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Enabling 170 mobilities through Erasmus Mundus


2014/15 academic year marks the fourth academic year for Faculty of Humanities (FH) to receive our Erasmus Mundus (EM) European scholars. Dean Huang of FH has earlier invited five scholars (Master’s and doctoral levels) from Univerzita Karlova v Praze (the Czech Republic) and Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) to a traditional dim-sum lunch to welcome them to Hong Kong and Faculty of Humanities. This concluding batch of EM exchange scholars will stay in FH from one semester to up to ten months, bringing new academic insight, exchange experience and inspiration to our FH students and staff members. Reciprocally, one FH’s Doctor of Applied Language Sciences (DALS) and one MA in English Language Teaching (MAELT) students will embark their exchange in Sevilla in September 2014.

Over the past three academic years, FH has received 19 Master’s, 8 doctoral, 6 post-doctoral scholars, as well as 3 academic staff members from the seven European consortium partners under the EM mobility programme. In addition to the culturally and academically enrichment the nine FH students and staff members gained from their stay in Europe through the EM mobility programme, the Faculty and PolyU also benefited greatly by engaging multiple bilateral collaborative initiatives with our European partners.

FH is proud to be the forerunner in Hong Kong’s tertiary education sector to receive EM mobility grant. The project and the consortium have facilitated about 170 mobilities among 12 Asian and European institutions since 2010 and further strengthened FH’s reputation as one of the leading faculties in the areas of language sciences and cross-cultural communication.


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