To capitalize on the new opportunities presented by the national Belt and Road Initiative, CUHK has attached great importance to developing and strengthening links with Belt and Road Region on different fronts. In particular, the University has set up the Global China Research Programme in its Strategic Plan (2016-2020) and developed a China Engagement Strategy in both of which the Belt & Road initiative constitutes a major direction for the future development of the University.
Alliance/ Collaborative Network
- Alliance of International Science Organizations in the Belt and Road Region (ANSO)
Initiated by the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), ANSO is an international, non-profit and non-governmental scientific organization for identifying and addressing common issues in the Belt and Road Region to tackle world scientific challenges. Founding members include scientific and research organizations from Russia, Pakistan, Poland, Hungary, Nepal, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand and Brazil. The Chinese University of Hong Kong joined the Alliance in 2018 as the only institution from Hong Kong in the Alliance. For further details regarding the participation in the Alliance, please click here for the University’s Press Release.
- University Alliance of The Silk Road (UASR)
The University Alliance of The Silk Road (UASR) was established in 2015 to promote the spirit of the Silk Road, building a cooperative education platform to further regional development. The Alliance consists of more than 120 member universities from 22 countries and regions. It aims to promote collaboration in inter-university exchange, talent nurturing, research collaboration, cultural exchange, policy study, and social services among member universities along the Silk Road Economic Belt from Asia to the Middle East, Europe and East Africa. “To establish cooperative education platforms and further regional development” is the spirit of the Alliance. The Chinese University of Hong Kong joined the Alliance in 2016. Please click here for details.
- University Alliance of Belt and Road (UABR)
The University Alliance of Belt and Road (UABR) was established in October 2015 by 47 institutes from 8 nations including Lanzhou University, Fudan University and Sichuan University from China, the Ural State University of Economics from Russia and Pukyong National University from South Korea. It aims to explore the new mechanism of transnational talent nurturing so as to cultivate high-quality talents with a global vision. The Alliance consists of 126 member universities. The Chinese University of Hong Kong joined the Alliance in 2016. Please click here for details.
- Global China Research Programme: Convened by the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, the programme aims to consolidate and expand on current foundations in China studies, with the B&R Initiative being one of the focuses. Please click here for details.
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Office of Academic Links (China) endeavors to provide a wide range of experiential learning activities to CUHK students, while actively encouraging them to equip themselves during term breaks and holidays. We, together with a number of units in the University, have been jointly organizing student interflow programmes with various mainland universities located along the Silk Road to let students gain a better understanding the National “Belt and Road” Initiative (BRI), and experience the wonders of local historical and cultural heritage. In recent years, emphasis has been placed on developing new modes of activities which enable students to witness at a time the interactive development of the mainland and overseas regions in various aspects under BRI.
|Programme Names||Mainland Host Institutions||CUHK Coordination Units|
|Workshop on Languages along the Belt and Road Region||Beijing Language and Culture University||Office of Academic Links (China)|
|Study Camp on Belt and Road Initiative||Fudan University||Office of Academic Links (China)|
|Stories of China: General Education Study Programme on Dunhuang History and Culture||Fudan University||Office of University General Education|
|Sino-Russian Summer School Programme (Russia is one of the “Belt and Road” countries)||Harbin Institute of Technology||Office of Academic Links (China)|
|HIT Summer School Session||Harbin Institute of Technology||Office of Academic Links (China)|
|The “Moonlet” Summer Programme: When China Meets Russia||Harbin Institute of Technology||Office of Academic Links (China), Wu Yee Sun College|
|Youth Study Camp on Sino-Russian Language and Culture||Harbin Institute of Technology||Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages|
|Exploring the New Silk Road: Leadership and Cultural Programme on the National Belt and Road Initiative||Lanzhou University||Office of Academic Links (China)|
|Journey through Silk Road: Field Visits to Ethnic Communities||Lanzhou University||Office of Academic Links (China)|
|Student Exchange Programme: Silk Road and Modern Civilizations||Lanzhou University||Chung Chi College|
|Joint Chemistry Internship Programme in the West||Lanzhou University||Department of Chemistry|
|“Discovery” Internship Programme on Geographical Studies||Lanzhou University||Department of Geography and Resource Management|
|Summer Cultural Camp on “New Chongqing” and Central European History and Cultures||Southwest University, Palacky University (Czech Republic)||Office of Academic Links (China)|
|Winter Camp on Ancient Capital Culture and the National Belt and Road Initiative||Xi’an Jiaotong University||Office of Academic Links (China)|
|The Silk Road: Past and Present||Xi’an Jiaotong University||Office of Academic Links (China)|
|Workshop on Cultural Identity and Representation in Xi’an||Xi’an Jiaotong University||Office of Academic Links (China)|