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Delegation Visits

The Office of Academic Links (OAL) hosts visiting delegations and arranges meetings with international institutions to network and build partnerships. OAL develops programmes 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/meeting requests from representatives of international universities, research organisations, and government bodies. Intending parties are asked to complete the Visit Request Form at least one month prior to the day of the visit/meeting. 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/Meetings

A meeting was held between the leadership of the University of Exeter (Exeter), UK and CUHK on 6 August 2020 to review the progress of the CUHK-Exeter Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE) and discuss new initiatives in law and PhD student training.  Prof. Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Exeter, and Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, also share their views on university collaborations and international engagements during this challenging time.


A virtual meeting was arranged between the leadership of The University of Manchester (UoM) and CUHK on 4 August 2020 to discuss ways to deepen and expand the partnership in the years ahead, particularly in the COVID-19 context. Prof. Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of UoM, and Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, also had a brief exchange on how the pandemic is affecting the operations of the two universities.







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.














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.