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Penn and Hong Kong Engineering Schools Form Alliance

The 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.

A 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.

"Our program and HKUST's will educate technology managers who can turn innovation into commercial success in the global marketplace," said SEAS Dean Eduardo Glandt.

"In 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 Program.

The 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.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 29, April 9, 2002


April 9, 2002
Volume 48 Number 29

It's once again time to recognize excellence in teaching at Penn, with the Lindback and Provost's Awards. And the recipients are….

A political science professor is appointed to a term chair.

Four of Penn's schools make the grade on the top ten list of U.S. News graduate schools.
Observations on the experimental SAS Pilot Curriculum, including insights, accomplishments and challenges.
An graphic report on the University's FY 2002 Budget, as reported to Council.
Research Roundup: a few of the many Penn projects and studies shed light on interventions, risk-reductions, treatment strategies and post-traumatic stress.