PolyU launches a number of initiatives aligned with the Belt and Road strategy
With the years of track record and solid experience, PolyU is well-positioned to play a significant role in realizing the vision of Belt and Road. First proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, “One Belt” refers to the New Silk Road Economic Belt, which links China with Europe through Central and Western Asia by land; “One Road” refers to the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which connects China with Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe by sea.
PolyU supports Belt and Road Initiative to organise “Global Youth Leaders Summit 2018”
"Global Youth Leaders Summit 2018” was jointly organised by PolyU, Peking University, the Beijing Municipal Government, and Shougang Group of Beijing. The Summit has attracted more than 300 student leaders from 28 universities of 28 countries or regions across the globe, including along 22 Belt and Road countries or regions. It is the first-ever multi-partite collaboration for youth development among universities, government and business sectors.
In support of the Belt and Road strategy, the summit is initiated by PolyU's newly formed Global Youth Leadership and Service-learning Institute. It aims to provide students with opportunities to learn how to turn their vision into action, and to search for practical solutions to address critical challenges confronting the world today, such as education for all, poverty alleviation, and building of sustainable communities.
PolyU-XJTU Silk Road International School of Engineering nurtures talents for Belt and Road region through University-Industry Collaboration Project
The university-industry collaboration project of PolyU-XJTU Silk Road International School of Engineering launched in April 2018. It provides training workshop for senior managerial executives and researchers of enterprises, government units and higher education institutions involving in electricity and energy operations along Belt and Road region. The cross-regional, cross-cultural workshop is the first of its kind in both the mainland and Hong Kong.
The move aligns with the Belt and Road strategy for strengthening communication and cooperation among government, enterprises and professions so as to facilitate the participation of various sectors in Belt and Road projects. PolyU-XJTU Silk Road International School of Engineering will work out the future development for university-industry collaboration based on the experience and feedbacks from implementing the first project. It aims to explore cooperation with more enterprises, institutions and organisations in different spectra for furthering its training and research initiatives, so as to cope with the nation's mid- and long-term strategic plans for the Belt and Road region.
PolyU inaugurates Faculty of Business – Belt and Road Centre to serve as multi-disciplinary leading think tank
PolyU is to draw on its multi-disciplinary strength in the Faculty of Business to serve as a leading think tank Belt and Road related issues. The PolyU Faculty of Business – Belt and Road Centre (FB-BARC) is to apply the various expertise of the Faculty's 200-strong members to fill the gaps of providing research and services pertinent to the Belt and Road Initiative.
The FB-BARC is a platform that pools the research strengths of the Faculty's three departments in logistics and maritime studies, accounting, finance, economics, law, marketing, management and international business. It is to conduct inter-disciplinary research, consultancy for local community and Belt and Road economies, intellectual exchanges for the region, as well as integrating Belt and Road components into university curriculum.