CUHK President Speaks at the Kick-Off Meeting of ANSO Greater Bay Science Forum 2022
A kick-off meeting of the 2022 Greater Bay Science Forum (GSF) organized by the Alliance of International Science Organizations in the Belt and Road Region (ANSO) was held on 26 March. It was a hybrid meeting with physical locations in Beijing and Guangzhou. Participants discussed themes of this annual event in Greater Bay Area. Opinions were widely solicited on the work of the Forum secretariat. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Vice-Chancellor Professor Rocky Tuan attended and spoke at the meeting.
Professor Tuan remarked that CUHK as the only ANSO member in Hong Kong is dedicated to support the development of the Forum. The University will co-organize the Walking Into 9+2 Series activity in Hong Kong. The upcoming GSF as the major annual event shall focus on the unique developments of innovation and technology in Hong Kong, contributing to the construction of international technology and innovation center in the Greater Bay Area (GBA). The established platform would be able to bring well-known scholars to share their insights as well as gathering young scientists for active interflow in the region to enhance the impact of the Forum.
CUHK took part in GSF 2021 themed “Exploring the Future, Sharing Scientific Achievement” and co-organized the sustainable development sub-forum with ANSO with theme of “Rebuilding Our Common Future: Safe, Sustainable and Resilient Planet for All” in December 2021.
Call for Registration: ANSO Training Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Tropical Asia
The Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) together with Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research institute of CAS, Initiative for Collective Conservation in Chinese Botanical Gardens, The International Bamboo and Rattan Organization, The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, as well as The Centre for Mountain Futures will co-organize a training workshop on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Tropical Asia during 18-23 April 2022. The training aims to enhance and strengthen the capacities of the scientific institutions, conservation agencies and development organizations in tropical Asian countries in carrying out biodiversity research, conservation and sustainable development programmes. It is committed to building more resources for effective and fruitful cooperation between China and other countries. For registration, please fill the online application form before 12:00 April 8, 2022. More details about the event can be found here.
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. The Chinese University of Hong Kong is the only institution from Hong Kong in the Alliance.
Collaborative Research Grant Opportunities : 2022 NSFC-RGC Collaborative Key Research Scheme Application
According to the agreement between the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) on the establishment of a joint research fund, the two parties jointly fund collaborative research among scientists and specialists in mainland China and Hong Kong every year. In order to further strengthen the basic research collaboration between the two places and to enhance the scientific research and influence of mainland China and Hong Kong, and to help build Hong Kong build into an international innovation and technology centre. The two parties agreed to launch the NSFC-RGC Collaborative Key Research Scheme in 2022.
The Scheme focuses on supporting scientists and researchers from mainland China and Hong Kong to carry out in-depth, systematic and innovative research on well-founded research directions or disciplinary, to promote disciplinary development, and to promote breakthroughs in important fields or scientific frontiers. This Scheme funds research projects in the field of natural sciences jointly proposed by scientists and researchers from mainland China and Hong Kong. The key funding areas are information science, biological science, new material science, marine and environmental science, medical science, management science, etc. For application guidelines, please click here.
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 Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, 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.