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LU and Shenzhen University sign Letter of Intent on Collaboration to nurture talent for Greater Bay Area development

25 May 2021

LU and Shenzhen University sign Letter of Intent on Collaboration
SZU President Prof Li Qingquan (front left) and LU Council Chairman Mr Andrew Yiu Cho-fai (front right) sign a Letter of Intent on Collaboration under the witness of (standing behind from left) Mr Chen Qiuming, Director of the Shenzhen Municipal Education Bureau; Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, HKSAR Secretary for Education; Prof Jiang Jianxiang,
Director-General of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; and Mr He Xinhong, Deputy Director of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipality.

Lingnan University (LU) and Shenzhen University (SZU) in the Mainland signed a Letter of Intent on Collaboration on 25 May 2021, aiming to foster academic cooperation in various areas, including the offering of joint undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programmes, undertaking research and development projects, and exploring the feasibility of establishing a joint campus in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) to nurture top-notch talent.


Mr Andrew Yao Cho-fai, Council Chairman of LU and Li Qingquan, President of Shenzhen University, signed a Letter of Intent on Collaboration on behalf of LU and SZU.


Based on their respective competitive undergraduate programmes and strengths, the two universities will jointly offer “2+2 Dual Undergraduate Degree Programmes” to meet the future development needs in the GBA. Students will spend the first two years at their home university and then another two years at the partner university. By employing all their  resources and strengths in postgraduate education, both parties will also offer joint master’s and doctoral degree programmes to cultivate quality higher degree graduates.


To seize the opportunities arising from the development of the GBA, LU and SZU will jointly establish an Institute of Advanced Studies, academic centres and an innovation centre, apply for national and local funding for joint research projects, and promote R&D and technology transfer in industrial technologies. In addition, the two parties will actively explore new modes of cooperation between LU and SZU as well as discuss the possibility and feasibility of setting up a joint campus in the GBA according to the relevant Government policies for cooperation in higher education.