For the first time in its 70-year history, the theological college of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui – the Anglican Church in Hong Kong – has been approved to offer Bachelors and Masters degree awards. The accreditation of the Ming Hua Theological College’s Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology degrees by the education bureau of the Hong Kong Government after Ming Hua partnered with the Charles Sturt University in Sydney, Australia.
Upon successful completion of their studies, students will be awarded their qualifications by Charles Sturt University. Courses will be delivered on both a full-time and part-time basis by Ming Hua’s own faculty in its historic Central Hong Kong buildings.
Charles Sturt is Australia’s largest regional university and a significant provider of online education. It has an established reputation for its emphasis on student learning, quality teaching and research. The partnership will see Ming Hua become a member of the university’s School of Theology, which is one of the largest university schools of theology in Asia Pacific, with more than 40 faculty members and 600 students.
“This news marks the start of a wonderful new era for the College,” Ming Hua’s principal, Professor Gareth Jones, said. “We have great students, great faculty, marvellous courses and library resources, and now Australian university accreditation for the two courses.
“We are all excited to share these new opportunities and welcome everyone to come and study at Ming Hua.”