Delegates from Hong Kong Polytechnic University discussed with Hawassa University on the future Partnership and Networks.
The purpose of the visit and discussion is to forge a strategic partnership to promote knowledge transfer and possibility of exchange program with Hawassa University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, special focus on applied social science and social work research works.
The President of Hawassa University, Dr. Ayano Berasso has warmly welcomed to the guests that come from Hong Kong Polytechnic University to visit Hawassa University. The President stated that Hawassa University is working with community to demonstrate the research results, community service projects and technology transfer works into society. He added that the top world ranked university like Hong Kong Polytechnic University support to Hawassa University will have paramount significance to the Hawassa University's move to become full-fledged research university and also contribute to the capacity building process.
Mr. Yohanan Yokamo, Director for International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate office, has presented an overview of Hawassa University to the visiting officials. Mr. Yohanan also explained the university's international relations and collaborations with national, regional and international institutions.
Following, Dr. KU Hok Bun, Director (Associate Professor), China Research and Development Network and Director PekingU-PolyU China Social Work Research Centre made brief about Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the ongoing programmes in Applied Social Science. Also the Director mentioned about the possibility of exchange program with Hawassa University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, special focus on applied social science and social works. Next, Yip Sui Kan who is a Director for Partnership and Development in Hong Kong Polytechnic University stated that they will facilate the signing of collaboration MOU among the two universities.
Then, the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Transfer for College of Social Science and Humanities, Dr. Biniam and Department of Sociology Faculty members had constructive conversation with Hong Kong Polytechnic University delegates.
Finally, the officials from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University visited the green land scape and top view of Hawassa University with the guidance of Hawassa University officials.