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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.

 

Practical Tip for Visitors

 

Recent Delegation Visits

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.


Datin Dr. Anita B Z Abdul Aziz, Vice Chancellor, and Dr. Joyce Siew Yean Teo, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Global Affairs), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Brunei Darussalam paid a courtesy visit to CUHK on 14 June 2019 and met with Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor, and Prof. WONG Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President. It was Dr. Aziz’s first visit to CUHK since she has become the Vice Chancellor of UBD in January 2016. During the occasion, two MOUs for term-time student exchange and summer-to-summer student exchange were renewed by the vice-chancellors.


Prof. David Cardwell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning, and Mr. Stephen Davison, Head of Public International Partnerships, Strategic Partnerships Office, University of Cambridge, UK visited CUHK on 12 June 2019 to explore common academic interests, particularly in global humanities, China studies, and related studies in music and film. They were welcomed by Prof. FOK Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. WONG Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President; Prof. LAI Pan Chiu, Interim Dean of Arts; and other representatives. During the meeting, CUHK representatives also shared with the visitors the University’s engagements in mainland China, particularly its establishments in Shenzhen.


Recognised for its excellence in research and innovation, CUHK had the honour to host a 34-member delegation from Singapore led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr. HENG Swee Keat on 28 May 2019 with the aims of showcasing the strengths of the University and exploring ways to strengthen ties with institutions in the state country.

During the visit, representatives of CUHK, led by Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Acting Vice-Chancellor, shared the University’s research, innovation and enterprise initiatives, particularly relating to the growing science and technology opportunities in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. There was also discussion on how government, industry, and academic institutions may work closer together to advance innovation development. CUHK was the only higher education institution in Hong Kong visited by the Singapore delegation on this trip.


A year after the launch of the CUHK-University of Exeter (Exeter) Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE), a 5-member delegation from Exeter led by its Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Prof. Sir Steve Smith visited CUHK on 16 April 2019 to review the progress of the joint centre and discuss new areas for collaboration. The delegation was welcomed by Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. FOK Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; and Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, among other representatives. The delegation also took the opportunity to tour an on-campus mobile exhibition on climate change organised by the CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change.



On 22 March 2019, CUHK had the honour to host a 9-member Irish delegation led by Mr. Joe McHugh, Minister for Education and Skills of Ireland, comprising Mr. Eoin O’Leary, Ambassador of Ireland to China, Mr. David Costello, Consul General of Ireland to Hong Kong and Macau, and representatives from the Department of Education and Skills, and Enterprise Ireland. Recognising the University’s excellence in teaching, the delegation visited CUHK to learn about its education system and particularly the programmes of the Faculty of Education. The delegation also paid a visit to a class of Gaelic football on campus as CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a course on the traditional Irish sport.

 


Prof. Trevor Young, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions, University of Toronto, Canada visited CUHK on 8 March 2019 to discuss collaboration opportunities in fundamental science research. During the visit, he met with Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President; Prof. FOK Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. WING Yun Kwok, Associate Dean of Medicine (Student Affairs); and Ms. Shally Fan, Director of Academic Links.


A 26-member delegation comprising professional staff from the Korean Ministry of Education, Korean Institution of Sustainable Design and Education Environment, and 19 national universities visited CUHK on 4 March 2019 to learn about the University’s campus development and sustainability for benchmarking purpose. During the visit, they met with Mr. FUNG Siu Man, Director of Campus Development, and was given a tour of some of the campus facilities.


Prof. Minghao Zheng, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and Mr. Ian Hardy, Warden of St George’s College, The University of Western Australia, Australia visited CUHK on 28 February 2019 to strengthen ties and discuss potential teaching collaboration with the School of Biomedical Sciences. They were welcomed by Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President; Prof. CHAN Wai-yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of the School of Biomedical Sciences; Prof. Joseph W.Y. Lau, Master of Lee Wo Sing College, and other representatives.


Prof. Alan Chan, Vice President of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore visited CUHK on 26 February 2019 to exchange latest developments and explore ways to further strengthen the partnership between the two universities. He was welcomed by Prof. FOK Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. C.Y. Chiu, Dean of Social Science; and Ms. Shally Fan, Director of Academic Links.


Prof. Victor Shim, Associate Vice-President, and Ms. YAP Wei Lin, Manager of the Global Relations Office, National University of Singapore, Singapore visited CUHK on 18 February 2019 to learn more about CUHK’s internationalization efforts and discuss current and future collaborations. They were received by Prof. WONG Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President, Prof. Martin Wong, Dean of Engineering, and other representatives from the Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, and Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability.

 

Upcoming Delegation Visits

A list of incoming visits is updated regularly on a weekly basis. To view the latest list, please click here.

 

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.