The Hong Kong Institute of Education has set up a centre for governance and citizenship to promote research that transcends traditional subject boundaries. . The centre, to be run by HKIEd president Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, who is a chair professor of public administration, is one of four institute-level research and development centres at the institute. At the opening ceremony of the centre this week, Professor Cheung said: 'By conducting interdisciplinary research, we seek to bridge the boundaries of the two areas and to facilitate public discourse on issues relating to governance and significant citizenship studies.' To promote the subject, the HKIEd hosted a regional seminar, public lecture and international conference on globalisation of citizenship education and its implications for teaching and learning. The three-day 5th CITIZED International Conference on 'Globalising Citizenship Education: Ambitions and Realities', which ends today, brought leading figures from around the world together at the institute's Tai Po campus to share and exchange experiences and good practice in the field.