GlobaLinks June 2020 Issue

PVC Research shares insights on COVID-19’s impacts on research at Virtual THE Live Asia

Prof. Fanny Cheung speaks at Virtual THE Live Asia 2020.

Prof. Fanny Cheung (left bottom) speaks at Virtual THE Live Asia 2020.

Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), joined other Asian university and business leaders in the Virtual Times Higher Education (THE) Live Asia 2020 on 3 June 2020, discussing how universities have been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic in teaching, research and other areas. The event attracted over 1,800 delegates from more than 70 countries.

Speaking on the panel ‘Building Resilience via Collaboration during, and after, COVID-19’, Prof. Cheung raised the need to adopt an inter-disciplinary approach on research related to COVID-19 as the pandemic has given rise to many inter-related issues such as communications, economic fallout, geopolitical tensions, prejudice, and psychological wellbeing, in addition to medicine and health.

‘The challenge of COVID-19 and future novel infectious diseases provide the context for research institutions to reflect on the past and future research directions. At CUHK, inter-disciplinary and international collaboration and the interface between innovation and impact are emphasised in the strategic research approaches,’ Prof. Cheung said.

A recording of Prof. Cheung’s session can be viewed here.