Bridging CityU with the international community
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Professor Chang organized the afternoon meeting to promote CityU among the international community. “
The delegation praised CityU’s rapid development as a young and dynamic university and its achievements in advanced applied research, particularly its efforts in providing an internationalized education to broaden students’ horizons.
“We’re trying our best to give our students an internationalized learning environment, by offering world-class teachers and programmes, and attracting students from all over the world,” Professor Chang told the delegates.The delegation included Mr Murray Alexander Cobban, Consul-Genera of Australia; Mr Gerald Kenneth Campbell, Consul-General of Canada; Mr Basant K Gupta, Consul-General of India; Mrs Boel Evander, Consul-General of Sweden; Mr Vichai Varasirikul, Consul-General, and Miss Waramon Waruttama, Consul, Royal Thai Consulate-General; and Mr Andrew Thomas Roe, Head of Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong and Macau, European Union. After the 30-minute introduction delivered by the President, the delegation took part in a campus tour, visiting the Centre of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) and the School of Creative Media (SCM). COSDAF Director Professor Lee Shuit Tong and Professor Liu Zhi-Qiang from SCM welcomed the delegation, introducing them to CityU’s achievements in nanotechnology research and creative media education, respectively. The visitors were impressed by COSDAF and SCM. “Something very pioneering is happening at CityU,” commented
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Like many other members of the delegation, Mr Campbell was excited to learn from the President that CityU also recruits international students. “I believe CityU’s internationalized learning environment and programmes will attract many young people from