Vice-Chancellor Rocky Tuan Joins Inauguration Ceremony of ANSO and the Second International Science Forum of Scientific Organizations on the B&R Initiative
Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) attended the inauguration ceremony of the Alliance of International Science Organizations in the Belt and Road Region (ANSO) and the Second International Science Forum of Scientific Organizations on the Belt and Road Initiative which took place from 3 to 5 November 2018 in Beijing. In the delegation comprises Professor Chan Wai-yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Mr. Chan Chi Ho, Director of Strategic Developments and Ms. Samantha Wong, Assistant Director of Academic Links (China).
Vice-Premier LIU He of the People's Republic China officiated at the opening ceremony with a congratulatory letter from President XI Jinping. President Xi acknowledged that the scientific communities in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative could make good use of the ANSO platform to enhance coordination in scientific and innovation-related policies and strategies. During the First General Assembly of ANSO, the founding members signed the agreement for joining the Alliance and reconfirmed the ANSO Statute. They also discussed future strategies for promoting science and technology cooperation in the Belt and Road Region at the meeting, specifically the conduct of substantial international collaboration in eco-environment protection, biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement.
"CUHK is honoured to serve as one of the founding members of ANSO, an epoch-making transnational scientific league. The invitation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences to CUHK to take part in this strategic alliance is a testimony to both our and Hong Kong's significant role in national and international science and technology development. We look forward to collaborating with the scientific communities from the member countries in major scientific and technology projects to cultivate talent for sustainable economic development. We also hope that dedicated investigators from different disciplines will grasp the many opportunities offered by this platform for various science, technology and innovation-related initiatives in the Belt and Road Region," said Professor Tuan.
Initiated by the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), ANSO is an international, non-profit and non-governmental scientific organization for identifying and addressing common issues in the Belt and Road Region to tackle world scientific challenges. Founding members include scientific and research organizations from Russia, Pakistan, Poland, Hungary, Nepal, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand and Brazil. CUHK is the only institution from Hong Kong in the Alliance.
To capitalize on the new opportunities presented by the national Belt and Road Initiative, CUHK has attached great importance to developing and strengthening links with Belt and Road Region on different fronts. In particular, the University has set up the Global China Research Programme in its Strategic Plan (2016-2020) and developed a China Engagement Strategy in both of which the Belt & Road initiative constitutes a major direction for the future development of the University. For further details regarding the participation in the Alliance, please click here for the University's Press Release.
Vice-Chancellor of CUHK speaks at 2018 GDHKM Greater Bay Area Academician Summit and the 4th Guangdong Academician Summit
Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Professor Chan Wai-yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK participated in the 2018 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Academician Summit and the 4th Guangdong Academician Summit on 2 November 2018 in Dongguan, Guangdong Province. Other key guests include Mr. Ma Xingrui, Deputy Party Secretary and Governor of Guangdong and Professor Zhou Ji, Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Initiated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the People's Government of Guangdong Province, the Summit targets at mobilizing development of scientific research and knowledge transfer in the Greater Bay Area. Professor Tuan delivered an invited speech titled 'Future Development of Regenerative Medicine', sharing expertise with more than 200 participants which promote the thrive of inno-tech in the Greater Bay Area.
CUHK has long been in close collaboration with various institutions in the Greater Bay Area on academic exchange and scientific research. With the establishment of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance comprising 28 GDHKM universities in November 2016, the University extends collaboration among institutions in the three regions to pursue research excellence, nurture young talents and render community services.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Isabella Poon attends "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area University Online Open Course Construction Conference cum Online Open Course Alliance Launch Ceremony"
Prof. Isabella Poon, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) participated in the ""Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area University Online Open Course Construction Conference cum Online Open Course Alliance Launch Ceremony". Ms. Judy Lo, Head of Education Technology, Information Technology Services Centre of CUHK accompanied the visit.
Titled "Building an Alliance for sharing online courses and experience", the seminar was held in Jinan University and has invited representatives from various institutions within the Greater Bay Area to take turns sharing insights with the audience. Professor Isabella Poon, on behalf of the University, shared with participants the experience of online education at CUHK and exchanged ideas on the construction of the e-learning platform. A total of 398 online courses were introduced at the conference, covering a wide range of major subjects such as Literature, Medicine and Science. The launch ceremony of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Online Open Course Alliance was also held. Representatives from all member universities witnessed the establishment of the Alliance and look forward to further strengthening the collaboration in online learning and teaching resources in the Greater Bay Area.
Associate Vice-President of CUHK attends the launch ceremony of SHUA
Prof. Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) visited Shanghai and attended the Launch Ceremony of the Shanghai Hong Kong University Alliance (SHUA) at Fudan University from 5 to 6 November. Leaders and representatives from member universities of the SHUA, as well as officials from the State Ministry of Education, Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, and HKSAR Government joined the meeting in Shanghai.
Government officials and universities' leaders toured the Alliance Exhibition showcasing strong collaboration between Shanghai and Hong Kong, followed by witnessing the launch of SHUA. At the first alliance council meeting, representatives from member universities including Prof. Wong Suk-ying shared insights on future collaboration in Shanghai-Hong Kong tertiary education and drew consense on the work plan in the coming years.
Shanghai-Hong Kong University Alliance (SHUA) was founded by 16 universities in Shanghai and Hong Kong, with the aim to establishing a closer linkage among member universities, fostering talent nurturing and scientific research collaboration. Member universities include 8 institutions in Shanghai, namely Fudan Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongji University, East China Normal University, Shanghai University, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai Normal University, East China University of Political Science and Law; and 8 institutions in Hong Kong, namely The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, The Education University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong.