, scholarly exchange and research in social work.


Faculty members from three universities look forward to fostering a stronger partnership in the coming five years!




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