An increasing number of UTS postgraduate award programs will be offered in Hong Kong following the successful introduction of a Master's program in training and human resource development in Hong Kong in 1999.
The University's first foray into the Hong Kong market was in association with the Hong Kong Management Association. The Faculty of Education offered its Master of Arts in Human Resource Development program in mixed distance and face-to-face mode, with the Association's support in recruitment, marketing and administration.
The Master's program aims to develop expertise in understanding and managing adult learning and organisational learning. Students acquire new and advanced knowledge in designing, implementing and evaluating training programs for employees and their organisations.
Increasing numbers of people employed in human resource development have enrolled in the program since it was first offered. Since many of those who have graduated are interested in upgrading their qualifications the Faculty will soon offer a Master of Education with Honours followed by a Doctorate in Education.
The Director of the Faculty's Training and Development Services and its offshore programs, Gary Bennett (pictured), says the Faculty intends to further extend its activities in Hong Kong and the region.
"We will offer the Master of Arts in Human Resource Development in Guangzhou in Southern China, and a Master of Education in Educational Administration in Kunming in Yunnan province, both of which will be delivered in Chinese," Bennett said.
"Once we have established our postgraduate programs in Hong Kong and China, the Faculty plans to introduce a range of short courses and consultancies to those markets.
"We're also exploring other opportunities in China as well as in Vietnam and Thailand."