policies and internationalisation strategy
In order to prepare for CityU's expanding mainland activities
and advancement in internationalisation, the University established a
Steering Committee on Mainland China Policies and a Committee on Internationalisation
Strategy, in October 2004 and January 2005, respectively, both led by
Professor H K Chang, President.
The Steering Committee on
Mainland China Policies is to decide on the directions for outreach development
and to formulate strategic plans for academic collaborative activities
with higher education institutions and government agencies on the mainland.
It has met twice and discussed CityU's general development on the mainland
and the recruitment of mainland students. Members of the Committee include
Professor Y S Wong, Vice-President (Administration),
Mr James Ng, Executive Director of CityU Extension, Professor
Roderick Wong, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Professor
L K Chan, Dean of the Faculty of Business (FB), Professor
C H Chan, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE),
and Professor Cheng Pei-kai, Director of the Chinese
The recently established Committee
on Internationalisation Strategy aims to respond to the University Grants
Committeeˇ¦s call for the internationalisation of higher education and
the need to strengthen the Universityˇ¦s international ties in academic
and student exchange activities, and to promote internationalisation of
the student body on campus. The Committee, comprising Professor
David Tong, Deputy President; Professor Edmond Ko,
Vice-President (Undergraduate Education) and Dean of Students; Professor
L K Chan, FB Dean; Professor Ian Holliday, Dean of the
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor C H Chan, FSE Dean;
Professor James Moy, Dean of the School of Creative Media;
Professor Peter Malanczuk, Dean of the School of Law;
and Professor Roderick Wong, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, will
hold its first meeting at the end of February.
ranks among the worldˇ¦s top business schools
CityU's Faculty of Business (FB) ranks among the best 100 business schools
in the world, according to the School of Management of The University
of Texas at Dallas (UTD), US. The FB also ranks among the top five business
schools within the Asia-Pacific region; and among the top 15 in the world,
outside of North America. The UTD ranking is based on research contributions
to the worldˇ¦s 22 top academic business journals.
CityU has received three group project grants totaling
HK$11.04m, the largest amount among the UGC-funded institutions for the
2004ˇV05 round of the Research Grants Councilˇ¦s (RGC) Central Allocation
Fund (CAF). The amount of funding for the three projects accounts for
42.5% of the total CAF of HK$26m, testifying to the Universityˇ¦s strengths
in applied research and its leadership in collaborative projects.
The three awarded proposals are group research projects jointly conducted
with other UGC-funded institutions. The three projects, all in the area
of physics and materials science, are headed respectively, by researchers
from CityU's Department of Physics and Materials Science: Dr Igor Bello,
Associate Professor, Professor Paul Chu, Professor (Chair) of Materials
Engineering, and Professor S T Lee, Professor (Chair) of Materials Science.
Alumni Club on the mainland
In January, the University established the CityU Beijing
Alumni Club, the first alumni club on the mainland, to offer an opportunity
for CityU alumni to connect and share experiences, as well as to strengthen
the Universityˇ¦s support network and help promote its presence and image
on the mainland. The launch of the Club was witnessed by 30 CityU alumni
and 30 scholars who have taught or worked at CityU and exchange students
at the "Friends of CityU" dinner in Beijing on 28 January.
From 26ˇV29 January, Professor H K Chang led a six-member delegation comprising
staff responsible for external relations and business to Beijing. The
delegation met officials from the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office,
the Ministry of Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University and several
Through fostering closer ties
with Government departments, higher educational institutions, alumni and
the media, the visit further promotes the Universityˇ¦s image on the mainland
and opens up opportunities for further collaboration.
Plans are under way to establish
alumni clubs in other cities or provinces on the mainland, such as in
New Year Staff Party
The annual Chinese New Year Staff Party for the Year of
the Rooster will take place from
11:30 am to 2:30 pm on 15 February. Programmes include: a lunch buffet
which starts at 11:30 am in Multi-purpose Rooms A, B and C, a lion dance
performance at University Circle at 12 noon, and City Talents Arena and
lucky draws at the Chan Tai Ho Multi-purpose Hall at 12:30 pm.
On 18 February, the City University of Hong Kong Press
will hold a Book Launch Ceremony for the book Guide Pratique de Conversation:
Francais-Cantonais-Mandarin by Mr David Santandreu, Lecturer
of the Division of Language Studies, at 4pm, CCIV AV Room.
The CityU Badminton and Table-Tennis Tournaments 2005, jointly organized
by the Human Resources Office and Student Development Services, will take
place 9ˇV16 April. Staff, students and alumni are invited to participate
in the events. Applications and related details are available from 16
February at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/hro/sr/bt05. The deadline for entry
is 11 March. Enquiries: 2788 9432.