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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

CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President Prof. Rocky S. Tuan welcomed a 3-member delegation from Yale University, US led by its President Prof. Peter Salovey on 20 March 2024. The two universities are mainly connected through the partnership between New Asia College and the Yale-China Association (Yale-China) which have been working for seven decades. Through various collaborative programmes including the Yale University-New Asia Student Exchange Programme and Yale-China Fellowship, the two universities have fostered a vibrant exchange of knowledge and culture.


A 3-member delegation led by Dr. Linda Doyle, Provost and President of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland paid a courtesy visit to CUHK on 18 March 2024. It was Dr. Doyle’s first visit to CUHK since she took office in 2021 as the first female president in the university’s history. The delegation met with Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President; Prof. Alan Chan, Provost; and Ms. Shally Fan, Director of Academic Links, to exchange updates at both universities and discuss SDG education. Dr. Doyle and Prof. Tuan also took the opportunity to renew the university-wide general collaboration MOU and student exchange agreement which were first signed between the two universities in 2015. 

Meetings were held between CUHK representatives and Prof. Wei Li, Director and Dean of the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL), UK on campus on 1 March 2024. IOE, also known as the Faculty of Education and Society, works across education, culture, psychology, and social science. During visit, Prof. Li met with Prof. Alan Chan, Provost; Prof. Patrick Wong, Associate Vice-President (Research); Prof. Clement So, Associate Dean of Social Science (Interdisciplinary Programmes); and other representatives from the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages and Department of English. There were discussions on developing collaborations in several areas of common interest, such as media studies, China/East Asia studies, and applied linguistics. 

Prof. Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, and Ms. Kate Cambden, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, The University of Manchester, UK visited CUHK on 24 January 2024 to strengthen ties. During the visit, they met with Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President, and Ms. Shally Fan, Director of Academic Links, to review current partnerships between the two universities and discuss new initiatives in life sciences, cultural management, and environment and sustainability.

32 university presidents of leading universities from around the world and members of CUHK staff take part in the CUHK Diamond Jubilee University Presidents’ Forum.

In a landmark celebration of its 60th anniversary, CUHK hosted the Diamond Jubilee University Presidents’ Forum themed ‘Innovation and Edupreneurship: The Shifting Research and Education Agenda’ on 9 December 2023. This signature global thought leadership event brought together 32 university presidents hailing from 18 countries and regions spanning six continents, with over 120 global academic leaders and key stakeholders in attendance.

Distinguished speakers, including global higher education leaders such as University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor Prof. Irene Tracey, University of California Los Angeles Chancellor Prof. Gene D. Block, Peking University President Prof. Qihuang Gong, University of Toronto President Prof. Meric Gertler, University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dawn Freshwater, among others, lent their insights to the enriching discussions.

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Prof. Irene Tracey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, visited CUHK on 9 December 2023 to join the Diamond Jubilee University Presidents’ Forum and renew the partnership for the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC). Prof. Tracey met with CUHK’s Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President; Prof. Nick Rawlins, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Samuel Wong, Director of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care; Prof. Emily Chan and Prof. Kevin Hung, Co-Directors of CCOUC; and other representatives to review the achievements of CCOUC and discuss other collaboration opportunities between the two universities.

For more information on CCOUC’s latest developments, please click here.

Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), joining a 7-member delegation from the School of Global Policy and Strategy led by its Dean Dr. Caroline Freund, took part in the Inaugural Symposium and Signing Ceremony for the CUHK-UCSD Joint Laboratory on Chinese Economy held at CUHK on 8 December 2023. The Joint Laboratory, championed by the 21st Century China Center at UCSD and the Department of Economics at CUHK, aims to foster research collaboration in the fields of economic history and development; government and business; and institutions, science, and technology by pulling together researchers from political science, sociology, computer science, law, and economics.

At the closing of the symposium, Dr. Khosla and Dr. Freund signed a MOU for the new partnership with CUHK’s Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President, and Prof. Chi-yue Chiu, Dean of Social Science.


For more past visits/meetings in the last few months, please click here.


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.