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WUN Events and Activities


Researchers across WUN organise a variety of events and activities to promote research collaboration and graduate education, as well as to disseminate knowledge and exchange information. These take place in both the physical and the virtual environment. Please see below for a list of upcoming and past events/activities.


Conferences & Meetings Organised by WUN

The WUN AGM in Monterrey gathers some 50 representatives from across the member universities.


CUHK Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rocky S. Tuan spoke at the WUN Presidents Forum on sustainability education in May. Joining his counterparts from the University of Alberta, University of Bristol, and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in the ‘Leadership in Education and Curriculum’ panel, Prof. Tuan emphasised the critical role of universities in addressing global sustainability challenges and CUHK’s commitment to integrating sustainable development in its curriculum and fostering a culture of social responsibility. He shared about the SDG Scheme in the University General Education Programme; the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change which has attracted over 1.3m visitors to date and trained over 100 student ambassadors; and the partnerships with the University of Exeter and QS, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities for online student programmes related to the SDGs.

The Presidents Forum was part of the 3-day WUN Annual General Meeting hosted by Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico during 22-24 May. The event brought together some 50 representatives from across the member universities, including Prof. Mai Har Sham, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), who represented CUHK in the WUN Academic Advisory Group.

The upcoming WUN Annual General Meeting will be hosted by the University of Pretoria in May 2024. More information will be available in due course.


Hosted by the University of Lausanne, the AGM 2022 was the first opportunity since 2019 for  members to connect in-person. Besides providing an opportunity to review WUN’s collaborative initiatives in research and education, the AGM featured a Presidents Forum themed ‘Addressing Inequality in Higher Education and Research’ , as well as meetings of the Partnership Board, Academic Advisory Group, and Coordinators Group.


To revisit the Presidents Forum recordings, please click here.

A workshop will be organized by the WUN Public Health Global Challenge Steering Group on 12 May 2022, 8am (UK time)/3pm (HK time) to introduce the Mental Health Initiative and foster dialogues and collaborations around the mental health challenges brought on by events and crises of the era, including but not limited to COVID-19, climate change, conflict, refugees, and migration.

The workshop is by invitation only. For enquiry, please contact Dr. John Bell at the University of Alberta by 15 April 2022.


Conferences & Meetings Organised by CUHK


CUHK will organise the Workshop on Practice of Smart Cities and Implications for Urban Planning and Design on 11 April 2022 at 2:30pm-4:30pm (HK time). Supported by WUN and the Urban Studies Programme at CUHK, the workshop will feature five speakers from industry and academia who will share their works and experiences in smart cities planning and design in different regions, including Japan, India, and China.

The workshop is open to the public. Registration is required.

Video of webinar

CUHK, University of Leeds, The University of Auckland, and the University of Bristol will jointly organise an online workshop “E-mobility and Future Transport” on 2 November 2021 (5:00pm HK time/9:00am UK time). Supported by WUN, the workshop will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss the latest research on e-mobility and future transport, with a focus on electric vehicle, e-scooter, and other emerging transport modes. The workshop will have two parts:

  • Part I. Four presentations will be given by professors from four universities (Aarhus University, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, University of Leeds, and CUHK)
  • Part II. A roundtable discussion with speakers from the University of Bristol, The University of Manchester, ARUP, and Trans-Consult on the latest practices in industry and their policy implications.




The workshop is open to the public. Registration is required (by 27 Oct 2021).

The International Conference on Gender and (Im)mobility in Uncertain Times is organized as part of CUHK’s Diversity and Inclusion Week and the WUN RDF project ‘Women’s Mobility: Negotiating Work and Family Spheres in Asia’ led by Prof. Jing Song of the Gender Studies Programme. The conference will discuss issues of workplace dynamics, family relations, gender norms, and social inequalities in public and private spheres across societies and under the pandemic. It will also address issues of gender equality, diversity, and inclusion with timely research in uncertain times. Registration is now open and will close on 10 March 2021, 12:00nn (HK time). For more information, please refer to the event webpage.


WUN at CUHK Contact

To learn more about opportunities provided through the WUN for CUHK researchers, please visit WUN’s website or contact:

Ms. Shally Fan
Director of Academic Links
Tel:  +852 3943 7586
Email: shallyfan@cuhk.edu.hk

Ms. Yvonne Heung
Programme Manager
Tel: +852 3943 4371
Email: yvonneheung@cuhk.edu.hk