Strengthening Ties with Hong Kong’s Academic Powerhouses - NCCU Meets with 3 of Its Partner Universities
|Celebrating the reached agreement between NCCU and the Chinese University of Hong Kong with CUHK President Rocky S Tuan (middle), Vice President Fok Tai-fai (second from right), and the Director for Academic Links (China) Ms. Wing Wong (first from right) © OIC, NCCU.|
|Capturing the moment of the newly signed university-level student exchange agreement between NCCU and CUHK.© OIC, NCCU.|
|Formal gift exchange between NCCU President Prof. Edward Chow and President of the City University of Hong Kong Prof. Way Kuo. © OIC, NCCU.|
|NCCU’s delegation’s fruitful meeting with the representatives of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. © OIC, NCCU.|
by Christian Schoppmeyer /
OIC Campus Reporter
In the context of the fifth Cross-strait Forum on Education of Modern Colleges held by the Chinese University of Hong Kong from July 17 to July 20, NCCU delegation set forth on a journey to one of Asia’s most vibrant cities. Consisting of NCCU President Prof Edward Chow, Vice President for International Cooperation Prof. Mei-Fen Chen, and the Director of NCCU’s Center for China Studies Prof. Ching-Ping Tang, NCCU representatives did not only attend the event, but also utilized this unique opportunity to visit three partner universities.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), as the host of this year’s event, thereby represented the first discussion partner on the NCCU delegation’s quest to further the relations among its Hong Kong partners. During the meeting with CUHK President Rocky S Tuan, Vice President Fok Tai-fai, and the Director for Academic Links (China) Ms. Wing Wong, a great success has been achieved. Apart from renewing the Memorandum of Understanding that had previously been signed, both institutions reached an agreement on establishing a student exchange program at university-level. CUHK, being ranked on position 49 in the most recent QS Global World Ranking, without a doubt constitutes an excellent choice for NCCU students interested in a semester abroad.
Subsequently, the NCCU delegation was warmly invited to a meeting with the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) by, among others, President Prof. Way Kuo, Provost Prof. Alex Jen, and Chief-of-Staff Prof. Paul K. S. Lam. Having scored an equally impressive ranking at the QS World University Ranking and being known for its strengths in innovation - CityU launched the very first undergraduate program in veterinary medicine in Hong Kong – NCCU and CityU can jointly look back on many years of collaborations and have maintained steady numbers of students participating in the exchange program on both sides.
Lastly, the delegation spearheaded by NCCU President Prof. Edward Chow visited the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Building upon the existing partnership with regard to the summer school exchange program, both institutions not only are on the way to increase the quota for summer exchange but also signal their interest in expanding the current cooperation by also initiating regular semester-based student exchange. This will certainly bring the two institutions closer.