CUHK-Shenzhen Establishes School of Medicine
On 17 August, the ceremony for the establishment of School of Medicine and the appointment for the founding dean was held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHKSZ). Prof. Davy Cheng was appointed as the founding dean of CUHKSZ School of Medicine. Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Chairman of Governing Board of CUHKSZ; Ms. Lin Hui-qing, Director of National Medical Education Expert Committee and former Vice Minister of Education; Mr. Tao Yong-xin, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal Government; Mr. Xu Qing-feng, Deputy Director of Health Commission of Guangdong Province; and Professor Xu Yangsheng, President of CUHKSZ joined the inauguration ceremony as officiating guests online and offline. The School welcomed its inaugural class of undergraduates majoring in clinical medicine in September.
Prof. Tuan stated in his speech at the ceremony that establishing a medical school is a challenging but significant task. Faculty of Medicine of CUHK is ranked the 40th in the QS World University Rankings 2021, and its achievements in the past 40 years have won recognition around the world. CUHK will share its experience in the development of its School of Medicine. In view of the rapid innovative development of Shenzhen and CUHKSZ, coupled with the experience in education and clinical research of Faculty of Medicine of CUHK, it is hoped that the School will not only serve as a training base for medical professionals in Shenzhen, the Greater Bay Area and the country, but also become a demonstrating model for collaboration between the two regions in medical education, clinical services, research collaboration and improvement of social well-being.
CUHK and CUHK-Shenzhen Joint Seminar Series
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-SZ)) co-organized the Joint Seminar themed “Studies in Natural Products Synthesis – Pathways to Biologically Active Systems” on 24 September. The seminar was co-organized by School of Science and Engineering of CUHK-SZ and Department of Chemistry of CUHK. It was well received and attended by academic members and students from both campuses.
Joint Seminar Series is organized and planned by the Research and Commercialization Subgroup of Task Force on the Collaboration between CUHK and CUHK-SZ with the aim of serving exchange platform for research collaboration between the two campuses. Showcasing the research strength with talks given by distinguished scholars, the joint seminars have shared the latest research achievements in selected research areas with scholars and students from the two campuses to receive cutting-edge knowledge and strengthen interactive exchanges.