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TDC Brings Hong Kong Universities to Kuala Lumpur's Star Education Fair

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) will be bringing a delegation of seven leading Hong Kong universities to the Star Education Fair (7 - 8 January 2006) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.

At the Fair's Hong Kong Pavilion, the delegation will highlight the cross-cultural linkages between Hong Kong and Malaysia as well as the reasons why Hong Kong is a top choice for overseas tertiary education.

The seven institutions participating at the Hong Kong Pavilion include Hong Kong Baptist University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institution of Education, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Mr Colin Deng, Senior Service Promotion Manager of TDC, spoke of Hong Kong's unique position as a place to explore modern-day China in an international business setting. He said: "Hong Kong is at the heart of Asia. Many students who choose Hong Kong to complete their undergraduate or post-graduate degree are here to take advantage of Hong Kong's opportunities through exposure to international business management at the gateway to one of the world's fastest-growing economies. Hong Kong is the optimal learning ground for the next generation of professionals.

"As China's most competitive city, overseas students realise that Hong Kong can offer them an excellent launch pad for their careers," said Mr Deng. "Not only is Hong Kong Asia's prime business gateway to mainland China and a regional financial centre, Hong Kong offers abundant career opportunities, as many of the world's multinational corporations have established their headquarters in Hong Kong. Furthermore, the city's cosmopolitan nature provides a multi-cultural experience for students."

International Students in an International City

Hong Kong's universities welcome a high number of international students from all over the world. In 2004/2005, there were close to 4,000 overseas students in Hong Kong, according to statistics provided by the University Grants Committee.

To raise awareness of Hong Kong's tertiary education services and explore opportunities for cooperation with Malaysian institutions, TDC will be hosting a cocktail reception on 8 January 2006.

For further media enquiries , please contact:

Rochelle Lewis
Assistant Marketing Communications Manager
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Tel: (852) 2584 4403
E-mail: rochelle.lewis@tdc.org.hk

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