CUHK Holds The 5th Cross-Strait Forum on Education of Modern Colleges
Hosted by the College Alliance and organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the 5th Cross-Strait Forum on Education of Modern Colleges was held at the Yasumoto International Academic Park of CUHK on 17-20 July. Over 400 participants from around 40 insitutions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, India, Korea and UK participated in the event. Scholars were invited to share insights on worldwide college systems in response to the theme on The Role of College in Internationalization of Higher Education. The Forum was kicked off by officiating guests led by Prof. Rocky Tuan, President and Vice-Chancellor of CUHK.
Keynote speakers include Prof. Nick Rawlins, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford; Prof. Edward H. Chow, President of National Chengchi University; Prof. Li Junfeng, Vice Party Secretary of Beihang University and Prof. Dennis Ng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK. An exclusive session on CUHK Colleges was held at the event. Leaders from nine colleges of the University shared with participants the unique characteristics of each college. They include Prof. Chan Wai-yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Developments) and Master of C.W. Chu College; Prof. Henry Wong, Head of New Asia College; Prof. Jimmy Yu, Head of United College; Prof. Joseph W.Y. Lau, Master of Lee Woo Sing College; Prof. Samuel Sun, Former Master of S.H. Ho College; Prof. Woody Chan, Associate Head of Shaw College; Prof. Huss Ann, Assistant Master and Dean of General Education or Morningside College; Prof. Graham Colin Alexandar, Dean of Student of Morningside College; Prof. Shaw Pang Chui, Acting Dean of Student of Chung Chi College and Prof. Pun Kong-pang, Warden of Wu Yee Sun College.
The Forum also comprised of Asian Panel and Feature Talks with 12 speakers to share experience whist the panel discussion session gave a total of 35 presentations on a wide range of topics. Students gathered at the student forum session to exchange on the learning and study life in colleges. The activities successfully brought together enthusiastic senior members, scholars and students to exchange views on modern college education in universities across boundaries and cultures, promoting non-formal learning opportunities and whole person education in university life.
The University College Alliance was jointly established by the United College of CUHK, Houde College of National Tsing Hua University, Chengchi College of National Chengchi University, Renzhong College of Fudan University, Wenzhi College of Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Meng Xiancheng College of East China Normal University and Zhixing College of Beihang University in July 2014. It aims to explore the development of college system and to enhance the quality of college education among member universities, contributing to talents nurturing in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan. As Chairman Institution this year and one of the founding members of the Alliance, CUHK organized the 5th annual forum of the Alliance.
CASS-CUHK Joint Academic Symposium on Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area: Economic Planning and Development
Co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the "CASS-CUHK Joint Academic Symposium on Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area: Economic Planning and Development" was held at the Cho Yiu Hall of CUHK on 25-27 July.
The symposium was officiated by Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Chairperson of Research Committee, and Prof. Cai Fang, Vice President of CASS. Prof. Cai Fang and Mr Andy Chan, Acting Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs delivered keynote speech at the event. Invited speakers comprised of schoalrs from the Institute of Industrial Economics of CASS and the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of CUHK. They shared ideas on the Belt and Road Inititative and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area concerning economic planning and development, delivering think-tank fuction for the advancement of the regions according to the national development plans.
A total of 2 keynote presentations and 12 academic presentations were delivered at the symposium, attracting over 100 participants from CUHK and other institutions. The event gathered professionals and experts committed to the economic and social development of Hong Kong and mainland China, building a sustainable platform for future collaboration under the national initiatives.
Over the years, CASS and CUHK have been collaborating in a variety of joint projects. The CASS Scholars Visit Programme was first organized in 2012, facilitating partnership development and research synergy between the two institutions. In 2014, CUHK and CASS jointly established The CASS-CUHK Chinese Archaeology Joint Research Base, as the territory's first research unit dedicated to combining archaeological expertise from mainland China and Hong Kong. The joint symposium promoted understanding of Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area, laying a solid foundation for cooperation to grow between researchers from both regions.
Public Lecture in History Co-organized by CUHK and The Chinese Institute of Hong Kong
Jointly organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Chinese Institute f Hong Kong, the Department of History of CUHK invited Prof. Bu Xianqun from the Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to deliver a public leture on ""Country Theory" and Order: A Historical Investigation of the Relationship between Public View and State in the Warring States to the Han Dynasty". The lecture was well received by CUHK's schoalrs and students. Please click here for details.
The Chinese Insitute of Hong Kong, as the branch of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, was established in Hong Kong in 2017. It aims at pooling together academic and social resources in Hong Kong and the Mainland to initiate research and exchange activities in humanities and social sciences to enhance communication and co-operation. CUHK and the Institute have carried out a range of collaboration in social science since its establishment covering public lectures and academic symposiums.