Key Hong Kong partnerships renewed

Key Hong Kong partnerships renewed

RMIT has achieved a significant milestone in Hong Kong with the renewal of two global partnerships.

The Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is one of RMIT’s longest-standing global partners of 22 years, while the Vocational Training Council School for Higher and Professional Education (VTC SHAPE), is the University's second largest offshore partner.

The renewed partnership agreements will see RMIT continue to deliver six bachelor programs in Hong Kong – across the fields of fine art, aviation, and engineering – for a further five years.

Global Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Coloe, said the partnership renewals demonstrated RMIT's commitment and contribution to Hong Kong as a global university.

“The HKAC and VTC SHAPE are of vital importance to RMIT – now more than ever – and this sustains and strengthens our partnerships with them well into the future, he said.

“Each year we enrol more than 1600 students into our programs that meet both market demand and quality accreditation in Hong Kong.”

RMIT staff members join alumni in Hong Kong at Social Transformations – an exhibition celebrating 20 years of partnership between RMIT and the Hong Kong Arts Centre RMIT staff members join alumni in Hong Kong at Social Transformations – an exhibition celebrating 20 years of partnership between RMIT and the Hong Kong Arts Centre

RMIT programs enjoy triple accreditation from industry bodies in Australia and Hong Kong, as well as the Hong Kong Council for the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

While accreditation is an important quality indicator, it also ensures RMIT students are eligible to access local government funding to support their studies.

RMIT also has a reputation as a significant contributor to the Hong Kong arts scene, graduating more than 900 alumni who continue to shape the local landscape.

Social Transformations exhibition at Hong Kong Arts Centre in 2018 Social Transformations exhibition at Hong Kong Arts Centre in 2018

In 2018, RMIT and HKAC celebrated a 20-year milestone with a special exhibition focused on the impactful social transformations brought about by the partnership.

Coloe said RMIT alumni had been sculpting the arts scene in Hong Kong for more than 20 years, not only through their careers, but through their involvement in the Arts program.

“We connect established alumni with our students to mentor them with real life experiences and practical insights to nurture their aspirations to become future artists,” he said.

“The renewal of our partnerships enables us to continue shaping the next generation – whether they are the artists who sculpt the city, the pilots who fly over it, or the engineers who build it – while strengthening our commitment and contribution to Hong Kong.”

 

Story: Elle Spring

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