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Delegation Visits

The Office of Academic Links (OAL) receives some 150 international delegations that visit CUHK every year to network and build partnerships. OAL develops programmes for the visitors according to their interests, connecting them with their counterparts at the University for the purposes of sharing experiences and information, as well as developing sustainable collaborative relationships.

OAL coordinates visit requests from representatives of international universities, research organisations, and government bodies. Intending visitors are asked to complete the Visit Request Form at least one month prior to the day of the visit. Upon receiving the request, OAL will liaise within the University to match the request and then advise the sender of the eventual outcome. All requests will be considered carefully.

 

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Recent Delegation Visits

A 4-member delegation led by Prof. Christopher Young, Head of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Cambridge, UK visited CUHK on 7 January 2020 to explore collaboration opportunities in Global Humanities which encompass the areas of art, literature, film, the digital world, music, history, and language. The delegation met with Prof. Benjamin Ng, Acting Dean of Arts; Prof. David Faure, Director of the Centre for China Studies; Prof. HO Pui-yin, Director of the Research Institute for the Humanities; Prof. LAI Chi-tim, Acting Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies; and other representatives.


Dr. Bala Srinivasan, Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy, Chief International Officer, and Deputy Provost, and Mr. Mark Barnekow, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex, The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong (UChicago HK) paid a visit to CUHK on 16 December 2019. They met with Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President; Prof. FOK Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. ZHOU Lin, Dean of Business Administration; Prof. TSANG Hon-ki, Associate Dean of Engineering (Research), and other representatives to discuss various collaborative initiatives in business and technology, arts and Chinese studies, biomedicine, and engineering.

CUHK and UChicago have been partners since 1996. Over the years, numerous collaborations have been built, most notably in the areas of economics and physics. Members of CUHK have also actively engaged in activities and conferences organized by UChicago HK.

 

 

 

 

 

 


A 9-member delegation comprising presidents and senior leadership of Southern University College, New Era University College, and Han Chiang University College of Communication in Malaysia visited CUHK on 11 December 2019 and met with Prof. FOK Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and other colleagues to learn about the University’s academic and professional services, such as governance, admissions and registration, and IT infrastructure and systems. The delegation also took the opportunity to visit the University Gallery, University Library, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, and Shaw College.

Since 2016, CUHK has collaborated with the three Malaysian university colleges in organizing a student cultural exchange programme during the summer. So far, over 140 Hong Kong and Malaysian students have participated in the programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A 5-member delegation led by Dr. Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, University of Notre Dame, US visited CUHK on 25 October 2019 to explore ways to strengthen collaboration in research, especially in ethics and technology. The delegation was hosted by Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President; Prof. FOK Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; and Ms. Shally Fan, Director of Academic Links.

 

 

 

 

 

 


A 3-member delegation led by Prof. Jean-Francois Huchet, President of the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France visited CUHK on 11 October 2019 to explore collaboration opportunities in arts and social sciences. The delegation was welcomed by Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Max Tang, Dean of Arts; Prof. C.Y. Chiu, Dean of Social Science; and other representatives.

INALCO is a well-known public university (grand établissement) in Paris specializing in languages and cultures in Asia, Africa, America, Central Europe, and Oceania.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Prof. Reza Razavi, Vice President and Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), King’s College London, UK visited CUHK on 17 July 2019 to review the digital mental health collaboration and meet with CUHK’s colleagues to discuss potential collaborations in mental health and society, digital humanities, and gender studies. He was received by Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. C.Y. Chiu, Dean of Social Science; and other representatives.


A 3-member delegation led by H.E. Prof. Mohamed Albaili, Vice-Chancellor of United Arab Emirates University, UAE visited CUHK on 16 July 2019 to learn more about the University and explore collaboration opportunities. The delegation was welcomed by Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President; Prof. CHAN Wai-yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Developments); and other representatives. The delegation took the opportunity to visit some of the University’s research units related to genomics research, including the RGC-AoE Centre for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security and CUHK-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Research Centre in Diabetes Genomics and Precision Medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

 


An 8-member delegation led by Prof. Peter Høj, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia visited CUHK on 4 July 2019 to discuss potential collaborations in the areas of biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, and humanities and social sciences. The delegation had a fruitful discussion with CUHK’s management, including Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President; Prof. FOK Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; and the Deans of Arts, Engineering, Medicine, and Social Science. Joint workshops will be planned in the near future to bring researchers together to pursue deeper conversations and partnerships.

During the visit, an Agreement for the exchange of medical students for clinical attachments was also signed by the vice-chancellors and medical school deans.

 

 

Survey on International Linkage Activities

OAL maintains a database of international linkage activities that have taken place at CUHK, such as delegation visits, seminars or talks, and conference, symposium, and workshop. CUHK departments and staff may find such information useful when exploring own partnership opportunities. In order for OAL to maintain an up-to-date record, CUHK departments and staff are invited to provide details of any visit or linkage activity by filling in the Record Form for International Linkages Activities.

For more information, please contact Ms. Athena Wong of OAL.