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HKBU and Xiamen University sign MoU and student exchange agreement

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Professor Alexander Wai (middle) signs the agreements on behalf of HKBU. Other HKBU representatives who attend the signing ceremony include Professor Guo Yike (third from left), Professor Huang Yu (second from left), Professor Zhang Jianhua (third from right) and scholars of faculties and schools.

HKBU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and an Undergraduate Student Exchange Agreement with Xiamen University on 9 June to strengthen all-round exchange and collaboration initiatives between the two universities in teaching and learning, research as well as talent training, with the aim of promoting the development of both universities.


HKBU representatives who attended the online agreement signing ceremony included Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor; Professor Guo Yike, Vice-President (Research and Development); Professor Huang Yu, Associate Vice-President (Mainland); Professor Zhang Jianhua, Associate Vice-President (Global Research Collaboration); and academics from various faculties and schools. Representatives of Xiamen University who joined the ceremony included Professor Zhang Rong, President; Professor Yang Bin, Vice President; Professor Cai Shun, Director of the Office of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs; and scholars from different colleges and schools.


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Professor Zhang Rong (middle) signs the agreements on behalf of Xiamen University. Other representatives of Xiamen University who attend the signing ceremony include Professor Yang Bin (sixth from left), Professor Cai Shun (sixth from right) and scholars of colleges and schools.

The two universities held a research collaboration conference immediately after the signing ceremony to discuss the nature of cooperation between HKBU’s six interdisciplinary research laboratories and the corresponding research areas of Xiamen University. 


By leveraging their unique institutional positions and respective strengths in innovative research, the two universities will enhance mutual exchange and collaboration initiatives between their scholars and postgraduate students, and share data and instrument resources in areas such as artificial intelligence and bioinformatics, neuro-management/neuro-economics, as well as biological anthropology driven by big data.