Manchester’s HK Centre sponsors UNESCO event on education and Industry 4.0
Members of the University’s community took part in the Futures of Education for Industry 4.0 and Beyond event in Hong Kong on 20 June.
The Futures of Education for Industry 4.0 and Beyond forum brought together leaders from the education and business sectors, and more. Organised by UNESCO HK Association Glocal Peace Centre, the event was sponsored by University of Manchester Worldwide (UMW) Hong Kong.
The focus of the forum, delivered online, was on how the future of education in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area could be reimagined in an increasingly complex, uncertain and technologically advanced world.
- Dennis Shi, Global MBA alumnus and CEO of Mojodomo, speaking on the need for multidisciplinary skills for continued innovation;
- Donna Buckland, Global MBA alumna and Finance Director of Prudential Corporation Asia, who moderated the panel discussion;
- Professor Elaine Ferneley, Director of UMW, who via a video message highlighted how e-learning is instrumental in bettering learning and teaching experiences.
The findings of the Futures of Education Hong Kong survey – which shows how Hong Kong people think Industry 4.0 will change the local educational landscape – were also announced.
This forum was Hong Kong’s response to UNESCO’s 2019 Futures of Education initiative, which drives dialogue over educational reforms. It aligns with the University’s commitment to social responsibility and with UNESCO’s vision of “building peace in the minds of men and women”.
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