GlobaLinks_Mar 2020

Funding support from ACU for early career academics

CUHK’s membership in a number of international networks and education associations serves as a platform for researchers to form partnerships, and exchange ideas and knowledge. Researchers are encouraged to explore the opportunities offered by these networks and associations to foster and strengthen their international research collaborations.

Prof. CHENG Shing Shin of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering was awarded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Conference Grants to take part in the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics held in London, UK in June 2019. He presented his work on flexible surgical robot and received much constructive feedback from the medical robotics community. He also attended the Clinical Leaders’ Forum focusing on the clinical and technical challenges of robotic surgery, and exchanged ideas with researchers in the field and venture capitalists. Prof. Cheng felt that the experience was very fruitful, allowing him to learn about the latest developments in his area of work and build valuable professional networks.

The ACU Early Career Conference Grants are highly competitive. Prof. Cheng was one of the 30 winners who were selected among some 500 applications from around the world. Established in 1913, ACU is the world’s first international university network. It has over 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries across the Commonwealth. ACU seeks to address issues in international higher education through a range of projects, networks, and events. The ACU Early Career Conference Grants are currently inviting applications. For details, please refer to the webpage.

Prof. Cheung Shing Shin

Prof. CHENG Shing Shin is awarded by the ACU Early Career Conference Grants.