policies and self-financing activities
In order to prepare for CityU's expanding mainland activities and self-financing
programmes, the University will establish a steering committee on mainland
policies and a steering committee on self-financing activities to be chaired
by the President H K Chang and Professor David
Tong, Deputy President, respectively. The two committees will
look at the University's activities and policies in these two areas over
next couple of years.
arrangements with mainland universities
CityU's joint research and taught programme initiatives on the mainland
have brought encouraging results. The University has successfully won
respect and developed a positive image on the mainland. Following the
Memorandum of Understanding signed on 13 June with the University of Science
and Technology of China to establish a high-level, joint research centre
in Suzhou, the following collaborative arrangements have been made, or
are in the making:
The School of Law has
a longstanding Agreement with Renmin University's School of Law jointly
running an LLM programme.
The Department of Building
and Construction has launched the MSc Construction Management programme
in collaboration with the Beijing Normal University, and signed an
agreement with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University to launch a Master's
degree programme in Building Engineering.
The Department of Manufacturing
Engineering and Engineering Management has signed an agreement with
the Shanghai Jiao Tong University to launch an engineering management
The Language Information
Sciences Research Centre will sign an agreement with the Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences for a new edition of the Language Atlas of China.
The School of Creative
Media is entering into a "trilateral agreement" with the Beijing
Film Academy and the School of Cinema-Television of the University
of Southern California, for promoting academic exchanges and deep
The Faculty of Business
will operate a Senior Executive Training Project in collaboration
with Beijing Capital International Airport Co Ltd.
Board of Management Membership
The Community College of City University (CCCU) Board
of Management will be chaired by a lay member of Council, Mr Vincent
Chow, with Professor David Tong, Deputy President,
as the Vice-Chairman. Members of the Board comprise: two external Council
members Mr Jack Lee and Ms Marina Wong;
Mr Gabriel Chan, Director of Finance; and Mr
John Dockerill, Provisional Provost of the College.
Before the CCCU acquires independent
accommodations, a significant portion of the Associate Degree programmes
it offers will be conducted on campus. There will be substantial sharing
of campus facilities and services with CCCU staff and students. Cross
membership of the Deputy President and the Director of Finance in both
the Management Board and the CCCU Board of Management will help to maintain
an active, high-level link between the University and the CCCU.
establishment of Communications Office
With effect from 1 July 2004, the University will establish
a Communications Office (COMO) to beef up communications efforts. COMO
will incorporate the existing Public Affairs Office (PAO) and the University
Publications Office (PUO) to bring a new level of integration and synergy
to the University's external public relations and internal communications.
A key objective of COMO is to help the University meet new challenges
by building trust and understanding among both the University community
and the public. The search for a Director of Communications is in progress.
Mrs Betty Chan, Director of PAO, serves as Acting Director
of Communications during the interim period.
To meet the growing demand for classrooms, especially for evening classes,
in the coming academic year, the University has started converting the
reading area of the Library, (located on 3/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building),
to four 60-seat classrooms.
Plans also have been made
to convert the two blocks of the To Yuen Building into office space, to
prepare for relocating offices in the Festival Walk Office Tower back
to the campus. The University will save money by relinquishing the Festival
Walk leases. Taught postgraduate students previously residing in the To
Yuen Building have moved into the Cornwall Street student hostels, while
staff residing in the staff quarters will move to staff quarters eslewhere.
The emptying of the staff quarters is expected to finish early next year,
followed by minor renovations such as installation of fire fighting equipment
and removal of toilets and kitchens. The conversion project is expected
to complete in late autumn next year.
Professor (Chair) Stephen Cheung Yan-leung, Department
of Economics and Finance, has been appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive
as a member of the Statistics Advisory Board from 1 June 2004 to 1 June
Appointed as Honorary Professors of Baoji University of
Arts and Sciences, Shaanxi, China: Professor (Chair) Czeslaw Rudowicz,
of Physics and Materials Science; and Dr Elisabeth Rudowicz,
Associate Professor, Department
of Applied Social Studies.
Kenji Yum Tsz-yin, Bachelor of Engineering graduate and
currently PhD student of the Electronic Engineering Department, won first
prize in the 2004 IEEE International Microwave Symposium Student Paper
Competition held in the US earlier this month. Kenji also received the
Fellowship Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
"The Splashing Richness of Ink and Brushes", organized by CCIV,
1 JulyˇV29 August, CityU Gallery.
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