The Office of Academic Links (China) [OALC] organized the 6th Summer Institute for Mainland Higher Education Executives at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from August 12 to 18, with a record-high participation of 86 executives from 17 mainland universities. Participating universities are listed below in alphabetical order:
Central China Normal University, China University of Political Science and Law, East China Normal University, Lanzhou University, Nanjing University, Nankai University, Peking University, Renmin University of China, Shandong University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sichuan University, South China Normal University, Sun Yat-sen University, Tsinghua University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University
The programme comprised a series of lectures and visits through which participants obtained a thorough understanding about CUHK's college system, as well as various areas of work of the University and other local institutions, ranging from the academic exchange, student affairs, and human resource management, to financial management, campus planning and development, and communication and public relations. Participants also exchanged ideas of university administration with Professor Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Professor Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President, along with representatives from other administrative units of the University. Lectures on hot topics such as The Belt and Road Initiative and the Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy, as well as the current situation of Hong Kong's education system were also included in this year's Institute. Participants got to know the University's collaboration with mainland China under such initiatives and policies, apart from acquiring knowledge of Hong Kong's tertiary education development.
With the aim of enhancing communication between university executives from mainland China and Hong Kong, CUHK first organized this annual programme in 2013. The Institute serves to establish friendship and strengthen interaction between executives of CUHK and its partner universities, enabling participants to share work experience in tertiary settings, and paving the way for the exploration of further collaboration opportunities.