Deeper collaborations with Sun Yat-sen University fostered along the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
Issue No. 84 Feb 2019
The Fourth Annual Meeting of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and Lingnan University Cooperative Development Committee was successfully held on Lingnan campus on 16 January. Prof XIAO Haipeng, Vice-President of SYSU led his delegation to meet with Prof Joshua MOK Ka-Ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University and the academic members from various professional disciplines.
The Vice-Presidents confirmed at the meeting that both universities, sharing the same origin and historical background, are dedicated to deepening their collaborations and linking the bonding tightly through concrete cooperation activities. Along the celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of the founding of China and the 40th Anniversary of the reform and opening up of China, the two universities are committed to contributing to the development of the higher education in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, China and the world.
Building on the years of collaborations of student and faculty exchange, academic activities and joint research projects including but not limited to the study of “Perception & Evaluation of Hong Kong Residents of the Greater Bay Area Development” released in October 2018, the participating members discussed in focus the dimensions of Sociology, History, Economics and Management, Social Policy and Psychology. The plans for collaborations in teaching and learning and research in the coming year, including joint researches, joint student development, joint PhD programmes, sharing of laboratory facilities and course exchanges, were thoroughly discussed at the meeting.
Prof LU Jun, Dean of Lingnan College of SYSU reported to the members the successful development of the College in the past year and their strong willingness to continue to work closely together. Representatives from the University Prof LIU Liming, Dean of Faculty of Business and Prof LIN Ping, Head of Department of Economics discussed with Prof Lu on facilitating the cooperation with Lingnan College in the fields of Finance, Management and Economics so as to enhance the interflows of staff and students in the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
As mutual strategic partners, both Lingnan and SYSU looked forward to closer cooperation and reaping the advantages brought by the development of the Greater Bay Area and China.