Global Engagement:
Spreading our Wings to Add Value and Create Impact

Uniquely positioned to serve as a bridge between China and the West, CUHK is one of the most internationalized universities in the world

In a short span of 58 years, CUHK has become a leading institution of higher learning known internationally for its dedication to education, impactful research and global engagement.

The rapid growth of China has created an abundance of opportunities for development in higher education and collaboration between mainland and Hong Kong universities. During the past few years, CUHK has strengthened its presence in Shenzhen and collaborations with mainland institutions, capitalizing on opportunities arising from the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Development Plan and the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative.

Global engagement will continue to be a major focus of the University under ‘CUHK 2025’. The grand challenges facing the world require global collaboration. The jobs of the future will not be confined by borders. Internationalization and engagement of mainland China will continue to be a priority in the University’s pursuit of excellence with purpose and responsibility. In the next five years, the University’s global engagement plans aim to:

  • Nurture students with a global vision and outlook to prepare them for careers in the mainland and around the world through the curriculum, non-local experiential learning programmes and a vibrant campus that integrates students of all cultures, religions and nationalities
  • Promote research collaboration with universities, centres of research excellence, industry, funding and policy agencies, and philanthropic organizations that would lead to world-class impactful research
  • Reinforce the University’s reputation nationally and internationally to make CUHK the university of choice for students and a magnet for talent

Global Engagement 2021—2025

To achieve the University’s aim of excellence with purpose, the following mutually reinforcing priorities in global engagement will be pursued:

Strategic collaboration with national and international partners

A fast-growing knowledge economy in China that prioritizes research breakthroughs and technological innovations presents distinct opportunities for CUHK to deepen its engagement and foster strategic partnerships in the mainland.

We will expand and enhance collaborations with global partners, leveraging CUHK’s strength in key areas of education and research, its well-established international reputation as a knowledge enterprise, and its unique role as a bridge between China and the rest of the world.

Global learning and experience for students

Global learning and experience are critical to student success in the 21st century. It is necessary to expose students to diverse cultures, ideas, knowledge and skills that would prepare them for rewarding careers,responsible citizenship and leadership roles in a rapidly changing global environment.

Building and supporting a diverse body of students

Central to the University’s global engagement mission is to build a diverse body of undergraduate and postgraduate students, attract talent from around the world in both teaching and research, and promote diversity and inclusiveness that would benefit the entire CUHK community and beyond.

Faculty and staff as champions of global engagement

CUHK faculty and staff are committed to excellence in education, research, and service. With our faculty members and professional and administrative staff stepping forward as champions, the University will be able to build on the strong foundation already laid and spread its wings in global engagement for excellence with purpose.

Branding and reputation building

A stronger CUHK brand will be developed to project the University as the partner of choice for education and research, both nationally and internationally. We will tap on the expertise of the professions and industries, and garner the support of our staff, students and alumni in this endeavour.

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