Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK Attends the Mainland-Hong Kong Science and Technology Co-operation Committee Annual Meetings
Jointly organized by the State Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Innovation and Technology Bureau of HKSAR (ITB), the 12th meeting of the Mainland-Hong Kong Science and Technology Co-operation Committee was convened in Hong Kong on November 3. Prof. Dennis Ng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) attended the meeting on behalf of the University. More than 50 participants including senior members from local tertiary institutions and representatives of research and technology organizations from Hong Kong and mainland China participated in the event.
The meeting was co-chaired by Prof. Huang Wei, Vice-Minister of MOST and Mr. Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology. Both of them delivered opening speech and gave closing remarks. During the meeting, representatives from both mainland and Hong Kong reported on the progress of collaborative developments in technology and science among the regions. Discussions were held on upcoming plans with specific directions to facilitate knowledge exchange in the latest technological research and industrial development of Hong Kong and Mainland China. Prof. Ng introduced the recent development and collaboration between CUHK and its mainland partners in innovation and technology.
Since the late 1970s, CUHK has been initiating and developing a wide variety of collaborative projects with institutes and research organizations in mainland China, which fosters a close relationship in education and research developments. The University has established 5 Partner State Key Laboratories as approved by MOST, 3 Ministry of Education Key Laboratories, and over 60 joint research units in collaboration with mainland parterns.
The annual meeting enabled participants across the regions to share experience and to acquire the latest information regarding policies and directives in innovation and technology, further enhancing the linkage to unite efforts of the government, the industry, the academia and the research sector for new height.
Joint Research Seminar in Green Development and "Internet +" under Cross-Strait Green University Consortium
The Joint Research Seminar in Green Development and "Internet +" under Cross-Strait Green University Consortium was held from 16 to 18 November at Beijing Normal University (BNU). Prof. Fung Tung, Director of Institute of Future Cities and former Associate-Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Prof. Liao Wei Hsin, Associate Dean (Student Affairs) of Engineering participated in the event on behalf of the University. During the meeting, representatives from member universities of the Consortium proactively shared experience in the fields of smart city and sustainabiliy of green campus.
The seminar provided an effective cross-strait platform for exchange of experise in Environment and Sustainability, fostering synergetic collaboration under the Green University Consortium. The member universities participated in the Board Meeting after the Seminar to report on collaboration progress and share views on further direction of the Consortium. Plans were devised to enhance coordination among the members.
The Cross-Strait Green University Consortium was established by CUHK, Nanjing University and National Central University in 2011 with the aim of consolidating resources and driving initiatives that incorporate green concepts into research and education. The Consortium was expanded to welcome the entry of BNU, Zhejiang University and National Cheng Kung University as new member universities in 2016.