The Chinese University of Hong Kong
學術交流處(中國事務)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sep 01, 2011 Volume 61
Office of Academic Links(China)
Memorandum of Understanding on Clinical Genomics Collaboration between the CUHK and BGI

On 17 August 2011, Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Prof. Yang Huanming, President of BGI signed a memorandum of understanding on clinical genomics collaboration. The MOU was signed under the witness of Mr. Li Keqiang, Vice-Premier of the State Council, and Mr. Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Prof. Jack Cheng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Dean of Faculty of Medicine; Prof. H.K. Ng, Associate Dean of Faculty of Medicine; Mr. Yang Guohua, Division of Science and Technology of BGI and Mr. Alex Wong, Executive Director of BGI-Hong Kong Co., Ltd. attended the signing ceremony.

Prof. Joseph Sung (left, front row), Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Prof. Yang Huanming (right, front row), President of BGI sign the MOU on clinical genomic collaboration under the witness of Mr. Li Keqiang (2nd from left, back row), Vice-Premier of the State Council
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Visit of Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology

On 19 August, an 11-member delegation led by Ms. Chen Xiaoya, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The purpose was to understand the research development of the University as well as its State Key Laboratories (SKLs). Apart from the delegates from MOST, the delegation comprised representatives from the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong SAR (LOCPG) and Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) including Mr. Cao Guoying, Deputy Director General of Education, Science and Technology Department, LOCPG, and Dr. Cecilia Pang, Biotechnology Director of ITC.

Prof. Benjamin Wah (left), Acting Vice-Chancellor of CUHK presents a souvenir to Ms. Chen Xiaoya (right), Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China
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VC Meets Students of Beichuan High School

A delegation composed of 46 students and 17 teachers from Beichuan High School of Sichuan, and 20 volunteers from Breakthrough Organization visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 10 August 2011. The delegation was warmly received by Prof. Joseph Sung, the Vice-Chancellor.

A photo of Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, students of Beichuan High School and volunteers of Breakthrough organization
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CUHK Vice-Chancellor Attends the 26th Universiade and the World University Presidents Forum

The Universiade 2011 was held in Shenzhen from 12-23 August. Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) attended the opening ceremony of the Universiade and the World University Presidents Forum.

Prof. Joseph Sung (right), Vice-Chancellor of CUHK attends the opening ceremony of the 26th Universiade
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Visit of Delegation from Ningbo University

On 26 August 2011, a 4-member delegation led by Prof. Wang Wenbin, Vice-President of Ningbo University (Ningda) visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). CUHK warmly welcomed the delegation and an agreement for academic collaboration between the two universities was signed during the visit.

Prof. Wang Wenbin (left), Vice-President of Ningbo University sign a collaboration agreement with Prof. Jack Cheng (right), Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK
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Delegation from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

A 6-member delegation led by Prof. Lan Siren, President of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) visited CUHK on 29 August 2011. During the visit, a collaboration agreement on life sciences was signed between the two universities.

Prof. Lan Siren (right), President of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University meets with Prof. Jack Cheng (left), Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK
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Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Postgraduate Students 2011 Successfully Launched

The Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Postgraduate Students organized by the Office of Academic Links (China) was held from 20 June to 14 August at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  First launched in 2008, the program aimed to encourage exchange between research students in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and enhance collaboration with universities in mainland China. For the first time, postgraduates from the Taiwan's institutions were invited to the programme.

At the closing ceremony of the summer research placement programme for Mainland and Taiwan Postgraduates 2011
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Summer Student Interflow Activities

This summer, over 100 CUHK students participated in exchange tours to Mainland China and Taiwan through the coordination of the Office of Academic Links (China). These tours were hosted by various universities and institutions including Beihang University, Central South University, Chongqing University, Fudan University, He Fei University of Technology, Nanjing University, Shaanxi Normal University, Southwest University, Xiamen University, and Taiwan Central University and Wu Ta-you Foundation.

Ryan Tsang, student of Biology of CUHK (1st from left, back row) and some participants with the chairman of Wu Ta-You Foundation, Prof. Cheng-Wen Wu and Mrs. Cheng (1st and 2nd from right, front row)
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Other Important Visits

- A 6-member delegation led by Prof. Zhao Junhai, Vice-President of Chang'an University visited CUHK on 2 August 2011. The delegation met with Prof. Fung Tung, Associate-Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Office of Academic Links (China) to learn about the University's recent development. The delegates were given a tour of the university campus thereafter.

Prof. Zhao Junhai (4th from left), Vice-President of Chang’an University meets with Prof. Fung Tung (4th from right), Associate-Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK
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Forthcoming Activities

Major forthcoming activities (including VIP visits and academic exchange activities) which will be coordinated through OALC in September:

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The Latest Academic Exchange Agreements

Agreement(s) newly established between the Chinese University of Hong Kong and higher education institutions in the mainland / Taiwan:

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:: Memorandum of Understanding on Clinical Genomics Collaboration between the CUHK and BGI
:: Visit of Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology
:: VC Meets Students of Beichuan High School
:: CUHK Vice-Chancellor Attends the 26th Universiade and the World University Presidents Forum
:: Visit of Delegation from Ningbo University
:: Delegation from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
:: Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Postgraduate Students 2011 Successfully Launched
:: Summer Student Interflow Activities
:: Other Important Visits
:: Forthcoming Activities
:: The Latest Academic Exchange Agreements


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