The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jul 31, 2020 Volume 170
Office of Academic Links(China)
Partnership and Collaboration

1. CUHK Hosts Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance Annual Meeting and Presidents Forum Online
2. Senior Management of CUHK and Xi’an Jiaotong University Holds Online Meeting to Discuss Collaborative Plans

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CUHK Hosts Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance Annual Meeting and Presidents Forum Online

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) hosted the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance (GHMUA) online Annual Meeting and Presidents Forum 2020 on 10 July. Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK participated in the meeting with CUHK members, including Professor Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Professor Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President, Professor Tang Sze Wing, Department Chairman of the Chinese Language and Literature; Professor Shelly Tse, Professor of The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China). Over 170 participants from the alliance member universities and government offices across Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao exchanged views and assessed the development of GHMUA with a specific focus on joint efforts in promoting the continuous progress of the Alliance during the post-epidemic period.

Principal guests joining the opening ceremony included Mr. Xu Yong-Ji, Deputy Director of the Office for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs, Ministry of Education; Mr. Jiang Jian-Xiang, Director of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR); Mr. Hong Bo, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Education and Youth Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region; Mr. Zhu Chao-Hua, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Education of Guangdong Province; Dr. Choi Yuk-Lin, JP, Under Secretary for Education in the HKSAR; Mr. Zeng Guan-Xiong, Deputy Director of the Higher Education Bureau in the Macao Special Administrative Region; representatives from the Department of Science and Technology as well as the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Guangdong Provincial Government; Prof. Luo Jun, President of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and Chairman of the Alliance Board; Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK and Vice-Chairman of the Alliance Board; and Prof. Song Yong-Hua, President of the University of Macau (UM) and Vice-Chairman of the Alliance Board.

The guests expressed their continued support and commitment to GHMUA, with the hope that the development of the Alliance would bolster the influence of the Greater Bay Area, bringing significant advances in cooperation by drawing together the strengths of the three regions. President Tuan remarked in his opening speech, “The year of 2020 has been a tough one. The epidemic impact of the coronavirus is enormous on the entire world. Universities are facing new challenges and higher demands, which require quick responses and greater responsibility in education and research from all of us. The pace of linkage and integration between alliance members will not slow down because of the epidemic. As an important member of the great team in the national development plan of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Alliance will continue to advance the development of science and technology and the cultivation of talent.” A virtual ceremony on the establishment of the Smart Campus Alliance among the member universities was held during the meeting.

As the paramount part of the Annual Meeting, the Presidents Forum was held in two panel discussions where presidents of the member universities exchanged views under the theme “Stepping Forward and Facing Difficulties - How to Advance Collaborative Innovation and Educational Development in the Greater Bay Area During the Post-epidemic Period”. President Tuan chaired one of the thematic sessions for the Presidents Forum.

Initiated by CUHK, SYSU and the UM, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance was established in November 2016 as a higher education platform which aspires to extend the current efforts of elite universities in promoting academic cooperation in the three regions. The partnership fosters collaboration in various areas including scientific research, student interflow, cultural and innovation exchange as well as policy study. With 3 new members joining this year, there are now forty alliance members including 24 universities from the Guangdong Province, 9 universities from Hong Kong, as well as 7 institutions from Macau. Details of the alliance can be found here.

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Senior Management of CUHK and Xi’an Jioatong University Holds Online Meeting with to Discuss Collaborative Plans

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) held online meeting on 27 July to discuss future cooperation plans. CUHK participants comprised Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor; Professor Alan Chan, Provost; Professor Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Professor Chan Wai-Yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor;, Professor Sham Mai-har, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Designate; Professor Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President; and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China). Representatives of XJTU included Professor Wang Shuguo, President; Professor Xi Guangand Professor Wang Tiejun, Vice Presidents, Ms. Jia Yihua, Director of Social Sciences Research Office; and Mr. He Changzhong, Director of the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Affairs Office.

The meeting focused on the new mode of cooperation and academic exchange between XJTU and CUHK in the post-epidemic era, covering areas such as the development of the joint research centre on migration and the University Alliance of The Silk Road. The directions of future new collaborations were also discussed in the meeting.

Since the signing of academic exchange agreement in 1994, CUHK and XJTU have achieved fruitful results in research collaboration, nurturing of talents and student interflow. The two universities established the Joint Research Centre on Migration in 2018. The centre serves as an exchange platform for researchers all over the world to conduct cross-disciplinary research, and develop as a leading base globally on migration.

Major guests speak at the online Annual Meeting of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance

Group photo of all guests at the online Annual Meeting of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance

Professor Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (left), Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor (middle) and Professor Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President (Right) attended the online Annual Meeting of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance

President Tuan of CUHK delivers a welcome speech at the opening ceremony

Senior management of CUHK and Xi'an Jiaotong University has online meeting to discuss cooperation plans

 
 
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