The earth returns to life with natural rhythms and everything begins to glow with new splendor. On February 25, 2019 Zhejiang University Appreciation Banquet was held in Hong Kong.
Academician WU Zhaohui, President of Zhejiang University and JIANG Jianxiang, Vice Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R. were present and delivered speeches. About 200 guests including some celebrities, presidents of the universities in Hong Kong and alumni of Zhejiang University in Hong Kong attended the banquet chaired by LUO Weidong, Vice President of Zhejiang University.
WU Zhaohui first extended his sincere greetings and gratitude to all in Hong Kong for their continued support of Zhejiang University. He stated that for over 120 years, Zhejiang University has long stayed in resonance with the development of our country and nation. The year of 2018 marked not only the 40th anniversary of China’s adoption of reform and opening-up, but the 20th anniversary of the merger of four universities of the same root into new Zhejiang University. After the reforms of 20 years, Zhejiang University has shaped distinctive characteristics and made remarkable achievements in talents cultivation, research and cooperation with famous universities globally, etc., laying a solid foundation for marching into a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.
He also said sincere dedication and support from Hong Kong is indispensable for a phenomenal Zhejiang University. All circles in Hong Kong have provided support for the better conditions and operation patterns of the University, and made contributions to its talents cultivation, disciplinary development, academic cooperation and cultural exchanges, etc. Finally, WU Zhaohui outlined the vision and strategy of the University for future management. Adhering to the goals of reform and development, Zhejiang University will carry out the important instructions of General Secretary XI Jinping to keep based in Zhejiang, remain oriented towards China and march towards the world for a world-class university. In addition, it will be committed to the first-class student-oriented education and first-class disciplinary system innovation for an innovative ecosystem, with the aim of globalized open development and modernization of governance capability.
Dr. LI Hexin, Founder of Lee Woo Sing College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, delivered a speech on behalf of the participants. Prof. LI Xiaoming, Executive Vice Dean of School of Medicine, Zhejiang University gave a report on “Brain Science and Artificial Intelligence Convergence Research Program”. Prof. BAI Qianshen from Institute of Cultural Heritages, Zhejiang University, introduced the construction and development of the Museum of Art and Archaeology. ?
WenQin Art Troupe of Zhejiang University put on wonderful performance at the Banquet.
From February 25 to 26, WU Zhaohui paid a visit to the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with his delegation and exchanged ideas on promoting further strategic cooperation.
During their visit, WU Zhaohui and his delegation met with ZHANG Xiang, President of the University of Hong Kong. After a retrospection on the collaboration of the two universities, they exchanged views on the cooperation in space research and reached a consensus on further cooperation. They also visited the State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology of the University of Hong Kong.
In the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, WU Zhaohui met with President SHI Wei and held talks on promoting breakthroughs in the collaborative research on health and hygiene, cultivating talents and engineering studies.
During their stay in Hong Kong, they called on Mrs. LIU Biru, Honorary Member of the Board, Mr. CAO Guangbiao, Honorary Doctor and Mr. LI Dasan, Member of the Board of Zhejiang University, and attended the donation ceremony of Junsheng Fellowship established by Shanghai General Assembly of Zhejiang University Education Foundation. They also had discussions with elites, friends and alumni who have long supported Zhejiang University.
Heads of Zhejiang University Education
Foundation, the CPC Committee Office, President Office, the CPC Publicity
Department, Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan Affairs at Office of Global
Engagement, Development and Liaison Office and relevant departments were also