The delegates were warmly received by CUHK officers including Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Jack Cheng and Prof. Henry Wong, Pro-Vice-Chancellors; Prof. Xu Yangsheng, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor; and relevant faculty members from the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Science.
The five academicians delivered public lectures in the 'Lecture Series by Academicians' on 17 December. The theme this year was on translational medicine. The academicians shared their expertise with the audience on the challenges and opportunities of the development in translational medicine in China. About 200 people including academics, researchers and students from CUHK and other universities as well as members from the general public were attracted to join the lectures.
During the programme, the delegation visited the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the Faculty of Medicine, and toured the relevant research facilities. The representatives from CUHK and CAE took the opportunity to exchange ideas and explore possibilities for further collaboration.
CAE Academicians Visit Programme was launched by the University in 2008 to promote academic exchange with CAE. Under this programme, four to five CAE academicians are invited to visit CUHK and deliver public lectures for the 'Lecture Series by Academicians' each year. For information about the past programmes, please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/oalc/ch/act/cae.htm.
For information about 2010 CAE Academicians Visit Programme, please visit: Lecture Series by Academicians http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/cpr/cae_2010/.