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HKSI and OUHK Join Forces To Enhance Dual Career Pathways for Full-time Elite Athletes

04 November 2020

Dr Trisha Leahy SBS BBS, Chief Executive of the HKSI (right) and Prof Alan Au, Dean of Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration of The Open University of Hong Kong (left) sign MOU offering more choices of educational opportunity for full-time elite athletes.  Read More

A group photo to mark the beginning of the collaboration.  Read More

The HKSI and Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration of The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today in offering continuing education opportunities to Hong Kong elite athletes.

Chief Executive of the HKSI Dr Trisha Leahy SBS BBS and Dean of the School Prof Alan Au Kai-ming signed the MOU at a ceremony held at the OUHK campus. Under the collaboration, the HKSI can nominate eligible full-time elite athletes for enrolling in the OUHK’s undergraduate business programmes. In consideration of their intensive training and competition schedules, each athlete student will be assigned a mentor to support their university life and academic development. 

Dr Trisha Leahy was pleased to join hands with Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration of the OUHK to provide holistic support to elite athletes. She said, “The HKSI has attached great importance to the whole-person development of elite athletes, encouraging them to strike a balance between study and elite training, and better prepare for their future career. The MOU provides a flexible academic option to elite athletes, which formalises the cooperation in the development of elite athletes’ dual career pathways. I look forward to an even more integrated collaboration with the OUHK in the future.”

Prof Alan Au said, “It is a valuable opportunity as this is the first time for the OUHK to partner with the HKSI. By strengthening the academic ties between the two parties, it is hoped that more elite athletes will be better equipped with professional knowledge and competencies to cope with future challenges, and become knowledgeable athletes to contribute to the society.”

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