Vice President of National Cheng Kung University Visits CUHK
Prof. Lin Chung I, Vice-President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Prof. Liou Shyh Nan, Chairman of Institute of Creative Industries Design, visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 12 March 2018. The delegates met with Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Prof. Chui Chi Yue, Faculty Dean of Social Science and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China). Both sides devised future academic and research plans to enhance collaboration in social science.
During the meeting, CUHK representatives introduced the University's latest teaching and research development to the delegates, Prof. Liou Shyh Nan also gave a presentation about the latest research on Positive Social Science in NKCU. Prof. Lin expressed hope to encourage in-depth exchange and consolidate the blueprints of cooperation plans. The meeting enhanced linkages between CUHK and National Cheng Kung university, laying a solid foundation for future collaboration in various aspects.
Both CUHK and NCKU have been pioneers in positive social science research for many years. The CUHK-NCKU Joint Research Centre for Positive Social Science was established in 2015. With the aim to seed and grow an innovative and rigorous integrative positive social science, the joint research centre aims to leverage on the shared research goals and complementary strengths of both universities to promote creative synergy through knowledge sharing and dissemination.
Vice President of NSFC Visits CUHK
Dr. Gao Ruiping, Vice President of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), led a 4-member delegation to visit the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 28 March. Dr. Gao met with Prof. Benjamin Wah, Provost of CUHK; and Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chairperson of the Research Committee to discuss issues concerning academic links between Hong Kong and mainland China as well as the operation of research fund. The delegates also took the opportunity to learn more about the University's latest developments.
During his visit, Dr. Gao also had meeting with Prof. Chan Wai-yee, School Director of Biomedical Science; Prof. Luo Haiwai, Assistant Professor of School of Life Sciences; Prof. Yang Hongfeng, Assistant Professor of Earth System Science Programme; Prof. Walter Ho, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services; Dr. Lee Chi Ming, Director (Knowledge Transfer) of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services; and Prof. Christopher Cheng, Director of Shenzhen Research Institute;to have an overview of faculty members' needs in funding applications and discuss on the expansion of research scope in project establishment.
The University is committed to encouraging faculty members and students to build research collaboration with a view to raising its international standing and advancing the frontiers of research and technology. CUHK and NSFC have been in a close collaborative relationship. Apart from providing grants to support research projects, the Foundation has been co-organizing annual academic symposia of different themes with CUHK since 2007, providing platforms for intellectual exchange between scientists and scholars in mainland China and Hong Kong, while exploring collaboration opportunities. This visit contributed to enhance communication between CUHK and NSFC, expanding the scope of further collaboration.
Visit led by Director of Zhejiang Lab
Prof. Zhu Shiqiang, Director of Zhejiang Lab and Vice Party Secretary of Zhejiang University, led a 4-member delegation to visit the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 16 March. The delegates met with Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Prof. Wong Ching Ping, Faculty Dean of Engineering; and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China) to exchange ideas on academic collaboration.
Prof. Zhu introduced the establishment of Zhejiang Lab to CUHK members and explored collaboration of research with mutual interest.The delegates encouraged Hong Kong students and graduates to develop career on the mainland and Zhejiang Lab will be able to provide support and opportunities. The visit enhanced understanding and bolstered linkage, paving the way for sustainable exchange.