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Bournemouth students head to Hong Kong

Bournemouth University is growing a global reputation as a hub of media, film and technology talent. Today, a team of students and professors head to Hong Kong to showcase virtual reality and 3D technology and its practical use in modern Britain..

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The Great Festival of Innovation Hong Kong will be the third of its kind, following successful events in Istanbul in 2014 and Shanghai in 2015. It’s a boon to British businesses, encouraging trade links between the UK and Asia.

It’s part of the GREAT Britain campaign, which is currently active in 144 countries and has already delivered £2.7 billion in economic benefits for the UK.

Seven UK universities will be sharing their knowledge at the event, which lasts until the weekend.

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: “The UK’s education sector is world renowned for its high quality and the seven universities attending the GREAT Festival of Innovation are leading the way in innovating for future generations. From virtual reality game art, students around the world are experiencing education like never before

“As in international economic department, DIT is ensuring British businesses make the most of growing markets like Hong Kong and exporting their goods around the world. The Festival will be a major showcase for the UK in Asia, and a shop window for the best of our creativity and innovation.”

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Editor in chief Suzi Dixon studied at Bournemouth university, went away for a while to work at The Daily Telegraph, then moved back to the sunny South coast for a quiet (er) life. Bournemouth News & Info is her website and she is assisted by the fabulous Fred From France in all things geeky and technical. Hire us to make your website, too, if you like.

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