University of Portsmouth students from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan have graduated at a special ceremony in Hong Kong.
Family and friends of 47 graduates attended the event at the Langham Hotel, after many were unable to make the trip back to Portsmouth to graduate in the summer.
The University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, Chris Chang, presided over the event in his first graduation ceremony since being appointed.
Mr Chang said: “I was delighted to take part for the first time in such an important ceremony for some of our students in East Asia. It was also an opportunity to meet many of our partners in the region, and to hear the success stories of our graduates working in high profile industries.”
Those graduating included some notable high fliers:
- Minghui Zhang, who studied for his Masters in educational leadership and management, is now working at Hebei University;
- Jiajia Xue, who studied for her Masters in public administration, is now working at top ten university in China, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;
- Silu Jia, who studied for his Masters in business and management, is now working in China Minsheng Bank;
- And Rui Wei, who studied for her Masters in computer and information security, is now working in China Mobile Communications Corporation.
The ceremony was attended by academics from the faculties of Humanities and Social Science, Creative and Cultural Industries, and Technology and staff from the University’s International Office, as well as some of the University’s partners in the region.
The event was organised by the University’s regional office in China.