The University of Hong Kong (HKU) signed a strategic cooperation agreement today (June 30) with the Qianhai Authority. The two parties will collaborate in areas including Advanced Legal Research Institute, Fintech Research Institute, Youth Entrepreneurship Institute, carbon neutrality pilot demonstration zones, and cutting-edge technology industrial parks.
As a world-class university, HKU has unique advantages in talent acquisition, scientific research, technology, internationalization, etc., while Qianhai, being a major national strategic reform platform, is currently constructing a Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao in-depth cooperation model and a new urban center, leveraging its great assets in policies, systems, industries.
This alliance spanning talent cultivation, scientific research and technology transfer is of great importance to HKU’s deeper integration into the economic and social development of the Mainland. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, and both parties have a special mission in promoting Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation. HKU will actively leverage its own advantages, maintaining close cooperation with the Qianhai Authority to make greater contributions to the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
HKU President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Xiang Zhang and Vice-President Professor Gong Peng attended the event and witnessed the signing of the strategic cooperation agreement. HKU Associate Vice-President Professor Wei Pan signed the cooperation agreement with the Deputy Director of the Qianhai Authority.