Supported by the State Ministry of Education (MOE), the 10th Interflow Programme for Mainland Academic Links Officers was held from 12 to 18 November in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). A total of 30 academic links executives from various mainland universities participated in the programme.
Prof. FOK Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK expressed a warm welcome to the participants. Mr. Wang Zhiwei, Deputy Director of the Office of Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan Affairs of the State Ministry of Education; Mr. Zhang Zongming, Deputy Inspector of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; and Ms Sharon Ko, Principal Assistant Secretary (Higher Education) of the Education Bureau of the HKSAR officiated at the opening ceremony. This year, the programme also celebrated its 10th anniversary since the establishment in 2008. Participants joining the programme were from the following 30 mainland universities (in alphabetical order):
Beihang University, Central China Normal University, China University of Political Science and Law, Communication University of China, Dalian University of Technology, Fudan University, Guizhou Institute of Technology, Guizhou University, Hainan University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Hubei University, Lanzhou University, Nanjing University, Nankai University, Ocean University of China, Peking University, Renmin University of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shandong University, Sichuan University, South China Normal University, Qufu Normal University, Southeast University, Sun Yat-sen University, Tianjin University, Tongji University , Tsinghua University, Wuhan University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University
The 7-day programme consisted of a series of lectures and visits, through which participants came to have a better understanding of Hong Kong's tertiary education system, in such areas as academiclinks and exchange, personnel management, student affairs, fundraising activities and strategies, as well as CUHK's unique college system. Participants also had the opportunity to explore local culture and visit other local institutions as well as public organizations to acquire a broader and more complete picture of Hong Kong. Prof. Dennis Ng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK attended the closing ceremony and presented the certificates to the participants.
CUHK has been organizing this interflow programme annually since 2008 with the support from the Office for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs of the MOE, the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, as well as the Education Bureau of the HKSAR. The programme provided participants from Hong Kong and mainland China with a valuable chance to learn from and interact with each other, enhancing mutual understanding and paving the way for further cooperation.