and Hong Kong Engineering Schools Form Alliance
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's School of Engineering
and Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science will collaborate
in their technology-management master's programs.
newly signed agreement provides for student and faculty exchanges.
"As the fastest growing economy in the world, China offers
enormous opportunities and challenges for U.S. technology managers.
Hong Kong plays an important role in China's economic development,
and this alliance opens the door for Penn students with aspirations
in China," said Lyle Ungar, director of Penn Engineering's
Executive Master in Technology Management Program, which is co-sponsored
by the Wharton School.
program and HKUST's will educate technology managers who can turn
innovation into commercial success in the global marketplace,"
said SEAS Dean Eduardo Glandt.
curriculum and networking, the partnership with Penn will be an
asset to HKUST's technology-management education program,"
said Helen Shen, director of HKUST's Master in Technology Management
MTM at HKUST and Penn's EMTM are firsts in Hong Kong and the U.S.
Combining the study of emerging technologies with management principles,
the programs are designed for technology professionals who are
or will be in management positions requiring an understanding
of business and technology.