Worldwide Universities Network
Prof. Joseph Sung addresses the delegates on WUN’s plans and future directions at the WUN Conference and AGM 2016 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
CUHK academics participate in the WUN Conference and AGM 2016 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. From left to right: Prof. Ou Dongshu, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Policy; Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Wu Qiaobing, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work; and Prof. Saskia Witteborn, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication.
CUHK to chair the Worldwide Universities Network
Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, recently took up the reins of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) as Chair of its Partnership Board, a role elected from among the presidents of member universities. WUN is a leading global higher education and research network comprising 18 research-intensive universities across 11 countries focusing on developing innovative solutions to the world’s most significant challenges through international collaboration. CUHK joined the network in 2011 as the only member university in Hong Kong. The University has since taken an active role in the Network, strengthening the University’s internationalization efforts and building research capacity.
As the new Chair of the Partnership Board, Prof. Sung will join other members of this governing body to provide entrepreneurial leadership and set the strategic direction and vision of the network. It is his vision that WUN will nurture research talents by taking part in important global issues and platforms, as well as fostering engagements with international funding bodies, policy agencies, and institutions from around the world to bring further innovation, energy, and added dimensions to its research and scholarship.
CUHK will continue to play a key role in the network by engaging more researchers in different collaborations and by providing scientific and scholarly expertise in the Global Challenges, particularly topics which would benefit from a Hong Kong, China, and Asia perspective, and related to the Belt and Road Initiative. Application to the WUN Research Development Fund 2016 is now opened and CUHK researchers are encouraged to make use of this opportunity to kick start collaborative projects with WUN members.
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