1. CUHK Joins the Annual Meeting of SHUA cum Executive Workshop 2020
2. China-UK Humanities Alliance for Higher Education Holds Executive Council Meeting
3. CUHK and Sun Yat-sen University Convene the 13th Meeting of Steering Committee on Partnership Development
CUHK Joins the Annual Meeting of SHUA cum Executive Workshop 2020
The Annual Meeting of Shanghai-Hong Kong University Alliance (SHUA) cum Executive Workshop was held online on 4 December. Around 60 representatives form government officials and alliance members in Shanghai and Hong Kong joined the annual event. Delegates from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) included Professor Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China), who attended the activities and gave speech on behalf of the University.
Participants reported the alliance achievements over the past year, and devised work plans for future development. The meeting also reviewed and approved the appointment of next chairman and vice chairman of the Alliance Board. Discussions were held on the theme of “Collaborations between Alliance Members under Pandemic” at the meeting. The executive workshop was organized in the afternoon session which involved 16 alliance members to exchange views on the topics of “Teaching and Learning through Online Platform” and “Student Interflow During Post-Pandemic” to share experiences relating to online resource management at universities.
SHUA was founded by 16 universities in Shanghai and Hong Kong, with the aim to establishing a closer linkage among member universities, fostering talent nurturing and scientific research collaboration. Member universities include 8 institutions in Shanghai, namely Fudan Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongji University, East China Normal University, Shanghai University, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai Normal University, East China University of Political Science and Law; and 8 institutions in Hong Kong, including The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, The Education University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong.
China-UK Humanities Alliance for Higher Education Holds Executive Council Meeting
The Executive Council of China-UK Humanities Alliance for Higher Education has its 2020 annual meeting online and onsite on 14 December. About 50 participants joined the meeting, including senior members, scholars and representatives from 17 member universities in China and UK. Professor Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President; Professor Tang Xiaobing, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of the Academic Links (China), attended the meeting on behalf of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
The meeting started with opening speeches given by Professor Chen Xu, Alliance Chair and Chairperson of the University Council of Tsinghua University, and Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter. Professor Mark Goodwin, Vice President of the University of Exeter, and Professor Yan Haiping, Dean of the Institute of World Literatures and Cultures at Tsinghua University gave reports to the Executive Council, which reviewed the work and achievements of the Alliance over the past four years. Representatives of member universities exchanged ideas on the challenges encountered in 2020 and proposed development plans with experience sharing. The annual forum of 2021 will be organized by the University of Exeter. Participating scholars interacted at the meeting to discuss on specific themes in relation to cross-cultural issues to promote in-depth humanities cooperation between Chinese and British universities.
The China-UK Humanities Alliance for Higher Education was initiated by Tsinghua University with the aim to increase and consolidate academic exchanges between Chinese and British universities via cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration in the field of humanities. Founding members joining the Alliance comprise 5 Chinese universities (Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, Wuhan University, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and 7 British universities (The University of Oxford China Centre, The Needham Research Institute of Cambridge University, SOAS, University of London, King's College London, University of Reading, The University of Manchester and The University of Warwick). Shanghai International Studies University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, University of Exeter, Loughborough University and University College London have joined the Alliance as members. CUHK is the only member from Hong Kong.
CUHK and Sun Yat-sen University Convene the 13th Meeting of Steering Committee on Partnership Development
The 13th meeting of Steering Committee on Partnership Development between The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) was held on 17 December via online mode. Co-chaired by Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Prof. Xiao Haipeng, Executive Vice President of SYSU, the meeting brought together some 30 participants of both universities.
Representatives from collaborative teams reported the progress of joint projects in translational oncology, historical anthropology, biotechnology, gastroenterology, sociology, mathematics, development of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, biomedical engineering, earth sciences and engineering, air pollution, economics and academic links. The meeting reviewed the progress and further discussed to expand the scope of existing cooperation. Prof. Fok Tai-fai hoped that the meeting and such exchanges will continue to promote internal growth and advancement, while serving the needs for further development of the Greater Bay Area.
Since the establishment of partnership in 1981, CUHK has been in close partnership in a wide range of collaborative projects including research collaboration and student exchange. Both universities joined hands with the University of Macau to initiate the establishment of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance in November 2016, which aims to promote regional development in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Greater Bay Area by consolidating resources of elite universities and nurturing talents.