Academic Symposium Jointly Organized with NSFC
The Academic Symposium on Big Data Driven Management and Decision Research, co-organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), was held in CUHK from September 20 to 21, attracting an unprecedented figure of over 300 attendees. CUHK and NSFC also celebrated the 10th Anniversary of their collaboration in organizing this annual academic symposium since 2007, which symbolizes another new stage of collaboration to come.
Guests officiating at the opening ceremony included Prof. Fanny CHEUNG, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Chairman of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Symposium; Prof. LI Lu, Director of Department of Education, Science and Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR; Mr. WANG Wenze, Deputy Director of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Office of NSFC; and Mr. Li Nai-yiu, President of Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre. The three renowned keynote speakers are Prof. Nicholas A. Christakis, Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science of Yale University; Prof. Chen Guoqing, EMC Chair Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University; and Prof. Benjamin Wah, Provost and Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering of CUHK.
Thirty-two talks were given in the two-day symposium, three of which are keynote presentations. Among CUHK speakers are academic members from the Departments of Marketing, Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, Economics, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, as well as Geography and Resource Management. The symposium this year covers a wide range of related topics such as economics, finance, system science, environmental science, social science, medicine, marketing and Internet science. Over 160 mainland scholars and students joined the event and shared their research findings and insights in respective fields with local scholars and representatives.
Since 2007, CUHK and NSFC have co-organized annual academic symposia with different themes, providing platforms for intellectual exchange between scientists and scholars in the mainland and Hong Kong, while exploring collaboration opportunities. Previous topics included Bio-informatics and Its Applications, Chemical Biology, Condensed Matter and Optical Physics, Developmental Studies in Health and Diseases, Control and Automation, Climate Change, Digestive Disease, Big Data, and Adolescent Mental Health and Disorders. Details of the symposium this year can be found from our official webpage here. For information of previous symposia, please click here.
CUHK Joins the Conference on Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Advancing International Industrial Cooperation
The Conference on Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Advancing International Industrial Cooperation took place in Xiamen, China on 7 September 2016. The theme is "The Construction of the Maritime Silk Road: Learn Together, Link Together, Win Together". Dr. Victor ZHENG, Assistant Director of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (HKIAPS) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Research Coordinator of the Global China Research Programme, attended the conference and gave a presentation as one of the panelists on behalf of the University.
This conference was jointly organized by the Belt and Road Think Tank Association, the China International Fair for Investment and Trade Organizing Committee, and the Eco-Agriculture and Food Safety Forum for the Belt and Road. In the sub-theme forum of " Boosting People-to-People Contacts and Cultural Exchanges", Dr Zheng gave a talk entitled "Hong Kong's Chances and Challenges in Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative: An Institutional Innovation View". Quoting the latest Global Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum, he conducted an in-depth analysis on the SWOT elements of Hong Kong in various aspects. He particularly focused on the different difficulties and risks before the success of institutional innovation, and advocated the release of the potential tremendous synergistic effects and Hong Kong's room for development
Convened by the HKIAPS, the Global China Research Programme aims to consolidate and expand on current foundations of CUHK in China studies, with the Belt &Road Initiative being one of the focuses to develop cross-discipline research.