Summer Institute for Mainland Higher Education Executives Scales New Peak
The Office of Academic Links (China) [OALC] organized the 7th Summer Institute for Mainland Higher Education Executives at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 4 to 10 August, with the participation of 105 executives from 27 mainland universities. Not only scaling new peaks in both numbers of participants and participating universities, the Institute this year also enlisted the staunch support from the Education Department of Guangdong Province for 25 participants from 11 universities of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance. Below is the list of participating universities (arranged in alphabetical order):
Capital Medical University, Central China Normal University, China University of Political Science and Law, East China Normal University, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou University of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Jinan University, Lanzhou University, Nanjing University, Nankai University, Peking University, Renmin University of China, Shandong University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shantou University, Shenzhen University, South China Normal University, South China University of Technology, Southern Medical University, Southern University of Science and Technology, 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, cultural exchange activities and visits, through which participants obtained a thorough understanding about CUHK's unique college system, as well as the University's various areas of work including academic exchange, campus planning and development, student affairs and administration, as well as financial and human resource management. Feature lectures on particular hot topics such as the social and cultural development of Hong Kong, and the Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy and its current trends were included in this year's Institute. 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 of CUHK, along with executives and scholars from various units of CUHK, through which they gained a more holistic view of the updates of the higher education sector of the two regions, while making reference to each other for continuous developments.
First organized by CUHK in 2013, this annual summer programme serves to enable mainland executives to enhance their understanding about CUHK and other local universities, let representatives of Hong Kong and mainland universities share experience in the management and development of the tertiary education sector, as well as develop friendships and communication, and explore further collaboration opportunities.
CUHK First Organizes Belt and Road & Greater Bay Area Chinese Medicine Training Programme
In response to the national and Hong Kong government's plans to enhance the development of Chinese medicine along the Belt and Road Region and in the Greater Bay Area, with further promotion of cooperation and exchanges among sectors of industry, academia and research between mainland China and Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) organized the first Belt and Road & Greater Bay Area Chinese Medicine Training Programme from 11 to 17 August. The Programme, undertaken by the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) and the Office of Academic Links (China) [OALC], saw the participation of 45 local and mainland scholars specializing in Chinese medicine on campus.
Professor CHAN Wai-yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, officiated at the opening ceremony with welcoming remarks. The ceremony was followed by the Chinese Medicine Academic Symposium, where four scholars shared their research findings with participants. They were Professor YANG Jinsheng, Director of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Exchange & Cooperation Center on Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan; Professor LYU Yubo. Honorary President of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine; Professor LU Chuanjian, the Hospital's Vice-President; and Professor LEUNG Ting-hung, Director of School of Chinese Medicine of CUHK.
The one-week programme comprised 12 thematic lectures conducted by scholars, veterans and entrepreneurs in Chinese medicine, visits to various medical units of the University, and seminar discussions among research groups of basic and clinical Chinese medicine, which aims to bolster sharing and exchanges among members in relevant fields in the two regions. The programme helped enhance the levels of research on the foundation, transformation and clinical application of Chinese medicine, and established research networks for scholars with an international outlook to make joint efforts in promoting the continuous development of Chinese medicine.