CityU President’s party visits Tsinghua University in Beijing

Mavis Wong

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A delegation of senior officials from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Cornell University (Cornell) explored areas of mutual interest for collaboration on a visit to Beijing.

The delegation led by Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, and accompanied by Professor Michael Kotlikoff, Cornell Provost, was welcomed by Professor Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University (THU).

Other officials included Professor Lu Jian, CityU’s Vice-President (Research and Technology), Professor Michael Reichel, Acting Dean of CityU’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and Professor Lorin Warnick, Interim Dean of Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Professor Kuo introduced his party to the THU management and expressed the wish to open discussions on future collaborations between the three universities, especially in the biomedical, medical and veterinary medicine areas.

Professor Kotlikoff outlined Cornell’s strengths in life sciences and medical, veterinary and biomedical research, and expressed a wish to seek Tsinghua University’s interest in deeper collaboration.

Professor Qiu introduced the visitors to THU’s achievements in academic development and nurturing talent. He also recalled the history and milestones of the collaboration between the three universities and expressed hopes for this partnership to continue.

The visiting delegates enjoyed a tour of the historic parts of THU and expressed their appreciation of the beauty of the campus.


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