Webinar: Comparison of Universities in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom


Despite Hong Kong students having multiple choices of English-speaking countries to study abroad, the United Kingdom still remains the most popular destination among all. Some students may apply for both UK and HK universities at the same time. When it comes to decision making, what are the consideration factors to choose the region for study?

We are honored to have Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh and former President of the University of Hong Kong, to share with us the differences and similarities of university education between the two regions. 

Guest Speaker:

Professor Peter Mathieson
Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh; Former President of the University of Hong Kong

Prof. Peter Mathieson was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He went to a state grammar school in Penzance, Cornwall and was the first member of his family to go to university. He read Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College and qualified with First Class Honours from the University of London in 1983. After junior medical posts in London, he obtained a research training fellowship from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to study at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge in 1992. He became Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge following his PhD. After a further MRC fellowship he moved to Bristol in 1995 as the foundation Professor of Renal Medicine at the University of Bristol and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust. In 1999, he was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Of the various prizes and academic awards that he has received, he is most proud of being voted "Teacher of the Year" by Cambridge medical students in 1992; the Milne-Muehrcke award from the Renal Association and the National Kidney Foundation of USA for “most promising young researcher” from UK in 1997; the UK Renal Association Lockwood Award (for contribution to academic renal medicine) in 2004; and being voted “top teacher 2011-12” by Foundation doctors at University Hospitals Bristol.

Date: Aug 7 (Fri)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Channel: Zoom
RSVP: https://bit.ly/3fcwwK1