A Practical Guide for Capturing the New Opportunities and Potential in the Greater Bay Area Initiatives (January 30, 2023)

The Consortium for Higher Education Research in Asia (CHERA(Chair: Professor Gerard A. Postiglione), the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERCand the Social Contexts and Policies of Education (SCAPEhost a series of forums for post-doc researchers and doctoral students in Asia who are studying in the field of higher education. The forums aim to identify common challenges in Asian higher education, build a vibrant and sustainable network, and strengthen the research collaboration among emerging scholars in higher education. The forums cover a broad range of issues in Asian higher education including higher education and science policy, teaching and learning, student experience, equity/access, quality assurance, internationalization, and privatization and finance. On-going researches (project or dissertations) and recently published works are all welcome to be presented and discussed. Both individual/co-presentations and panel discussion formats are welcome. The forums are conducted in English via an online platform.

Anyone who is interested in presenting their research, please contact the coordinators: Dr Jisun Jung (jisun@hku.hkand Dr Alice Te (aliceteyc@yahoo.com.hk). Please send the (tentative) title, abstract (150 words), and a bio (50 words).

If you have any inquiries about the seminar/consortium, please contact us cherhku@hku.hk.

Co-organizers: SCAPE, CHERA, CERC



Date: January 30, 2023 (Monday) (Hong Kong Time)

Time: 16:00-17:00

Format: Zoom

Chair: Dr Jisun Jung, the University of Hong Kong

Speaker: Ngan Chi Lee, Christy


The Greater Bay Area (GBA) development is an ambitious development plan and an extent of the further opening of China’s reform. Aiming for global, regional economic integration and development of formal institutions and power based on transfers of sovereignty in history, the outstanding education, economic, social, and political significance of the GBA plan makes it competitive with other bay areas around the world. To achieve long-term economic prosperity and stable political environments, Guangdong, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao have unique opportunities and distinctive roles to contribute to market growth, stability of security, and global competitiveness. This study offered a literature-based and empirical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses, evaluation of integration effectiveness, and roles and responsibilities of the GBA development sectoral actors from Hong Kong’s perspective. The study demonstrated the contribution of each sectoral actor. Despite the economic and technological brightness of the GBA development, social implications, such as public trust and policy transparency, are essential to unleash the potential of the GBA development fully.


Christy obtained her master’s degree from the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include globalization and international collaborations in higher learning, and she is particularly interested in exploring questions of regional integration and cooperation in higher education.