Co-hosting with the HERDSA (Hong Kong Branch) , Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is proud to host the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) 2014 Conference from 7 to 10 July 2014. Since higher education plays such a unique and critical role in today’s globalized world, at no time in history has it been more imperative to invest in higher education as a primary engine in the global dissemination of knowledge. By building an inclusive and diverse global knowledge society, we have sought to transform higher education institutions into internationalized institutions. Through the advancement and development of education, we have entered a new era, where institutions seek to embrace the challenges and opportunities for higher education in an increasingly globalized world. In today’s progressively changing and complex world, learners must be equipped with essential 21st century skills that accord them the rights to become tomorrow’s global citizens.

The conference theme, “Higher Education in a Globalized World”, seeks to provide a platform for exploration of the five sub-themes with unique opportunities to develop new partnerships and engage members of global educational communities.


Conference Dates

5-6 Jul 2014 HERDSA Executive Meetings
7 Jul 2014 Pre-conference Workshops
8-10 Jul 2014 Main Conference
10 Jul 2014 pm HERDSA Executive Meeting
10 Jul 2014 pm &
11 July 2014
Post-conference Cultural Activities (Optional)