CUHK Establishes Joint Research Centre on Migration with Xi'an Jiaotong University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) have forged a strategic partnership by jointly establishing a research centre on migration and signing a memorandum of understanding. An inauguration ceremony for the joint centre was held on campus on 15 June 2018. Officiating guests included Dr. Tan Tieniu, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Professor Wang Shuguo, President of XJTU.
Professor Tuan said during the ceremony, 'CUHK and XJTU have been collaborating in teaching, student exchange and research cooperation. Based on the long established relationship between the two universities, the newly established joint research centre will utilise the research resources and expertise of both institutions in multilateral partnerships. It is believed that with the joint efforts of both sides, our collaboration will surely yield great outcomes, expanding the depth of the collaboration and providing greater innovative opportunities and directions.' Professor Wang pointed out that both universities have a lot in common in their teaching strategies, and believes that future collaboration will grow more broadly in a more diversified manner.
Over the years, the CUHK and XJTU research groups have been in productive collaboration and at the forefront of research in the field of migration. The joint research centre will focus its effort on relevant research covering an extensive range of topics to include international immigration and emigration and internal migration in China, as well as relevant social policies and economic impact. The integration of international and internal migrants in China, the social and economic impact of emigration and return migration on households and communities in China, and talent migration in the Greater Bay Area in China will also be included. The centre will serve as an exchange platform for researchers all over the world to conduct cross-disciplinary research, and develop as a leading base globally on migration.
State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China Holds Joint Retreat
The State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China (Partner Laboratory in the Chinese University of Hong Kong) , co-established by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) held a joint retreat on 26 – 27 May. Over 270 teaching and research staff from Hong Kong and Guangzhou gathered in Zhuhai to put their heads together for new ideas of research collaboration. During the event, 14 talks were given and 58 posters were presented, which showcased recent achievements in related filds of Oncology. Ms. Wang Zhangting, Research Assistant from CUHK, won a First Class Poster Award.
Professor Anthony Chan, Associate Director of the Laboratory and Professor Miles Qian, Deputy Director of SYSU Cancer Center, gave respective opening remarks on behalf of CUHK and SYSU. Ms. Yang Xiaoqiu, Office Director of High Technology Research and Development Center (China) spoke at the event, encouraging members of the laboratory to strengthen collaboration by grasping a range of national opportunities. This retreat also provided an excellent opportunity for participants to discuss the latest development of the cross-border national scientific research funds in HKSAR for joint grant applications.
Founded in 2006, the Partner Laboratory aspires to focus its effort on cancers which are especially threatening to the Guangdong population, such as nasopharyngeal and lung cancers, in partnership with SYSU. The laboratory is a scientific research centre at national level focusing especially on cancers of high prevalence in Asia, the only State Key Laboratory in Hong Kong for this important and prevalent disease, and also a sister institution of MD Anderson Cancer Center Global Academic Programs.