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You are invited to a briefing of a new joint venture between three premier universities:

"UChicago SSA Collaboration with China to Build the Social Work Profession"

1 September 2016, Thursday
at 16:00-18:00

15:30-16:00  Registration
16:00-17:15  Ceremony
17:15-18:00  Tea Reception

at Rm 1201,
12/F Jockey Club Innovation Tower (Core V),
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The People's Republic of China has declared their plans to educate and professionally train 1.45 million new social workers by 2020.

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration is partnering with Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Peking University to launch a new collaborative exchange program that will promote the development of a rigorous social work profession and infrastructure, tackling the most challenging social issues in the PRC. 

This event will launch this new collaborative program, which will feature cross-national and cross-university conversations among faculty and students addressing the most pressing social welfare challenges in China. This new tripartite partnership will establish an international platform to build rigorous education and research in social welfare and social policy in Mainland China.

This collaboration is funded, in part, by a generous lead gift from Professor Anna Pao Sohmen and Sue Peng and Xiaotian Zhang.