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Focus on Flexible Learning

With a 130-year history in education and research, Middlesex University is ranked 48th in the United Kingdom, and in the top 401-500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023. The institution has campuses in North London, Dubai, Mauritius and Malta, giving students the choice to study in one or more locations. The range of courses on offer is wide, with flexible enrollment modes that allow students with time or money constraints to choose from full-time, part-time, distance or work-based learning.

Middlesex’s vision is to transform outcomes for individuals, communities and organizations, and to empower people to change their lives. Its learning community has practised this at the heart of what they do, across education, research and knowledge exchange, and engagement.

In Hong Kong, Middlesex partners with the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), Hong Kong Metropolitan University Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE), and Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) to give students opportunities to take its courses locally.

“We work in partnership and bring people together to create solutions to complex problems,” said Karen Wong, Director of South East Asia. “We create knowledge and put it into action to develop fairer, healthier, more prosperous and sustainable societies.”

For example, Middlesex has noticed a shortage of well-qualified graduates in Hong Kong’s building and construction sector, and has therefore designed a programme, “Building Information Modelling Management,” to meet the demand.

“We are the only institution in the UK to offer a work-based master’s degree in this subject,” Wong explained. “The course is tailor-made for practitioners in full-time employment, as it can be 100% completed in Hong Kong, allowing flexibility for students with work and life commitments.”

In this fast-changing world, Wong believes that being flexible and adaptable is one of the keys to success. For instance, during the Covid pandemic, Middlesex moved most of its courses completely online to ensure the safety of students. “Now we take what we’ve learned during the pandemic and keep enhancing our teaching methods with new and innovative ways of learning,” said Wong.

Looking ahead, Middlesex will continue to focus on learning and assessment through practice, as well as using technology to connect the global community of learners. “We also aim to develop strategic relationships with employers in Hong Kong to benefit our students and support graduate outcomes,” said Wong. “That’s the main reason we joined HKGCC – we hope to connect with local communities and business sectors to grow our distinctive global reputation.”


Company : Middlesex Services Ltd

HKGCC Membership No. : HKM0791

Established : 1996

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