PolyU established the Silk Road International School of Engineering (SRISE) in partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) back in 2017, and later launched the first-of-its-kind university-industry collaboration programme titled “Belt and Road Advanced Professional Development Programme in Power and Energy” with the support of two further collaborative partners, namely the State Grid Corporation of China (State Grid) and The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited (HK Electric), to nurture senior talent for the power and energy industry. More than 200 industry professionals have already participated in the programme in the previous three cohorts, generating more than 5,000 contact hours through a variety of knowledge exchange and learning activities.


The University is delighted to announce that the joint collaboration in running the programme will be extended for another three years. The four partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding in early June to officially share the good news.


The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding was held online in Hong Kong and Mainland China simultaneously. Professor Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU’s President, who attended the ceremony, said, “PolyU’s motto is ‘To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind’. It is our mission to support the advancement of society and the economy through teaching and scientific research. PolyU will hence continue to collaborate with other parties in education, research and knowledge transfer to contribute to the development of countries and regions along the Belt and Road.”


The first training programme of 2021 is scheduled to be conducted online in the fourth quarter of this year, with a series of seminars for senior executives and exchange sessions for researchers coming up soon.


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