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Prof. Xu Yangsheng Appointed First President of CUHK (SZ)

The Governing Board of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK [SZ]) announced on 31 July the appointment of Prof. Xu Yangsheng as the first President of CUHK (SZ) for a period of four years from 1 August 2013. Professor Xu stepped down from the position of CUHK Pro-Vice-Chancellor with effect from the same date.

Professor Xu is the Professor of Automation and Computer-aided Engineering at CUHK. Throughout his tenure as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, he supervised the University's projects and affairs in Shenzhen and mainland China. Professor Xu feels deeply honoured by the appointment. He said, 'I pledge to do my best with my colleagues to take CUHK's core educational philosophy and values to our motherland. By leveraging on our strengths, we shall nurture generations of university graduates who are international in outlook, learned in the disciplines, upright in their character, and committed to serving the needs of society.' CUHK (SZ) is located in the Longgang District of Shenzhen. Admission of its first batch of students is expected to commence in 2014.

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