Vice-Chancellor addresses leadership equality at Hong Kong event

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The VC is pictured with the Vice-Chancellors of Hong Kong University and CUHK as well as Professors Susanne Choi and Fanny Cheung from CUHK and Bob Ness from the British Council.

The Vice-Chancellor has taken part in a British Council discussion in Hong Kong focused on promoting female leadership in Higher Education. 

Professor Janet Beer, who is a trustee of the British Council which has a vision to promote equality, diversity and inclusion, addressed issues that women academics in senior leadership roles are facing. 

The debate was organised by the Gender Research Centre and the Task Force on Women and Family Friendly Policies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). 

The VC talked about the effect of the University of Liverpool’s flexible working practices as well as recent research on the career trajectories of women academics in senior leadership roles, and action that might be taken to improve gender inequalities in higher education. 

The event followed the signing of an MoU to expand a student exchange programme to all disciplines from 2015-16 following a successful five year partnership between CUHK and Liverpool’s Engineering department.

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