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HKU SPACE Enters into Strategic Partnership with King’s College London Launching the First Collaborative Programme – MSc Clinical Nursing in HK

08 Jul 2024 (Mon)
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HKU SPACE is delighted to announce its new strategic collaboration with King's College London (King’s), one of the world's top 40 universities according to the 2024 QS World University Rankings and among the oldest in England. This momentous partnership entails a Collaboration Agreement that will facilitate academic collaboration and the joint offering of King's programmes in Hong Kong. It marks the first-ever collaboration between King's and an educational institution in Hong Kong, representing a significant milestone for HKU SPACE in transnational education.

Under the agreement, the two institutions will collaborate on the launch of a range of programmes. The first of these programmes will be the Master of Science in Clinical Nursing (MSc Clinical Nursing) to be offered on a distance learning basis in Hong Kong with administrative support by HKU SPACE. Notably, King’s Nursing was ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world in the subject of Nursing according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

The HKU SPACE Director, Professor William K.M. Lee, warmly welcomed this initiative, stating, “King’s is a leading UK University, renowned for its excellence in Nursing, and HKU SPACE is proud to partner with them in bringing their high-quality academic programmes to Hong Kong. This strategic partnership aligns with our commitment to providing access to world-class education and expanding learning opportunities for individuals in Hong Kong."

Mary Malone, Vice Dean (Education) and Professor of Nursing, said, “The MSc Clinical Nursing programme supports nurses to develop as leaders in healthcare practice. Students gain the knowledge they need to provide compassionate, evidence-based, and person-centered care. They will also learn about the use of digital strategies in healthcare. Through our partnership, we are proud to provide research-informed higher education to qualified nurses in Hong Kong, building a worldwide community of highly trained healthcare professional leaders.”

Looking ahead, plans include the development of a BSc in Nursing as well as programmes in law and psychology. King’s also supports the anticipated developments at HKU Centennial College once the Post Secondary College Ordinance (Cap 320) reforms are enacted, further strengthening global academic collaboration.

About the Master of Science in Clinical Nursing (MSc Clinical Nursing)

It is a 2-year part-time master’s degree programme to offer Hong Kong students the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree award from King’s College London (King’s), which was ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world in the subject of Nursing (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024). Hong Kong graduates will become King’s alumni, enhancing their career prospects, networking opportunities and global exposure. In addition, students will gain insights into the use of digital strategies in healthcare and clinical leadership and be able to engage with institutional and wider cultures that promote patient safety and evidenced based nursing practices. ​ The programme is conducted in a distance learning mode; students attend online classes with King’s students through King’s eLearning platform.

About King’s College London

King’s College London is a research-led university based in the heart of London. Established in 1829, it is the fourth oldest university in England, and today, it is consistently ranked among the top 40 universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings. King’s is committed to providing our students with a rounded education, developing them into the critical thinkers, problem solvers and change-makers the world needs. King’s aspires to serve the needs and aspirations of society both locally and across the globe.  


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