CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rocky S. Tuan leads a delegation to Beijing, reaching rewarding exchange and cooperation agreements with a range of institutions
The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s (CUHK) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rocky S. Tuan led a senior delegation to Beijing from 28 to 30 June, which was their first visit to Beijing in three years following the pandemic. The delegation consisted of 10 people, including Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Developments) Professor Chan Wai-yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Sham Mai-har, senior management and deans of the Faculties. They visited 11 central ministries and institutions, including the Hong Kong And Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Tsinghua University, Peking University, the Palace Museum, the Beijing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Talents. The visit fostered cooperation and exchange between the parties and deepened their collaboration in education, as well as cultivating high-calibre international talents and propelling comprehensive sustainable development.
During the visit, the University signed four collaboration agreements to pursue new opportunities, including a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and an agreement on a special exhibition of rare rubbings with The Palace Museum, an MoU with Beijing Municipal Bureau of Talents and an MoU with the National (Zhongguancun) Torch Institute of Science and Technology, which will strength those partnerships and promote diverse cooperation. The CUHK Beijing Centre was also officially established as part of the visit; Professor Tuan, leaders from the Beijing Municipality and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government’s Beijing Office attended the inauguration ceremony, and participated in a Beijing alumni dinner with more than 280 alumni for the 60th Anniversary of CUHK. Professor Tuan also invited the representatives of the central ministries and institutions to participate in CUHK’s 60th anniversary activities in December.
The three-day visit ended successfully. Professor Tuan said, “This is the first CUHK delegation to visit Beijing since the pandemic. During this very fruitful visit, with the support of the Beijing Municipal Government, CUHK Beijing Centre was established. We also briefed the representatives of the central ministries on the progress of the CUHK Strategic Plan 2021-2025 and ongoing mainland partnerships, and successfully established academic and scientific collaborations to deepen the interaction and cooperation among industries, universities and research institutions. With strong mainland support and international connection, CUHK actively seeks to integrate into the strategic development plan of the nation. Guided by the CUHK Strategic Plan 2021-2025, we will join hands with all parties for greater achievements, create more breakthroughs, cultivate and nurture experts and professionals, and realize CUHK’s longstanding mission of ‘bringing together China and the West’.” Professor Tuan invited the representatives to participate in the activities celebrating CUHK’s diamond jubilee, congratulating CUHK for opening a new chapter and for truly being where great minds shine for six decades.
Remarks: Photos of the CUHK delegation visiting the representatives of the central ministries and institutions (in order of meeting time).