The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jun 01, 2011 Volume 58
Office of Academic Links(China)
Cross-Strait Green University Consortium

The ceremony for the establishment of Cross-Strait Green University Consortium was held in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 31 May 2011. Guests officiating at the ceremony included Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Prof. Chen Jun, President of Nanjing University; Prof. Chiang Wei-Ling, President of Taiwan Central University; and Dr. Kitty Poon, Acting Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR.

CUHK, Nanjing University and Taiwan Central University have been collaborating closely in various academic and research areas. The Green University Consortium is established as a vehicle for tripartite support and planning to enhance the partnership of the three universities in environmental protection and sustainable development, combining green ideas with research and education. In the ceremony, Prof. Sung, Prof. Chen and Prof. Chiang signed the collaboration agreement on behalf of the universities. Prof. Sung read the Green Declaration of the participating universities, pledging to work hand in hand to support the mission of sustainability in the universities and to our society.

CUHK has been devoting to environmental protection for many years in the areas of energy saving and carbon reduction, water saving and paper reduction, ecological conservation and green education. The University has been honored by the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) in the past two consecutive years, including the silver award in 2008 and the gold award among some 400 participating organizations in 2009.

Prof. Joseph Sung expressed that CUHK will continue to maintain its efforts in environmental protection and education, and to build a sustainable campus with more innovative projects. "Apart from strengthening the role as a green campus, we shall spare no efforts in reaching out to the community to promote sustainable development." Prof. Sung said.

Guests from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan witnessed this historical moment. The establishment of the Green University Consortium showcased the collaborative efforts of the higher education institutions from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland in pursuing teaching excellence, nurturing next generation and serving the community toward the enhancement of the living environment of the society.

Please refer to the press release for details.

From left: Prof. Chen Jun, President, Nanjing University; Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor, CUHK; and Prof. Chiang Wei-ling, President, Central University sign the Green University Consortium Agreement

Officiating guests water the trees to signify their commitment to environmental protection. From left: Dr. Poon Kit, Kitty, Acting Secretary for the Environment, Environment Bureau, HKSAR Government; Prof. Chen Jun; Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung; Prof. Chiang Wei-ling

Three Presidents join hands in preparing a low-carbon green salad using organic local produce

Dr. Poon Kit gives a hand to prepare the green salad

Opening remarks and declaration by Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor, CUHK

Speech by Prof. Chen Jun, President, Nanjing University

Speech by Prof. Chiang Wei-ling, President, Central University

Speech by Dr. Poon Kit, Kitty, Acting Secretary for the Environment, Environment Bureau, HKSAR Government

A group photo of the officiating guests and pro-vice-chancellors of the three universities

The Ceremony for the establishment of Cross-Strait Green University Consortium is held in Taiwan Central University on 30 May 2011

The Ceremony for the establishment of Cross-Strait Green University Consortium is held in Nanjing University on 1 June 2011

 
 
:: Back to This Issue
:: Cross-Strait Green University Consortium
:: Visit of Vice-Minister of The Ministry of Education
:: Visit of Vice-Minister of Education and Director of The Centre for Training and Testing Putonghua Teachers and Speakers
:: 2011 Academia Sinica Academicians Visit Programme cum Lecture Series Successfully Launched
:: CUHK Executive Delegation to Beijing and Tianjin
:: State Key Laboratory in Oncology in South China Strategic Summit
:: Writers @CUHK
:: Visit of Former President of Shenzhen University
:: The Latest Academic Exchange Agreements


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