The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sep 01, 2018 Volume 148
Office of Academic Links(China)
Student Interflow Programmes

1. New Record Highs of Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Students
2. Around 100 CUHK and Mainland Students Join Cultural Interflow Camp
3. Green Competition Camp under Cross-Strait Green University Consortium
4. Activity Highlights of CU in Mainland & Taiwan in August


New Record Highs of Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Students


Office of Academic Links (China) [OALC] organized the Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Students from July 1 to August 18 this year.  The 134 participating students are from the following 44 mainland and Taiwan universities (in alphabetical order).  Both figures of participants and universities are new record highs since the programme was launched:


Mainland universities (36 in total)


Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Central South University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Agricultural University, China Pharmaceutical University, Chongqing Medical University, Fudan University, Fujian Normal University, Guangdong Ocean University, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin Medical University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hunan University, Jiangsu Normal University, Jilin University, Nanjing University, Nankai University, Ningbo University, Northwest Normal University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Peking University, Shandong University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai University of Sport, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shenzhen University, Sichuan University, South China University of Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, Tongji University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Wenzhou Medical University, Wuhan University, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Zhejiang University


Taiwan universities (8 in total)


Chinese Culture University, Chung Yuan Christian University, National Central University, National Cheng Kung University, National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, National University of Kaohsiung


Participating students received seven-week training and placement in CUHK, while taking part in various research projects, local tours and visits (including seminars, Cantonese workshops and cultural exploration activities organized by OALC) and gaining a solid understanding of the city as well as the University through interaction with CUHK staff and students.  The following 26 units (in alphabetical order) of the University hosted participating students under the programme this year:


Faculties and Schools (5 in total)


Faculty of Engineering, School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Chinese Medicine, School of Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, The Jockey Club School of Public Health ad Primary Care


Departments and Programmes (14 in total)


Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Economics, Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Geography and Resource Management, Department of Mathematics, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Department of Physics, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Department of Statistics, Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Earth System Science Programme


Research Units (7 in total)


Art Museum (Institute of Chinese Studies), Center for Housing Innovations, Centre for Health Behaviours Research, Research Centre for Translation, State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, Stanley Ho Big Data Decision Analytics Research Centre, T Stone Robotics Institute


Extracted below is the sharing given by participating student:


I conducted a scientific research on the antidepressant effect of piperine on mice in the School of Pharmacy.  I learned a lot about the use of important instruments and new experimental techniques, which are very important for my future research career.  Professor Joan Zuo has given me useful suggestions and helped me broaden my academic horizons.  I also made my first attempt to give a presentation in English.  There were a lot of difficulties during the process, so you had to communicate with teachers and fellow students in time to ensure that the experiment proceeded smoothly and orderly.  My greatest discovery is that efficiency is the key to success in everything.  (Zhang Lixiu, Northwestern Polytechnical University)


To enhance collaboration among CUHK and universities in mainland China and Taiwan whilst encouraging academic and cultural exchange among students across the strait, OALC has been organizing this annual programme since 2008.  Programme enquiries can be forwarded to Mr Simon Leung of our Office at 39434412 or via


Around 100 CUHK and Mainland Students Join Cultural Interflow Camp


The annual Summer Cultural Interflow Programme for Mainland Students was held from 5 to 10 August 2018.  A total of 86 students from 28 mainland universities, together with 12 student ambassadors from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), met in Hong Kong to join the programme. The number of participants is the highest since the programme was first organized. A list of participating mainland universities is provided below (in alphabetical order):


Beihang University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Central China Normal University, Central South University, Chongqing University, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Communication University of China, Fudan University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Hefei University of Technology, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou University, Nanjing University, Northeast Normal University, Peking University, Renmin University of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shaoguan University, Shenzhen University, South China Normal University, South China University of Techinology, Southwest Jiaotong University, University, Southwest University, Sun Yat-sen University, Tianjin University, Tsinghua University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University


A series of experiential learning activities were conducted in the 6-day programme, ranging from seminars, workshops, exploratory campus tours, visits to public organizations and museums, as well as excursions to local wonders and scenic spots.  Apart from learning about the university life and cultures of CUHK and other local universities, the participating students had the chance to build up a more comprehensive picture of the city's political, economic, social and cultural developments.  Students from diverse regions and backgrounds also interacted actively and established close friendship with one another, making the camp an unforgettable and meaningful one for themselves.  Extracts of participants' feedback are available in the Chinese version of this article.


OALC has been organizing this summer camp since 2010 with the aim of providing opportunities for mainland and Hong Kong students to interact and understand different cultures from one another, and to enable the University to strengthen its links with partner universities on the mainland.


Green Competition Camp under Cross-Strait Green University Consortium


The Green Competition Camp under Cross-Strait Green University Consortium 2018 was held in Beijing Normal University (BNU) from August 24 to 30.  A total of 45 students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), BNU, National Central University (NCU), Nanjing University (NJU), and Zhejiang University (ZJU) participated in the activity.


This camp, with the theme of "The Best Virtue is Like Water (literal translation of "上善若水", a famous quote from Laozi)", attracted 16 teams of students from diverse backgrounds, ranging from humanities, science, engineering, business, education, law to social sciences.  They prepared proposals and presentations for the competition by conducting in-depth investigations into such current green issues as plastic waste pollution, ecological situations of Yellow River, resource sharing, smart home and campus sustainability, inventing green products or improving existing products.  The 11 CUHK students are from the Faculty of Social Science, Nethersole School of Nursing, Departments of Chinese Language and Literature, English, and Psychology, Mathematics and Mathematics Education Double Major Programme, as well as Urban Studies Programme.  Below is the list of awarded projects.


First Prize:

- Water Footprint Measurement on Nanjing Cuisines(Nanjing University)


Second Prizes:

- Garbage Water Treatment System (Nanjing University)

- Green Bathroom by (National Central University)


Third Prizes:

- Fish Doctors@CUHK (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

- Urban River Protection Scheme (Zhejiang University)

- RecyQube (Zhejiang University)

- Water Conservation Project on Zhuhai Campus(Beijing Normal University)

- Water Recycling System on Farmland (Zhejiang University)


Apart from the competition, participating students had the opportunities to visit water resources and historical spots of the capital, learned from various professors of BNU about hot topics of water culture and philosophy, hydroelectric power and water projects, energy problems and green constructions.  Such activities enabled the participants from the three regions to interact actively and reflect on their attitudes towards green life. 

The Cross-Strait Green University Consortium was established by CUHK, NCU and NJU in 2011 with the aim of consolidating resources and driving initiatives that incorporate green concepts into research and education.  The three institutions took turns to organize camps and competitions since 2011 and 2013 respectively to encourage students to implement and spread ideas of sustainable development, raising their environmental awareness.  The Consortium welcomed the entry of BNU, ZJU and NCKU as new member universities last year, and combined the competition and the camp for the first time which was organized by CUHK in 2016.


Activity Highlights of CU in Mainland & Taiwan in August


OALC organizing over 50 activities this summer in collaboration with various mainland and Taiwan partner institutions.  A total of 20 CUHK students went to mainland China and Taiwan for the following 4 interflow programmes in August: 




No. of CUHK Participants


NCKU International Summer School

National Cheng Kung University (Tainan)


Course / training


Cultural and Academic Summer Camp for Guangdong and Hong Kong Students

Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou)


Thematic studies


Green Competition Camp under Cross-Strait Green University Consortium

Beijing Normal University (Beijing)



Wu Ta-You Science Camp

Wu Ta-You Foundation (Taipei, Shitou)


Thematic studies


OALC will continue to organize student interflow activities in the new academic year.  Enquiries on programme details and feedback can be forwarded to Mr. Simon Leung of our Office at 39434412 or via You may also visit our webpage for further information (click here).

Participants of the research placement programme take smart pictures in the opening ceremony

Participants enjoy hotpot at the hostel

Participants visit the Big Buddha on Lantau Island

Mainland participants learn about laboratory operations from their host professor

Participants receive research training at host units of CUHK in smart T-shirts

The total number of participants reached a record high of 137

Group photo with Tolo Harbour at campus peak

Students enjoy the glamorous view of both sides of the Victoria Harbour from the Victoria Peak

Participants pose for a group photo with Mr. Ho Kai-ming, Legislative Councillor

CUHK students introduce their innovative projects in various ways in the presentation session

CUHK participating staff and students pose for a group photo at the closing ceremony

Be a good man on the Great Wall, while observing conservation of the surroundings

Presentation with my group mates from various parts of the world (Photo Credit: Miss Chen Jialin; Programme Host: National Cheng Kung University)

CUHK students enjoy beautiful scenery of sky and sea (Photo Credit: Miss Chen Jialin; Programme Host: National Cheng Kung University)

:: Back to This Issue
:: Strategic Outreaching Trips
:: Student Interflow Programmes
:: Executive Exchange Programmes
:: Linkage Incoming Visits
:: Invitation to Academic Exchange Activities
:: Latest Academic Exchange Agreements
:: Forthcoming Events

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