The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) hosted the first joint workshop with Utrecht University (UU), The Netherlands during 10 and 11 January 2019 with participation of a 14-member delegation led by Prof. Anton Pijpers, President of the Executive Board, UU.
Over 40 researchers from UU, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) and CUHK joined the workshop to review existing collaborations in medicine and identify new joint initiatives in four areas including Orthopaedics and Regenerative Medicine, Child Health, Cancer and Organoid, and Brain and Neuroscience.
Some delegation members also visited the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) and had discussions on innovation strategies and biomedical education with Prof. Chan Wai-yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Developments) & Director of SBS, Prof. Woody W.Y. Chan, Associate Director (Graduate Education) of SBS and Prof. Hector S.O. Chan, Associate Director (Undergraduate Education) of SBS, and on brain and neuroscience with Prof. Andrew M.L. Chan, Chief of Cancer Biology & Experimental Therapeutics program and Associate Director (Development) of SBS.
In fact, UU had signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2013 on establishing the CUHK-UU Joint Centre for Language, Mind and Brain. Prof. Chan Wai-yee and Prof. Richard Choy, Associate Member of our Developmental and Regenerative Biology theme, are two of the core members of this Joint Centre.
The corresponding coverage by the Office of Academic Links (OAL) can be viewed HERE (English version only).
Participants of the CUHK-UU joint workshop
Prof. Anton Pijpers (2nd from left), Prof. Frank Miedema (3rd from left) and Ms. Maggy Ovaa (1st from left) from UMCU meet with Prof. Chan Wai-yee (1st from right), Prof. Woody Chan (2nd from right) and Prof. Andrew Chan, Associate Director (Development) of SBS (3rd from right)