CUHK Jointly Organizes Academic Symposium with NSFC

Co-organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre (BHKAEC), the Academic Symposium on Climate Change, Health and Sustainability was held in CUHK from 24 to 25 November 2021.  Guests officiating at the opening ceremony included Professor Sham Mai-Har, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Mr. Liu Mao-Zhou, Level II Inspector of Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Mr. Hsu Hoi Shan, Director and President of Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre. Two renowned keynote speakers joining the symposium were Dr. Tian-Jun Zhou, researcher of Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Dr. Rebecca Lee Lok-Sze, Founder of Polar Museum Foundation.

Apart from the 2 keynote talks, a total of 26 academic presentations were delivered to enhance intellectual exchange in the field.  Scholars and students from local universities including CUHK, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University joined the symposium as well.  Among CUHK speakers were academic members from Department of Geography and Resource Management, School of Public Health and Primary Care, and School of Life Sciences. The event successfully brought together experts and scholars to share ideas for future research and collaborations.

Since 2007, CUHK and NSFC have co-organized annual academic symposia with different themes, providing platforms for intellectual exchange between scientists and scholars in the China mainland and Hong Kong, while exploring collaboration opportunities.  Previous topics included Quantum Information Science and Technology, Smart Cities, Bio-informatics and Its Applications, Chemical Biology, Condensed Matter and Optical Physics, Developmental Studies in Health and Diseases, Control and Automation, Climate Change, Digestive Disease, Big Data, Adolescent Mental Health and Disorders and Big Data Driven Management and Decision, and AI. For information of previous symposia, please click here.