MOU forges closer links between CityU, SIAT-CAS
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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), an extension of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
SIAT-CAS, which was established in 2006, encourages innovations in modern equipment manufacturing and service industries, and promotes collaborations between industries and research institutions in Guangdong and Hong Kong.
The MOU, which was signed on 15 November, details a framework for collaborations between CityU and SIAT-CAS in terms of the joint setting up of research centres, applying for grants, supervising PhDs, knowledge transfer and sharing resources in the areas of new energy, advanced materials, biotechnology, energy conservation and smart grid.
The MOU was signed by Professor Lu Jian (left, front row), Vice-President (Research and Technology) and Dean of Graduate Studies at CityU, and Dr Lu Jiancheng (right, front row), Vice-President of SIAT-CAS, during the annual meeting of the Shenzhen Virtual University Park. The signing ceremony was one of the highlights of the meeting. Professor Xue Quan, Associate Vice-President (Innovation Advancement and China Office), witnessed the signing ceremony.