On December 21, the Guangzhou Municipal Government, Guangzhou University (GU) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology officially signed agreements to establish Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST (GZ)). The collaboration agreements were signed by Mr. Wen Guohui, Mayor of the Guangzhou Government; Prof. Wei SHYY, President of HKUST; and GU President Prof. Wei Minghai witnessed by Mr. Zhang Shuofu, Secretary of the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee; Mr. Andrew Liao Cheung-Sing, Chairman of the HKUST Council; Mr. Huang Ningsheng, Vice Governor of Guangdong Provincial Government; Prof. Li Lu, Director-General for Educational Scientific and Technological Affairs from the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR; Mr. Huang Guang, Inspector of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Exchange Division of State Council; Mr. Li Hai, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange of the Ministry of Education; Dr. Choi Yuk Lin, Under Secretary for Education of the HKSAR Government, Prof. Qu Shaobing, Chairman of GU Council and GU Vice President Prof. Guo Xingpeng.
HKUST is a world-renowned research university with breakthroughs in physics, engineering, business administration, bioscience and biotechnology, environment and sustainable development. In order to join forces in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), on October 14 this year, GU signed the letter of intent on cooperation for running schools with HKUST. Occupying an area of 1.13 square kilometers, HKUST (GZ) will be funded by the Guangzhou City government in its entire construction cost and operation budget. The HKUST Council will give full support in running the school.
The three parties will collectively recruit students for HKUST (GZ) and develop it to comply with international standards. Collaboration in education, science and technology, business and management, as well as knowledge transfer, was agreed to be strengthened while provideing talent support for the development of Guangzhou city and the GBA.
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