Party Secretary of Nanjing University visits CUHK to foster collaboration
Dr. Hu Jinbo, Party Secretary of Nanjing University led a six-member delegation to visit The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 20 March. The delegates met with senior members of CUHK, including Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President; Prof. Dennis Ng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Wong Suk Ying, Associate-Vice-President; and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China) for discussion upon future collaboration.
Leaders of the two universities devised plans to foster future joint efforts based on current solid collaborative foundation. The university-level student exchange agreement was renewed at the meeting to continue the existing joint effort in talent-nurturing. CUHK established partnership with NJU in 1994, since when the universities have initiated active faculty exchange and launched numerous research projects and student activities. NJU also joined hands with CUHK and National Central University in the establishment of the Cross-Strait Green University Consortium to promote green initiatives and sustainable developments in universities. The consortium has been expanded to six member universities across the regions. The visit has recognized the bilateral hope in maintaining productive partnership, alongside with the scope of expanded with more synergetic efforts and specific plans for further implementation.
Wuhan University Vice-President visits CUHK and renews Collaboration Agreement
Prof. Li Fei, Vice-President of Wuhan University (WHU), visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 26 March and met with representatives including Prof. Fok Tai-fai and Prof. Isabella Poon, Pro-Vice-Chancellors of CUHK. The university-level general collaboration agreement was renewed at the meeting, acknowledging bilateral intention in extending the existing linkages between the two universities.
The delegation also met with other CUHK members including Prof. Wong Kam-bo, School Director of Life Sciences; Prof. Frank Vigneron, Department Chairman of Fine Arts; Prof. Ho Siu Kee, Associate Professor of Department of Fine Arts; Ms Samantha Wong, Senior Programme Manager of Academic Links (China); and Mr. Kenneth Chan, Mainland Affairs Manager of School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Both sides exchanged ideas at the meeting specifically on potential academic collaboration in respective fields and on organization of executive trainings in student affairs management. The visit of Vice-President Li enabled both universities to enhance understanding and connection for broad opportunities promoting sustainable development of the partnership.
Vice-President of Jinan University visits CUHK to discuss the Establishment of Online Open Course
Prof. Zhang Ronghua, Vice-President of Jinan University led a delegation of five to visit The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 15 March. Meetings were held with CUHK members including Prof. Isabella Poon, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Irwin King, Associate Dean (Education) of Engineering; and Prof. Cecilia Chun, Director of Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research. Both parties explored the development of education digitalization, as well as possibilities of curriculum sharing, development and future collaborations of members under the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area University Online Open Course Alliance.
During the meeting, CUHK representatives introduced the University's Centre for E-Learning Innovation and Technology (ELITE) and the Knowledge and Education Exchange Platform (KEEP). The delegates were then led to visit the teaching and research support facilities of CUHK.
Established in November 2018, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area University Online Open Course Alliance aims to bring together the advantages of universities in the area to promote integration of information technology and teaching so as to improve the quality of online open courses and to foster sharing of top curriculum resources. Jinan University serves as the Chairman of the Alliance Board. Through the effective joint construction and sharing of online courses, comprehensive training of talents can be achieved, leading to a new teaching ecology of higher education in the regions. CUHK is the Vice-Chairman Institution of the Alliance.
Director General of CAS Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica visits CUHK
Prof. Li Jia, Director General of Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), led a 6-member delegation to visit The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 5 March to discuss upon the expansion of collaboration between CUHK and SIMM, CAS.
The delegates were warmly welcomed by Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, who was accompanied by academic members including Prof. Leung Ping Chung, Director of State Key Laboratory (SKL) of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants; Prof. Joan Zuo, School Director of Pharmacy; Prof. Leung Ting Hung BBS, School Director of Chinese Medicine; Prof. Lin Zhixiu, Associate Director of School of Chinese Medicine; Prof. Zhang Baoting, Assistant Director of School of Chinese Medicine; Prof. Clara Lau, Associate Director of the SKL of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants; and Prof. Lin Ge, Professor of School of Biomedical Sciences for exchange in latest scientific research.
Professor Cheung introduced the University's latest development to the delegation while academic members presented their recent research achievements during the meeting. Prof. Li Jia also introduced the latest development of SIMM which covered the strategic development plan in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The delegates were next led to the SKL of Research on Bioactivities and Clinical Applications of Medicinal Plants, Institute of Chinese Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and School of Biomedical Sciences, where they had exchange with academic and research members of the laboratories and faculties.
Since 1986, CUHK and CAS have been working closely to promote and push forward different levels of academic exchange and scientific research cooperation. The visit facilitated the linkage development and enabled a better understanding of the University's research developments, enhancing communication for further advancement of collaboration between the SIMM and the University.
Visit of Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC in the HKSAR
Mr. Xie Feng, Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 20 March. He officiated at the Opening Ceremony of the exhibition "Strokes of Wonder: Figure Painting by Ren Bonian from the National Art Museum of China", showing support to the University's arts education and cultural exchange. Other officiating guests included Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK and Prof. Wu Weishan, Director of The National Art Museum of China and Doctor of Literature, honoris causa, CUHK. Mr. Xie also toured the CUHK campus and visited the University Gallery to learn more about the University's history and latest developments. Please click here for details of the ceremony.
Visit of Deputy Director of Department of Education, Science and Technology of the LOCPG
Prof. Jiang Jianxiang, Deputy Director of Department of Education, Science and Technology of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government (LOCPG) in HKSAR visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 22 March to participate in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance's Working Group Meeting. Prof. Jiang attached great importance to the development of Alliance and acknowledged its contribution in the advancement of higher education and research in the Greater Bay Area. Prof. Jiang also toured the university campus to understand CUHK's development and management system. Please click here for more details about the Alliance.
Representatives of Guangzhou Development District visit CUHK
A five-member delegation from the Guangzhou Development District visited The Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 4 March. The delegation consisted of senior members from People's Government Office of Huangpu District and Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The delegates met with CUHK members including Prof. Chan Wai Yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China).
Representatives of CUHK introduced the University's latest development and the China Engagement Strategy to the delegates. Members of both sides shared views on partnership developments between Guangzhou Development District, Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory, and CUHK with specific plans in research collaboration and student supervision. This visit not only established the links between the Guangzhou city and the University, but also strengthened understanding to expand the field of collaboration development.
Delegation of Nanhai District of Foshan visits CUHK
Mr. Gu Yao Hui, Mayor of Nanhai District of Foshan, led a delegation of government officials from the Nanhai People's Government of Foshan, visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 1 March to strengthen science and technology exchange in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, as well as to explore possibilities of fostering talent exchange between Nanhai District and CUHK. The delegates met with Prof. Wong Suk Ying, Associate-Vice-President; Dr. Lee Chi Ming, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services; Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China); and Mr. Perkins Ho, Head of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Team, Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services.
Prof. Wong Suk Ying gave updates to the delegation the University's research advancements including the four strategic areas of research, and learned more about the the latest development of collaboration between government, industry, academia and the research sector in Nanhai district. The delegation introduced more about the Nanhai's inno-tech development plan and explored opportunities in collaborating with CUHK. The visit provided opportunity for CUHK and Nanhai People's Government of Foshan to foster communication, paving way for strategic planning and launching of potential inno-tech collaboration.