CUHK and Dongguan Municipal Government Discuss Collaborative Plans
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) met with Dongguan Municipal Government online on 28 April to discuss collaboration plans in leveraging the developmental opportunities of the Greater Bay Area. Mr. Liang Weidong, Party Secretary of the Dongguan Municipal Government exchanged views with Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and agreed to embark on all-round plan as an innovative model of Guangdong-Hong Kong collaboration. Government officials participating in the meeting included Mr. Chen Zhiwei and Mr. Liu Wei, Members of the Standing Committee of the Dongguan Municipal Government; Mr. Li Jun, Deputy Mayor of the Dongguan Municipal Government, and Mr. Ma Hongwei, President of the Dongguan University of Technology, together with members from Education and Science and Technology Bureaus. Professor Chan Wai-Yee and Professor Sham Mai-Har, Pro-Vice-Chancellors of CUHK; Professor Daniel HS Lee, Associate Vice-President; Professor Song Chunshan, Dean of the Faculty of Science; Professor Benny Zee, Director of Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services; Dr. Lin Huangquan, Director of the Greater Bay Area Development Office and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China) attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed future development plans to promote research cooperation and in-depth exchanges. Professor Tuan expressed that CUHK has been actively participating in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and it is hoped that with the research and innovation advantages, the collaboration plan will serve the major needs and strategic development of the country and the region to be supported by the establishment of a cross-border platform for knowledge transfer. Such collaborative projects will be able to facilitate the cultivation of international-level talents, promote resource sharing and talent gathering toward the construction of a comprehensive national science center in the Greater Bay Area.
CUHK Holds Online Meeting with Shenzhen Futian District Government
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Shenzhen Futian District People’s Government (Futian Government) held an online meeting on 20 April to discuss future research collaboration plans. Professor Sham Mai-Har and Professor Chan Wai-Yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellors of CUHK; Professor Martin Wong, Dean of the School of Engineering; Professor Song Chun-Shan, Dean of the Faculty of Science; Professor Qin Ling, Director of CUHK Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Research Institute (Futian) [FITRI]; Professor Liu Yun-hui, CUHK T Stone Robotics Institute; and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China) joined the meeting. Futian Government representatives included Mr. Ouyang Huiyu, Deputy District Mayor; Ms. Zeng Ke, Director of the Science and Technology Team of Office of the Hetao Cooperation Zone and Mr. Zonghua, District Officer.
Professor Sham spoke at the meeting to indicate support to CUHK’s participation in scientific research initiatives in collaboration with Futian Government. Professor Qin presented the latest development of FITRI along with the opportunities for future innovation and technology projects in Futian District. Deputy District Mayor Mr. Ouyang shared the updated information of the District and details of its funding policies in research collaboration. The meeting enabled CUHK members to gain a better understanding about the Futian Government and its funding details, facilitating application submissions for research projects in Futian.
CUHK Meets with National Taiwan University for Future Collaborations
Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Professor Kuan Chung-Ming, President of National Taiwan University (NTU) had an online meeting on 13 May to devise future collaborative plans. CUHK participants included Professor Fok Tai-Fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Professor Wong Suk-Ying, Associate Vice-President and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China). Prof. Yuan Hsiao-Wei, Vice President for International Affairs joined the meeting with President Kuan. Representatives from both sides reviewed collaboration status and explored future plans in student interflow activities, academic exchange and innovative research. Expansion of scope and new initiatives were discussed to exert more influence and foster linkage.
CUHK and NTU have established partnership at university level since 1998. The two universities have been maintaining close relationship in a wide range of areas. Both CUHK and NTU are members of Association of Pacific Rim Universities and PINE League, engaging in academic and research platforms as well as student exchange activities for continuous partnership development.
CUHK and University of Macau Hold Online Meeting
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the University of Macau (UM) met to enhance collaboration linkage on 18 May. The meeting was co-chaired by Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Professor Song Yonghua, Rector of UM. CUHK participants comprised Professor Sham Mai-Har, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Professor Wong Suk-Ying, Associate Vice-President; Professor Lo Yuk-Ming, Co-director of CUHK-UM Joint Oncology Laboratory; Professor Heng Pheng-Ann, Co-director of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Joint Laboratory of Human-Machine Intelligence-Synergy Systems; Professor Tang Sze Wing, Chairman of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China). Representative of UM included Professor Rui Paulo da Silva MARTINS, Vice Rector (Global Affairs); Professor GE Wei, Vice Rector (Research); Professor Xu Cheng-Zhong, Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology; Professor Deng Chuxia, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, and Prof XU Jie, Interim Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Both universities reviewed the past collaborations and updated each other on recent developments at the meeting. Progress of the joint initiatives was reported and future plans were discussed covering joint laboratory of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Macau, the development of scientific research cooperation projects, the joint cancer laboratory, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao joint laboratory, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance for Chinese. New projects were explored to further expand the scope of cooperation and strengthen exchanges.
Since 2006, CUHK and UM have established partnership and been collaborating in many areas such as student interflow and research projects.