Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
香港中文大學(深圳)
Motto 博文約禮 (Classical Chinese) [1]
Motto in English
Through learning and temperance to virtue [1]
Type Joint partnership
CUHK
Established 11 October 2012
Chairman Prof. Rocky S. Tuan
President Prof. Yangsheng Xu
Vice-president Prof. Tom Z.Q. Luo
Prof. Zhu Shiping
Mr. Yuen Kin Chung
Academic staff
265 (June 2018)
Administrative staff
400 (June 2018)
Students 3300 (June 2018)
Location Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
22°41′24″N 114°12′29″E / 22.69000°N 114.20806°E / 22.69000; 114.20806Coordinates: 22°41′24″N 114°12′29″E / 22.69000°N 114.20806°E / 22.69000; 114.20806
Language English
Chinese
Colours Purple & Gold [1]
Affiliations Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shenzhen University
Mascot Phoenix [1]
Website www.cuhk.edu.cn/en
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Traditional Chinese 香港中文大學(深圳)
Simplified Chinese 香港中文大学(深圳)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, abbreviated as CUHK-Shenzhen, is an institution of higher learning located in Shenzhen, China. It is the second campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK),[2] a public research university located in Shatin, Hong Kong. CUHK-Shenzhen was officially founded on 11 October 2012 and approved by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (MoE) on 16 April 2014.[3]

Up to now, more than 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students are studying at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. Its long-term goal is to recruit 11,000 domestic and international students, 7,500 of whom will be undergraduate students and 3,500 Masters or PhD students.

Establishment

Background

CUHK intends to further its goals regarding education in Mainland China and conduct its further development in China with a daily-tight relationship of cooperation and combination between Hong Kong and Mainland China.[4]

Shenzhen has experienced rapid transformation from a fishing-town to an international city in recent decades. However, education has become one of the weakest points of the fast-growing metropolis. The foundation of CUHK-Shenzhen is part of an effort to improve education offerings in the city.

Formal establishment

In October 2009, CUHK started to study opportunities to expand in the Pearl River Delta.[5]

As the policies of Mainland China prohibit foreign institutions, including those in Hong Kong, to independently establish educational institutions in Mainland China, CUHK had to find a partner in Mainland for the establishment of the new campus via the regulation of "Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools",[6] in which case it signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Shenzhen Municipal Government where the two institutions declared their intention to enhance collaboration in education by establishing a CUHK campus in Shenzhen on 6 February 2010.[7] Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (MoE) approved the plan of the new campus on 11 October 2012. On 19 March 2013, CUHK signed final agreements with Shenzhen University and the government of Shenzhen.[8] The MoE finally approved the establishment of CUHK(SZ) on 26 March 2014.[9]

Academic

Teaching

Programmes at CUHK(SZ) are monitored by the senate of CUHK. The senate of CUHK is responsible for the approval of new programmes at CUHK(SZ) before the final decisions made by the MoE.[10]

CUHK degrees will be conferred to students of CUHK(SZ) who meet the requirements of corresponding degree programmes offered there. The certificate of graduation from CUHK(SZ) will be conferred to graduating undergraduate students by MoE.[11]

Research

The university intends to be one of the main drivers of the High Technological Park of Longgang, which is still under government planning.[12] The administration of the campus has constructed several laboratories including:[13]

Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data

Shenzhen Finance Institute

Robot Institute of CUHK-Shenzhen

Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Hopcroft Institute for Advanced Study in Information Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Ciechanover Institute of Precision and Regenerative Medicine

Resources

Many of the printed resources inside the library were sent from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Organisation

Collegiate system

Inherited from CUHK, CUHK(SZ) also has a collegiate system. There are currently three colleges in CUHK(SZ). The first college will be named Shaw College as the last donation of money from Run Run Shaw was made for the development of CUHK(SZ).[14]

Schools

The campus is divided into three schools with interdisciplinary programmes run by different schools under the plan of the administration, which is a special characteristic of the design of programmes offered in CUHK(SZ).[9] The three schools are:[15]

  • School of Science and Engineering (SSE)
  • School of Management and Economics (SME)
  • School of Humanities and Social Science (HSS)

Staff

University officers and council

The Governing Board of CUHK(SZ) administers the university. The chairman of the board is the Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, currently Rocky S. Tuan. The board consists of 16 members, with eight nominated each by CUHK and Shenzhen University respectively. The president of CUHK(SZ) is responsible for the management of CUHK(SZ) under the leadership of the Governing Board. This main structure of administration is chosen due to the limitations of the laws for "Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools". In 2013, the Governing Board appointed Professor Yangsheng Xu to be the first president of CUHK(SZ).[16]

Students

Student clubs

There are 44 student interest clubs with the official approval from the administration such as Model United Nations, English Animator and Cantonese learning club. There is also an extensive English Club organising over 30 faculty to hold weekly meetings with a small group of students for the purpose of practice and advancement of English language.

Student Union

The Preparation Council of Student Association (PCSA) started to prepare for the establishment of the Student Union (SU) from December 2014. The SU of Shenzhen campus of CUHK was established on 9 May 2015 by a general election among students inside the campus.

The Student Union is consisted of three parts:

· Student Union Standing Committees : a committee of Student Union has the authority to formulate and modify regulations, and conduct the meeting of Student Congress . (SUSC)

· Student Union Executive Committee: a committee of Student Union has the authority to make decisions and make ensures that these decisions are carried out. (SUEC)

· Student Union Supervision Committee: a committee of Student Union has supervisory power over some aspects of management decision-making. (SUOC)

Environment

Location

The campus is located in No 2001 Longxiang Boulevard, Longcheng Street, Longgang District, which is in the northeastern part of Shenzhen, surrounded by mountainous area with distances of around 15 kilometres northeast of downtown Shenzhen and 30 kilometres north of CUHK in Sha Tin, Hong Kong.[2]

The site of the campus was formerly that of the cultural park of Universiade held in Shenzhen in 2011. The nearest shopping mall is "Galaxy Coco Park of Longgang" about one kilometre east of the campus, inside which there is a supermarket of Sam’s Club. The government of Shenzhen intends to develop an area of international universities based on former site of the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Longgang inside which CUHK-Shenzhen has become the first member.[17]

Transport

There are a variety of routes of buses in front of the southwest gate of the campus leading the way to the city centre of Longgang or city centre of Shenzhen.

The nearest subway station is "Universiade", which is located 1.2 kilometres southeast of the campus. It takes 38 minutes for Longgang Line of Shenzhen Metro to reach "Old Street", which is regarded as the core centre of Shenzhen. The journey to the checkpoint of "Luohu", or "Lo Wu" in Cantonese, takes around 45 minutes by subway.[18]

Cooperation

Research

The officers and professors are trying to extend cooperative research works with other universities. Several international meetings were held inside the campus such as the High-end Forum on International Engineering Technology held on 15 April 2015.

Exchange programmes

Currently there are summer programmes, visiting programmes, exchange programmes, and programmes of further studies signed with other universities for students. The partnerships include those with universities in North America, Europe and Asia, such as The University of British Columbia.[19] and Copenhagen Business School. Officers of related departments continue to make effort to create new partnerships with universities around the world.

International organisations

CUHK-Shenzhen participated in the signing ceremony for the jointly initiated "Shenzhen International Friendship City University League" (SIFCUL), which was initiated by South University of Science and Technology of China, on 9 July 2014 in order to improve internationalisation of the campus and international partnership in academic research with universities in cities belonging to friendship cities of Shenzhen.[20]

On 30 April 2015, the fifth annual Presidents Forum of Worldwide Universities Network convened at the campus.[21]

Future development

Admission

School of Management and Economics (SME) of the new campus enrolled its first batch of 315 undergraduate students at the end of August 2014, including two international students. In August 2015, School of Management and Economics (SME) and School of Science and Engineering (SSE) together enrolled 618 undergraduates, including three international students from SME. In early September 2015, the first batch of postgraduate students in the university started their academic programmes, among whom 45 students are from School of Humanities and Social Science (HSS) and another 37 students are from SSE. The administration of the campus plans to enlarge its size of population to 7,500 for undergraduate students and 3,500 for postgraduate students after the primary development of the campus planned to be finished around 2022.[22] Around 15 per cent of the students will be international students according to the plan of the admission office.

Construction

The campus of 1 million square meters has been completed.

Phase I campus comprises the upper, middle and lower campus. The campus design of CUHK-Shenzhen implements the spatial concept of "mountains, woods and compounds". The campus preserves the woodland mountain ecosystem and establishes a green axis through the core of the university grounds. The buildings offer a free academic environment for staff and students and are designed to fit into nature, with such features as the semi-transparent wood barriers along Longxiang Road.The campus is still under construction with currently 100 acres of area available. The second phase will be completed at around 2022, after which the total area of the campus will be around 1,500 acres.[23]

Certificate

Some Chinese University of Hong Kong alumni in Hong Kong have criticized the similarity between the CUHK and CUHK-Shenzhen graduation certificates. A CUHK alumni concern group stated that the certificate should include the word Shenzhen in the title, and should mention Shenzhen University. A spokeswoman for CUHK stated that although the certificates are differentiated, "As [the] CUHK (SZ) degree is conferred by CUHK, the format of the certificate follows that of CUHK’s", and that the layout of the certificate was officially approved by the CUHK Senate in 2015.[24]

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