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Alumni e-newsletter

Greetings from the Office of Academic Links (OAL)!

It is our pleasure to be in touch with you again in the hot summer of 2011. We hope that this newsletter finds you well.

We would like to welcome our new cohort of alumni who have been with us in the past academic year 2010-11. If you have not registered for the Student Exchange Alumni Directory yet, we encourage you to do so. To complete the student exchange alumni profile page, please click here. We have also set up a Facebook page in which you can make new connections with other alumni. The page is: Student Exchange Alumni at CUHK.

If you have stories to share, or you want to announce upcoming events for networking and reunion, please write to OAL for Student Exchange Alumni at CUHK at exchangealumni@cuhk.edu.hk. We welcome any suggestions you may have for future networking possibilities and alumni gatherings also.

 

Student Exchange Alumni Directory

Since October 2010, we have been collecting information on our alumni. As of 10 August 2011, we have received response from 7,338 alumni. The updated findings are as follows:

  • 147 alumni are currently living in Hong Kong; 32 of them are employed, while 4 alumni are undertaking their PhD in Hong Kong. Since many alumni have not provided their employment information, these findings may not be reflective.
  • CUHK has been active in academic exchange activities since its establishment in 1963. We have received information from 52 alumni who participated in the programme in the academic year 1977-78.

 

Call for Alumni Updates

Did you get a recent promotion, award, or special grant that you would like to share with old friends from CUHK? How about a recent marriage, a new baby, or a career update? The Make Them Known!Section in the alumni e-newsletter will feature news and information of our exchange alumni at CUHK. Please email OAL for Student Exchange Alumni at CUHK at exchangealumni@cuhk.edu.hk.

 

International Summer School

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s International Summer School (ISS) provides students with an exceptional opportunity to combine high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience. Students learn and live alongside other academic achievers from different countries and cultures. International students can immerse themselves in a multicultural environment and gain insights into Asian cultures, experience a unique learning environment on the CUHK campus outside regular term time, and enjoy the many pleasures of summer in Hong Kong. More

If you had enjoyed your time at CUHK and want to encourage friends or family to come to CUHK, the ISS is a good programme, particularly for those who do not want to be away from home for an extended period.

 

CUHK News

Collaboration Agreement Signed to Establish the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

With the staunch support of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) signed a Collaboration Agreement in Shenzhen on 4 July 2011 with Shenzhen University to establish the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), marking an important milestone in the University’s venture to offer education in Shenzhen. The plan represents a historical step in CUHK’s development in mainland China, and promises to have a profound impact on the training of top talents and on technology innovation in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta (PRD), the long-term prosperity of Hong Kong, as well as educational reform in China. More

 

Brown University-CUHK Summer Institute 2010-2011

The first Brown University-CUHK Summer Institute took place in the summer of 2011, with CUHK’s Faculty of Arts hosting the programme on comparative cultural heritage. Eleven students from Brown University and CUHK took part in the inaugural Institute entitled “Cultural Heritage Preservation and Management Strategies: Hong Kong and New England”.

The first half of the programme commenced in Hong Kong on 7 June 2011. Students explored ways in which individuals, institutions, and the government have preserved the city’s cultural heritage, and examined the conflict and negotiation of economic and political interests in urban renewal and heritage conservation and preservation. After four weeks in Hong Kong, the students visited Beijing during 3-7 July 2011 before they flew to Providence, US for the second half of the programme. More

 

CUHK ranked within Top 200 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2011

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has been ranked within top 200 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2011 published by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University on 15 August 2011. There are two more Chinese Universities which are also ranked within top 200 and they are National Taiwan University and Tsinghua University.

Published annually since 2003, the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks the world’s top 500 universities based on the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution. More

 

Oxford and CUHK join force in promoting disaster and medical humanitarian response

With a generous donation from the China Emergency Relief Training (CERT), CUHK and the University of Oxford (Oxford) have established the “CERT-CUHK-Oxford University Centre for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)”. Based in CUHK’s School of Public Health and Primary Care (SPHPC), CCOUC will focus on academic, research, and training on disaster preparedness, relief and response in the Greater China region with an objective to establish a centre of excellence in disaster medicine and medical humanitarian public health response. Prof. Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford was on the campus of CUHK on 19 April for the plague unveiling ceremony and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the partnership. More

 

Global Business Studies programme receives Honorable Mention in 2011 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education

CUHK’s Global Business Studies, also known as the GLOBE (Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education) programme has been awarded Honorable Mention in the category of International Partnership in the 2011 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Launched in 2005, the GLOBE programme was recognized by IIE for its innovative joint curriculum. The programme is jointly offered by CUHK’s Faculty of Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, and the University of South Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The programme admits 45 elite students each year to study together for 16 months in Hong Kong, Denmark and the US. In addition to offering regional business courses from Asian, European and American perspectives, the programme curriculum of GLOBE also consists of study trips to selected corporations, government departments and NGOs in Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Washington D.C. so as to develop students’ global mindset and understanding of the interconnectedness and interdependence of the business environment in the global market. More


Office of Academic Links (OAL) for Student Exchange Alumni at CUHK

Room 1303, Floor 13, Yasumoto International Academic Park,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

Phone (852) 3943-7597
Fax (852) 2603-5402
E-mail: exchangealumni@cuhk.edu.hk
Website: www.oal.cuhk.edu.hk

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