MU Connect issue 6 (page 02 to 03)

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Extending the Horizon

HKMU Strategic Plan 2024–2028

HKMU will officially launch its Strategic Plan 2024–2028 in January next year, demonstrating its ambitions and strategic directions for the next five years. Titled “Extending the Horizon”, the plan emphasises the “human factor” with education and research being its two major priorities. It encompasses six strategic themes and 54 commitments, demonstrating a broad vision and ambitious aspirations, which will lead the University to explore new horizons and venture into uncharted territory.

Theme I Cultivating talent

In order to respond swiftly to changes in society's talent needs, the University will promptly refresh the curriculum and introduce new programmes. We will also enrich our portfolio of postgraduate programmes and promote professional, career-oriented programmes through collaboration with various industries. As the University strengthens innovative pedagogies and educational technologies, and develop and implement “Agile-blended Learning”, it will also strive to nurture students' global perspectives and entrepreneurial mindset.

Theme II Contributing to the knowledge world

The University recognises the importance of research in informing teaching. In addition to ensuring the sustainability and growth in the strategic research areas, we will strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration and expand the research postgraduate student population. While promoting technology transfer and commercialisation of research outcomes, the University will also protect our intellectual property and apply for more patents.

Theme III Building an outstanding team  

We are committed to building a strong team to deliver the University's mission and creating a conducive environment to attract, retain and motivate high-quality faculty and staff, while promoting the internationalisation among our faculty. On the other hand, we aim to nurture our students, who are key stakeholders of the University with unique university experience. Apart from strengthening academic and non-academic advice and reinforcing support for students with special educational needs, we will offer more on-campus job opportunities, promote internationalisation and diversity among our student population, and strive to make our graduates the preferred choice of prospective employers.

Theme IV Creating an impact with our partners

The University will collaborate with the community on worthwhile projects for the benefit of our students, including partnerships with the industry and business community for exchanges and graduate employment. Simultaneously, we will promote staff and student participation in community service and research, and engage with the community so that our expertise and intellectual assets can be carried over to a new dimension to benefit the public. Furthermore, we will strive to foster stronger bonds with alumni as ambassadors of the University while promoting success stories of our outstanding graduates to the public.

Theme V Flourishing beyond physical limits

We will actively secure new sites for campus development, enhance infrastructure and facilities, and upgrade our green campuses with a focus on smart, innovative solutions and sustainability. As we increase the amount of space for student amenities and activities, we will also investigate various options for student accommodation.

Theme VI Promoting a shared vision with guiding principles

We aim to ensure that the University community shares a common vision and that everybody has a clear understanding of the direction in which the University is headed. We will therefore foster an environment for faculty and staff to participate in the University's decision-making and strengthen their sense of belonging. At the same time, we will reinforce prudent financial management to secure a solid financial foundation in support of the University's ongoing commitments. We will also ensure the accurate acquisition and dissemination of data and information while establishing a culture conducive to the use of data in decision-making.