A delegation of academics from the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) visited Kingston to explore our successful knowledge transfer programmes, specifically within the arts and humanities.
The group spent a day at the Natural History Museum Centre for Arts and Humanities Research (CAHR) to learn about the current Museum Lives project being run in partnership with the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS) and Enterprise Support.
In the evening they were guests at a dinner hosted in their honour at Dorich House and attended by Debbie Lock, Martha Mador and Charlene Edwards of Enterprise Support together with FASS academics and CAHR personnel.
The delegation also visited Hampton Court Palace and Kingston Museum, both organisations having completed highly successful knowledge transfer projects with Kingston University.
Vivian Lee, Knowledge Transfer Officer of the Hong Kong Baptist University Knowledge Transfer Office said of the visit:
"It has been an honour to see all of you in London during our trip, and to learn your experiences in knowledge transfer projects. All the academics who came with me were impressed by your work, and are inspired by the possibilities that knowledge transfer projects can bring. I think there is a lot that HK has to learn from the UK practices and creativeness. We all hope that this culture can be conveyed to mainland China, and we look forward to further collaborations in the future."
The visit builds upon a blossoming relationship between Kingston University and Hong Kong Baptist University, who currently have a pilot international knowledge transfer project that has been sponsored by the Kingston University International Office. Dr Martha Mador is currently supervising a Kingston Creative Economy MA graduate, who is assessing the feasibility of setting up a student/graduate design service for the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.