Distinguished guests included Mr. Ming Ju, Director of Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education; Prof. Liu Yingli, Deputy party secretary of Shenzhen Municipal Government; Prof. Yang Shengli, Prof. Zhen Yongsu, Prof. Dai Kerong, and Prof. Wang Hongyang, and Prof. Zhang Xingdong from Chinese Academy of Engineering; Prof. Fan Jianping, Director of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Prof. Zhang Jie, President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Prof. Lin Jianhua, Executive Vice President and Provost, Peking University; Prof. Wang Weiping, Executive Vice President of Fudan University; Prof. Zhangrong, Executive Vice President of Nanjing University; Prof. Yuan Si, Vice President of Tsinghua University; Prof. Joseph S. Lee, Vice President of Central University; Prof. Xu Ningsheng, Vice President of Sun Yat-sen University; Prof. Lu Tianjian, Vice President of Xian Jiaotong University; Prof. Si Jianmin, Vice President of Zhejiang University; and Prof. Shi Yingkang, President of West China School of Medicine; Prof. Ruan Shuangchen, Vice President of Shenzhen University; Prof. Zhao Wei, President of University of Macau; and Prof. Haydn H.D. Chen, President of Tunghai University.
After the ceremony, the guests attended a luncheon hosted by Prof. Joseph Sung and he was accompanied by Prof. Benjamin Wah, Provost; Prof. Jack Cheng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; and Prof. Michael Hui, Pro-Vice-Chancellor. During the lunch, the cross-strait guests joined in for toasts to Prof. Sung. Guests next had a meeting with Prof. Jack Cheng, Prof. Hsiung Peng-chen, Dean of Arts; Prof. Wong Ching-ping, Dean of Engineering and Prof. Poon Wai-yin, Acting Dean of Science to gain a better understanding of the University. They later tour the campus and visited the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science.