Co-organised by Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and QS, the Reimagine Education Awards celebrates innovative higher education pedagogies that enhance student learning outcomes and employability.
“We shall strive for the best to nurture our university students to be socially responsible and ethical leaders in tomorrow’s world”
PolyU received a gold award in the “Sustainability” category and a silver award in the “Ethical Leadership” categories in the 2018 competition, which received 1,000 entries from institutions all over the world.
Winners were selected by a panel of international judges for having outstanding achievements in terms of innovation, scalability and depth across 17 award categories.
PolyU was presented a gold award in the Sustainability category for its commitment to fostering sustainable development of students and the younger generation through education.
The university’s winning project was a service-learning subject entitled “Promotion of Children and Adolescent Development”, targeting at children and adolescents in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hong Kong.
The subject aims to enhance resilience and aspiration of service targets as well as social responsibility of university students.
PolyU’s winning entry for the Ethical Leadership category was an intra-personal development subject entitled “Tomorrow’s Leaders” offered to more than 2,000 PolyU undergraduates every year since 2012/13.
The subject aims to cultivate essential qualities of ethical leadership among students, such as morality, integrity and leadership skills.
Associate vice president for Undergraduate Programs at PolyU and the designer of the two winning subjects, Daniel Shek, said the university has been leading in the areas of service-learning and leadership education both locally and regionally.
“We are encouraged by this international recognition and we shall strive for the best to nurture our university students to be socially responsible and ethical leaders in tomorrow’s world,” he added.