CityUHK and the University of Cambridge forge new academic collaborations

Julian Ng


CityUHK signed MoUs with the University of Cambridge
(From left) President Boey, Professor Lu, Professor Durkan and Professor Cardwell
CityUHK signed MoUs with the University of Cambridge
(From left) President Boey, Professor Wang, Professor Kaminski, and Professor Cardwell

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK), recognised as the world's most international university, is expanding its global collaborations with leading universities to enhance its research and educational excellence further. On 3 May, CityUHK and the University of Cambridge solidified their commitment to mutual cooperation by signing two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in academic and research collaboration.

Professor Freddy Boey, CityUHK President, led a high-level delegation to the University of Cambridge and attended the MoUs signing. 

The first MoU, focusing on academic and research collaboration, was signed by Professor Lu Jian, Dean of the College of Engineering at CityUHK and Professor Colm Durkan, Professor of Nanoengineering Science, and Head of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and witnessed by President Boey and Professor David Cardwell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning of the University of Cambridge. The agreement will explore opportunities for education, research development, and commercialisation between CityUHK's College of Engineering and Cambridge's Department of Engineering. 

Another MoU, centred on joint research and scholarship collaborations, was signed by Professor Wang Xin, Dean of the College of Science at CityUHK, and and Professor Clemens Kaminski, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. This agreement aims to foster collaborative research and development between CityUHK's College of Science and the Cambridge's Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
“Given the University of Cambridge's illustrious history, extensive research capabilities, and diverse global talent pool, it stands as one of the most prestigious institutions worldwide. I am confident that, in conjunction with CityUHK's pioneering initiatives and robust talent network in Asia, we can forge a significant partnership through our collaborative programmes under the MoUs,” said President Boey.
He further expressed his unwavering confidence in the success of the partnership with the University of Cambridge, anticipating it would foster synergy in knowledge exchange and research between both universities. “I eagerly anticipate leveraging our multidisciplinary strengths to ensure that our joint efforts will not only enrich our students’ experiences but also generate positive societal impacts,” President Boey added.

The University of Cambridge, established in 1209, is one of the world's oldest universities and a member of the esteemed Russell Group in the UK. It is renowned for its global reputation, consistently high rankings, as well as teaching and research excellence in a wide range of disciplines. 

CityUHK is currently collaborating with 21 leading UK universities in the Russell Group, including the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Exeter.


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