Worldwide Universities Network
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• CUHK and Cambridge reaffirm
commitment to autism research
• CUHK strengthens ties with leading
• Vice-Chancellor takes part in
University of Vienna 650th anniversary celebration
• CUHK-Sussex Neuroscience
• Associate Vice-President’s visit to UK
• CUHK-MIT Joint Workshop on
E-Learning and Big Data
Worldwide Universities Network activities
New exchange agreements
Past visits to CUHK
Upcoming events and incoming visits
Signing of MOU by Prof. FOK Tai-fai (front left), Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and Dr. Jennifer Barnes (front right), Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy, Cambridge, witnessed by Prof. Joseph Sung (back right) and Prof. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (back left).
CUHK and Cambridge reaffirm commitment to autism research
CUHK and the University of Cambridge (Cambridge) have reaffirmed their commitment to work together in autism research by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). A multidisciplinary team of experts at CUHK comprising psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and geneticists will be working with researchers at Cambridge on a study on autism with comorbid attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.’ Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, remarked, ‘We are pleased to see our collaboration in autism research evolving in a new direction. A new stream of research will be pursued on autistic children who have comorbid attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. As this comorbidity was only recently formally recognised, it is timely to explore this new area to look for genes associated with this disorder. A multidisciplinary team of experts at CUHK comprising psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and geneticists will be involved in the study.’
The MOU signing ceremony took place during a visit led by Prof. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, in February 2015. The delegation was welcomed by the University’s leadership and senior academics, including Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor. Besides autism research, collaboration in other areas such as engineering, bioethics, ageing, and linguistics were also discussed.
Cambridge has been identified as a strategic partner of the University. A number of agreements are in place for multifaceted collaborations, including the Clare Hall Visiting Fellowship Programme, college-level student exchange, and cooperation in the Global Physician-Leadership Stream of the MBChB Programme.
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