About the Conference

In fostering the extensive collaboration within the tertiary education sector, the UGC-funded Project on SYA students led by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (SYA Project) is organising a conference with the theme of “Conference on Credit Transfer Practices in Higher Education: Partnership for Success” with the collaboration of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and the Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (FSTE).

In response to the unfavourable learning experience of senior-year admitted (SYA) students and the inadequate transparency and promulgation of the credit transfer information for sub-degree graduates, this conference aims to promote a cross-institutional cultural change, shifting from competition to collaboration for the benefits of students, institutions, community and government as well as to serve as a platform for all stakeholders to learn from overseas experience in credit transfer and to discuss the application on the integration of well-recognised practices into the local higher education context.


Date 27 November 2020 (Friday)
Time 09:30 - 12:05 and 13:20 - 17:00 (HKT)
Format Online Conference
Venue Online Meeting Software
Registration From 21 September 2020 (Monday)


Keynote Speakers



Assistant Vice Provost & Director, Center for Community College Partnership, University of California, Los Angeles



Executive Director of ECHO, Centre for Diversity Policy, The Netherlands; Member of the Board, European Access Network and Global Access to Postsecondary Education initiative


Dr Stephen HANDEL

Executive Director, Strategic Higher Education Assessment Use and Opportunity, The College Board, USA

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Ms Anne LAU

Head and Registrar, Qualifications Framework and Qualifications Register, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications


Ms Yvette MUNRO

Executive Director, Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, Ontario, Canada