4 October 2018

CUHK Hosts Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Studies Program in Hong Kong
The Programme’s Sole Partner in Greater China



The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will host Stanford University’s (Stanford) Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Hong Kong from fall 2019. It will be the only programme under BOSP held in the Greater China Region. A delegation led by Professor Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education, Vice President for the Arts, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities of Stanford visited CUHK on 4 October 2018 and joined Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK in an Agreement Signing Ceremony on campus to mark the beginning of this milestone collaboration. 

BOSP offers Stanford undergraduate students opportunities for short-term study at a number of selected overseas destinations, including Florence, Kyoto and Oxford, among others. The programme at each destination is designed to provide an immersive academic and cultural experience for its students with a goal to achieve cultural literacy and enhance international perspectives. 

The newly launched BOSP Hong Kong Program will be hosted at CUHK and is expected to receive its first cohort of around 20 Stanford students in September 2019. Students joining the Hong Kong Program will enroll in challenging academic courses currently offered at CUHK, as well as tailor-made courses taught by either CUHK or visiting Stanford academics. Classroom learning will be complemented with field trips and excursions around Hong Kong and in mainland China, together with cultural and extra-curricular activities to enrich students’ understanding of Chinese culture and immerse them in the local community. 

The multicultural atmosphere at CUHK provides an outstanding and interactive platform for Stanford students to learn about Chinese culture and connect with Asia and the world.  Professor Tuan said, “We are delighted to announce CUHK’s partnership with the Bing Overseas Studies Program of Stanford University, and are excited to welcome Stanford students to CUHK. They will enjoy being immersed in our multicultural and interdisciplinary learning environment. At the same time, CUHK students will also have an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and cultural values with Stanford students. This important and prestigious partnership is a testimony to CUHK’s teaching excellence and our extensive experience in international education.” 

Professor Elam noted about the new partnership with CUHK, “This is a wonderful opportunity for Stanford University to partner productively with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Our students will live together and learn from each other, as they study in Hong Kong, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world.  The program will be of mutual benefit to both schools and we look forward to beginning and building a long relationship.”

With a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West, CUHK has extensive experience in hosting international students and offering opportunities for CUHK students to study abroad. CUHK has a multicultural learning environment to cultivate young minds with global perspectives and develop them into tomorrow’s global citizens. International students studying at CUHK are provided with strong academic offerings and culturally immersive programmes. They can take advantage of the University’s wealth of experience and resources in Mainland, Asia and international studies. Annually around 6,000 CUHK students undertake study abroad and other learning opportunities worldwide. With the BOSP Hong Kong Program at CUHK, the University has set a new milestone in its continuous engagement in international education that will add vigour to its already diverse and vibrant multicultural campus. 

About The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Founded in 1963, CUHK is a leading comprehensive research university with a global reputation. Located in the heart of Asia, CUHK has a vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. Under the University’s unique collegiate system, the programmes and activities offered by its nine colleges complement the formal curricula by delivering whole-person education and pastoral care. The University has eight faculties: Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science. Together with the Graduate School, the University offers over 300 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. All faculties are actively engaged in research in a wide range of disciplines, with an array of research institutes and research centres specialising in interdisciplinary research of the highest quality. 

CUHK is recognised as the most innovative university in Hong Kong and is ranked 22nd in the Asia-Pacific region by the latest ‘Reuters: Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities’ listing. The University currently has more than 900 granted patents in different jurisdictions worldwide. Some of these patents have been licensed to relevant industries that help bring these innovations to the market to benefit society. In academic year 2017-18, CUHK has received 185 granted patents and filed 327 patent applications for inventions developed in the areas of medical technology, biotechnology, information technology, telecommunications, and materials science. 

About Stanford University and Bing Overseas Studies Program
Stanford University is a private research university with 7,056 undergraduate and 9,368 graduate students. It was founded in 1885 and is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the addition of the Stanford Program in Hong Kong, the university will offer 12 overseas programs. 

For more information on Stanford University, please visit: http://facts.stanford.edu/
For more information on Bing Overseas Studies Program, please visit:  http://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/bosp

 

Professor Rocky S. Tuan (right), Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK and Professor Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education, Vice President for the Arts, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities of Stanford sign an agreement to mark the beginning of the milestone collaboration between the two universities.
Professor Rocky S. Tuan (right), Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK and Professor Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education, Vice President for the Arts, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities of Stanford sign an agreement to mark the beginning of the milestone collaboration between the two universities.




Professor Rocky S. Tuan
Professor Rocky S. Tuan

Professor Harry Elam
Professor Harry Elam

Group photo of all participating guests.
Group photo of all participating guests.