Tony F Chan, President of Hongkong University (HKUST) of Science and Technology, visited UCAS on Sept 23. Ding Zhongli, President of UCAS and Vice-President of CAS, met with him at UCAS Yanqihu campus.
Ding welcomed Tony F Chan and briefed them on UCAS unique education mode which features the fusion of science and technology. He believed there is much room for cooperation between both universities in joint-school running, science and technology and transformation of sci-tech achievements.
Tony F Chan praised UCAS’s strong sci-tech strength supported by CAS. He suggested both universities initiate some substantial programs such as undergraduate exchange program, joint graduate training program and faculty exchange program.
In addition, Ding and Tony Chan discussed on the possibility of establishing an association of science and technology universities.
HKUST, a young and dynamic university founded in 1991, has in its short history established a global reputation for excellence. As a dynamic, front-running research university, HKUST focuses on both innovative teaching and learning, and pioneering research in the fields of science, engineering, business and management, humanities and social science. Its world-class faculty members and its well-designed research infrastructure have seen HKUST make many ground-breaking discoveries. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked HKUST as the No. 1 university in Asia (2011-2013) and 28th in the World's top universities (2015).