The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) held an agreement signing ceremony yesterday to further their collaboration in areas of space science and technology, marine science and technology, tourism management research as well as innovation and entrepreneurship.
The signing ceremony was held in the Zhuhai campus of Sun Yat-sen University. Professor Timothy W. TONG, PolyU President, and Professor LUO Jun, SYSU President, signed the agreement on behalf of the two parties.
Professor Tong said in his speech that PolyU has state-of-the-art technology in space technology. PolyU was recently funded by the Mainland’s China Academy of Space Technology to participate in the study of the debut landing region on the far side of the moon for spacecraft Chang’e-4. It also designed and manufactured the "Camera Pointing System" for the nation’s lunar exploration projects.
"PolyU and Sun Yat-sen University have developed a strong and excellent partnership. The two universities jointly organise a doctoral programme to nurture talents for the Greater Bay Area development. The recent establishment of the ‘Greater Bay Area Biotechnology and Translational Medicine International Collaboration’ marked another significant milestone in our close-tie cooperation. The signing of collaborative agreement this time will bolster our support for the nation’s development strategy and meet the societal needs in the development of the Greater Bay Area," Professor Tong said.
On the same day, the PolyU delegation also participated in the inaugural ceremony of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Space Science and Technology Alliance and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Ocean Technology Innovation Alliance held at Sun Yat-sen University. A total of 21 universities and institutions in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, including PolyU, joined the Alliances. The forming of the Alliance is an important iniatitve for the universities in the three cities to harness the growing momentum of the nation’s development, and provide a robust talent pool and strong technical support for the national strategic development in areas of space and ocean. Mr. YAN Wu, Deputy Mayor of Zhuhai Municipal People's Government, also witnessed the signing ceremony.
After the ceremony, Professor Tong, Dr Miranda LOU, PolyU’s Executive Vice President and the PolyU delegation had a meeting with Mr Yan Haobo, Management Committee Chairman, Zhuhai National Hi-tech Zone. They then visited an entreprise in Zhuhai which was set up by a PolyU alumnus.
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