The School of Science and Technology of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) and HKT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today (2 February) to foster innovative collaboration, research and talent development, paving the way for the sustainable development of the ICT industry in Hong Kong.
Under the MoU, the two parties will collaborate on the development and enhancement of academic and research programmes, facilitate knowledge exchange and experience sharing, and provide support and guidance for students on internship and career development.
Dr Kevin Hung King-fai, Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Associate Professor of the School, and Mr Leung Wing-keung, Senior Vice President, Integrated Project & Technology Services, Commercial Group of HKT, represented the two parties to sign the MoU. The signing was also witnessed by Prof. Philips Wang Fu-lee, Dean of the School, and Mr Steve Ng, Managing Director, Commercial Group of HKT.
Prof. Wang said, “HKMU is committed to contributing to the development of engineering, communication technology and information technology in Hong Kong by offering a variety of related bachelor’s degree programmes, designed with different depth and breadth, covering Electronic and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Data Science. HKMU cultivates hundreds of professionals for society every year to foster the development of Hong Kong’s technology industry. The collaboration with HKT will strengthen the exchange between HKMU and HKT in various areas and contribute towards building a smart city.”
Mr Ng said, “As a technology, media and telecommunications leader in Hong Kong, HKT plays an important role as an incubator for tech-savvy young talent, offering them opportunities to participate in the digital transformation journey of enterprises and smart city development, and gain exposure in the Greater Bay Area after tertiary graduation. We are excited about collaborating with HKMU to nurture more technology professionals, provide students with practical field experience, and share with them the technologies adopted to empower digital transformation in various industries in Hong Kong and the GBA as well as the challenges they face. We are looking forward to co-developing smart solutions employing emerging technologies to accelerate smart city development in Hong Kong and promote sustainable socio-economic development together with HKMU.”