Collaboration with Longgang District will boost technology development

Mavis Wong

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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Longgang District Government of Shenzhen on 20 November will strengthen collaboration in higher education, innovative technology and financial projects, veterinary medicine, new technology development, international technology transfer and other areas.
The MOU covers three major areas: (a) laying a foundation for the comprehensive development of CityU’s School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), including the teaching of its programmes and conducting feasibility studies for setting up laboratories for animal hygiene and food safety; (b) further development of the international technology transfer  platform at CityU (Shenzhen), including collaboration with Stanford University to set up an alliance for international technology transfer; and (c) further development of the research base at the CityU (Shenzhen) Research Institute Building by bringing in CityU’s research teams on advanced materials, nanotechnology, low-carbon energy and creative media to work at the base.
Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, and Mr Feng Xianxue, Director and Deputy Secretary of Party Committee for Longgang District, signed the MOU on behalf of CityU and Longgang District Government, respectively.
Guests attending the signing ceremony included Professor Lu Jian, CityU Vice-President (Research and Technology); Mr Sunny Lee Wai-kwong, CityU Vice-President (Administration); Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing, CityU Chief-of-Staff; Mr David Ai Chuan, Director of CityU’s Knowledge Transfer Office; Dr Howard Wong Kai-hay, Executive Director of Professional Veterinary Education and Development in CityU’s SVM; Mr Yang Hong, Secretary of the Party Committee for Longgang District; Mr Xiong Xiaoping, member of the Standing Committee for Longgang District and Ms Yang Li, Deputy Director for Longgang District.
In addition, CityU’s senior management exchanged ideas with representatives of Longgang District Government during a visit to the International University Town of Shenzhen East on the same day.
At the meeting, Professor Lu introduced CityU’s latest developments.

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