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Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung (left) delivers a speech at the ceremony
 
Newsletter No. 406 > Campus News > Milestones > CUHK (Shenzhen) Approved by State Ministry of Education

CUHK (Shenzhen) Approved by State Ministry of Education

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The State Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China has approved the planning of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) on 11 October. A ceremony was held at the proposed site of CUHK (SZ) in Longgang District, Shenzhen, in the presence of Mr. Wang Yang, Secretary, Guangdong Provincial Committee; Mr. Zhu Xiaodan, Vice-Secretary of Guangdong Provincial Committee and Governor of Guangdong Provincial Government; Mr. Du Yubo, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Education; Mr. Wang Rong, Secretary, Shenzhen Municipal Committee; Mr. Xu Qin, Mayor of Shenzhen; Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong SAR Government; Mr. Eddie Ng, Secretary for Education, Hong Kong SAR Government; Dr. Vincent H.C. Cheng, Chairman of the Council, CUHK; Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor, CUHK; and Ms. Mona Fong, chairperson of the Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Trust.

The 100-hectare CUHK (SZ) will be a non-profit-making tertiary institution which is financially independent from CUHK. The new University will adopt democratic governance and foster a liberal environment to uphold academic freedom. Classes will be taught in Chinese and English, and much emphasis will be put on general education and college education. In the beginning, CUHK (SZ) will launch programmes in science, engineering, economics, management and humanities, including innovative and inter-disciplinary subjects. The Senate of CUHK will be responsible for the approval and monitoring of programmes offered by CUHK (SZ).

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