Hong Kong and Mainland higher education institutions Thursday (June 28) signed a Letter of Intent to further strengthen and enhance exchange and collaboration efforts embracing bilateral visits, nurturing talents and collaborative research among higher education institutions of both regions. Chu Hai College of Higher Education was one of the signatories of the scheme.
According to the Letter of Intent, higher education institutions in Hong Kong with the authority to confer Bachelor degrees or above will be able to further expand and deepen collaboration with their Mainland counterparts on the principle of inter-institutional co-operation and bilateral exchange.
Students on undergraduate programmes and postgraduate programmes at Master’s and PhD levels as well as academic staff of the respective higher education institutions will all be able to participate in exchange activities, with the priority given to local students in Hong Kong.
Exchange activities will include visiting Mainland and Hong Kong higher education institutions for academic pursuit and research, in addition to short-term exchanges and visit programmes. The Central Government will set up a dedicated fund to support academic staff and students in Hong Kong to participate in exchange programmes on the Mainland.
Chu Hai College of Higher Education is one of the higher education institutions in Hong Kong poised to participate in this scheme, to be joined by higher education institutions on the Mainland, including Peking University, Tsinghua University and Fudan University.