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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 Dr. Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, on 17 November 2020 to discuss collaboration opportunities, particularly in ocean/marine research. UCSD also shared about the University’s successful efforts in sewage testing for COVID-19 as part of its broader plan to resume on-campus activity.

A meeting was held between the leadership of The University of Sydney (USyd) and CUHK on 28 October 2020 to reaffirm ties. Prof. Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of USyd, and Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, discussed ways to expand the partnership during the global pandemic, particularly in terms of supporting student mobility and research virtually and visiting professorships.

CUHK and USyd have been partners since 2006 engaging in student mobility and joint research (e.g. integrative medicine and planetary health). In recent years, both universities have identified each other as a strategic partner and a joint fund was established to support initiatives that strengthen their strategic priorities. Besides, both universities are members of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.


A meeting with the new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, Prof. Lisa Roberts, was held on 17 September 2020. Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, gave an overview on the ongoing collaborations between the two universities, as well as new initiatives such as teaching collaboration in law.

Prof. Roberts previously served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Leeds, where she had grown familiar with CUHK given the common membership in the Worldwide Universities Network. Prof. Roberts looks to build a deeper partnership between Exeter and CUHK in the years to come.

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.








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.