New milestone in international education—CUHK hosts Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Studies Program in Hong Kong
Prof. Rocky S. Tuan (right) and Prof. Harry Elam sign an agreement to mark the beginning of the milestone collaboration between the two universities.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will host Stanford University’s (Stanford) Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Hong Kong from the first term of 2019. It will be the only programme under BOSP held in the Greater China Region. An Agreement Signing Ceremony was held on campus on 4 October 2018 to mark the beginning of this milestone collaboration with Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK and Prof. Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education of Stanford officiating at the ceremony.
All participating guests take a group photo at the signing ceremony.
BOSP provides Stanford undergraduates an immersive academic and cultural experience with a goal to achieve cultural literacy and enhance international perspectives. There are currently 10 sites around the world, including Florence, Kyoto and Oxford. The BOSP Hong Kong Program to be hosted at CUHK will be the 11th site and its first cohort of around 20 Stanford students will arrive in September 2019 where they will study and live with CUHK students.
Prof. Tuan is excited to welcome Stanford students. ‘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.’
Prof. Elam noted ‘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 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.