On April 25, Fudan University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held the fifth Meeting of the Steering Committee for Cooperation between the two universities online.
The meeting centered on the progress of existing collaborative projects such as Fudan-CUHK Joint Research Center in Life and Biomedical Sciences, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Development Institute (SHKDI), and the double-degree program in tourism management. The meeting further explored the possibility of future cooperation between two universities.
Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK Rocky S. Tuan said, thanks to the cooperation and exchange mechanism of the Steering Committee, the two universities are able to carry out diversified cooperation projects in a more orderly way. The two sides have maintained close ties in education programs, curriculum, student exchange and internship programs. At the invitation of Fudan, CUHK has joined the BRICS University Alliance. Tuan said that he was looking forward to the in-depth cooperation between the two universities in major scientific research areas.
President of Fudan University Jin Li pointed out that CUHK and Fudan share a common mission to shoulder their responsibilities in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and together they aim to make important contributions to Hong Kong and to transform it into an international hub of science and technology innovation. Fudan has always seen CUHK as one of its most important partners in Hong Kong. The cooperation between the two universities goes back a long way, and the prospect for future cooperation is bright.
Jin said, in recent years, the two sides have deepened their cooperation in tourism management, life sciences, and other areas. In April 2019, Fudan and CUHK signed an agreement on the double-degree program in tourism management. In June 2021, the Fudan-CUHK Joint Research Center in Life and Biomedical Sciences was established to further leverage their respective research expertise and make full use of the high-quality research resources of the two universities. In the future, the two sides will deepen cooperation in important scientific research areas and major disciplines.
At the end of the meeting, Jin and Tuan renewed the agreement on inter-university cooperation and exchange on behalf of the two universities.
Vice President of Fudan University Chen Zhimin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice President of CUHK Chan Wai-yee and Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice President of CUHK Sham Mai-har attended the meeting.