23 December 2010

2010 CAE Academicians Visit Programme cum Lecture Series Successfully Launched



A 12-member delegation from the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) under the ‘CAE Academicians Visit Programme 2010’ from 15 to 18 December. The delegation included Prof. Yang Shengli, Prof. Zhen Yongsu, Prof. Dai Kerong, and Prof. Wang Hongyang from the Division of Health Engineering, and Prof. Zhang Xingdong from the Division of Chemical, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. 

The delegates were warmly received by CUHK officers including Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Jack Cheng and Prof. Henry Wong, Pro-Vice-Chancellors; Prof. Xu Yangsheng, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor; and relevant faculty members from the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Science.   

The five academicians delivered public lectures in the ‘Lecture Series by Academicians’ on 17 December. The theme this year was on translational medicine. The academicians shared their expertise with the audience on the challenges and opportunities of the development in translational medicine in China. About 200 people including academics, researchers and studentsfrom CUHK and other universities as well as members from the general public were attracted to join the lectures. 

During the programme, the delegation visited the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the Faculty of Medicine, and toured the relevant research facilities. The representatives from CUHK and CAE took the opportunity to exchange ideas and explore possibilities for further collaboration. 

CAE Academicians Visit Programme was launched by the University in 2008 to promote academic exchange with CAE. Under this programme, four to five CAE academicians are invited to visit CUHK and deliver public lectures for the ‘Lecture Series by Academicians’ each year. For information about the past programmes, please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/oalc/ch/act/cae.htm.

 For information about 2010 CAE Academicians Visit Programme, please visit: Lecture Series by Academicians http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/cpr/cae_2010/.

From left: Prof. Jack Cheng, Prof. Zhang Xingdong, Prof. Zhen Yongsu, Prof. Yang Shengli, Prof. Joseph Sung, Prof. Dai Kerong, Prof. Wang Hongyang and Prof. Henry Wong
From left: Prof. Jack Cheng, Prof. Zhang Xingdong, Prof. Zhen Yongsu, Prof. Yang Shengli, Prof. Joseph Sung, Prof. Dai Kerong, Prof. Wang Hongyang and Prof. Henry Wong

Prof. Wang Hongyang
Prof. Wang Hongyang

Prof. Dai Kerong
Prof. Dai Kerong

Prof. Zhen Yongsu
Prof. Zhen Yongsu

Prof. Yang Shengli
Prof. Yang Shengli

Prof. Joseph Sung delivers a welcome speech
Prof. Joseph Sung delivers a welcome speech

The delegation visits the School of Biomedical Sciences
The delegation visits the School of Biomedical Sciences

The delegation visits the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
The delegation visits the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences

A group photo of the delegation and CUHK Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph Sung (9th left), Pro-Vice-Chancellors Prof. Jack Cheng (6th right) and Prof. Henry Wong (5th left), Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Xu Yangsheng (5th right), as well as professors from the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Science
A group photo of the delegation and CUHK Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph Sung (9th left), Pro-Vice-Chancellors Prof. Jack Cheng (6th right) and Prof. Henry Wong (5th left), Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Xu Yangsheng (5th right), as well as professors from the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Science

Prof. Zhang Xingdong
Prof. Zhang Xingdong