Vice-Minister of Education Visits CUHK
Mr. Du Zhanyuan, Vice-Minister of Education, led an eight-member delegation to visit The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 30 May to learn about the University's latest scientific developments. Other delegates included Mr. Lei Chaozi, Department Head of Science and Technology; Mr. Li Jun, Department Head of Postgraduate Education; Mr. Luo Fangshu, Centre Director of Science and Technology Development; and Ms. Tian Lulu, Deputy Director of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs of the Ministry of Education (MOE).
The delegation received a warm welcome from CUHK's senior management, including Prof. Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Benjamin Wah, Provost; Prof. Helen Meng, Chairperson of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, and Director of CUHK MOE-Microsoft Key Laboratory of Human-Centric Computing and Interface Technologies; Prof. David Faure, Director of CUHK-Sun Yat-sen University Centre for Historical Anthropology; Prof. Feng Sengli, Co-director of CUHK-Beijing Language and Culture University Joint Research Centre for Chinese Linguistics and Applied Linguistics; Prof. Wan Chao, Associate Director of CUHK-Jinan U MOE Key Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China).
CUHK representatives gave introductions on CUHK's recent progress and Mr. Du took the opportunity to learn more about the teaching and research development of the University. He was impressed by the achievements of the University and the major progress of the MOE Key Laboratories and Key Research Bases. He expressed that MOE would offer its strong support to the University to strengthen its collaboration with universities on the mainland and its further development in research and education.
MOE has been supporting CUHK and other local tertiary institutions to launch a wide range of collaboration projects with mainland China. CUHK has currently three MOE Key Laboratories and the only two extension units of the Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base in Hong Kong. MOE launched the Ten Thousand Student Interflow Programme in 2013 to encourage Hong Kong students to conduct experiential learning activities on the mainland. Over 9,000 CUHK students and staff were sent to mainland China since the launch of the Programme.
Other Incoming Visits
• A five-member delegation led by Mr. Fan Chunwen, Deputy Director of Department of Education, Tibet Autonomous Region visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 14 May. The delegation met with Prof. Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, to understand the latest development of the University. Both sides discussed opportunities to further promote educational and cultural collaboration. The visit enhanced bilateral friendship between CUHK and Tibet Autonomous Region, paving the way for future cooperation.
• Prof. Cui Jinggui, Vice President of Jiangsu University of Technology, led a six-member delegation to The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 29 May and met with Prof. Liao Wei Hsin, Associate Faculty Dean (Student Affairs) of Engineering and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China) to understand the latest scientific research development of CUHK. The delegation next paid a visit to the University's laboratories, learning more about our research advancement in engineering.
• A five-member delegation led by Mr. Wang Qiang, Deputy Director of Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Fujian Province, visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 29 May and met with Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China) and representatives from the Personnel Office. Policies of young scientific talents' recruitment were discussed during the meeting. Both sides also explored future opportunities of talents exchange between Fujian and Hong Kong.