The University of Haifa has joined with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and ten other renowned universities around the globe to form a University Social Responsibility (USR) Network to spearhead USR with impact to make the world a better place.
Serving as a global platform to connect and foster partnership among members, the USR Network shares ideas and resources to develop collaborative USR projects with varied scope and scale, advancing higher education as a catalyst for social change through education, research and community service.
The Honorable Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, endorsed the significance of this partnership.”Being the forefront of knowledge,” Mr. Ng said, “higher education institutions have a principal mission to provide holistic education to students, and to groom them to become educated individuals with self-directed learning ability, a strong sense of social responsibility and commitment to their family and the nation, and responsible global citizens.”
Founding Members of the USR Network include leaders from the following universities (in alphabetical order of their country): Australia – University of New South Wales; Hong Kong, P.R.C. – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Israel – University of Haifa; Japan – Kyoto University; Korea – Yonsei University; P.R.C.- Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Sichuan University; U.K.- Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, The University of Manchester; U.S.A.- Tufts University, Washington University in St. Louis