The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and CUHK-Shenzhen took their partnership to the next level through the signing of a new Strategic Collaboration Framework Agreement on 15 December. Both institutions are now focused on consolidating this highly successful partnership and the new agreement represents a statement of intent to jointly build a world-class center of excellence in higher education.
The hybrid ceremony was attended by a range of senior management representatives from both institutions as they witnessed the signing of the agreement by CUHK’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rocky Tuan and CUHK-Shenzhen’s President Professor Xu Yangsheng.
Professor Tuan expressed the visions upon the signing of this agreement, “The execution of this agreement is of historic significance as both institutions consider how we can leverage our respective strengths and build a common innovation platform, providing direction to us as we focus our work over the next five years. The 14th National Five-Year Plan and the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area offer a vision for the integrated development of innovation and technology across the region. Both institutions must spare no efforts, and jointly work on the development of innovation and technology and nurturing innovative talents. CUHK has recently launched its new 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, and I believe that with coordinated strategic planning as our blueprint, both institutions will strive for stronger integration and coordination and we both acknowledge its growing importance.”
CUHK-Shenzhen was formally established in 2014 in what was a significant milestone in the development of the internationalization of higher education in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The new agreement will see both parties leveraging their respective strengths to work towards building a world-class university brand that is known widely nationally and around the world.