Retire or Excel: What Retirement Policy Works Best for HKU?
進退有道 : 港大員工退休政策多面觀

Retire or Excel: What Retirement Policy Works Best for HKU?

While the Hong Kong Government and some local universities have raised the staff retirement age to 65, The University of Hong Kong maintains the age of 60 as "a normal 'break-point' of a tenured/substantive employment and the related contractual obligations". Extension of employment beyond 60 is in the form of a new contract that requires the approval of the President and Vice-Chancellor, who is to decide the case "on the overriding principles that it would serve the University’s best interests and funds are available."

What is the rationale behind this policy? Does it work in the best interest of the University in promoting academic excellence and safeguarding academic freedom? Is the voice of staff effectively articulated and heard?

HKU Convocation will host a forum on the retirement policy of the University:
Date :   Monday, 19 November 2018
Time :   7:00 pm – 8:30pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue :   Convocation Room, 2/F Main Building
      The University of Hong Kong
Language :   English

We are very honoured to have the following guest speakers -
Professor Paul Tam, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, HKU
Professor Joseph Chan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
Elected Council Member, HKU
Dr Max Wong, Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Sealing Cheng, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Our distinguished speakers come from diverse backgrounds, and we look forward to an enlightening exchange of views on what retirement policy works best for HKU.

Registration: HERE

Convocation of The University of Hong Kong (香港大學畢業生議會 ) is a statutory body of the University comprising all graduates and teachers.