Dean of the OUHK Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration Prof. Alan Au Kai-ming (left) signed the MOU with the Delegate of LaLiga Global Network Hong Kong SAR Mr Eduard Castell (right) to promote sports training, research, technical assistance and dissemination projects.
The guests took a group photo after the MOU signing ceremony.
Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administrations of The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) and LaLiga (through its Educative Department, LaLiga Business School) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today (26 November) to establish collaborations in promoting sports training, research, technical assistance and dissemination projects.
The Signing Ceremony took place on OUHK campus. The MOU was signed by Dean of the School, Prof. Alan Au Kai Ming, and Mr Eduard Castell, Delegate of LaLiga Global Network Hong Kong SAR. Under this partnership, OUHK students will be able to gain knowledge and widen their experience through study tours, seminars and networking events co-organized by the two parties.
"Our School has always valued opportunities for our students to gain global exposure and industry engagement experiences, so we are truly honoured to have an ally as valuable as LaLiga on our side," said Prof. Alan Au. "This agreement demonstrates our shared vision in the development of future sports leaders. We look forward to learning from LaLiga in sports management education, brand management and more. We also hope to support LaLiga's conscientious efforts in promoting and professionalizing the sports industry."
"The aim of this strategic agreement is to establish a mutual collaboration in order to exchange knowledge, as well as to show LaLiga's firm commitment in Hong Kong SAR to training and education, which is an essential step in the professionalization of the industry," said Mr Eduard Castell.
Head of LaLiga Business School Mr José Moya said for LaLiga, education is a key pillar of its philosophy as an Institution. LaLiga is very happy to have the opportunity to continue sharing its expertise in Asia, in this case in Hong Kong SAR. They are keen on learning from the Open University as its partner. He thinks that the agreement would reassert LaLiga’s commitment to professionalize the sporting sector and, in tune with its slogan, ‘It’s not football. It’s LaLiga’, which puts them at the forefront of all leagues, not just in sporting terms but in educational standards too.
About the OUHK:
Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has developed into a full-fledged university providing high quality and flexible university education at various levels to secondary school graduates and working adults. As a dynamic and innovative university, the OUHK currently offers programmes of different academic levels to about 10,000 full-time students and 9,000 part-time students. Our mission is to advance learning, knowledge and research that meet students' learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes.
OUHK comprises six Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, School of Science and Technology, and Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE).
Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration offers undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes levels. The School understands the importance of early career engagement and has been devoting efforts to provide opportunities to enhance students’ employability through experiential learning activities such as internship, leadership training and overseas learning programmes. It is active in fostering collaborations with tertiary institutions and professional bodies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and different parts of the world to provide students with networking opportunities. OUHK website: www.ouhk.edu.hk.
About LaLiga Business School:
LaLiga Business School is the educational department of LaLiga which aims to train talent in the sports industry sector and help to professionalize sharing our expertise in terms of sport management.
• Offers different Masters Programme in Madrid Headquarters covering a wide range of topics.
• With an objective to pursue the development of future professionals in various fields of sports management.
• With a clear international mission: establishing partnerships to share our business model and learn from theirs.
LaLiga Business School has already established partnerships with more than 18 prestigious educative and sports institutions such as the Columbia University in USA, CBF (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol) in Brazil, the Lagos Business School in Nigeria, the Universidad Externado de Colombia and the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico, among others.