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Delegation Visits

The Office of Academic Links (OAL) hosts delegation visits and virtual 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 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 4-member delegation led by Prof. Andrea Encalada, Provost of Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) visited CUHK on 27 June 2023 and met with Prof. Alan Chan, Provost, and Ms. Shally Fan, Director of Academic Links, to learn more about the University and explore opportunities for faculty and student mobility and joint research.

USFQ is a private liberal arts university in Quito, Ecuador. Both USFQ and CUHK are members of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).


A 13-member delegation led by Prof. Lisa Roberts, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, visited CUHK on 1 June 2023 to renew partnership for the CUHK-Exeter Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE), discuss new initiatives, and convene the ENSURE Workshop and Mini-Symposium on campus. During the visit, the delegation met with the university leadership, as well as senior representatives from the Faculties of Art, Education, Law, Science, and Social Science to explore collaboration opportunities in education and research.

ENSURE was established by CUHK and Exeter in 2018 with funding to embark on large, impactful collaborations to address emerging issues related to global environmental change. With the renewal of the Agreement for another period of five years, the centre will play a leading role in advancing sustainable development through research, education, public engagement, and policy advocacy. A joint PhD student supervision programme will also be established to support the work of ENSURE.

For more details on the visit, please click here.

CUHK Provost Prof. Alan Chan and Exeter Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Prof. Lisa Roberts renew the partnership for ENSURE.


A 5-member delegation led by Prof. Deborah Terry AO, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland (UQ), visited CUHK on 27 March 2023 and met with CUHK leaderships and senior representatives to strengthen ties and discuss future collaborations, specifically in tackling the challenge of an ageing population via research and translation.

During the visit, Prof. Alan Rowan, Director of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and Prof. Pankaj Sah, Director, Queensland Brain Institute, also joined a roundtable chaired by Prof. Wai-yee Chan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Developments), to exchange views and interests with CUHK researchers, including Prof. Andrew Chan, Director of the School of Biomedical Sciences; Prof. Bruce Ransom, Director of the Gerald Choa Neuroscience Institute; Prof. Vincent Mok, Director of the Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia; Prof. Patrick Wong, Director of the Brain and Mind Institute; and Prof. Owen Ko, Head of the Translational Neuroscience Unit in the Division of Neurology.



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.