The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and the University of Macau (UM) joined hands to initiate the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance, which aims to foster collaboration in various areas including talent nurturing, scientific research, cultural and innovation exchange and policy study in the three regions. The Alliance was founded at SYSU on 15 November. Government officials from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong Province, together with senior members from the 26 member institutions of the Alliance, attended the ceremony to witness the historic moment.
Participating members joining the Alliance comprise nine universities from Hong Kong, ten universities from Guangdong Province and seven institutions from Macau. SYSU will chair the first Executive Board while CUHK and UM will serve as vice-chairpersons. Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice Chancellor of CUHK, said in his speech, "The last decade saw the rapid development of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) Region. The changes and initiatives, along with the present construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, provide unprecedented opportunities for research and education development. Through the alliance partnership, we hope to expand space and enhance capacity for higher education institutions in the regions. Collaboration may include joint funding sources, student exchange programmes, internship and career opportunities, as well as sharing of major research facilities. We look forward to more concrete and substantial synergies in research and education cooperation."
CUHK and institutions of the PRD region have long been close collaborators in academic exchange and scientific research. The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance, consolidating resources from the three regions, serves as a force for driving initiatives that incorporate efforts into research and education. The member institutions will host regular activities, co-organize research teams, develop cross-institution programmes, share resources and exchange experience to boost academic standards and innovation. More details are available at the University's press release (click here).