The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jan 03, 2020 Volume 164
Office of Academic Links(China)
Partnership and Collaboration

1. The Annual Meeting of CUHK-SYSU Partnership Steering Committee Convenes in Guangzhou
2. CUHK - CAS Partnership Steering Committee Holds Its 6th Annual Meeting

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The Annual Meeting of CUHK-SYSU Partnership Steering Committee Convenes in Guangzhou

The 12th meeting of Partnership Steering Committee between The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) was held on 20 December at SYSU. The meeting was co-chaired by Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, and Prof. Xiao Hai-Peng, Vice President of SYSU, with a total of around 30 participants from the two universities. Participating members of CUHK included Prof. Tony Tam, Department Chairman of Sociology; Prof. Raymond Tong, Department Chairman of Biomedical Engineering; Prof. Sung Yun Wing, Associate Director of Economic Research Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies; Prof. Shaw Pang Chui, Professor of School of Life Sciences; Prof. Wong Teng Fong, Programme Director of Earth System Science and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China).

Representatives of different collaboration groups took turns to report progress of respective projects and reviewed collaboration status.  Joint projects ranged from Translational Oncology, Biotechnology, Historical Anthropology, Sociology, Development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, Gastroenterology, Mathematics, Behavioral Health and Academic Links. Two new areas of collaboration in "Earth Science and Engineering" and "Intelligent Rehabilitation Engineering" joined the meeting this year. The meeting devised future plans for existing projects and communicated to enhance efficiency during project implementation. It is expected that under the platform of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance, quality collaboration between CUHK and SYSU will be further expanded to exert influence in the Greater Bay Area.

SYSU has been one of the key partners of CUHK since the establishment of partnership in 1981.  Both universities have carried out a wide range of joint collaborative projects in student exchange, research collaboration and academic programmes.  The CUHK-SYSU Partnership Steering Committee was set up by the two universities in 2008 to forge effective and sustainable relationship.  In 2016, CUHK and SYSU joined hands as the initiating universities in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province to establish the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance in collaboration with the University of Macau. The Alliance aims to promote regional development by consolidating resources of elite universities and nurturing talents. The 37 members of the Alliance include 21 universities from the Guangdong Province, 9 universities from Hong Kong, as well as 7 institutions from Macau.

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CUHK - CAS Partnership Steering Committee Holds Its 6th Annual Meeting

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) had their 6th annual meeting of Partnership Steering Committee on 30 December at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS.  The meeting was co-chaired by Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Prof. Zhang Ya Ping, Vice-President of CAS.  A total of over 40 CUHK and CAS representatives including members of CUHK-CAS joint laboratories participated in the meeting.

CUHK members joining the meeting included Prof. Chan Wai Yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of Joint Research Laboratory on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine; Prof. Henry Wong, Director of Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis; Prof. Leung Ping Chung, Director of State Key Laboratory of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants; Prof. Zhao Hui, Associate Director of Joint Laboratory of Bioresources and Molecular Research of Common Diseases; Prof. Liu Ren Bao, Director of Hong Kong Institute of Quantum Information Science and Technology; Prof. Feng Bo, Associate Director of Joint Research Laboratory on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine; and Prof. Jerry Xu of Joint Laboratory for Biomaterials.
 
Fields of collaboration between CUHK and CAS include Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants, Quantum Information and Science, Synthetic Chemistry, Traditional Chinese Medicines, Synthetic Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Molecular Research of Common Diseases, Solar Energy, Precision Engineering, High Density Electronic Packaging Materials and Devices, Biomaterials, Multimedia Technology and Robotics.  Joint teams reported recent progress of the projects and discussed possibilities of strengthening joint efforts in face of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area plan.  New collaboration projects were developed and reported at the meeting and it is hoped that synergy between CUHK and CAS will promote the goal of scientific and technological innovation and development.
 
CUHK has been in close collaboration with CAS in academic exchange and joint research projects since the partnership establishment in 1986.  Apart from the two state key laboratories and a number of joint laboratories, the two institutions joined hands with Shenzhen Municipal Government to found SIAT in February 2006.  CUHK has been organizing CAS Academicians Visit Programme cum Lecture Series annually since 2007, and the CUHK-CAS Partnership Steering Committee was established in 2014 to forge effective and sustainable relationship and strengthen bilateral partnership.

Participants of CUHK-SYSU Partnership Steering Committee pose for a group photo

Prof. TF Fok, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK,  gives a speech at the annual meeting

A group photo of participants at the Annual Meeting of CUHK - CAS Partnership Steering Committee

Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK gives a speeach at the annual meeting

 
 
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